This Mother's Day Make Social Distancing Social

McCrea's Candies Virtual Caramel Tasting Party

Mother's Day is certainly going to look a lot different for moms this year. Can't be there with her to celebrate? We've got some great ideas for you.

Get together and host a virtual spa day; put on masks, paint your nails and indulge in a bit of champagne via Zoom. Don't forget to toast mom!

Try out a few new recipes together. We've got some great appetizer ideas.

Not into cooking? Deliver all the ingredients for the perfect cocktail and whip up something delicious.

Is mom the active sort? How about doing a workout or virtual yoga together?

Read together or better yet, round-robin a read of your favorite book. Include the kids. We love the Harry Potter series around here. Have Harry Potter himself start you off with the first chapter and you each take one from there! 

Organize a drive-by event. Corral friends and family to make signs, blow up balloons and parade past mom's house. The more the merrier for this one!

Is cheese your thing? Create a yummy dessert platter, fire up your favorite movie and enjoy both while video chatting (Netflix Party is great for this!).

Prefer your virtually shared desserts sweet? We've got you covered with a number of recipes that you can whip up and enjoy in unison.

Host a virtual caramel tasting party. Send mom and the rest of the gang our Flavor Family box or tube, download our tasting guide, fire up Zoom and proceed to taste nine different flavors of caramel. We even offer beer 🍺 and wine 🍷 pairings so you can kick your Mother's Day tasting party up a notch!

🤎🧡💛Happy Mother's Day from McCrea's Candies!!🤎🧡💛

Heart-Shaped Caramel Desserts That Will Make the Sweetest Finish This Valentine’s Day

The best way to say I love you on Valentine’s Day is with caramel.  The second-best way?  Dessert of course.  Even better than that?   A caramel dessert (we’re all about combining the best of the best!).

To really up the wow factor this year and end your Valentine’s evening on a high note, consider crafting a heart-shaped caramelized concoction. We’ve collected a roster of sweet treats (from the best bloggers and chefs out there) that will warm the heart of your mom, friends, partner, kids...whoever needs something sweet on February 14.

Of note, we show you how to modify each recipe (if needed) using our caramel but have also included links to the original recipe and the fabulous chefs who created them. In lieu of making sauce in the recipes that call for it, you can choose to melt McCrea’s Candies caramel with half-and-half in the microwave until desired texture is achieved.  Scale accordingly.  The recipe for this is below and works with any of McCrea’s Candies caramel flavors:

Put half and half and caramel in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 10 second intervals, whisking in between, until smooth sauce is created. If sauce is too thin, add more caramels. If too thick, add more half and half in ½ tsp intervals.

Shortbread Hearts with Salted Caramel and Chocolate

tikkido.com caramel heart shaped cookies with caramel valentine's day

Hearts will be sure to skip a beat when you whip up these fun heart-shaped and caramel-frosted cookies from Nikki Wells.

Ingredients

Shortbread Cookies Cookie

  • 1 pound butter (4 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Salted caramel sauce (see below)
  • Your favorite chocolate
Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Beat the sugar and butter together, then add salt, vanilla, and flour, and mix until combined.
  2. Roll out the shortbread cookie dough, and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create the basic cookie shape.  Dock the dough (put tiny holes in it) with a fork or a toothpick.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cookies begin to turn golden on the edges.  Let cool completely before adding the caramel and chocolate.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the caramel to 240 degrees
  5. Pour caramel mixture in a half-sheet pan (something with a lip, just in case of runoff) lined with a silpat.  This is critical if you want to get nicely shaped, appropriately thin caramel hearts to top your cookie
  6. Let the caramel cool completely on the silpat pan liner.  Once cooled and firm, use a slightly smaller cookie cutter than the one you used for the shortbread heart to cut out heart shapes in the caramel.  Lift the caramel hearts carefully with a spatula and place them in the center of the shortbread heart.  No need to add any adhesive; the caramel will meld nicely to the cookie in a few minutes.
  7. Melt about 1/2 cup of high-quality chocolate carefully in the microwave or over a double boiler.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.  

