Get your Irish on by making these great chocolate cookies which are packed full of green candies such as M&M’s and Mini Eggs. I did wonder could I get white and orange M&M’s to really fly the flag (get it? ha ha) but it was becoming expensive and time consuming to try and locate them but if you’re in a position to get them … wouldn’t it be so great!
I didn’t go with mint flavoured M&M’s as it might not appeal to everyone and they can be bit strong, but what I did do is to mix the type of M&M’s to add a surprise element to my cookies so in some bites it’s chocolate, some are crispy, some with peanut and some salted caramel – went down a major treat! People’s faces when they bit into a salted caramel … fantastic!
These are just so sweet and make a real impact. They are all over the web so I can’t claim any right to them and certainly not my idea but everyone has their own little interpretation and this is mine.
You don’t need any electric mixer for this recipe. A good whisk, spatula and large spoon for the final bit and you’re good to go.
I make them in a 20cm square tin which should give you 5 trees measuring about 9cm x 6cm but it depends on your cutter. You do need a decent sized one otherwise once you try to cut them out, they will fall apart. Now if you’re handy with a knife then cut out triangles but as I’m totally useless, I rely on a tree cutter!
In honour of the 2018 Great British Bake Off season, I made these fantastically indulgent cookies for the first episode, Biscuit Week!
Not enough to have them full of chocolate chips, they are also full of delicious M&Ms for extra oomph! They are big cookies people ….. BIG cookies. There’s nothing delicate here. Just saying …
I reduced the sugar in them as you use two types of sugar and then you’re adding chocolate chips and M&M’s but wait, they have lots of wholesome oats in them so there’s the healthy ingredients 🙂
These squares are a cross between a brownie and a blondie and are pretty addictive! I love that if you use different coloured sweets, you can make this recipe for most of our celebrations. If you want a Gluten Free version, there are sweets that are a few varieties such as the ones from Aldi and the Dairy & Dam in Health Stores are gluten free. Regular Smarties are NOT gluten free.
I’ve popped a few variations of these delicious squares in the recipe below for you to try and as usual, I’ve reduced the sugar as they are quite sweet with the M&M’s and the chocolate chips. They turned out still sweet and very delicious! Quick and easy to make, easy to adapt …. what’s not to love??