National Jelly Bean Day April 22nd


Jelly Belly’s are one of my all time favorite candies ever! Did you know that today April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day? I found some great projects below on the Jelly Belly site. I also found my favorite project a Jelly Belly bracelet on Sarah J’s blog. Look here for the Jelly Belly Bracelet Tutorial. We tried it out and it was so cute I think I will be making these as party favors for Mikey’s birthday party. Enjoy the crafty ideas below they are a lot of fun!

Jelly Belly Flower Cookie Pops

These colorful cookies are fun and easy to make, and are topped with some of your favorite Jelly Belly Confections like Mint Cremes and Swedish fish, and of course lots of Jelly Belly jelly beans!
Ingredients:
• 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 1 tablespoon egg white powder
• 1 to 2 tablespoons water
• Assorted Jelly Belly jelly beans
• Mint Cremes by Jelly Belly
• Green Swedish Fish

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Knead the sugar cookie dough with the flour on a work surface until smooth. Divide the dough in half.
2. Roll out half on a lightly floured surface to a scant 1/4 inch thickness. Use 2 to 3 inch flower shape cookie cutters and cut out as many shapes as possible. Transfer the shapes to the prepared pans on either long edge. Insert a lollipop stick into the dough about half way into the cut out.
3. Bake until cookies are golden about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough and lollipop sticks.
4. Combine the powdered sugar and egg white powder in a medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon water and mix well. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until mixture is thick. Spoon the mixture into a re-sealable bag.
5. Snip a very small corner from the bag, about 1/8 inch. Pipe dots of frosting on cookies and attach the Jelly Belly beans. For the center on5. Snip a very small corner from the bag, about 1/8 inch. Pipe dots of frosting on cookies and attach the Mint Cremes or cut some of the Jelly Belly beans in half crosswise and add, cut side down. Continue with the remaining Jelly Belly beans and cookies. Let cookies dry at least 2 hours.
6. Place a piece of Styrofoam into a clean planter or serving bowl. Fill planter with green Jelly Belly beans. Insert the cookie pops into the planter, pushing the sticks into the Styrofoam to secure at different heights. Add a few green Swedish Fish as the leaves.

Jelly Belly Carrots

If you can’t make it to a Jelly Belly company store to get our charming Tangerine Carrots this spring, you can easily make them at home. Just follow the instructions below and all the bunnies in your household will be very happy very soon.
Ingredients:

Stiff Cellophane Wrap
Orange Sherbet, Orange Juice, Tangerine or Cantaloupe flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans
Ribbon
Instructions:
1. Using a stiff cello wrap, cut a 15-inch square. Then cut the square on the diagonal, making two triangles.
2. With the triangle point on top, wrap the sides making a cone with the two tips of the triangle meeting the top point and making sure the bottom of the cone is closed.
3. Gently grip the cone in one hand, holding it upright, and fill with 6 ounces of Orange Sherbet, Orange Juice, Tangerine or Cantaloupe flavors. Twist the top closed and tape the seam on the cone.
4. Tie the top with a bright green bow or ribbon.
Variation: Try a 10-inch square pattern and fill with two ounces of beans to make a 4-inch carrot.


Jelly Belly Floral Vases
Take a break from the usual floral arrangements and make a centerpiece of Jelly Belly beans. All the colors make a lovely arrangement when collected in a series of clear containers nestled together on a tray.

Begin with an odd number of clear containers with simple lids. They should vary in height and diameter for the best results. Fill with individual flavors of Jelly Belly beans, or layer one or two flavors to unify the color theme. Sprinkle more Jelly Belly beans around the base of the containers to complete the look


Buy It: You can purchase Jelly Belly candy on the Jelly Belly site or at a store near you. Right now though Jelly Belly is having a 35% off sale on all Jelly Belly products at Jelly Belly.com

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review

Comments

  1. Yum! I love Jelly Belly jelly beans! There are so many delicious flavors! I actually looked for some of those carrots for my kids for Easter, but they were sold out everywhere I looked. Boo.

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