Paper Crafts magazine: Holiday Cards & More Vol. 8 Blog Hop

Hi there! I know it seems like Christmas is a lifetime away, but crazily enough…it’s only a little over 4 months away! So today Paper Crafts magazine is celebrating their latest holiday-inspired special issue, Holiday Cards & More Vol. 8! Some of the designers from the issue and I are sharing a holiday treat wrap AND a holiday recipe!

My girlfriends and I have a Christmas party every year and I always look forward to the treats we all bring to share. One of my favorites is a super simple, but delicious candy that my friend, Megan always brings. They’re all the deliciousness of a chocolate covered pretzel and they only take about 5 minutes to make!


Here’s the recipe:



And here’s what I created to hold the candy:




I used the BasicGrey Aspen Frost collection with some extra embellishments to decorate this fun window bag. Be sure to check out the full issue (or the online version) for tons of treat containers, cards, decor and more. But before you do, hop on along to the next blogger, the fantastic and oh-so-talented Erin Lincoln. And to make sure you haven’t missed a single one, here’s the full blog hop list:

Lorena Cantó Lavería

Kalyn Kepner

Erin Lincoln

Jeanne Jachna

Nina Yang

Amanda Coleman

Maurine Anderson

And to add extra fun to this hop, leave a comment on this post (and the post of everyone else!) to be entered to win your own copy of Holiday Cards & More Vol. 8. I’ll choose one random comment on Tuesday, August 13th and announce the winner here! Good luck!

Thanks for hopping along with us and thanks to Paper Crafts magazine for inviting me to hop along with these fantastic ladies!


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  • Reply
    Chriss Blagrave
    August 9, 2013 at 7:12 am

    What a fun bag to put these tummies into!

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    Michel E
    August 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Great project.
    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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    Bobbie Brock
    August 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Yummy treats and super cute bag!

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    Laraine R
    August 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Great gift bag for this goodies! Thanks for the recipe, I will be giving these a try!

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    Janet Cobb
    August 9, 2013 at 7:30 am

    What an adorable gift idea! Love it!

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    August 9, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Want one or three 🙂 of these delicious treats! Yum! Great package-so festive & fun!

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    August 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

    great recipe and love that bag they are in

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    Sandra ltb
    August 9, 2013 at 8:43 am

    very festive looking!
    Sandra ltb

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    Kim R.
    August 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Love your bag! I make the pretzel candies too….they’re so easy!

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    karen k
    August 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Awesome gift bag. Thanks for sharing.

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    August 9, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Cute bag! I love those pretzel candies too!
    Corrine Ann

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    Karen M
    August 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Cute treat bag. And those candies look amazing and easy to do! Will have to try them!

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    Dana W
    August 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Oh so cute treat bag!!! I love that pattern paper!

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    Beatrice Lawson
    August 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Pretty and tasty!

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    August 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

    WHAT A YUMMY RECIPE!!!!!!! Our daughter would LOOOOOOOOOOVE THESE!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!! AND your TREAT BAG is FABULOUS!!!!!!! (I WONDER NOW, will your girlfriend be having YOU make the treat bags for her treats this year???) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!:)

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    August 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I LOVE baking at Christmas time and giving as gifts
    thanks for another wonderful treat idea!

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    August 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I LOVE your treat bag! So cute! I particularly like that recipe with rolos instead of the kisses…love the caramel!

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    Vera Yates
    August 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love the recipe, Kalyn! And the bag that holding the treat as well. 🙂

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    Patricia H.
    August 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Love the little bag — and your treats look super yummy!

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    Carol Mc
    August 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Great recipe with lovely wrapping.

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    barbara lassiter
    August 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I love the cute gift bag and the pretzel candy….something I could make with my young grandsons!

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    Sue D
    August 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Very festive packaging and I make this candy every year–it is so quick and easy.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    Julie S
    August 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Sounds like a yummy treat and it would be great for lots of occasions, too.

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    Percilla G
    August 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Cute package and thanks for the recipe.

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    Diana Enns
    August 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Great project – will definitely be making these and the bag….thanks bunches.

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    Lillian Child
    August 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    This would be the perfect holiday treat to make with my 5 year old grandson! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet holiday bag creation with us as well!

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    Pam Spradlin
    August 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Your gift bag is adorable and I have copied your recipe. It sounds good…salty and sweet…and I think will be an easy treat to bring to a party.

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    Helen F.
    August 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Yum recipe and sweet treat bag, Kalyn!!

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    betty lou
    August 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Such a cute bag! Love the embellishments! Thanks for the recipe….love simple cooking!!

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    Lynda Marquez
    August 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Such a fun and simple recipe, with cute packaging! I am loving the ideas on this hop!

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    kavitha vadhri
    August 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    cute bag with lovely paper.

