Holiday Rush = Longer Processing Times

The holiday season is here, making it the busiest time of year at Stover & Company. 

While we always ask that you allow for 1-3 business days of order processing time, our warehouse staff is usually able to exceed that expectation during our slower seasons. However, during our busiest time of the year, our warehouse staff may need a little extra time to process your order with care.

Once your order has been processed, packed & passed off to one of our trusted shipping partners, your tracking number will be provided via email so you can keep a close eye on your package while it makes its journey to your door. Please note that once your order is with the carrier, we are unable to control how long the package will take to arrive at your door. All delivery times are estimated. 

We recommend leaving ample time when placing your order as shipping delays often occur during this time of year.

Need your items quickly & want to ensure timely delivery? Be sure to select Express Shipping during checkout. Express orders placed before 11am ET will ship the same business day, while those placed after 11am will ship the following business day. Please note our warehouse is closed on the weekends, so any orders placed on Friday afternoons or over the weekend will not be processed until the following business day. 

Now is the time to make your ingredients list & check it twice. Place your holiday baking order today to beat the holiday rush… avoid shipping delays & product sellouts!

*Please note shipping times provided during checkout are estimated. We are unable to control any delays in transit time. If you have not received your tracking information after three business days, please contact our customer service department for further assistance: 724.274.6314 or

Explore our range of shipping methods & discover more holiday recipe ideas on our blog!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

At Stover & Company, we love a recipe that can be adapted to different flavor profiles! Today we’re going to take our original recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies ever & give them a seasonal twist. 

Introducing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! Let’s get started! 


  • bowls
  • hand whisk
  • electric or stand mixer
  • spatulas
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper



  1. In a medium bowl, use a hand whisk to combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt & spices. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, with an electric or stand mixer, whisk together butter & both sugars on medium-high for 1 minute.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla & Seneca Pumpkin Puree to mixing bowl & whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. On a low speed, slowly add in the remaining dry ingredients & mix until well combined.
  5. Using a spatula, fold in Sweet Shoppe Chocolate Chips.
  6. Cover your cookie dough & refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  7. Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator & preheat your oven to 325°F.
  8. Scoop ¼ cup of cookie dough & roll into individual dough balls. Continue until you run out of cookie dough. (You should have roughly 15-18 dough balls)
  9. Before placing the cookie dough on your baking sheet, tear each dough ball in half then press the two halfs back together to create a slightly messy look.
  10. Place dough balls on parchment paper, leaving enough room between for the dough to spread.
  11. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, at 350°F, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. When ready, your chocolate chip cookies should have golden edges & a soft center. 
    PRO TIP: Your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies might look slightly underdone. This is normal because of the pumpkin puree. Do not continue baking or they might burn!!
  12. Let cool & enjoy the very best cookies you’ve ever had.


Makes 10-15 extra large cookies

Share your fall baking with us in our Facebook group: Confection Connection!

Happy baking!


Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe


Fall is here & that means it’s pumpkin spice season! 

While fresh pumpkins are fantastic, sometimes we’re in a pinch for time & convenience. That’s where canned pumpkin puree comes to the rescue. Seneca Canned Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that can be used to whip up delicious recipes without the hassle of roasting & pureeing a fresh pumpkin.

Grab your apron & let’s get started!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Using Seneca Canned Pumpkin


  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Silicone Spatulas
  • Muffin Tin
  • Muffin Liners
  • Wire Rack



  1. Preheat your oven to 350º F & line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together your Seneca canned pumpkin puree, sugars, vegetable oil, eggs & vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until lightly combined.
    *PRO TIP: Be careful not to over mix!
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about ⅔ full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes 12 large muffins.



Embrace the flavors of fall & stock up on Seneca Pumpkin Puree today!

Share your finished treats in our Facebook group: Confection Connection! 

Happy baking!



Sweet Team Spotlight: Meet Fred Csibi-Levin!


We personally invited some of our loyalist supporters & biggest superfans to create this power team of talented bakers & treat makers!

Meet Fred Csibi-Levin:

Fred, also known as Doc Macaron on social media, is a PhD scientist turned pastry chef & macaron artist. He is passionate about pushing baking boundaries by creating innovative & thoughtful pastries with mouthwatering flavors. 

Fred’s brand focuses on merging baking science with pastry arts. While most Sweet Team Members prefer to work compound coatings, Fred prefers to use our Eleven o’one couverture chocolate line to create his beautiful & dreamy desserts. 