Salted Caramel Brownies

salted caramel brownies valentines day dessert

These luscious brownies by Breanna's Recipe Box and based on a recipe from Smitten Kitchen will have friends and family thanking you from the bottom of their hearts when you serve them up at the end of your Valentine’s Day meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Heaped 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Favorite McCrea’s Candies caramel

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350F degrees. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment, extending it up two sides, or foil. Spray the parchment with a nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium heatproof bowl over gently simmering water, melt chocolate and butter together. Remove from heat when a few small pieces of chocolate remain and stir until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Whisk in sugar and then eggs, one at a time. Next add the vanilla and salt. Stir in flour with a wooden spoon or spatula.  
  3. Gently fold all but a small amount of caramel pieces into batter.  Scrape batter into prepared baking pan and spread until even. Scatter remaining caramel pieces on top of the brownies. 
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely and cut into hearts.
  5. Drizzle caramel sauce over the brownies and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt
 

Chocolate Hearts with Honey-Caramel Sauce

better homes and gardens magazine caramel valentine's day dessert

Give your loved ones their heart’s desire with these rich chocolate hearts from Better Homes & Gardens.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 slightly beaten egg yolks
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee or orange liqueur
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • Caramel Sauce 
  • Candied Orange Peel (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Chill a medium mixing bowl and the beaters of an electric mixer.
  2. Place chocolate in a heavy medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until partially melted; immediately remove from heat and stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  3. In a chilled mixing bowl beat whipping cream with the chilled beaters on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Cover; chill until needed (up to 1 hour).
  4. In a heavy small saucepan stir together egg yolks, milk, and sugar. Bring to a gentle boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a medium mixing bowl; add liqueur and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add the melted chocolate, 2 tablespoons at a time, to the hot mixture, beating with an electric mixer on low speed until combined (mixture will be thick). Add 1/2 cup of the whipped cream and continue beating on low speed until smooth. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream.
  5. Line 6 individual heart-shaped pans (about 3 inches in diameter) or 6-ounce custard cups with plastic wrap, allowing edges to hang over sides. Spoon chocolate mixture evenly into pans. Cover with heavy foil; freeze until firm (about 4 hours) or for up to 1 month.
  6. Before serving, remove pans or cups from freezer. Invert onto a baking sheet. Remove plastic wrap. Smooth tops of desserts with a knife that has been dipped in hot water. Let desserts stand for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  7. If desired, for a cocoa design, cut several 1/4-inch-wide strips of paper, making each strip slightly longer than one of the heart-shaped or round desserts. Place the strips atop one of the desserts in a lattice design. Sift cocoa atop. Carefully remove strips. Repeat with the remaining desserts.
  8. To serve, spoon Caramel Sauce atop 6 dessert plates, if desired. With a spatula, transfer the desserts to the dessert plates, placing them atop sauce. Dollop with whipped cream and top with Candied Orange Peel (see step 9), if desired. 
  9. If using Candied Orange Peel: with a vegetable peeler or small knife, cut strips of peel from orange, leaving the white pith behind. Use the rest of the orange for another purpose. Cut the strips of orange peel into thin julienne strips (about 1/8-inch wide). Place peel in a small pan of boiling water for 2 minutes; drain. Remove peel. In same pan combine water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat. Add peel. Simmer, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until the peel is transparent; drain. With a fork, transfer peel to a sheet of buttered foil; cool thoroughly. Use immediately or transfer to a tightly covered storage container and store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

caramel chocolate tart recipe The recipe, from PopSugar contributor and TODAY Tastemaker Brandi Milloy,

Love is definitely in your future if you make this tart filled with salted caramel, lavender infused ganache and topped with toasted marshmallow. The recipe, from PopSugar contributor and TODAY Tastemaker Brandi Milloy, will have loved ones eating their hearts out.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon culinary lavender (or use lavender tea bag)
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

