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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.


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



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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