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    August 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I love the window bag so we can see those yummies just waiting for us in there!

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    Barbara Escalante
    August 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I like the bag you made and those treats are a neat recioie that I will try to use this year. Thanks.

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    Pam Phelps
    August 9, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    These are so yummy. Make them all the time..Great packaging too.
    Be Blessed

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    Michele Washburn
    August 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    The treats look and sound yummy! Your packaging is sweet! Thanks for a new Christmas treat to make.

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    Rikki-Dee Flora
    August 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love the bag.

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    August 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Now here is when I wouldn’t mind being left holding the bag. lol thanks for sharing a easy recipe. great idea for when company shows up and you need something to snack on.

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    Tracey McNeely
    August 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    What a fun recipe, I may have to use that for this years family cookie exchange!! Your gift bag is so sweet!

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    Darlene Satkewich
    August 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    What a cute bag and the candies look yummy!

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    August 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Great treat bag… love that recipe.. so easy and they look so nice… i have not tried but want to try that recipe with rolos!!

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    Helen Bisesi
    August 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Cute and yummy!

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    Carla Hundley
    August 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    How fun is that
    gift bag! Treat
    looks tasty also.
    Carla from Utah

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    Renee V.
    August 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Oh I love those little thingies! Perfect mix of salt and sweet! Adorable treat bag!

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    August 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    What a cute and colorful treat bag! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Amy Williams
    August 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Love the cute packaging! Thanks for sharing your recipe too!

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    August 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    It’s a great idea to use a cut-out window to show the pretzel treats! Can I have one? :0)

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    August 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Mmmm good! Not sure the candy would make it to the bag! Loved both. TFS. 😉

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    August 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Yummy project! Mahalo for sharing.

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    Alice Leonard
    August 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    What. Great package, screams holiday, looks yummy!

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    August 9, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Perfect for Neighbor or VT gifts! Thanks.

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    Mary-Anne V.
    August 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Yummy treat and love the cute decorated bag!

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    Sheri K
    August 10, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Cute bag, love the basic grey paper and LOVE the pretzel chocolates–I need to make mine from gluten free–but hey, I can make this one! Yeah!!!!

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    Cath T
    August 10, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Love the paper, and the window you put in the front. I could eat the whole bag of these treats in one sitting.

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    August 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Hopping along with you talented ladies. 🙂 Thanks for the easy recipe and packaging idea. Bookmarking it for the coming holidays!

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    August 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Hooray for fast, easy recipes. I’m going to try these. The bag is so pretty – especially with the window so you can see the treat.

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    August 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Love the recipe…love the packaging.

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    Barbara H
    August 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    So easy, just add embellishments to a decorative bag and an easy recipe too.

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    Taunya Butler
    August 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I love everything about this – the packaging is adorbs and the treat looks yummy and eay to make!!! How clever are you?!?!

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    Lynne in NI
    August 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Mmmm what a yummy gift 🙂

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    Katie B.
    August 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Love your gift bag! The window looks great as does the gems and handmade embellishment. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.
    Katie B.

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    August 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Oh, I love those treats! We made them last December when my MIL was here and we made them with the kids and they are yummy and easy! I really like the packaging you made for them, too. What a fun hop!!

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    Lurdez Castello
    August 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Love the packaging, I am confident with making cards, I can start venturing into other papercrafts. Woohoo…

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    Lindsey L.
    August 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I love this tall bag, especially the little window giving a peek at those yummy treats.

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    Loly Borda
    August 10, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Easy re pie and beautiful packaging. TFS

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    Heather Doran
    August 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Kalyn, your treats look and sound yummy! I love the combination of sweet and salty – thanks for the recipe! Your packaging is fab, so pretty and Christmassy!

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    Ria Montefalcon
    August 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Oh my! Pretzels, M&M and kisses? So love them all. Great packaging with window on it. Just a sumptuous treat

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    Pam deWolfe
    August 11, 2013 at 9:47 am

    What a great gift idea! I love the bag too!

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    Denise Bryant
    August 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Great presentation for your treats! Love the Aspen Frost collection!

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    August 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    TFS this wonderful project. Would love to win the magazine.

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    Brenda Niemi
    August 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Love the simple treats & adorable bag. Loving this blog hop 🙂

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    Cynthia Xavier
    August 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Love the recipe – thanks. And the treat wrap is adorable.

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    Lisa Norstrom
    August 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Cute treat bag and yummy treats – these are really good with rolo candies too – if you like chocolaty, caramel goodness!

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    Kathy Mc
    August 13, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Salt and chocolate in an adorable window bag ~ how could one go wrong with this gift? Aren’t those pretzel kisses just delish?

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    August 16, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Super fabulous gift bag Kalyn!

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