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Jem has caught the early Christmas bug around here. She must sense my urgency to get things organized and ready to go before baby arrives. Of course, her focus is a little different than mine and most recently we had a little conversation/explosion that went like this …
Jem — Mom! Max found the Christmas candies in the cupboard! He says he is going to eat them ALLLLLLLLL!
Mom — No, no, he won’t. Max, put them back. Those are for Christmas.
Max — It’s Christmas today?
Jem — I’m saving those for Santa. Don’t, Max! Get them out of your mouth!
Mom — Ok, ok. Max, hand them over. Jem, don’t worry, we’ll make sure Santa has a yummy treat.
Jem — Good! I think we should make him something super delicious. Maybe like chocolate flavored with peppermint and a big glass of milk and lots and lots of his favorite candy!
And so, thanks to Jemma’s inspiration, and infatuation with preparing for Santa, we have made plans to whip up White Peppermint S’more Brownies for his Christmas Eve arrival. Of course, a trial run was in order and boy, am I looking forward to playing Santa with Daddy when round 2 of these brownies are baked again on Christmas Eve!
Jemma even has plans for an on-the-go treat for Santa … mini bags of all our favorite M&M’s® so Santa can snack in his sleigh. Isn’t she the sweetest?
White Peppermint S’more Brownies
- 1 box of brownie mix (and required ingredients listed on the box)
- 6-8 graham crackers
- 18 large marshmallows
- 1 cup M&M’s® White Peppermint
- 1/2 cup peppermint crumbles
Preheat the oven ad required by your brownie box recipe and butter a 9×13 baking dish.
In a mixing bowl whip up your brownie batter according to package directions. While it mixes, layer the bottom of your baking dish with graham crackers. Pour brownie batter on the top and spread evenly. Bake for 20-30 minutes; not as long as the box requires. Usually 1 box of brownie mix calls for a square pan, but for this recipe we’re using a 9×13 so it’s a thinner layer of brownie batter, hence, cutting the cook time.
Remove brownies from the oven, test for doneness, and position each marshmallow on top of the brownies. Broil on low for 2-3 minutes. Stand close! Broiling is tricky business!
Remove from the oven and ever so gently stir the marshmallows so they break open and act like glue for all the peppermint goodness you’re about to sprinkle. Add M&M’s® White Peppermint and peppermint crumbles to the top while the marshmallows are warm. Allow to cool before cutting — it will be messy, but totally worth it! Serve alongside a large glass of milk, because, obviously. This gooey Christmas treat REQUIRES milk for ultimate enjoyment so don’t skip that!
While your brownies bake, don’t forget to prep Santa’s sleigh treat! We filled cellophane bags with a mix of M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate, Holiday Peanut, and Holiday Peanut Butter and twisted them shut with shimmery star wire. You know, for when he flies through the stars on to the next family’s home!
Walmart is brimming with holiday baking products. We found everything we needed on the seasonal aisle, holiday baking display, and dairy section. Yay for stocking up on Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix, Great Value milk, and an assortment of M&M’s® like White Peppermint, Hot Chocolate, Holiday Milk Chocolate, Holiday Peanut, and Holiday Peanut Butter.
While you’re doing your holiday shopping be sure to stock up on at least 2 bags of M&M’s® at Walmart. When you do, up to a gallon of milk will be donated to The Great American Milk Drive. Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks and sadly, one of the lowest supplies. So, enjoy M&M’s® while helping a family in need or make a small donation at Pour Milk Love. And stack this $1 off coupon while you take advantage of the opportunity to give milk!
Need another holiday treat idea? Give these M&M’s® Holiday Snowflake Cookies a try … so simple thanks to Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix! I already picked up a box so we can give them a try ourselves :) And these recipes are making my mouth water too!