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Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Fun Easter Snack Idea!

I think you'll all love this one! It comes from M&M's website and can be seen here: http://www.brightideas.com/bright_idea.aspx?ID=482 The idea, recipe, and photo all belong to M&M's and I am just borrowing it to share with you all. Enjoy!






Here's the recipe:





Fun Flyers





Prep Time: 12 min.





Bake Time: 15 min.





Decoration Time: 30 min.





Difficulty: Easy





Yield: Makes 36 Fun Flyers.





Ingredients:





2 cups M&M'S® Peanut Chocolate Candies (May substitute with 2 bags M&M'S® Brand Dark Peanut Chocolate Candies or 2 bags M&M'S® Brand Almond Chocolate Candies)





1 18.25-oz. box yellow cake mix





1 ½ cups prepared vanilla frosting Green and yellow food coloring





2 strands black licorice laces





3 12-cup mini cupcake pans





36 mini paper cupcake liners





Resealable plastic bag





Spatula





Directions:





1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 3 (12 cup) mini cupcake pans with paper liners.





2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.





3. Divide batter evenly between prepared cupcake pans. Bake approximately 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven, transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.





4. Meanwhile, spoon 1/4 cup white frosting into resealable bag. Tint remaining frosting green and use to cover cupcakes.





5. Use photograph as decorating guide for cupcakes. Arrange four M&M'S® Peanut Chocolate Candies as photo shows. Pipe white frosting body in center and use licorice for antennae.

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