Top Candy Buffet Q&A
Q: What size scoop should I use?
A: Keep in mind, scoops will scoop. BUT, will the scoop fit inside the containers opening? Smaller scoops are great for small containers / bowls. Small scoops will also aid in "quantity control" A 2 ounce scoop is equal to 4 Tablespoons or 1/4 cup.
Q: How much candy should I purchase?
A: I wish there was a hard fast rule to this question. Some say 1/4 LB per guest, others say 1/2 LB per guest. But it's all about the way your candy looks. Plan by how you want the display to look, not how many guests are coming. Having enough candy is crucial in making your candy buffet look good.
A tip: "Take your candy buffet bags/containers that the guests will be taking home with them to your local grocery store and fill them the types of candy you will have for your event. Then weigh them. Multiply by how many guests, then you will get an idea of the pounds."
Tip: Add something salty or sour: Yummy! Salt or sour GOES with SWEET. Your candy buffet doesn't have to be all candy. Add potato chips or pretzels maybe some sour balls. Fresh fruit and cheese work great as well.
Q: Do I need a scoop for every container?
A: Rule of thumb: If the candy is wrapped, then no scoop needed. Anything you DO NOT want hands or fingers to touch, use a scoop or tongs.