Unwrap New Family Traditions This Holiday Season With Hershey And Kid Chef Dara Yu

Sweeten the Spirit of the Season with Simple Recipes and Delicious Candies

Nov 18, 2015, 09:00 ET from The Hershey Company

HERSHEY, Pa., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays come but once a year and this season, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is helping families and friends create new traditions with the ones they love. From mouthwatering recipes and scrumptious candies to sweet gifts for everyone, Hershey is spreading cheer and delicious ideas to all.

'Tis the Season to Celebrate and Bake Make this year the sweetest holiday season yet by creating new traditions and delicious treats featuring classics candies from Hershey. To help inspire families to start new traditions of their own, Hershey has partnered with Dara Yu, finalist and runner-up on Season One of MasterChef Jr., to develop new, joy-inspiring recipes using Hershey's Chocolate Chips, Hershey's Cocoa and Hershey's Kisses Chocolates.

"One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with my family to create new recipes for our holiday celebrations," said Dara Yu. "We like to experiment by pairing unique ingredients with classics from Hershey. It's a fun time of year to bring us all together to celebrate what matters most."

Build new traditions with your family this year by working together to create one of Yu's deliciously fun holiday recipes. The Winter Wonderland Surprise Cupcakes provide a delectable combination of chocolate and peppermint – perfect to share with the entire family. For all the chocolate enthusiasts, try Yu's Chocolate Reindeer Tart. This decadent, yet simple, triple chocolate treat is sure to sweeten any dessert table.   

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Candy While it may be a winter wonderland outside, keep your halls merry and bright with festive decorations. Get the kids together and create fun crafts to turn your home into the heart of the holidays. Create Kissmas Santas and Kissmas Elves using a variety of Hershey's Kisses Chocolates in festive foils. These adorable crafts make perfect centerpieces or place cards.  

The top item for the holiday season, Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates, are made with simple, familiar ingredients and no artificial flavors and are now available at retailers nationwide. Show your family and friends you care by sharing these deliciously smooth and creamy candies all season long with bowls of these festively wrapped Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates available in red, green and silver or dark blue, light blue and silver foils.

Newly available exclusively at Target retailers nationwide this year, Hershey's Kisses Santa Hat Chocolates are the delicious milk chocolates made with simple ingredients dressed up in a festive seasonal outfit featuring red and white Santa Hat foils and a "Ho Ho Ho" plume. These treats are perfect for do-it-yourself crafts the whole family can enjoy or making a cheery statement in your candy bowls.

Finish off your candy bowls with these classic candies in holiday foils from Hershey:

  • Hershey's Kisses Special Dark Chocolates in red, green and purple foils
  • Hershey's Kisses Dark Chocolates with Mint Truffle
  • Hershey's Kisses Candy Cane Mint Candies
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
  • Rolo® Candies

Share New, Minty Fresh Sweets A new, nationally available addition to the holiday collection, Hershey's Peppermint Bark Bells are a delicious combination of creamy white mint creme and festive nonpareils. These treats are individually wrapped with festive red, green and brown striped foils making them a unique addition to candy dishes and holiday crafts.

Also new to this year's holiday collection, Kit Kat® Dark Mint Miniatures deliver the same flavor of crispy wafers, triple stacked in between minty dark chocolate that will take your taste buds by storm. Add Kit Kat® Dark Mint Miniatures to candy bowls for a minty, cool treat.

Hershey holiday offerings are now available at retailers nationwide. For product information, delicious recipes, craft activities and more, visit www.HersheysKitchens.com or HersheysKisses.com.

About The Hershey Company The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 22,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020. To learn more, visit: www.thehersheycompany.com.

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