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It’s time to get baking! This is my favorite time right now – the last few days before Christmas. If you read here often, you already know I’m a fan of giving edible gifts, and the Glad holiday packaging is the perfect, easy way to keep those treats fresh!
I mean, think about it – unless you’re only giving enough to be devoured in one sitting, your friends and neighbors need a way to store all that deliciousness for a few days, after you worked so hard on it, right?
The limited edition holiday designs are only available at Target, and on the backside of the packaging, there’s a great M&M’s holiday recipe, too!
I made up the Black & White Peppermint M&M’s Brownie Bars on the back of the big container packaging with another Target exclusive: White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s! The recipes on the back are designed to fit into the containers perfectly. Genius!
I also love picking up the M&M’s Holiday Minis for another great and EASY recipe, M&M’s Snowflake Bark. I just love making up bite-sized bark in silicone molds, and this recipe is just 4 ingredients.
- 1/4 c. M&M’s Holiday Minis
- 1 c. white chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts
In a small bowl, stir your M&M’s, peanuts, and mini chips together. Spoon about 1 1/2 tsp. of mix into the bottom of each silicone mold cavity. This size recipe will make about 18 1-oz bites, but this will vary depending on what size molds you’re using. You want to fill each cavity about 1/3 of the way with mix.
Melt your white chips according to the package directions – typically it only takes about a minute in the microwave, but each brand will be a little different.
Carefully spoon the melted white chocolate into the cavities until it just covers the M&M’s mix, until the molds are about 2/3 full. The goal is to get about the same amount of white chocolate as topping. Tap your holds gently on the counter a few times to smooth the chocolate, and to allow it to settle into the cracks around your topping mix.
Allow to harden, which will take about 45 minutes on the counter, or 20 minutes in the refrigerator. When hard, pop bite sized pieces out, and store and gift them in a Glad airtight container!
What are you baking up in the coming days? Anything new? What’s your family’s favorite?