 Directions

  1. The night before, add culinary lavender or tea bag to milk and let infuse overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  3. Unroll pie crust and press into a heart-shaped tart pan, removing any excess overhang of pie crust with the edge of the pan. Puncture the dough with the prongs of a fork and then bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. To make the caramelIn a medium sauce pot over medium heat, cook sugar, stirring occasionally until completely melted and the color begins to turn amber. Remove from heat and mix in butter. The sugar will start to bubble up but keep mixing until the butter is completely incorporated, and the mixture is smooth. Then add in the heavy cream and salt and keep mixing until combined. Return the mixture to the heat for short bursts to thicken the caramel until it coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. To make lavender chocolate ganacheStrain lavender infused milk through a strainer or cheesecloth. Heat milk in a microwave safe glass for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the milk starts to simmer. Remove the milk and pour over chocolate. Let sit for a minute for the milk to melt the chocolate and then stir to combine.
  6. Once the caramel has cooled to the touch, pour into pie crust in an even layer, about halfway up the crust. Place in the refrigerator to set. Then cover with chocolate ganache and spread evenly over the top of the tart. Return the tart to the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour or overnight.
  7. To make marshmallow frosting:In a mixing stand or using an electric mixer, whisk together egg whites, cream of tartar, and sugar until stiff peaks form and the meringue is glossy and smooth. Remove tart from refrigerator and dollop meringue mixture on top of the tart, making sure to pull as many peaks as you can. Use torch to brown the entire meringue (or pop it under a broiler for a couple minutes) and serve.

 
Heart Shaped Caramel Churros

Caramel churros from Sugergolden bakes

Show your Valentine all kinds of love with a recipe that comes straight from the heart like these totally irresistible Churros. Developed by Supergolden Bakes, they’re perfect when served with a caramel sauce for dipping or drizzling. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp butter (can replace with vegetable oil)
  • 2 quarts sunflower oil or vegetable, canola etc
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2tsp ground cinnamon
  • Caramel sauce made from McCrea’s Candies caramel for dipping or drizzling

Directions

  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a large plate and set aside. Line tray with baking paper.
  2. Heat the water, sugar, salt, vanilla and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil then turn heat off and immediately add all the flour.
  3. Stir the flour vigorously with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a ball. Set it aside for a few minutes to cool down a little but pipe while stir warm and pliable.
  4. Fit a large piping bag with a large closed star tip. Spoon the dough into the bag and carefully pipe the hearts on the baking paper. If you mess up put the dough back in the bag and try again!  Note: You can draw hearts on the baking paper as a template. Flip the paper over when you are piping the hearts
  5. Heat the oil in a large, deep pot (Note: If you have a fryer, use it - it makes the process a little easier.). If you have a candy thermometer clip it on. The oil is ready when it reaches 375F. (To check if the oil is ready without the use of the thermometer drop a small cube of bread in it. It should brown within a minute.)
  6. Lower the hearts into the oil using a wooden spoon (they keep their shape remarkably well). Do not fry more than 2 at a time as the oil temperature will drop. Use chopstick to flip and fry until golden - about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  7. Drain on kitchen towels then roll in the cinnamon sugar.

From our hearts to yours:  Happy Valentine's Day!

The McCrea's Candies Team on the Most Memorable Gifts They've Ever Received

A truly great gift is priceless: It lets us know we are seen. Understood. Loved. The McCrea’s Candies team shares their stories of the most touching holiday gifts they've ever received. From thoughtful gestures to everyday items each came wrapped with a memory that will last forever.

I received a stuffed bunny from my boyfriend.  It was his childhood rabbit.  He gave it to me for safekeeping.  I sleep with it every night.  Its worn and it’s been loved.  The fact that he trusted me with this special item makes me very happy.

 – Cat Harrigan, Sugar Chef

 

My most-memorable gift is the Planet of The Apes game I got in 1974.  I loved the movie. Still do.  An absolute classic with perfect camp and earnest yet ridiculous plot points.

I remember asking for it, probably begging, since I was eight.  Then, in anticipation, literally and carefully opening all my presents early in secret, to see if I got it.  (I was so good at resealing the wrappings I couldn’t stop.)  That’s when I discovered the anti-joy of having to pretend to be surprised for each gift later.  It was horrible.  Sometimes the anticipation is the gift.

