I’ve mentioned time and time again how much I love baking, especially around the holidays. It’s simply a “holiday-must” and I love finding even more excuses to do it this time of year.
One of my favorite baking supplies that I use in my desserts are M&M’S®. I use them a TON, and they are a great and sweet ingredient that allow you to change up many recipes and make them even sweeter. If you’ve been to the store recently I’m sure you have noticed that M&M’S® are available in holiday flavors and colors perfect for holiday baking! I know I’ve already used them in several recipes that I’ve shared with you in the past few weeks, and I’m doing it yet again today.
Before I share the recipe I wanted to make sure you knew about the different M&M® flavors that are available right now:
- M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint (available at Target)
- M&M’S® Holiday Dark Mint
- M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s
I have tried ALL of these flavors, and LOVE them! My favorite are the M&M’SM® White Chocolate Peppermint that are only available at Target. I used them in the recipe I’m sharing today, and I think you’ll love it. What’s great is right now you can find M&M’S Holiday recipes featured on the back of the Target exclusive Glad Holiday packaging. I even found more recipe ideas on the side of the M&M® display at Target, which can be easily grabbed and used for some more holiday baking. Recently, I grabbed a few recipe cards and bags of M&M’S® for some baking with friends and the littles for a Cookie Exchange.
Last week, we invited friends over for some baking, snacking and socializing. Everyone was responsible for bringing a few dozen treats that we would divvy up and package. This is something I did every year with my sisters and mom back in Arizona. I had to make sure the tradition continued here in Texas, and it was a blast!
Here are some more detailed pictures from the Cookie Exchange…
The favors: M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint
Baking with the official “Lil’ Luna Taste tester.” And yes… he really has that title and I pay him a quarter for this opinion on the recipe. I’m pretty sure he’s given every one TEN THUMBS UP!! 😉
Baking is always fun with friends. Getting together to exchange goodies and chat while the kiddos run around is even more fun!! There were about 8 of us who got together for the exchange so you can imagine how much fun we had while all the kiddos played. 😉
Everything was out and ready so everyone could package their own goodies for friends and neighbors. The GLAD Saran Wrap was perfect for the goodies on plates, and the GLAD dishes were great for quick, simple and cute packaging.
Here is how I packaged my goodies…
I just added some tulle on top which made for super quick and cute packaging. And the best part is, these bins keep the goodies nice and fresh (although I have a feeling they’ll be gone pretty quick!)
I also wanted to make sure I shared with you the recipes I made for the Exchange. I tried a new one using the M&M’S White Chocolate Peppermint that were so stinking delicious. They also looked beautiful and festive too!
Black and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cake Cookies Recipe
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 tbsp Hershey's syrup
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&Ms White Chocolate Peppermint
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, butter, and Hershey's syrup. Mix on low speed until it is combined well.
- Fold in chocolate chips and 3/4 cup M&Ms.
- We used our cookie scoop and placed them onto a greased cookie sheet. We added more M&Ms to the top.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
I’m telling you friends – these Black and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cake Cookies are amazing!! It’s the double the chocolate and double the goodness for these sweet treats!!
For more favorite holiday treats, check out:
Be sure to head to your local Target for the GLAD packaging and M&M’S. They’ll make holiday baking easier and yummier this Christmas season!