Friday, January 16, 2015

Packaging and Giving Candy Bark

I am thrilled and overjoyed to share with you my final post in my Candy Bark series.  It has been a lot of fun experimenting with this delicious craft and now I have an easy "go-to" homemade candy to make for special occasions!

I loved using many of my on-hand supplies to package the candy bark.  I did this right after the holiday season, so my packaging is Christmas-themed but these ideas can be adapted for any occasion.

Read on for a full photo tutorial on Packaging & Giving Candy Bark!

Candy Bark (make some using my tutorial!)

Small Cupcake Cups

Patterned & Food Safe Tissue Paper (or Parchment Paper)

Treat Bags of Various Sizes & Festive Stickers
Cellophane Bags
Scalloped Paper Piece (or pre-die cut decoration)

First:  Cut or break up the candy bark into various sizes.  (Someone may have eaten some of this before the tutorial began...)

Using Small Pieces:  Place 2 small pieces inside of small cupcake cups.  Do this four times.  Place cupcake cups inside of square-bottomed treat bag.  Place crumpled, food-safe tissue paper over layer of cupcake cups.  Repeat as needed.

Using Large (Bar-Like) Pieces:  Lay the candy bark face down in the middle of a square of food-safe tissue paper.

Fold up the bottom first, followed by the two sides. 

Tape across the middle to secure the layers.  Turn the piece over and add a scalloped label using paper piece, pen and tape.

Using Pieces of Any Size & Treat Bags:  The process couldn't be simpler.  Just place the candy bark of a corresponding size into the treat bag of your choice.  Fold over the top and secure with a sticker.  When using cellophane bags, first wrap the candy bark in food-safe tissue paper and then place inside of the cellophane bag.

To Give the Candy Bark: Display in a serving bowl or basket so people can choose their own treat! Alternately, I sent the candy bark wrapped in the cellophane through the mail in a priority mail box and I got a report that it arrived safely and that it tasted delicious!

Have you ever made, packaged or given candy bark?  If so, let me know how it went!  If not, you should give it a try.  I had a great deal of fun with this one!  Thanks for listening and stay tuned for more posts throughout 2015!