The minty cousins are coming home for the holidays. And they’re welcome to stay as long as they can.
Puffy, and slightly larger than a plain m&m, these resemble the taste of those dutch mints, or dutch pastels that you would find by the hostess station at some “finer” restaurants (see image below).
Tangent- the whole open candy bowl, grab a handful of mints, is a pretty gross feature. These days you get individually packaged mints, which seems better.
Ok, back the the m&ms…The candy shell is crunchy, and the interior is smooth mint chocolate. I think I’m hooked on these. I bet these would be good frozen, too.
Here’s a recipe for using them in cookies. The recipe from “little bitty bakes” sounds good and looks great.
I also could imagine these m&ms as decorating some sort of christmas cake. They would look pretty in a glass apothecary jar, but that harkens back to the afore mentioned candy bow, so I’ll steer clear of that.
I will go and get another bag today since my family ate the last bag. If you spot them, pick up a bag for yourself.