Valentines Sweets For Your Sweety!! Two Yummy Candy Recipes!

Nothing say’s yum better than Mike & Ike candies Valentines sweets for your sweety !! I have to say they are my over all favorite candies ever aside from chocolate!! I have a 7-year-old that will be handing out his little Valentines cards at school. Last year we went crazy going to different stores looking for the children’s Valentines cards to give and a treat to go with it. I was so excited when Mike & Ike sent me these yummy Valentines ready candies. Already packaged and ready to hand out!! They also added two tasty cookie candy recipes to share with you. I just love Mike & Ike!!


Valentines sweets For Your Sweety!! Two Yummy Candy Recipes

 MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® Valentine’s Day Varieties Are The Perfect Candy To Share With Loved Ones

Valentines Sweets For Your Sweety!! Two Yummy Candy Recipes!

Here is their awesome introduction, 

Share the passion of Valentine’s Day by surprising special loved ones in your life this Valentine’s Day with limited edition varieties from MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® candy.  MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix, is hitting the shelves just in time for Valentine’s Day!   Your favorite “hottie” will love to receive special edition HOT TAMALES® Cinnamon candy with special HOTTIE Valentine’s Day graphics.  Go the extra mile for your Valentine this year and create some tasty recipes featuring MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® candies!  These recipes were created by Chef Jamie Geller as part of her recent alliance with the leading candy brands.

MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix and HOT TAMALES® Hottie both come in a 5 oz box, and are the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day gift.  The MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix blend includes Paradise Punch, Strawberry, Grape and Cherry flavors. HOT TAMALES® special edition for Valentine’s Day is the classic Cinnamon flavor everyone loves and the box comes ready to gift with a tag fully integrated into the packaging!  SRP for both 5oz boxes is $1.00 – $1.39

“There is nothing sweeter on Valentine’s Day than candy,” says Koren Ivie, Brand Manager for MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® candy.  “We are sure consumers will fall in love with MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix as well as HOT TAMALES® with Valentine’s Day packaging!”

Valentines Sweets For Your Sweety!! Two Yummy Candy Recipes!

BeJeweled MIKE AND IKE® Cookies

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Ready Time: 25 min

Servings: 36


  • 1 ½ Boxes of MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix
  • 2/3 Cup margarine – cold
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixer bowl, put 2/3 C Margarine, 1 C Sugar, 1 Egg and 1 teaspoon Vanilla.

  3. Mix until well creamed. 

  4. Add in 2 C flour and 1 teaspoon Baking Soda.

  5. Add in chopped up MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix, mix into a dough (will be slightly sticky).

  6. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheets lined with baking paper.

  7. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Centers will be slightly soft.

  8. Let cool.




p>HOT TAMALES® Snickerdoodles

Servings: 2 dozen


·         1/2 cup (4 oz) HOT TAMALES® Candies, coarsely chopped*

·         1/4 cup (2 oz) salted margarine, softened

·         1/4 cup (2 oz) shortening (I use Spectrum Organic)

·         3/4 cups (5.6 oz) granulated sugar

·         1 egg 

·         1 1/2 cups (6.75 oz) all-purpose flour

·         1 teaspoon cream of tartar

·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda

·         pinch of salt (increase to 1/4 tsp if using unsalted margarine)

·         4 teaspoons granulated sugar

·         4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

*The candy is quite sticky so the best way to chop it is with a lightly oiled knife. 


1.       Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

2.       Using an electric mixer, cream together the margarine, shortening and ¾ cups sugar. Add the egg and beat until thoroughly combined.

3.       In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients (except the candy) into the creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Add the chopped candy and mix until the candy is evenly distributed, a few minutes more.

4.       Refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes (this makes it easier to handle).

5.       Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

6.       Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Form dough into balls the size of small walnuts (I use a tablespoon cookie scoop). Roll the balls of cookie dough in the cinnamon sugar.

7.       Place the cookies two inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets in the oven at the halfway point. They are done when they look puffed in the middle and slightly brown at the edges (the tops of the cookies will form cracks). Be careful not to overcook.

8.       Remove cookie sheet from the oven and let cookies sit on it for another minute or so before removing to cooling rack; cookies will flatten out as they cool.

9.       These cookies are best served warm, straight out of the oven, but they can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days.

About Just Born Quality Confections

Just Born Quality Confections is a privately owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, where it manufactures PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and MIKE AND IKE® Brand Candies. GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® Brand Candies are produced in Philadelphia, PA.  All Just Born candies are made in the U.S.A. 

For more information on The Return of Mike and Ike™, new flavors and upcoming programs, visit their website and make sure to “like” them on Facebook. For more information on HOT TAMALES® the #1 Cinnamon Confection in America, new products and upcoming programs, visit their website and make sure to also “like” them on Facebook.

  • Dorothy Boucher

    oh wow pretty interesting , never thought about using mike n ike candy in a cookie before loll , they just happen to be one of my favorites , love the mixture of all the flavors 😉 thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  • Marcia Lee

    My two Valentines would love these sweets. That’s because they are my grandson (11) and my granddaughter (4). They, like me, love cookies, and when you add candy to them, they love them all the more.

  • Tammi L

    It is past Valentine’s Day… but that is ok as I tend to like the traditional decorated hearts for that day anyway. I am quite interested to try the Mike & Ike Cookies, do they go back to being like a jelly bean when cooled?

  • lisa

    I had no idea that they still made those candies. I remember picking some up when I went to the movies.

  • Alison Gibb

    Wow, Mike and Ike candies in a cookie! I wish I knew about these recipes when my son was young. He is 26 now but he probably would still like them. Thanks for the recipes!

    • Jenn

      I know right, I had no idea either it’s pretty neat!

  • Shannon

    These sound amazing, thank you for sharing with us and Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • saminder gumer

    i love mike and ike candies. i can eat them alone, but to bake them into a cookie is ingenious. i love it!!!

  • Sarah L

    Those are fun recipes. Just right for Valentine’s Day. Thanks.

  • M.Clark

    I love the cinnamon flavor!!! I never would have thought to bake Mike & Ike candies in a cookie. I have got to try the Hot Tamales Snickerdoodles. Thank you for sharing these recipes, yum!!

  • Pat Weldon

    I’m afraid I would eat them all. lol

  • Elizabeth

    The BeJeweled MIKE AND IKE Cookies look really yummy! I wouldn’t have thought to bake gummy candy into a sugar cookie, but I’ll bet it’s tasty. :)

  • denise low

    I like this recipe.I may make it for hubby. Thanks so much for all your information. I love your site.

  • Virginia Dunayski Weaver

    Thank you for the great candy recipes. I am gonna try them with my youngest