You know them, you love them, you quietly whisper “melts in your mouth, not in your hands” as you tip your head back and toss another handful in because, you know, you’ve got to test the theory. M&Ms are a candy classic. However, over the years the rainbow coated chocolate has become much more than just a candy treat – it’s a darn great baking ingredient. Here are some of the best recipes to prove why you should be keeping M&Ms handy in your baking cupboard.
Mmmm…nothing like the concept of spooning brownie batter with cookies, and topped with the sweet crunch of M&Ms. When hosting a girl’s night, super bowl party, or a Sunday cheat day treat, this recipe has you covered.
http://fakeginger.com/mms-brownie-batter-dip/ Photo by: Fake Ginger
All of my favorite sweet food groups in one; chocolate, cookie dough, and peanut butter! To add M&Ms to that, is simply mindblowing. Plus, the peanut butter is protein, so these are basically a health food bar, right?
Photo by: Coupon Cravings
Don’t bash this one with a stick, just bite in, and let the candy explosion happen. Skip right past the hands, and right to the mouth with this mini M&M hack!
http://mandysrecipeboxblog.com/pinata-cupcakes/ Photo by: Mandy’s Recipe Box
Every mom knows that rice krispies are the bomb dot com because they’re simple, fast, and last for days. Simple and fast means you won’t lose your marbles when the kids want to “help”. With 5 ingredients, including colorful and crunchy M&Ms – this makes your classic rice krispie square a whole lot more fun.
http://www.somethingswanky.com/white-chocolate-rice-krispies-treats-with-mms/ Photo by: Something Swanky
Monster cookies are a favorite childhood cookie, with their signature chocolate chips, and M&Ms. Make that into a cookie dough dip and kids will think you’re some sort of magical wizard fairy gifting them all they’ve ever wanted. Or maybe that’s just everyone in general, but we’ll say “kids” to keep this whole adulting facade going strong.
http://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2015/09/17/monster-cookie-dough-dip/ Photo by: Chocolate Moosey
Gather round the cast iron skillet, scoop some ice cream, and grab a spoon… let’s dig right in, shall we?
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/07/24/mms-chocolate-chip-skillet-cookie/ Photo by: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Here’s the amazing thing about M&Ms, they come in varieties. Yes, varieties. We all have one we favor, and for me – that’s always been peanut butter M&Ms. So a cake made with them, with additional peanut butter as the literal frosting on the cake? That’s a yes. A heck, yes.
http://atreatsaffair.com/mms-peanut-butter-cake-with-peanut-butter-frosting-recipe/ Photo by: A Treat’s Affair
Remember that Leonardo DiCaprio movie “Inception” where they went into dreams, and had dreams within the dreams? This dessert is the real-life chocolate, candy, peanut buttery version of that. It’s a chocolate coated treat, filled with a chocolate coated treat. M&M Inception.
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/06/22/peanut-butter-mms-truffles/ Photo by: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Every good snack mix needs some sort of candy or chocolate to make the snack mix complete. Everyone knows, the best ingredient for that role, is the M&M. Plus, they’re super bright so they’re easier to pick out 😉
http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/snack-mix/#_a5y_p=4781911 Photo by: Julie’s Eats & Treats
When you have a savory pizza, toppings like sauce and cheese and pepperoni are the go-to’s. When you’re doing a sweet dessert pizza? The topping of choice of course is M&Ms.
http://thegoldlininggirl.com/2016/05/chocolate-peanut-butter-cookie-pizza/ Photo by: The Gold Lining
The simple title of these doesn’t do them justice. Yes, they’re highlighting the hero of the recipe – M&M’s, but these cupcakes are so much more. They’re chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting, dipped in chocolate and topped with M&M’s. Heck, yes.
http://lemon-sugar.com/2012/09/m-cupcakes.html/ Photo by: Lemon Sugar