Turn M&M's and dehydrated marshmallows into cute M&M's Christmas ornaments. Serve in a candy dish or add to cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.
The moment I opened my first package of Mega M&M's I could see so many edible craft possibilities including these Mega M&M's Christmas Ornaments. You can add these festive candies to a Christmas tree cake or cookie, simply stack them in a candy jar, or if you are ambitious, string them and hang them on an actual tree.
When I sat down to make these edible ornaments, I only planned to draw on them with food coloring markers, add a silver marshmallow hanger, and call it a day.
But, as you can see, I didn't stop at that. As I was scribbling on the candies, I realized there were so many possible ways to turn these large round candy-coated chocolates into colorful ornaments for Christmas.
Some are misted with food coloring spray to give them a spotted, two-tone appearance, others are coated in corn syrup and colored sugars, and some are left just as they are, with the iconic "m" showing. Any way you make these, they are pretty fun and super easy.
So, what are you waiting for, grab some Mega M&M's and get crafting.
Mega M&M Christmas Ornaments
Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits (vanilla or chocolate)
silver food coloring spray - I used Wilton Color Mist
white confectionery coating (candy melts or almond bark)
silver luster dust
optional: food coloring sprays, corn syrup, and colored sugar, food coloring markers
kitchen tweezers (or brand new clean tweezers)
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Make your dehydrated marshmallows silver.
Pour a handful of Mallow Bits into a disposable container.
Spray with silver food coloring spray, tossing the marshmallows around to evenly coat them. Spray lightly or the mallow bits will just fly around.
I found that tossing them in the wet spray that was collected in the bottom of my container worked fine. Allow them to dry completely, about 10-15 minutes.
Decorate your M&M ornaments.
You can leave your M&M's plain, allowing the 'm' to show on your ornaments, or turn them over and make plain colored ornaments.
I brushed on a small bit of white confectionery coating to give my plain M&M's a highlight.
It's easy to use food coloring markers to decorate the ornaments too.
Make the ornaments sparkly.
For a sparkly effect, brush a very light coating of corn syrup on the Mega M&M's and dip them in colored sugar.
Allow them to dry for 15-20 minutes.
Or you can spray them with a variety of food coloring sprays. Have fun and layer colors, try to spray in short bursts, to get spots of color on your candy ornaments.
Silver and gold look really pretty, but one of my favorite candy ornaments is a yellow M&M spotted with orange. The pictures don't do those ornaments justice. They look really cool.
Attach the silver marshmallows.
Melt your white confectionery coating. I used about an ounce and melted it in the microwave on short, 10-20 second burst of power until melted. Then, so the white wouldn't show, I added silver luster dust to it, to make it silver.
To attach the silver mallow bits to your Mega M&M candies, use a pair of kitchen tweezers, pick up a mallow bit, dip it in the silver candy coating, then stick it on an M&M. Hold it for a second, let go, and allow it to dry for a minute of two before moving it.
If you are really ambitious, you can use a needle and thread to make a loop so you can hang these on a tree. I wasn't, so I just set mine on a piece of green paper and arranged them in a Christmas tree. Easy.
They are the perfect size to use to decorate a Christmas tree-shaped cake. I don't have time right now to do that either, but you can!
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