If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to incorporate more M&Ms into your life. There is something about reaching into a bag of these magic gems, and tossing them into my mouth. I love the sound it makes, I love seeing how many I can stuff into my face, and as soon as I break open that hard shell and the chocolate begins to melt in my mouth, I never want to leave that moment.
I love a good M&M cookie, but they have to be homemade, chewy, and soft. That takes some time.
So, when I stumbled upon this TikTok video alerting me there was a way to make a giant cookie/cake type of thing and it only involved three ingredients and about a half hour, I was already invested.
I cannot lie though. At the beginning of this video while I was watching a few eggs swirl around in a bowl of M&M’s I could only look at it from the side. What was going to happen here? I’ve been baking my entire life and I’ve never seen anyone mix eggs with the chocolate chips, or candy, when making something like this.
Aren’t you supposed to add the eggs to the wet ingredients? Also, I was always taught that if you are adding something like candy or chocolate pieces to a cake, you are supposed to mix them with a bit of flour so all the good parts won’t sink to the bottom.
Believe me when I say, just follow the recipe here because it will all be worth it and in no time you will be chucking fistfuls of this cookie/cake masterpiece into your mouth. Not that I did that, but you may want to.
This is the easiest recipe ever. All you do is take a bag of M&Ms (I used a family size bag and my kids claimed it was a bit too much, but what do they know?) and throw them in a bowl.
Then, to keep yourself from eating all the M&Ms, crack in two eggs and mix it all up, kind of beating the eggs as you go.
Then, you throw in a vanilla boxed cake mix. Really, you could do any kind you wanted and this would be fantastic.
Next, you bake it according to the cake mix instructions. That is it.
I love this recipe because there’s no frosting required. You literally don’t need it. However, adding some sugary, buttery frosting wouldn’t suck, and I’ll probably do that the next time I make it because I like to be extra.
It doesn’t quite taste like a light fluffy cake, nor does it taste like a dense, chewy cookie. It is perfectly in between those two textures.
This would also make great, easy treats to bring to a party, or for the next bake sale. It’s easy enough to make with your kids since there’s only three steps, and they can help with the mixing. Plus, you won’t be worried your kids will screw this up because you literally can’t.
It’s inexpensive, fast, and it tastes so amazing you will be hooked for the rest of your life.
On a side note, if you can’t use eggs because of an egg allergy or intolerance, you can use an egg substitute and you won’t be able to tell the difference.
I made one with eggs for my kids to be on the safe side because I wasn’t sure how it would be with the egg substitute. But since I can’t eat eggs and I didn’t want to miss out on all the fun, I made one for myself without eggs and I couldn’t tell the difference — neither could my kids, because they tried both.
If you are looking for something quick and easy to whip up for a holiday dessert, or want to make something fun with the kids, you have to try this cake.
I’m going to pick up a bag of the red and green holiday M&Ms and this will be our Christmas dessert this year, and probably for the rest of my life — because man, was it good.
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