Party Ideas & Baking Recipes

Jelly Belly can help with great baking recipes, party ideas, and candy buffet or candy bar ideas.

How Much Candy Does Your Event Need?

Easily see how much candy you need for your event. Just choose your preferred candy and container shape, then enter the container dimensions and the Candy Calculator will give you an approximate amount of candy necessary.

Bake and Decorate with Jelly Belly

  • Ombré Cake

    The centerpiece for any party is the cake. Give yours a modern look with an ombré design in your favorite colors. We’ll tell you how to create this look in two easy steps.

    View the Ombré Cake Recipe
  • Butterfly Cookies

    Got a springtime celebration or butterfly buddy? Pre-bake a flutter of butterfly cookies and allow guests to decorate their own party favors with frosting, Jelly Belly beans and sprinkles. Once dried, wrap them in cellophane and a custom sticker for guests to take home after the party.

    View the Butterfly Cookies Recipe
  • Cheers to You Cupcakes

    Toast to a fabulous year with this easy no-bake "mock-tail" recipe. These cupcakes (yes, cupcakes!) are a whimsical way to celebrate with friends and family.

    Fun for a 21st birthday, 30th birthday bash, or any classy and fun affair.

    View the Cheers to You Cupcakes Recipe
  • Movie Popcorn Cupcakes

    Celebrate the "big screen" with this clever recipe featuring our blockbuster flavor, Buttered Popcorn. The cupcakes feature "popcorn kernels" made from the famous savory jelly bean.

    Also ideal for a Hollywood themed party or movie marathons.

    View the Movie Popcorn Cupcakes Recipe
  • Shooting Star Cookie Pops

    Here’s a sweet way to bring the stars down to earth. Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite colors or match it to a space-themed party. Decorate star-shaped cookies with the Jelly Belly jelly beans or Jelly Belly Jewel Collection to add extra sparkle to each cookie.

    View the Shooting Star Cookie Pops Recipe
  • Bake-Sale Pies

    Decorate these bake-sale cupcakes with Very Cherry or Blueberry Jelly Belly beans to make a "pie-rific" twist on a classic cupcake.

    Also a delightful addition to country or harvest-themed parties.

    View the Bake-Sale Pies Recipe
  • Movie Night Snack Mix

    Make this salty and sweet snack for your guests for any party situation, sleepover, or impromptu hangout. Using popcorn, ground cinnamon, dried berries and your favorite mix of Jelly Belly jelly beans this is a recipe you’ll use over and over again.

    View the Movie Night Snack Mix Recipe

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How to Build a Candy Buffet/Bar

Bring life to any party with a vibrantly colored (and sweet) candy bar! Made with Jelly Belly® jelly beans and other delicious confections, this buffet or centerpiece is perfect for any special event and is sure to delight your guests.

Follow these 4 simple steps to make your own candy bar:

  1. Select your theme and color palette.

    Did you know Jelly Belly sells bags of individual flavors and colors? These bags make it easy to customize your candy bar to your needs.

  2. Determine your space requirements and access points.

    Will it be a round table that’s accessible from all sides or will it be against a wall with access from the front? We suggest laying out your plan on a piece of graph paper to make space planning a snap.

  3. Choose your containers and décor.

    Clear containers work best. Select taller containers such as apothecary jars to add height and drama with lower containers in front so guests can still reach and have access to the taller containers. Don’t forget to grab serving scoops! Choose a tablecloth, backdrop and centerpiece that match your theme and palette.

  4. Shop for colorful candy!

    A general rule is about 8 ounces of candy per guest. Select a variety of confections sure to satisfy every sweet tooth. To determine how much candy you will need to fill your containers, use the Candy Calculator located at the top of this page.

  • Blue

  • Pink

  • Green

  • Yellow

  • Brown

  • Black

  • Red

  • Purple

  • Multi Colored/Mix

  • Orange

  • White

  • Beige