In 2020, Fred’s sweet tooth & extra time led him to try baking for the first time. As a french native, he decided to start with creating macarons. Knowing how tedious these delicious cookies can be to make, it was then he decided to merge his love of science to bring them to perfection. When Fred realized how science could be applied to baking, he fell in love! Who wouldn't love a science experience that ends in a tasty treat?

Now Fred is passionate about teaching others how to bake successfully by providing scientific basis, in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Fred is even available for consulting for your baking needs! Check out his mesmerizing videos of his creations on social media or through his online classes.

When asked about his favorite Stover & Company product Fred says: “I LOVE the eleven o’one thirty three white couverture chocolate because of its flavor & properties, like fluidity, which makes it ideal for many applications including tempering.”

Check out some of Fred’s beautiful work below!

Where to find Fred:

Social Media: @doc_macaron


Get to know the rest of Stover’s Sweet Team here!



Sweet Team Spotlight: Meet Sasha Nary!

We personally invited some of our loyalist supporters & biggest superfans to create this power team of talented bakers & treat makers!

Meet Sasha Nary:


Sasha is a self-taught baker, cake decorator, confectionery artist, wife & mom of three! Born & raised in Ukraine, she now lives in Chicago. Besides baking, decorating & creating sugar art, Sasha enjoys outdoor family activities & visiting downtown Chicago’s museums & theaters.  

Sasha started baking with her mother & grandmother at a young age. Even as a young girl, Sasha always wanted to be involved in whatever they were making. She even chose to do her homework in the kitchen, so she could be a part of the baking action! Sasha’s grandmother had a reputation for making amazing cookies & cakes while her mother is known for her lemon tarts, pies & even homemade pizza! Sasha is very proud to inherit a few of their secret recipes, which she has now adapted & recreated into new & unique creations. 

In 2015, Sasha took an unforgettable vacation to Paris which initiated a fire in her to master the art of French pastries. From macarons, to mille feuille, pate a choux & mousse filled pastries, she learned & perfected these French delights, opening the door to cake decorating. Taking a turn from pastry making, Sasha has spent the last two years learning the art of custom cakes & desserts. Her fire for baking is still ignited as she teaches herself every step of the way, celebrating success & learning from failures as she goes through the steps of this new endeavor. 

Now she runs Sasha Cakes Chicago sharing her wealth of knowledge & experience through a fantastic blog, hosts baking lessons, tips & tricks, best tools & shares perfected recipes. Sasha bakes delicious desserts alongside her followers, giving her students confidence by extending her excitement for pastries. 

When asked about her favorite Stover & Company product, Sasha says: 
“Ah, that’s a hard question! I LOVE absolutely ALL of your products! If I had to choose just one, I'd choose your Eleven o’one European Deluxe Compound Coatings for its ease of use. It has a high quality texture, taste & unmatched shine, plus no tempering required. You can’t beat it!”


Where to find Sasha:

Instagram: @sashacakeschicago 

Tik Tok: @sashacakeschicago


Meet the rest of Stover’s Sweet Team here!


RECIPE: Chocolate & Caramel Dipped Apples with Salted Caramel Flakes

If you’re looking to create a simple, yet sensational fall treat using our NEW Salted Caramel Flakes, this Chocolate & Caramel Dipped Apples Recipe might be just what you’re looking for! 

Imagine crisp & sweet apples paired with sweetness from Peter’s Caramel & Eleven o’one European Deluxe Milk Compound Coating, topped with salty-sweet caramel flakes, making an irresistible combination!

Ok, enough talk, let’s make these delicious chocolate & caramel apples! 
























  • Large Pot
  • Double boiler or microwave safe bowl
  • Confectionary sticks (caramel apple sticks, popsicle sticks)
  • Wax paper
  • Silicone Spatulas



Prepare your Workspace: 
Line a baking sheet with wax paper to prevent the apples from sticking to the baking sheet & make cleanup a breeze.

Prepare the Apples: 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. In the meantime, remove the stems from the apples.
Carefully dip apples into the boiling water with a slotted spoon for 30 seconds. This will allow the wax on the apples to melt away.
Dry apples with a paper towel & let them cool for at least 30 minutes. Insert a stick into each apple & set in the refrigerator while you prepare the other ingredients. 

Melt the Peter’s Caramel Loaf:

Check out this previous blog post on different ways to melt Peter’s Caramel Loaf. 


