Notice that Smashed Frogs cereal snacks only take 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 of the regular mix so there is enough. Whichever you buy, you know what to do with the leftovers to keep them from going stale. You are welcome! 🙂
Smashed Frogs is a pretty standard cereal and marshmallow mixture and follows the same process. Choose dark green food coloring paste if you can find it, as it is easier and quicker to stir into the melted marshmallow mixture. 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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Angela @ CreativeBlossoming.com says
Good afternoon! I loved your Smashed Frogs so much I featured it in a Halloween recipe round-up on my blog, Creative Blossoming. Feel free to paste my button on your post and stop by to check out the other awesome recipes. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
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Miz Helen says
Smashed Frogs just the cutest little creatures ever! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Ha! I love, love, love them. I adore anything halloween-y and these will make a perfect addition to the creepy food collection!
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Tenns @ New Mama Diaries says
These look so fun and delicious! I remember room mom s making these when I was in like kindergarten and first grade. They would make them during the holidays and they were wreaths though. Makes me so nostalgic!
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Classic is good! Little ones think they are great. Who wouldn’t want to eat a smashed frog? (Especially when you are four or five!)
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