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Day of the Dead or “Dia De Los Muertos” is a Mexican holiday celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd by people of Mexican heritage all around the world. It’s also a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate and remember those who have passed before us. Think of it as a celebration of life.
When you think of Dia De Los Muertos you most definitely think of colorful skulls or “calaveras”. sugar skulls are used to decorate the “ofrendas” of the loved ones who have passed. Sugar skulls are colorful and are made of a sugar mixture made into a skull shape.
To celebrate the upcoming holiday I made a colorful sugar skull party tray made completely out of Hershey candy! Here is what you need to make this Hershey Sugar Skull Candy Tray.
I filled the skull shape in with REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup White Creme Miniatures and used TWIZZLERS candy and JOLLY RANCHERS candy to add color. I outlined the shape of the skull with snack sized chocolates along with KIT KAT® bars and I also cut a nose shape from the KIT KAT® bars. The eyes are REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups and I filled them in with WHOPPERS candy. At the very end I cut up some more TWIZZLERS candy and added color around the eyes and nose. Lastly, I filled the tray with lots of wrapped candies to serve our guests.
What do you think? Will you be making a Hershey’s Day of the Dead Party Candy Tray? It was so much fun to do and you can get really creative!
You’re going to need LOTS of candy for this tray. Hershey’s has lots of great options for getting creative around this holiday. Your best bet is to head to your local HEB store where they have lots of delicious Hershey’s candy bags available as well as other Day of the Dead decorations.
Here is a list of some of the candy bags used in this party tray that you can find at your local HEB store. The bags gave us more than enough for this party tray.
- HERSHEY All Time Greats White
- HERSHEY Assortment Snack Size Party
- REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup White Creme Miniatures
- WHOPPERS Candy