Biscuits on sticks with m&m’s

biscuits on sticks with m&m's

School holidays give me yet another great excuse (because I really need one!) to get baking treats in the kitchen for the kidlets.

My inspiration for these little treasures came from our recent little Fiji family adventure . During our stay in Fiji for the majority of our meals we dined in the family buffet restaurant, mainly because it was the most child friendly for food. If you asked the kids why they liked it soooooo much I think they’d tell you because of the dessert bar they could walk up to and be served all sorts of delightful treats, in particular chocolate chip cookies on paddle pop sticks, so…………

I’ve been wanting to try a batch of these little treasures out ever since I discovered the Fiji ones. And because I love chocolate so much I thought I’d add a little bit of extra colour and excitement with m&m’s. I bought an extra large packet of m&m’s early last month when they were on sale, by the time I got around to baking my biscuits last week there may have only been half the contents left (whoop’s!!! as I’ve said before I do like chocolate and m&m’s are soooooo addictive!)

These little biscuits were a huge hit with the 3 kidlets, kidlets friends we had over for playdates and big kidlets at heart!

m&m road test (1)

I’ve bought another bag of m&m’s so I can make some more very soon and if you’re wondering if I’ve opened the packet yet, I’ll say maybe………. well actually YES, YES,YES, YES!!!!!! I will confess if there is a bag of m&m’s opened in this house I seriously can’t help myself! Please tell me I’m not alone!

Back to the biscuits, they are so easy to make and so yummy, you’ll be wanting to hide them from the kids and keep them all for yourself (I promise I shared!).

My recipe is for a large batch of biscuits because I know how fast treasures like these are consumed in our house. If your electric beaters are not very strong you may be better off halving the quantities below and mixing up in 2 single batches.

I’m thinking a few batches of these will make for great little Christmas gifts for the kidlets to give to their friends at the end of term 4.

Now for the process…….

Paddle pop sticks soaking

Mix cookie dough

wrap cookie dough log

Slice dough into 1.5cm width rounds

m&m's the magic ingredient

m&m cookies ready for baking

m&m cookies fresh fromthe oven

5.0 from 1 reviews
Biscuits on sticks with m&m's
 
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Recipe type: Biscuits
Ingredients
  • 300g butter softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3½ cups plain flour
  • 250g pkt dark chocolate bits (I used Nestle choc bits)
  • 1 cup m&m's (give or take, you'll need about 150 individually)
  • 32 paddle pop sticks (I purchased mine at the reject shop).
Instructions
  1. Place paddle pop sticks in a shallow dish of water to soak (this helps stop them burning during their time in the oven)
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced. Line 4 baking trays with non-stick paper.
  3. With an electric mixer on high speed beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy (you may need to stop and scrape sides of the bowl down once or twice.
  4. Beat in the 2 eggs until well combined.
  5. On low speed mix flour in, in two batches. Stir though dark choc bits.
  6. Divide cookie dough into 2 even portions and on a lightly floured surface form each into a long sausage about 30cm long with a 5.5cm diameter (I'm talking just roughly).
  7. Wrap rolls with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 20mins or until firm.
  8. Drain paddle pop sticks on paper towel.
  9. Unwrap cookie dough rolls and slice off 1.5cm rounds, you should end up with about 16 rounds from each roll.
  10. Place rounds of dough on baking trays 3cm apart and lightly press down.
  11. Push paddle pop sticks into cookie dough rounds.
  12. Press about 5 m&m's onto each cookie.
  13. Bake in oven for about 20 mins.
  14. Cool on trays.
  15. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

I hope you enjoy these little treasures as much as we do!

Tell me, what’s your favourite variety of m&m’s and are you a bit of an m&m addict like me?

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

(Visited 1,129 times, 2 visits today)

biscuits on sticks with m&m's

School holidays give me yet another great excuse (because I really need one!) to get baking treats in the kitchen for the kidlets.

My inspiration for these little treasures came from our recent little Fiji family adventure . During our stay in Fiji for the majority of our meals we dined in the family buffet restaurant, mainly because it was the most child friendly for food. If you asked the kids why they liked it soooooo much I think they’d tell you because of the dessert bar they could walk up to and be served all sorts of delightful treats, in particular chocolate chip cookies on paddle pop sticks, so…………

I’ve been wanting to try a batch of these little treasures out ever since I discovered the Fiji ones. And because I love chocolate so much I thought I’d add a little bit of extra colour and excitement with m&m’s. I bought an extra large packet of m&m’s early last month when they were on sale, by the time I got around to baking my biscuits last week there may have only been half the contents left (whoop’s!!! as I’ve said before I do like chocolate and m&m’s are soooooo addictive!)

These little biscuits were a huge hit with the 3 kidlets, kidlets friends we had over for playdates and big kidlets at heart!

m&m road test (1)

I’ve bought another bag of m&m’s so I can make some more very soon and if you’re wondering if I’ve opened the packet yet, I’ll say maybe………. well actually YES, YES,YES, YES!!!!!! I will confess if there is a bag of m&m’s opened in this house I seriously can’t help myself! Please tell me I’m not alone!

