Hershey’s for Valentine’s Day Crafts, Recipes, Candy Exchanges, and Boxed Chocolates

Look no further than Hershey’s for Valentine’s Day Crafts, Recipes, Candy Exchanges, and Boxed Chocolates this Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day is the day for love and chocolate.  For moms, Valentine’s Day means school parties with Valentine’s Day Games, Valentines’s Day crafts for home and parties, Valentine’s Day candy and card exchanges, Valentine’s Day recipes for desserts and more.  It can be so fun but can easily become overwhelming. Make it easy on yourself by giving everyone what they want with Hershey’s chocolates. The Hershey’s website has everything you could possibly want or desire for Valentine’s Day.

Hershey’s Valentine’s Day Boxed Chocolates

First and foremost, Valentine’s Day isn’t Valentine’s Day without a delicious box of chocolates. Hershey’s offers many different shapes, sizes, and kinds of boxed chocolates to satisfy every craving.  This year, they partnered with students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for new packaging designs on their Hershey’s Pot of Gold Collections. The students did a fantastic job with art that both men and women (AND boys & girls) will enjoy receiving this year.

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Besides the delicious variety of chocolates found in the Hershey’s Pot of Gold Collection, you can buy boxed chocolates of truffles, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Miniatures,  pecan caramel clusters, York Perppermint Patties, Resse’s, and more. We were able to sample one of the small boxes of Hershey’s Pot of Gold, designed by the Academy of Art University.  Love the new modern design! This box retails for about $5 – perfect for giving to your kids on Valentine’s Day, your kid’s teachers, and friends.

Hershey's Pot of Gold
Hershey’s Pot of Gold

We were also able to sample a larger box of Hershey’s Pot of Gold Truffles. There are both dark and milk chocolate varieties and all were amazingly delicious. I thought they taste very fresh as they melt in your mouth. My kids were in Heaven with our sampling night!

Hershey's Truffles
Hershey’s Pot of Gold Truffles

This would be a great box for spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, neighbors, or as a family Valentine’s Day box of chocolates!

Valentine’s Day for Kids

It wasn’t until my son came home from kindergarten a few years ago that I understood that Valentine’s Day is not just for adults. Valentine’s Day is for everyone – including kids!  I quickly learned that I needed to make Valentine’s Day special for my kids too – they did expand my heart a zillion times larger than I knew possible when they were born after-all!  So, with this, I try to make Valentine’s Day crafts, recipes, and give them a special treat as well.

Not only will I give them a small box of Hershey’s chocolates like the small one above, but also something like a Hershey’s Valentine Marshmallow Heart as well. We sample one as a family last night and it was ooey, gooey marshmallow goodness paired with melt-in-your mouth smooth milk chocolate.

Hershey's Valentine Marshmallow Heart
Hershey’s Valentine Marshmallow Heart

I plan to try out one of the Valentine’s Day Recipes from the Hershey’s website for a special Valentine’s Day dessert. You can’t go wrong with Hershey’s Chocolate when preparing desserts for any time of year!

Valentine’s Day Crafts with Hershey’s

I enjoy making crafts with my kids, especially during the holidays but I’m not too ‘crafty’. I need specific examples and instructions are even better. The Hershey’s website has a great collection of Valentine’s Day Crafts that would be fun to make at home or for school Valentine’s Day parties. Below are a few pictures of the Love Bug Cups Craft, Valentine Love Bugs Craft, Valentine Favor Craft, Friendship Exchange Valentine Take-One Center Craft, Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses Sweetheart Roses Craft, and Valentine Greeting Card Craft.

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I think my kids and I are going to attempt the Valentine Favor Craft this weekend for their class parties. It looks super cute and includes Hershey’s Chocolates, so kids will be so happy to receive them! :)  You can use any variety of Hershey’s bagged Valentine’s Day candies for the above crafts.

Hersheys Miniatures and Hugs Raspberry
Hersheys Miniatures and Hugs Raspberry

The bagged varieties are also great for candy dishes. My kids love holidays because it is when our candy dish is always full! I like the Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Miniatures because they are decorated so nicely with Valentine’s Day colors and special messages on the back of each like “Just for you”, “XOXO”, etc. I also like that Hershey’s has Valentine’s Day inspired candies like the Hugs with Raspberry flavored white creme.

Set out Hershey's Valentine's Day candies
Set out Hershey’s Valentine’s Day candies

Valentine’s Exchange

Your kids will have a Valentine’s Exchange in the next couple weeks. Once you figure out what kind of Valentine’s Day Box you are going to make, be sure to buy a couple bags of Hershey’s Valentine’s exchanged candies to go with your cards.  Hershey’s offers Valentine’s Day themed candies with a spot to write your kids to: and from: names including kid-favorites of Jolly Rancher, Kisses, Miniatures, KitKat, Reese’s, Twisslers, York, and more.

Valetine's Exchange Candy
Valetine’s Exchange Candy

My daughter chose Twizzlers for her class’ Valentine’s exchange while my son (and our dogs) selected the York Peppermint Patties.  Our dogs were so interested in the smell of the chocolates! Poor things had to settle for a doggie biscuit instead! :)

Buy Hershey’s Chocolate

You can buy all of the above and more at your local retailer as well as online on Amazon.com.

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