#MMsGetCorny

Who isn’t a M&M’s fan? I know my family enjoys a ton of the M&M’s candy. Did you know that they have recently come out with a new product? It is called M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate. How yummy does this M&M’s candy corn sound? Now, your local Walmart should be carrying this (however, mine does not). Now, with a cool new product, of course, we need a cool recipe to use them in. For Halloween, I personally like to make scarecrow cookies. Here’s what my shopping trip looked like:

Here’s the recipe:

For the cookies:

1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
19 oz package of M&M’s (separate out about 100 M&M’s for the scarecrow eyes and a few extra to snack on along the way)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugars until they are light and fluffy. Then beat in the egg, the vanilla, and the M&Ms. (This make break the M&Ms but you don’t see the cookie after the frosting anyway).

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add both bowls together and mix.

Grease your cookie sheets and then drop 1 heading teaspoon (or a heading tablespoon if you want larger cookies). Bake for 10 – 13 minutes. Cool, then frost.

Frosting

6 tbsp butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup of milk
1 tsp of vanilla

Melt the butter on your stovetop. Remove from the heat and add in the powdered sugar. Add the milk. If needed, keep adding more milk until you get the consistency that you are looking for. Frost the top of each cookie.

To decorate the cookies:

Sugar wafers
Candy corn
M & M’s
Bran cereal
Licorice Strings

First, cut a sugar wafer in half. Add a dollop of frosting to the top edge of the cookie and stick a wafer half to it for a hat top. Place a whole sugar wafer just below the hat top for a brim. Add a small licorice piece for hat trim. Press pieces of the bran cereal into the frosting around the hat. For the face, press on a candy corn nose, M & M eyes, and a licorice string mouth.

And this what they look like:

This recipe has been entered into a contest, so help me by voting.  🙂

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias . #cBias

Pretzel Crisps

Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps are the world’s first spreadable pretzel crackers.  They are flat baked pretzels made without any trans fats, saturated fats, or cholesterol.  They are also low fat, low calorie, OU Kosher certified.  With all that goodness, how do they taste?  They are awesome.  We were able to try out several flavors and they are all really good.  The Deli Style line is available in seven flavors:  original, everything, sesame, garlic parmesan, buffalo wing, jalapeno jack, and chipotle.  Right, now Bill’s favorite flavor is Buffalo Wing.  He does want me to let you all know that they are spicy, but not too spicy.  They are perfect for a family party.  I like the original flavor the best (yes, I am boring).  There is also a modern classic line that has four flavors:  classic, supreme, Tuscan Three Cheese, and Cinnamon Toast.  There is even special edition Pretzel Crisps:  White Chocolate & Peppermint and Dark Chocolate & Peppermint.

This year, Pretzel Crisps is proud to join the fight and help donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For every specially marked 14 ounce Pretzel Crisps® bag sold from August through October 2011, Snack Factory will donate a portion of the proceeds, with a minimum of $100,000, to Komen.

Great snack, great cause.  What more could you ask for?

Wonka’s Easter and Spring Treats

With Easter right around the corner, there are some treats that have to make it into your Easter baskets this year. Wonka truly has something for everyone:

Let’s start with the Double Yummy Gummies candy.  My kids are huge fans of anything gummy, so needless to say, these went over quite well at my house!  They are offered in natural orange, lemon, and strawberry flavors.  Let’s just say that it is way too easy to eat the whole bag of them in one sitting.

The SweeTARTS candy carrots were also another winner in my house. I mean, seriously, how cute would it be to put a carrot in your loved ones Easter basket?  These orange Wonka SweeTARTS Jelly Beans are just what the Easter Bunny asked for.  The packaging is beyond cute and the jelly beans are super yummy!

Wonka even has chocolate this Easter:

You’ve got the the Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Eggs. It’s creamy milk chocolate with toffee, crispy cookie, and crunchy peanuts.
They also have the Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall Eggs. This is a delectable combination of swirled milk and white chocolate. To quote Madison, it almost looks like a cow!

Wonka has so many choices for the Easter Bunny to choose this year.  As my three old told me, all the Wonka candy is “yummy yummy yummy in my tummy tummy tummy”. Who can argue with that?