Back to the biscuits, they are so easy to make and so yummy, you’ll be wanting to hide them from the kids and keep them all for yourself (I promise I shared!).

My recipe is for a large batch of biscuits because I know how fast treasures like these are consumed in our house. If your electric beaters are not very strong you may be better off halving the quantities below and mixing up in 2 single batches.

I’m thinking a few batches of these will make for great little Christmas gifts for the kidlets to give to their friends at the end of term 4.

Now for the process…….

Paddle pop sticks soaking

Mix cookie dough

wrap cookie dough log

Slice dough into 1.5cm width rounds

m&m's the magic ingredient

m&m cookies ready for baking

m&m cookies fresh fromthe oven

5.0 from 1 reviews
Biscuits on sticks with m&m's
 
Author:
Recipe type: Biscuits
Ingredients
  • 300g butter softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3½ cups plain flour
  • 250g pkt dark chocolate bits (I used Nestle choc bits)
  • 1 cup m&m's (give or take, you'll need about 150 individually)
  • 32 paddle pop sticks (I purchased mine at the reject shop).
Instructions
  1. Place paddle pop sticks in a shallow dish of water to soak (this helps stop them burning during their time in the oven)
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced. Line 4 baking trays with non-stick paper.
  3. With an electric mixer on high speed beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy (you may need to stop and scrape sides of the bowl down once or twice.
  4. Beat in the 2 eggs until well combined.
  5. On low speed mix flour in, in two batches. Stir though dark choc bits.
  6. Divide cookie dough into 2 even portions and on a lightly floured surface form each into a long sausage about 30cm long with a 5.5cm diameter (I'm talking just roughly).
  7. Wrap rolls with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 20mins or until firm.
  8. Drain paddle pop sticks on paper towel.
  9. Unwrap cookie dough rolls and slice off 1.5cm rounds, you should end up with about 16 rounds from each roll.
  10. Place rounds of dough on baking trays 3cm apart and lightly press down.
  11. Push paddle pop sticks into cookie dough rounds.
  12. Press about 5 m&m's onto each cookie.
  13. Bake in oven for about 20 mins.
  14. Cool on trays.
  15. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

I hope you enjoy these little treasures as much as we do!

Tell me, what’s your favourite variety of m&m’s and are you a bit of an m&m addict like me?

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

(Visited 1,129 times, 2 visits today)

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21 Comments on “Biscuits on sticks with m&m’s

  1. How insanely cute are these!!!! Perfect party food! Yum – I have a small addiction to M&Ms! xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I know they’re great! Oh you make me feel less guilty with your small addiction!!

      Reply
  2. Everything tastes better on a stick! We made these recently but not on a stick. Must try the sticks next time. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It sure does! Enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  3. I think these are absolutely gorgeous, almost too good to eat. I am definitely noting this down for Elliott’s 3rd birthday in December. Oh and Fiji! Was it a great family holiday? Would love to go there.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Eva.
      Fiji really was a great family holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed having a week out of the kitchen and having someone make and turn down our beds every day. The Fijians are lovely people.

      Reply
  4. These look really good. I think they would make prefect Halloween treats for our preschoolers group at the library. Thanks for linking to Mommy Mondays #TeamMM

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Sharon. Our kids love them, we all do! Have fun preparing for Halloween. Thanks for having me at Mommy Monday’s.

      Reply
  5. Aw these are so sweet! Best lollipops ever in my book – I’m a total sucker for all things cookie!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jessica. Cookies are great especially if they’re a little chewy in the middle. Have a great weekend 🙂

      Reply
  6. OMG these are the cutest. Not that my kids need extra encouragement to eat cookies, these are great for parties or lolly bar set ups. Super cute.
    You’d hate / love my m&ms jar, yes it’s a jar. For Easter I gave my family as group presents for the and the kids, big jars full of either jelly beans or m&ms.
    My mum did me up an m&ms jar as she know I love them. We have a confectionery shop that sells them by the 1kg! I know… It took 3kg to fill the jar.
    It’s only a few cm from empty. But has been a great bribery tool for toilet training the last 3wks!!! Lol

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Kim. I’m loving the sounds of that 3kg jar of M&m’s!! Hope the toilet training is going well. Great gift idea!

      Reply
  7. I LOVE these! Such a brilliant idea and they look fantastic! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Lauren. I’ve actually just finished off another batch for a preschool disco for one little three year old. Linking up with FFF’s is always a pleasure. X

      Reply
  8. Lucy

    Has anyone made these gorgeous biscuits with milk chocolate bits? My kids aren’t too keen on dark chocolate.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      They would be just as delicious with milk chocolate bits Lucy. Enjoy.

      Reply
  9. Oh MY! I love these Dannielle! They are SUCH a neat idea and super cute! WANT!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Eating a biscuit from a stick is so much more exciting!

      Reply
  10. Perfect timing for some school holiday fun! Happy FFF! xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

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