I admitted this to my Mom like 20 years later.  Seriously, it was many years, and she got mad at me as if it just happened.  I guess I deserved it.

Jason McCrea, Founder and President

planet of the apes best gift i ever received

 

I loved the Easy Bake Oven I received when I was seven.  I loved to cook and bake.  Upon opening it, my sister and I made holiday cookies and cakes for the entire family.

Courtney Gonsalves, Fulfillment

 

Every year my grandmother gave me a book and every year I looked for it.  It was the least dramatic gift under the tree, but it was very calming and made me feel peaceful.

Jim LaFond-Lewis, Chief Operating Officer

 

Every year, my siblings and I put together some brief wish lists for the holiday season and for years, I would always jokingly put down “a box of cash.” A couple of years ago, my brother fulfilled my lifelong wish and gave me a box filled with $1 bills—not exactly the millions I had been hoping for but awesome nevertheless.

 Julie Ayotte, Director of Sales

 

My favorite gift is the one I got this year from my coworker, Drita.  She hand-knitted me a pair of socks.  This handmade gift means the world to me.  I can’t wait to sit in my new socks with a cup of tea, a good book and snuggle on in.

–  Liz Gallagher, Fulfillment

handmade socks; best gift i ever received

 

I once received a drafting desk.  The gift itself was exciting, but even more memorable was the fact that I put it together all by myself.  I used it for years with pride.

–  Cheryl Bornstein, Director of Logistics

 

I loved my first two-wheeler bike.  It was blue with those big handlebars.  I was used to getting hand-me-downs and this was the first new thing that was just for me.  I rode that bike everywhere.

 Lucy Perry, Sales Support

 

My mom forbid my cousins from buying me Barbies. No dolls with high-end fashion clothing and endless Penthouse, Barbie Mobile, and high-heeled shoes causing constant longing and modeling values she found hollow. Bummer.

Not a bummer at all!!! My cousin got me this awesome family of dolls and made it the coolest gift ever by playing with them with me (she is 16 years older than I and continues to be the best cousin anyone could ever ask for).

–  Kate McCrea, Chief Executive Officer

the sunshine family best gift i ever received

 

This year my sister is gifting me with two parakeets; one blue, one green.  Some people are cat people and some are dog people.  I’m a bird person.  I can’t wait!

–  Drita Brakaj, Fulfillment

 

One year, my grandma gave my sister and I matching leotards.  We had become enamored of Nadia Comaneci and Olga Korbut during the summer Olympics that year.  We loved putting on those body suits and tumbling all over the place, pretending to be world-famous gymnasts.

 Diane Parazin, Director of Marketing

 

The best gift we ever received was a trip to Red Sox spring training in 2007.  It was a family trip.  Everyone went. We met all the players and the club’s baseball legends, including Johnny Pesky.  We also met coaches John Farrell and Terry Francona.  Seth got to be a bat boy and was on the field with the best of the best.  It was a very memorable trip.

–  Chuck and Seth Tilden, McCrea’s Candies’ Father and Son Packing Team

red sox training camp the best gift i ever recieved

 

When I was maybe 5 years old I got a globe.  It was the biggest present under the tree.  You can’t really do a whole lot with a globe but I just remember loving it.  It was the first gift I can think of where I felt that excitement in the buildup to actually getting to open it.  When I think of being excited during childhood Christmas mornings, that’s what I flash to.  I love feeling that feeling and the globe gift brings it all back even now.

–  Matt Roche, Director of Channel Sales

The Advent Calendar; An Origin Story: From Candles to Caramels

When it comes to counting down the days to the holidays, nothing does it better than an Advent Calendar! These pocket-filled providers of sweets and treats are a sure-fire run-up to Christmas.  You get to open them up at the beginning of December, and, assuming you don't go hog wild and reveal every day all at once (hard not to do, believe us, we know), you get to enjoy an entire month's worth of presents every day. What could be better?

The advent calendar we know today has an origin story dating back hundreds of years..  Advent comes from the Latin “adventus” and means “arrival.”  Celebrated since the 4th century, Advent is a four-week period usually beginning on the Sunday closest to November 30th, or the feast day of St. Andrew.   It was meant to be a season of fasting and contemplation in preparation for the feast of Christmas. 

