Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory

What better stop after the Jackson Coffee Co. than the Jackson Candy Co.! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner this is a must!

Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory on East Michigan Ave in Jackson is a one of kind experience! The minute you walk in it feels like you’ve travelled back in time! The sweet smells…the glass cases full of great handmade candies and fudge…the train running along the ceiling around the room! It’s amazing!

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hey feature fine chocolates and handmade fudge. Along with old fashioned candies, popcorn in a ton of flavors, salt water taffy, and even some sugar free options!

If you’relooking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift choose a heart shaped box and fill it with all of you sweethearts favorite treats!

Bring the kids for taste test of handmade fudge, let them play in the silly mirror, and make a new Valentine’s Day tradition shopping with the Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory!

For more information visit their website http://www.jacksoncandycompany.com

You can also find them on facebook and instragram!

One tip for your trip! Parking can seem tricky but there is a large lot just across the street behind the hardware store!

We had a great time find more behind the scenes photos on our instagram page @tour_the_town

Enjoy your treats and shopping for your Valentine!

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Red Velvet Truffles

If you need a last minute treat to share this holiday, I have you covered! Red velvet truffles look great, and taste amazing! Impress your friends this holiday season.

Here’s what you’ll need

4 md red velvet muffins crumbled

1 8oz. Cream cheese softened

1/2 c powdered sugar

1c mini chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate candy melts

Blend together the cake, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and vanilla form into balls and refrigerate

Melt chocolate candy and dip balls place back in the fridge to harden.

Holiday haystacks

There is no simpler candy to make at the holidays and the sweet salty mix is a crowd pleaser every time! Enjoy my recipe for Holiday Hayatacks!

4c. Milk chocolate chips

1/2 tsp. Coconut oil

1 large container of showstring potato chips

In a double boiler melt chocolate chips and oil together pour over chips. Stir to coat and drop onto foil lined trays refrigerate 30 minutes!

National Candy Corn Day!

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Candy Corn was created by the Wunderle Candy Company in the late 1800s. It’s original colors were yellow, orange and white, but it has become popular in other colors as well.

This confection was originally made by hand using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant and carnauba wax (a wax made from the leaves of a palm tree), but it is now produced using machines however original ingredients are still used in the recipe.


Here are some more fun candy corn inspired treat ideas! Enjoy!

S’more Bites-Fall Cookie Series

Well here’s where we start! You voted and I listened The Fall baking series will be fabulous fall cookies! There are some quintessential flavors that come with the Fall like pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and featured this week S’mores! I think you’ll find this sweet and easy cookie quickly becomes a favorite!

It features a graham cracker cookie with a marshmallow and Candy topping. It’s quite versatile as you can use a number of different kinds of candy I used Hershey Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, and Rolos. Be sure to give your favorite flavor a try here is what you’ll need.

2c flour

2.5c graham cracker crumbs

1/2tsp baking powder

1/2tsp baking soda

1/2tsp salt

1c granulated sugar

1c. Packed light brown sugar

1c. Butter

2 eggs

1tsp vanilla

Large marshmallows cut in half

Candy of choice

Blend together wet ingredients and slowly incorporate dry ingredients. Drop into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes until soft but cooked through check with a toothpick. Remove from the oven and top with half of a marshmallow Place back in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and Press candy into the top of the softened marshmallow and allow to cool. Enjoy!