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Nestle for the Holidays. Because, Chocolate.

It would be hard for me to find someone that didn’t buy chocolates during the holiday season. We have them on hand for evening treats after a long day of merry-making, for guests, as gifts, for the stocking and a whole lot of baking! 

So what’s new and hot in the world of chocolate-love for Christmas 2014?

Nestle has some amazing choices on the shelves right now!

For the kids, cause they need that fun colourful package to heighten the chocolate excitement, with AERO, CRUNCH and Smarties treats inside. I can totally see these unwrapped but placed on presents from Santa, a little morning surprise gift from the North Pole. 

club igloo nestle

Also available is individually wrapped MACKINTOSH Toffee bites in a collector tin. You can’t go wrong here, in fact, I can’t even keep my husband out of them. This uniquely chewy, creamy, toffee is made using high quality, non-artificial ingredients like milk, butter and sugar.

Yet, I also like to stock up on the MACKINTOSH Toffee bars, I use these and only these in my holiday Goo Balls recipe. I recently made these for our holiday season, let’s hope they last until Christmas!

goo balls recipe

Savour the Mmm Moment this season with friends and family with TURTLES. Always a holiday favourite, TURTLES are a common and popular choice for gifting and having out for guests to enjoy.

To change up the classic and add that special touch of ‘nom, nom – so good‘, there are some special varieties out right now. Take note, guys, these are heaven in every bite! Available in elegant holiday packs and ready to gift are Praline Cheesecake, Pecan Fudge Brownie and Pecan Praline {hello, sweet and salty}. It’s ok, go back and read those flavours one more time, cheesecake .. fudge … oh my!

My fave is the Pecan Fudge Brownie – I cannot resist the chunks of fudge brownie, cocoa-dusted praline pecans and dark chocolate!

Yet, you can also use these in baking, including this delicious treat below. Making 20 popcorn balls, this recipe is great for yourself, to share with guests, or packaged up and given as gifts – this one is sure to please!

TURTLES Pecan Praline Popcorn Balls


  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
    ¼ cup butter
    2 teaspoons cold water
    1 cup marshmallows
    20 cups plain popped popcorn
    2 cups of TURTLES Pecan Praline, coarsely chopped


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine corn syrup, butter, cold water and marshmallows. Heat and stir until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Carefully combine hot mixture with popcorn, coating each kernel. Remove from heat.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly (approximately three to five minutes), then mix in TURTLES Pecan Praline pieces.
  • Before it cools completely, grease hands with shortening or butter and quickly shape the coated mixture into balls.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.


You can get more recipes and product info on the TURTLES Canada Facebook page!


Fellow chocolate lovers – Which of these would you want to try first?


This is a sponsored post yet, as always, my opinions are 100% my own.


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  1. I guess I’m a kid at heart – I’d like to try the Club Igloo, especially the one with the Aero treats inside.

  2. When I was little I couldn’t stand Turtles, but now I can’t have them near me or eat them all up, I love turtles, mmmmm so good!! and your goo balls sound very good also!!

  3. Those turtles have my name written all over them! Love receiving them in my stocking each year.

  4. They were sampling them at my grocery store. I tried the Praline Cheesecake Turtle and it was nice but I prefer the regular Turtles

  5. I love turtles chocolate!! And my boys always get the chocolate characters with chocolate inside in there stocking. I’ve never seen them before though in a set like that.

  6. Ok, those Pecan Turtle, Decadent, Fudge, Chocolate, Brownie, Cream, Caramel, Everything-Good-All-In-One look amazing.

  7. My family has always loved Turtles, so we ensure that there’s several boxes of them at all of our parties. I’ve never seen the Club Igloo treats, but definitely will look for them for my grandson.

  8. I seen those new Turtles when I was out shopping the other day. Definitely going to try them all! lol.. Turtles are my absolute favorite!!

  9. omg TURTLES Pecan Praline Popcorn Balls!!???
    absolutely amazing. it sounds sooo good. turtles are my absolute fav. great everyday but especially around the holidays. i always have them out at Christmas dinner

  10. I can see that Nestle’s Chocolate is going to be very popular during the Holidays-especially to anybody who reads your post on Nestle’s and your recipes. I think I will make the Goo Balls first. They sound dangerously delicious and that is how I love my candy.

  11. Oh gosh. My mom LOVES Turtles. She is just so obsessed with them so now she is super easy to shop for haha!

  12. Oh I haven’t had a Macintosh candy in years!!! Turtles however, are my weakness…..

    And now I want chocolate.

  13. What a neat idea to use the chocolates to make a dessert from.. I dont know why but I have never thought of that!

  14. I love turtles chocolate. They always have been a must at Christmas time in our house, and still is! So I love cheesecake and love pralines, so when I saw the sample booth at the grocery store I had to try them! They were good but I found them very sweet. But that could be good because then I wouldn’t eat the whole box myself at once! 🙂

  15. I’m not an eater of sweets but my grandma makes Goo Bars and they are so awesome! We call them Marshmallow Suckers because she puts a toothpick in each one. The Mack toffee makes all the difference!

  16. Turtles are always a treat, and now even more so because of the delicious new flavours.

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