Last month I made an M&M birthday cake for my friends’ 7 yr old. I bought two 42oz bags of M&M’s and didn’t even finish one bag. I even had to open the second bag because I was running out of one color in particular.
That bag of candy sat in my cupboard mocking me for weeks. I was tempted to just eat them, but instead I began scouring the web for recipes using M&M’s when this one caught my eye. I made three desserts using M&M’s and I will share the first one with you now.
It was like funfetti cookies only with M&M’s instead of sprinkles. The crushed candy shells looked more like confetti. I loved the idea! I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and tossed in the crushed candy. The cookies turned out great! I loved the hints of chocolate that came with every bite and the sugar coating from the candy played the role of sprinkles. I thought they might be too sugary, but they were just fine.
Now I have another idea for left over Halloween candy!
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
- 8oz (about 1 cup) M&M’s crushed
- Stir the crushed M&M’s into the cookie batter. Using a medium ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons), drop the cookie dough onto your baking pan. Bake according to your recipe. Enjoy!