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The holidays have officially arrived! I am beyond thrilled. Between spending the night by the fire, and baking all day, the holidays are definitely a time when I'm smiling the most.
I teamed up with Pillsbury™ Baking, Walmart, and M&M's® to create a delicious holiday inspired dessert that you can serve at all of your holiday parties, or, can package and give as gifts to family and friends!
The products I purchased to make this recipe:
M&M's® White Peppermint
Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix
Great Value Milk
Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting
M&M's® Holiday Peanut
What I love most about this creation is how affordable and accessible all of the ingredients are! You simply head to Walmart, and can be out of the store with 15 minutes after gathering everything and checking out. Plus, you can have an entire dessert for all of your friends for under $20, which is quite a steal. Don't forget to enter the sweepstakes below to win a KitchenAid Mixer®!
I began by baking the cake following the instructions on the back of the box. I mixed in an assortment of the M&M's® for some holiday color. The cupcakes went into the over at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, before they come out and cool for 20 minutes. After, I mix a bit of the milk with the frosting so that it has a creamier consistency (one of my secret frosting hacks) and I put the cream on the cupcakes, adding more M&M's® on the top.
Arrange your cupcakes in a holiday inspired style (like a Christmas tree or heart) and voila, a beautiful holiday treat in under 40 minutes!
When it comes to holidays, don't forget to give back. Something you might not know is that milk isn't donated to food banks, so many families in the country are lacking necessary calcium elements in their diet. Buy donating as little as $1 at pourmilklove.com, The Great American Milk Drive will deliver a gallon of milk – and all of the essential nutrients, including protein, that it provides – to a family in need in YOUR local community. You can buy 2 bags of M&M’s® at Walmart (9.4 oz bags or larger) and as much as one gallon of milk will be donated to a bank.