Crispy M&M Fudge Brownies
Has anyone seen the new M&M commercial? “Crispy M&Ms are backkkkkkk!” It cracks me up and also makes me really happy. Growing up in the 90s was a great time for wacky snacks. Does anyone remember colored ketchup? That was just plain weird. How about those yogurts that had sprinkles and dyes on the top? Dunkeroos? Fruit Roll Ups? These are just the many snacks that were extremely bad for children, yet children HAD to have them in their lunch boxes. My mom generally avoided the processed food aisles in the grocery store. Good parenting right there! But as a ten year old, it kind of was the worst feeling to be the only one without shark gummy snacks or Gushers.
But this isn’t a rant about how my mother deprived me of sugar. She believed in balance and occasionally would let us pick out a candy bar in the check-out lane. I loved crispy rice candies and still do to this day. My favorites as a child were Crunch and Crispy M&Ms. One day, those crunchy chocolate covered morsels vanished. It was a very sad day.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. As you probably have seen on television, “Crispy M&Ms are back!” It’s wonderful news (my ten year old spirit rejoices). I bought a bag the other day at Target and contemplated what to do with them. As I’ve been trying to eat healthy these past few months, the bag remained untouched. Yesterday, sparks flew and so did the M&Ms…into a fudgy brownie batter. These brownies are rich, but have a nice crisp to them from the rice cereal and M&Ms. My walk down memory lane has been fulfilled.
What was your favorite candy growing up? Has it changed since you were young?