Friday, March 22, 2013

Brenda’s M&M’s Chicks ~ An Easter Treat


All right, fess up. Who among you has ever eaten M&Ms before 8 AM?

That’s what I asked my Facebook friends in a recent post. I knew I wasn’t alone and the replies proved it.

MWM: Only the peanut ones... figured they had a little protein, so they’d probably be ok.

PSB: Of course! Isn’t there dairy somewhere in the chocolate? somewhere.....?

BK (not Burger King!): M and M's are the breakfast of champions.

PJH: I don’t think I have........
Me: P, you don’t know what you’re missing!
PJH: i love M&M peanut butter......... like reeces pieces! i'm sure i've had them in the morning, just not as a breakfast! lol!!

CLC: lol. When I was a kid, I use to eat cake for breakfast. What about Easter? When u use to get our kids' easter baskets ready?? I had to taste everything that wasn't in a package.

TC: Does 12:01AM count?
Me: Definitely, T.





All this talk about M&Ms brings us to ~ BRENDA’S M&M’S CHICKS ~ from Brenda at Sweet Simple Stuff.

These little critters are fairly easy to make and are perfect for Easter decorations or gifts. I’ve got mine on my dining room table right now, but they are going to go to my grandsons next week.



Because the white candy melts don’t have much flavor on their own, I added orange extract after melting -- taste-testing until it was just the way I wanted it. Once you’ve melted, colored and flavored your candies for the base and the beaks, work quickly to complete your chicks before it hardens again.

Hurry right over to Brenda’s sweet simple blog and get instructions on making your own M&M’s Chicks.




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I occasionally stop in our little Corning store - Corningware, Revere, Pyrex and other excellent choices -- to see what’s on sale. Look what I ‘snapped up’ this time...




Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Cookie & Cupcake Carrier on sale for $14.99! They separate and you can carry just one half (12 cupcakes). Plus each of the layers flips over and will hold 1/4 of a sheet cake. Love the handle, too.

25 comments:

  1. I confess ... if the bag is open ... it's fair game ... isn't it? I love the conversation that you started ... maybe we should start an M&M's Anonymous group. Thank you for the mention and great find at the Corning store ;)

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    1. I forgot to say ... your chicks look great!

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    2. Brenda, I felt so much less guilty after I found out that I'm not the only one who has eaten M&Ms early in the AM!

      M&Ms Anonymous? I should say not, 'cause that would mean giving up M&Ms. Get a grip on yourself, Brenda!

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  2. Oh dear Iam guilty of eating m&ms through the night... Oops!
    Your chicks are too cute!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. I wouldn't feel so bad about it if I was your age, CCU. At my age, though, I really should (hate that word) use what few calories I'm allotted on more healthy foods. Peep... peep... peep.

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  3. Those M&M's would be a hit with any kid -- and most parents, too. Thanks for sharing the link.

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    1. I'm so grateful I don't have a peanut allergy, ChgoJohn, 'cause life without M&Ms would be almost unbearable. Always glad to share Brenda's links. She has the most tempting ideas.

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  4. I also loved Brenda's little chicks they are just adorable and so is your post. Happy Easter to you! take care, BAM

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    1. Happy Easter to you, too, BAM. Have you tried to make these? I can just imagine those boys of yours wiping out the M&Ms as you turn your back for an instant to grab the other ingredients. Follow the trail, BAM, follow the trail.

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  5. They are so cute! I want to have them jumped in my mouth

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    1. Selena, the little chicks would have to be live to jump in your mouth. Are you sure that's really what you want?! 😉

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  6. The little chicks are adorable!
    As for the M&Ms... ahem, well, protein, dairy, etc., all good excuses ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Carine. As for the M&Ms, there's only one way to avoid eating them for b'fast... don't have them in the house. Meantime, I think it is okay to equate them with protein, dairy, etc.

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  7. These little chicks are so cute, Kathleen!
    Could I join the club of anonymus M&M eaters :)
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks, Daniela, and you are more than welcome in M&Ms Anonymous where we will encourage you to eat more, not less, M&Ms. Happy Easter to you.

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  8. These little chicks are just too cute! And Peanut M&Ms are my favorite!

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    1. Thanks, Regina. It's not easy tackling projects like this... too tempting to eat them as fast as I make them. I did, however, manage to save more than a dozen chicks to split between my little grandsons. (Oops, they may not like that "little"!)

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  9. wow...chicks look sooper cute and wonderful post..
    thanks for sharing dear..
    wishing you a very happy Easter..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Glad you like the post, Jay. I always appreciate your kind words. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. A fun idea, definitely. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, M. I went and checked out your fascinating blog, too.

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  11. Nice blogs Kathleen...made for a good read. Do visit my blogs too :)

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    1. Indrani, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I took a look at your blogs and especially liked the food blog... http://indraneescookingcorner.blogspot.com.

      Kathleen

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