So you’re hosting a holiday party, be it your first or your annual family and friends gathering. This means planning recipes, decorating ideas, etc. Why not let M&M’s chocolate help you with that. To delight and warm up your guests as soon as they walk through your door, greet them with a smile and a chocolate cocktail like the decadent Chocotini featured below
4 pieces DOVE® Dark Chocolate
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
4 ounces vodka
2 ounces coffee liqueur
1 tablespoon instant espresso
Heat DOVE® Dark Chocolate in plastic bag in microwave until melted, about 10–15 seconds. Snip corner of bag and drizzle inside chilled martini glasses. Rim edge of glass in cocoa and chill until ready to serve. Shake vodka, coffee liqueur, instant espresso, and ice cubes. Pour into prepared glasses and serve chilled.
or the absolutely divine Sipping Hot Chocolate
2 cups lowfat milk
⅔ cup chopped MILKY WAY® Bars
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce almond-flavored liqueur
Whipped cream, optional
Shaved DOVE® Milk Chocolate, optional
Combine milk, MILKY WAY® Bars, and cinnamon in saucepan and warm over medium heat, stirring. Once hot and well blended, remove from heat and add vodka and almond-flavored liqueur. Serve in tall mugs with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of shaved DOVE® Milk Chocolate, if you like.
Wow your guests with a colorful M&M’s chocolate decorated dinner table like the one created by Jes Gordon, the Design Mentor on Bravo TV’s Rocco’s Dinner Party and author of the party planner’s guide, Party Like A Rock Star
Regarding treats, M&M’s gives you several options to make both the young and older guests very happy. Give traditional treats an M&M’s makeover like the delicious treats in these amazing recipes
You can get all of these great M&M’s recipes at www.brightideas.com but I’m going to share one or two here with you.
My M&M’S® Faces
Prepare cupcakes per package instructions.
Cool, and apply frosting and sprinkles. Then place at least one My M&M’S® Faces candy on each cupcake. You can use two photos per order, so I’d suggest putting one of each on each cutie cake. Then place at least one My M&M’S® Faces candy on each cupcake. You can use two photos per order, so I’d suggest putting one of each on each cutie cake.
Chocolate Caramel Apples
6 small apples, washed and patted dry
1 bag (14-oz ) soft caramels
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups M&M’S® Chocolate Candies
10 craft sticks
4-cup microwave-safe measuring cup
Press the craft sticks into the tops of the apples and set aside. Melt caramels with water in measuring cup for 1 to 2 minutes in microwave. Stir occasionally until smooth. Dip apples into caramel, rolling to cover. Roll apple bottoms in M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and chill for 20 minutes.
So if you’re thinking of fun ways to entice your family and friends this holiday season,let M&M’s help make it an even more memorable get-together. There are lots of new M&M’s products to enjoy and I will showcase them in another post.