Last week-end we hosted 18 high school girls for an overnight year-end event. While in the kitchen helping with a meal, I went to retrieve something from the pantry. A crisis of epic proportions ensued. The new 56 oz. bulk bag of M&M candy spilled out all over the kitchen floor. Someone did not close it properly! The floor was covered in bright colored candy. And worse, the floor was so filthy from all of the foot traffic from our guests, the M&M’s had to be discarded.
I mourned for hours, for there are only two things in life I love as much (or more) than my family and pooch. M&M’s and Hershey’s Syrup. My love for chocolate is an addiction I refuse to quit.
I mostly love M&M’s. I love their bright primary colors. I love how they crunch. I love their yummy milk chocolate taste. I love the sticky colored residue they leave on my palm. But mostly, I love the many assorted and artistic ways I can eat my M&M’s.
Like my good mom, I’ve shared my love of M&M’s with my kids. And we would like to share with you, the many creative and entertaining ways you can eat this scrumptious chocolate candy.
Color Grouping: Recently, I sat next to a fellow board member at a meeting, who upon opening up a snack size bag of M&M’s began grouping them by color. “That’s exactly what I do,” I whispered to her. We both smiled. Once her M&M’s were sorted by colors, she began eating the blue M&M’s, one by one. Color grouping is probably the most popular way most people eat M&M’s.
Patterns: The different types of patterns you can create with M&M’s are countless. There is checkerboard, triangle, even diamond. Our family favorite is checkerboard.
Flowers: They’re not just in your garden! If you love flowers and you love M&M’s this may soon become your favorite way to eat them. First, set aside the green M&M’s, you’ll need them for the stems and grass. Next choose colors for the flower petals and centers. Next, build your flower. Make your stems and plant your grass. Voila, you have a garden of M&M flowers. Take a moment to admire before munching.
Over the Rainbow: Think Roy G Biv M&M’s style. Build a small arch using your red M&M’s. Repeat the arch in the following color order, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown. Alas, you have a beautiful chocolate candy rainbow. Enjoy!
M&M’s provide an outlet for creative expression without the mess of paint or colored markers. You can “paint” your initials, paint the sun, you can even make a rainbow fish. M&M’s – chocolate artwork that’s worth the calories.
Moral: Everything is better with M&M Candy