We recommend this double boiler method:

Prepare a heavy-bottomed saucepan or a double boiler. Ensure the boiling water does not touch the pan or bowl that will hold your caramel as no water should come in contact with your caramel.
Slice the desired amount of Peter’s Caramel Loaf & put it in the bowl going over the double boiler. 
Melt the Peter’s Caramel on low to medium heat, stirring constantly. 
PRO TIP: use a rubber spatula instead of a whisk to minimize air bubbles.
The temperature of your caramel should remain between 160ºF- 180ºF while melting.
Once you’ve reached the desired consistency, remove your Peter’s Caramel from the heat to avoid overcooking or burning.

Melt your Milk Chocolate

As we mentioned, we recommend our Eleven o’one European Deluxe line for this recipe: 

1. Fill a microwave safe bowl with Eleven o’one Milk Deluxe & melt for 30 seconds. 
2. Take out the container & gently shake the small wafers to disperse any hot spots. 
3. Return to microwave & heat for another 30 seconds. Remove & stir. 
4. Repeat this process one or two times more, reducing the time by 10 seconds with each intervol. 
5. When your wafers are about 75% melted, stop the heating process & stir with a silicone spatula. The warm melted wafers will aid in melting the rest of the coating wafers in the dish.
PRO TIP: Ensure your compound coatings do not exceed 90ºF. 

Dip the Apples: 
1. Use the confectionary stick to firmly hold your apple, then gently dip it into the melted caramel, twisting the apple until it is fully covered. 
2. Hold the apple over the pot to allow excess caramel to drip off then wipe the bottom of the apple on the edge of the bowl to create a clean bottom for your treat. 
3. Set your caramel dipped apple on the wax paper lined baking sheet for a few minutes to allow it to set. 
4. Once the caramel has set & cooled on the apples, proceed to dip in your melted chocolate to create a rich top layer.  
5. Before your chocolate layer fully sets, freely sprinkle your Salted Caramel Flakes on top for the perfect finish. The Flakes will adhere beautifully, adding a slight crunch & delightful flavor.


Ensure your apples are fully dry before dipping in Peter’s Caramel Loaf
Ensure your Eleven o’one Milk European Coatings, or compound coatings of your choice are not too hot. Your melted chocolate should not be above 90ºF. 
Ensure your caramel coated apples have set well before dipping in chocolate.
If your compound coating layer has set before you are able to sprinkle the Caramel Flakes on, you can carefully use a culinary blow torch or heat gun to remet the chocolate. 
Your dipped apples will last for 1 week if properly stored & refrigerated. 
So grab your caramel & chocolate & make a detour for the orchid because these apples are sure to be a hit at your next Fall gathering! Happy Harvest!




Product Launch: Salted Caramel Flakes!


Introducing our newest & most exciting product yet: Eleven o’one Salted Caramel Flakes! These tiny, crunchy flakes are set to revolutionize your tasty creations by adding a new aspect of deliciousness. Whether you’re a professional baker, or just love whipping up treats from home in your kitchen, our Salted Caramel Flakes are about to become your best kept secret!

So what are salted caramel flakes? 

Imagine delicate flakes of caramel, kissed with a hint of sea salt. These golden nuggets of delight add an explosion of flavor & texture to any treat you add them to, creating the perfect balance of sweet, salty & crunchy. 

The best thing about our Salted Caramel Flakes is their remarkable versatility! Here are just a few ways you can use them in your treats:

Topping: Top off your treats with a generous handful of our Salted Caramel Flakes! They make for the perfect finishing touch to your ice cream, cupcakes, brownies, cake pops, caramel apples, chocolate covered pretzels, truffles & so much more! 
Inclusion: Incorporate these delicious flakes into your cookie, muffin or cake batter! The result? Bursts of salted caramel flavor buried in baked goods that will have everyone begging for your secret recipe. 
Chocolate Inclusion: Add our Salted Caramel Flakes to your favorite brand of melted compound coatings or couverture chocolate (of course we recommend our Eleven o’one European Deluxe Compounds). Use to mold or enrobe your treats resulting in a shell of delicious chocolate speckled with salted caramel goodness. 

So try our Salted Caramel Flakes today & discover how they can transform your desserts from ordinary to extraordinary! 

Available in 1lb & 5lb bags on Friday, October 27th!

We love to see your creations, so be sure to tag us on social media when you use our products!

Instagram : @stoverandcompany

Threads: @stoverandcompany

Facebook: @stovercompanybaking     

Or share your homemade treats in our Public Facebook Group: Confection Connection


Sweet Team Spotlight: Meet Rachel Laukala!

We personally invited some of our loyalist supporters & biggest superfans to create this power team of talented bakers & treat makers & we want to give you a chance to get to know them better!

Meet Rachel Laukala:


First & foremost, Rachel is a wife & mom to three crazy boys! As a longtime friend & supporter of