M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops

M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops
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These colorful and fun M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket.  Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M’s® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

Do you and your family enjoy putting together Easter baskets?  Easter was one of my most favorite holidays as a child, and is still one of my favorites today.  I love putting together fun, colorful Easter treats for my family, friends and neighbors.  This year I had an idea to create these colorful (and tasty!!) M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops.  Not only were they fun to make, they were pretty easy, and when added to these Terra-cotta flower pots, they become the most amazing spring Easter basket!

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

To create these fun, springy Easter Baskets, I made sure to swing by my local Walmart to pick up all the supplies I needed.  Every Easter Basket needs lots of candy, so I picked up these pretty DOVE® Milk Chocolate Easter Bunnies, DOVE® Solid Milk Chocolate Bunnies, Starburst® Jellybeans Original, M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies, and Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate candies.  You can also find 23.5oz Easter Mixed Brand Chocolates (package includes SNICKERS®, DOVE®, M&M’s®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, 3 Musketeers®) at Walmart as well.

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

Make sure you stop by the front holiday section at your local Walmart to find all of your Easter basket essentials.  I was able to pick up the green Easter grass, plastic eggs, and the paper straws and lollipop sticks, too!  I also got all of my supplies for the cereal treats in the grocery section.  Walmart really is a one-stop shop!

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

To make these fun flower pops is actually a pretty simple process.  You’ll start by making a pan of cereal treats.  Once cooled, you’ll cut the cereal treats into circles, using round cookie or biscuit cutters.  Feel free to use any size you wish – I actually make a couple of sizes – 2 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ which made for a nice variety.

Once the cereal treats are cut into the round shapes, you’ll then melt the white chocolate candy melts.  To make sure the straws/sticks stay firmly in the pops, you’ll want to dip the end of the stick into the melted chocolate just before inserting into the cereal treat.  Place on a flat surface to dry.

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

From here, you can then begin decorating the flowers.  I chose the M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies (which are slightly larger) and the Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate candies.  The larger M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies worked well for the center of the flowers, and the smaller Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate candies were just the right size for the petals.  Have fun mixing and matching the color combinations for your flowers.

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

Once the chocolate is set, I then tied on small strips of green ribbon to the straws/sticks, which made for really pretty “leafy foliage” for the flowers.

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

These flowers are such a pretty addition to a fun and creative spin on Easter baskets.  I placed a piece of Styrofoam into each pot, and topped the pots with green, paper Easter grass.  I then inserted the lollipop sticks easily into the Styrofoam, and topped with pots with the DOVE® Milk Chocolate Easter Bunnies, Starburst® Jellybeans Original , and additional M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies.

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

In addition to Easter baskets, these flower pots also make fantastic Easter centerpieces.  When adorned with these pretty spring flower pops, this pretty pastel colored flower pot will be a gorgeous addition to any Easter dinner table.

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

Here’s the recipe for these fun, pretty and tasty M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops:

M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Indahl-Fink
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12 treats
These colorful and fun M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M’s® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 6 c. crispy rice cereal
  • 4-6 oz. white chocolate candy melts
  • M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies
  • Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate candies
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 45-60 seconds. Add the marshmallows and toss gently in the melted butter. Microwave the marshmallows for 1 min 30 seconds. Stop to stir. Melt for another 30-60 seconds until marshmallows are completely melted. Add the rice cereal to the melted marshmallows, and combine completely. Pour mixture into the prepared pan, and press evenly. Let the cereal treats set to cool completely, for at least 1 hour.
  3. Once cereal treats have cooled, begin cutting out round cereal treat shapes with round cookie or biscuit cutters. Use any size desired.
  4. Melt the white chocolate candy melts according to package directions. Using paper straws and/or lollipop sticks, dip the end into the melted chocolate, and then insert into the round cereal treat, about half way into the side of the treat.
  5. Use the remainder of the melted chocolate, coat the top sides of the pops, and decorate with the M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies and Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate candies using a variety of color combinations. Let cereal treats cool completely, at least 1 hour, before moving. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Notes
The larger M&M’s® Easter Sundae candies work well for the center of the flower, and the smaller Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate candies work well as the exterior petals.[br]Decorate with green ribbon to give the pops the looks of a leafy stem.

I hope these treats inspire you to do something fun for your friends, family and neighbors for Easter this year!  These pretty pops will surely get Spring off to a great start!  Enjoy! ~Erin

Do you have a fun Easter treat that you make with M&M’s®?  Need some additional Easter ideas?  Check out the M&M’s® Easter Hub for additional Easter Basket, treat and dessert ideas for making your Easter the best ever!

 

These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know!

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Comments

  1. Samantha K says:

    How adorable! This is such a great idea! (client)

  2. These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    Pinning to share.
    ~Laurie

  3. Such pretty, edible spring flowers! What a great addition to any Easter basket! Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday!

  4. Good Morning!
    These are delightful and beautiful!
    We would love for you to share these day with us At Thoughts Of Home On Thursday
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    Thank you,
    Jemma

  5. So cute! This is a lovely idea for Easter or just for spring!

  6. Fun, easy and festive! Thanks for sharing on the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you’ll join us again.

  7. I love these, you are so clever, I can see these being made for many occasions!!

    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW last week now Christine Ryan picked your post to be featured on our #OMHGWW we have Pinned and shared!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Karren

  8. This is way cool and perfect for Easter! Thanks for the sales tips!

    Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

  9. These would be fun to make and gift. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

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