PINK M&M Treats

This might be one of the last pink thing I make this month, but who knows… I think our coworkers and friends might be sick of seeing pink baked goods! Although I’m sure they don’t mind. I’m submitting these for my Power of Pink Challenge. I love making these M&M Treats because they’re so easy but SO FREAKING tasty. Especially if you love salty-and-sweet things. One of my personal favorite combinations is chocolate with anything salty – pretzels, potato chips, Fritos… I’ve used this last combo a couple times throughout the years, including the Frito candy I made last year and the Frito-candy inspired cupcakes I made for Cupcake Hero: Cocoa. And I love all things simple. It is fun to bust out some advanced baking skills, but sometimes the simplest things are the best. These little guys are a perfect illustration of that thought.

Easy M&M Treats (by ME!)
1 1-lb bag of mini-pretzels
2 big bag of M&Ms
2 packages of Almond Bark or 2 bags of Wilton candy melts (white)

Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. Lie pretzels (flat side down) on the waxed paper. They can be very close to each other.

Melt almond bark/candy melts according to the directions on the package. Using a spoon, scoop some of the melted almond bark into the holes of the pretzels OR using a squeeze bottle, squeeze melted candy into holes of pretzels.

Before it starts to set, put 3 M&Ms into the holes. This is where it helps to have an extra set of hands. Usually I pour the melted almond bark while Hubby puts the M&Ms in.

When the sheet is full, put it in the freezer or outside to let the almond candy is set. I like to store mine in the freezer as well.

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9 Responses to “Superbowl Cupcakes! Go Colts! Go Saints!”

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    Elina — February 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    LOVE the decorated cupcakes! What recipe did you use? They look delicious. 🙂
    It was nice meeting you yesterday. Your m&m cookies were yummy as well.

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    Jen — February 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Elina! I used this recipe for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen. I’ll do a full post with the recipe and details later.

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    Christina — February 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Super cute!! They look delicious too. 🙂

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    Pamela — February 8, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Thanks for the inspiration; I had seen the general idea elsewhere but never thought about doing it for sports logos for some reason. I made a few cupcake toppers this afternoon that I’ll be posting soon. ( Great idea!!

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    Jessica LeAnne — February 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love this! Im going to try to make some candy toppers for my cupcakes now.

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    Joy — February 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I actually prefer the yellow sprinkles to the idea of yellow/gold frosting. It makes them look SO CHIC

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    Michelle Rago — February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t know if the frosting or actually cupcake was my favorite part, so good I had to bring one to work with me on Monday.

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