Candy bars have got it all. Chocolate, caramel, peanuts, almonds, taffy, peanut butter, marshmallow, coconut, cashews...the combinations and options are endless. They also range in size from bite to king size. A candy bar usually includes other confectionary ingredients besides the fundamental chocolate bar which is your basic sugar, milk and cocoa. A candy bar will often include caramel, nuts or other healthy ingredients as in peanut butter bars. Often bulk candy bars will be used as a special treat. Because of the small size, the person enjoying the bar feels as if they are having something special but not over-indulging.
Perfect examples of candy bar, bite size treat are Toblerone mini chocolate bars and Hershey's mini chocolate bars. Up until the late 1800s chocolate and candy were sold by weight in confectionary or general stores. The chocolate was sold in the form of a tablet. Toward the end of the century candy and chocolate were combined in small wrapped portions and the candy bar was born.