Actually marking the days of Advent is a tradition that dates back to the mid-19th century, when Germans made chalk marks on doors and boards or lit candles to count down the days leading up to Christmas.  The first printed advent calendar is credited to Gerhard Lang (1881-1974).  He created a printed version consisting of a card accompanied by 24 smaller illustrations that could be glued on for each day of the season.  It was included as an insert in a German newspaper.  Lang later modified his calendar to include the doors that are a staple of most of today’s Advent calendars. Production of his calendars stopped with the onset of World War II and a need to conserve paper.

Gerhard Lang  Advent Calendar

It wasn’t until 1946 that the Advent calendar we know today entered the world stage.  German publisher Richard Sellmer revived the idea and focused his efforts on the US market. He partnered with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, setting up a charity with the president and his family.  Eisenhower was photographed opening an Advent calendar with his grandchildren.  The photo ran in several national newspapers and the Advent calendar was an immediate hit.  Sellmer became known as the “General Secretary of Father Christmas.”  His company still produces more than a million calendars a year in 25 countries.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower opening an Advent calendar with his grandchildren

To the everlasting thrill of sweet treat lovers everywhere, the first Advent calendars containing chocolate were produced by Cadbury in 1958.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

Fun Advent Calendar Facts:

The townhall in Gengenbach, Germany, is transformed into a life-sized Advent calendar every year.  It boasts 24 windows facing the main square.  Called the world’s largest Advent Calendar, a picturesque window is revealed each day leading up to Christmas.

Gengenbach, Germany, is transformed into a life-sized Advent calendar every year

One of the most expensive Advent calendars to hit the market was a four-foot, Christmas-tree shaped structure carved from wood.  It was available through Harrods in 2007. Priced at $50,000, each of the calendar’s compartments housed a piece of organic chocolate.  Proceeds supported cocoa farmers in Belize.

Topping the Harrods 2007 calendar is this year’s $112,000 Tiffany Advent Calendar. It is equipped with 24 opulent Tiffany pieces, ranging from diamond earrings to perfume, comes in Tiffany’s iconic blue, and is custom-designed after its flagship store front on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s largest Advent calendar was built in 2007 at the St. Pancras train station in London.  The massive calendar, measuring 233 feet tall and 75 feet wide, celebrated the reopening of the station following a renovation. 

the world’s largest Advent calendar was built in 2007 at the St. Pancras train station in London

Since 2008, the Hubble Space Telescope has counted down the days to Christmas. Each year, The Atlantic assembles breathtaking images from the Hubble, and creates the galaxy’s most stunning Advent Calendar. Every day until December 25, the publication posts a new, jaw-dropping image taken by the telescope.

Hubble Advent Calendara

In Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden the Advent Calendar often takes the form of a daily TV or radio show.

And, the best Advent calendar fact of all?  The United State’s first-ever all-caramel Advent calendar was published by McCrea’s Candies in 2019. Now, that's what we call a sweet ending!

 

Celebrate in Style This Holiday Season with Caramel Gifts for Every Occasion

'Tis the season!  Almost.  Need a gift that works as a stocking stuffer, is perfect for coworkers, great for hostesses and can even double as a party favor? We’ve got you covered.  We’ve been busy elves here at McCrea’s cooking up some delightful caramel candy treats for the holidays. In fact, we’ve just finished putting all the trimmings on our new holiday collection. 

This season, you’ll find a full line-up of festive new caramel offerings perfect for everyone on your list. Celebrate in style with caramel gifts for every occasion — fall birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding events; Thanksgiving thank yous; under-the-tree surprises; Hanukkah hurrahs and New Year’s Eve nibbles that everyone can nosh.

See what we have in store below….

Advent Calendar

McCrea's Candies Advent Calendar Caramel Gift

A delicious countdown to the holidays, this first-of-its-kind all-caramel Advent calendar features original artwork from New England artist Cindy Hendrick and a mouthwatering selection of McCrea’s caramels.  A whimsical caramel kitchen scene imagines charming woodland creatures handcrafting McCrea’s award-winning treats. 24 doors to open, a treat behind every one. A dozen distinct flavors waiting to be unwrapped and enjoyed.

