Notice that this only takes one half bag of fall colored M&Ms. They only come in the big bag so don’t look for a little one. If you can’t find the fall colors, you’ll have to pick out the brown and yellow and orange ones from a regular mix. And that also means you’ll have to buy a big bag so there is enough. You know what to do with the leftovers to keep them from going stale. You are welcome! 🙂
You can wipe butter on a couple of tablespoons and use them to drop the candy mixture on waxed or parchment paper. Once the mixture has cooled enough to touch comfortably, I prefer to smear a bit of butter or margarine on finger tips and get hands on with it. It’s easier to shape and work by hand, I think. By working quickly the M&Ms will hold their shape. As you go along, the longer they are in the hot marshmallow mix the M&Ms will start to melt and the hard shell crack. This adds to the Smashed Frog vibe.
I’ve made tags to use for your Smashed Frogs. There are small ones to put on favor packets of one or two Smashed Frogs as take home favors. There is a large one to label a plate full. Click here for the printable tags.
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- ½ cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
- 1 10 ounce bag marshmallows
- 5 cups cornflake cereal
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons green food coloring
- ½ 12 ounce bag M & Ms, fall colors, about 1 cup
- Measure cornflakes in large bowl and set aside.
- Lay waxed paper or parchment paper on flat surface in preparation for spooning out hot candy.
- Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently.
- Add vanilla and food coloring to melted butter, stir quickly.
- Add marshmallows and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted.
- Remove from heat and add cornflakes and mix until cornflakes are thoroughly coated, being careful not to crush the flakes.
- Let cool just enough to handle and stir in M&Ms.
- Drop by spoonful onto paper. OR rub hands lightly with butter and shape candy quickly with hands before placing on paper.
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