Chocolate Peppermint

McCrea's Candies Chocolate Peppermint Caramel Holiday Gift

Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, tongue-tingling caramel with cool peppermint and rich chocolate.  Available in our 1.4 oz pillow box size. The perfect stocking stuffer! 

Flavor Family Box

Our newest assortment. Filled with four pieces each of nine flavors of our delectable caramel, this grand tasting box is the ultimate gift for caramel lovers. It is ready to share with friends and family and can turn any event into a scrumptious celebration. Also available: an accompanying How to Throw a Caramel Tasting Party guide complete with tasting mat, beer/wine/spirits pairings and more.

Holiday Party Box

McCrea's Candies Large Holiday Caramel Party Box

McCrea’s has elegantly wrapped its bestselling large party box for the holidays, adding filigreed scrollwork in a festive gilded design.  The box is filled with four flavors of handcrafted, slow-cooked caramel, including Black Lava Sea Salt, Classic Vanilla, Deep Chocolate and Tapped Maple; 80 pieces in all!  The embellished box was developed with gift giving in mind and is ready to present to friends and work colleagues.

Corporate Gifts: Caramel & Cookie Gifts featuring Lark cookies

In addition to the gifts above, we’ve teamed up with our Massachusetts neighbors at Lark Fine Foods for a line-up of select corporate gifts for the holidays.  Lark is known for its award-winning cookies for grown-ups.  The maker’s innovative flavor combinations pair perfectly with McCrea’s Candies unexpected caramel flavors.

These gifts will not be available to order on mccreascandies.com. Please contact julie@mccreascandies.com  or 617-276-3388 x107 to order.

Deluxe Caramels & Cookies Gift Set

McCrea's Candies Caramel Corporate Gifts featuring Lark Fine Foodds

This collection features an array of McCrea’s signature caramels along with 5 varieties of Lark cookies.  

Contains:  1 Flavor Family Box of McCrea’s Candies caramels in 9 flavors: Black Lava Sea Salt, Classic Vanilla, Single Malt Scotch, Deep Chocolate, Cape Cod Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Dark Roasted Mocha and Ginger Fusion – 4 pieces of each for a total of 36 pieces of caramel.  Also includes 4 2-piece paquets in the following cookie flavors: Whole Grain Lady Birds (with Cranberries and Bittersweet Chocolate), Burnt Sugar & Fennel (sweet caramelized sugar and warm notes of licorice), Salted Rosemary Shortbread, and Mexican Chocolate Cha-Chas (rich chocolate with hints of cinnamon and cayenne) AND 1 box (approx. 6 cookies) Salted Caramel Almond Chocolate Pearls

Holiday Spice Delights

McCrea's Candies Corporate Caramel Gift Featuring Lark Fine Foods

Nothing says the holidays more than the warming flavors of cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Enjoy two 1.4 oz McCrea’s Candies caramel pillow boxes in Cinnamon Clove and Ginger Fusion flavors (approx. 10 caramels), along with Lark’s seasonal Saint Nicholas cookies, crisp and buttery with slivered almonds and winter spices (approx. 14 cookies). Best enjoyed by the fire.

Short & Sweet Gift Box  

McCrea's Candies Corporate Caramel Gift Featuring Lark Fine Foods

Two best-sellers that go great together! This gift contains one 2.4 oz tube of McCrea’s Candies award-winning Black Lava Sea Salt caramel, with coarse-grained  black Hawaiian sea salt (approx. 9 caramels) plus Lark’s decadent Coconut Butter cookies, rich and buttery, loaded with toasted coconut and a hint of rum (approx. 6 cookies). Makes a great Hanukkah gift!

Celebrate this holiday season with McCrea's Candies caramels. From our limited-edition Advent Calendar to our Flavor Family Gift Box, there is something to delight everyone. Carefully crafted by hand, these exquisite caramels are a deliciously thoughtful gift to send all season long.

Happy Holidays!