Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Recipes, Sponsored post | 15 comments

M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate candiesIf you asked me to rank my top favorite candies, M&M's would make the short list.

No wonder when I saw an opportunity with Collective Bias to come up with a recipe using a NEW M&M's candy sold only at Walmart–M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies –I jumped at the chance.  Well, that and I'm in the running for a $150 prize if my recipe is chosen…by YOU!

Anyways, because I'm in it to win it, I scoured the internet looking for recipe inspiration that would not only taste scrumptous but also be a party for the eyes, a melody for the spirit…something I hadn't seen done a thousand times.

I found a starting point for The One in a simple recipe from my friend Martha Stewart–Candy-Corn Gelatin–but then I took creative license to make it my own.

The only problem was not being able to find the new white chocolate M&M's candy at my Walmart!  It took three trips before they finally got them in!  If you like white chocolate, you're gonna love this new take on an old favorite–Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M's.  Brilliant!

M&M's Candy Corn Jello Dessert

Doesn't it look like a glass full of s u n s h i n e  

It's one of the simplest recipes you'll ever make, but you do have to allow time for each layer to set; if not…well…more on that later.  Sunshine in a Glass (I just decided to keep the name) isn't the best choice for a quick snack, but for a Halloween party or when your guests will appreciate the show, it's perfection!  Kids will applaud with glee, your husband will kiss you, and friends will think you're the next Martha. 

When fancy meets easy, you just gotta try it!

I'll give you a step by step with pictures and then recap the recipe at the bottom.

Sunshine in a Glass

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) Lemon Jell-O
  • 1 package (3 ounces) Orange Jell-O
  • 1 8-oz tub Cool Whip
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • 2 cups M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies

And though it's not an ingredient, you need to use clear glasses or plastic cups.  Part of this dessert's deliciousness is derived from its burst of color!

Note:  Number of servings depends on the size cups/glasses you use; 10-12 in most cases.

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LAYER ONE

1.  Prepare one package of the Lemon Jell-O according to the instructions for magic mousse.

  • Add 1½ cups boiling water to JELL-O powder in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. 

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  • Whisk in Cool Whip until blended.

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2.  Divide and pour evenly into 10 8-oz glasses.

I'm a good cook but I'm a messy one.  Because I was making this up as I went along, I underestimated how much it was going to make; mainly, I wanted to use the cute glasses my mother-in-law gave me years ago.  As you can see, I had to find more!

3.  Refrigerate 8 hours or until firm. <—this is CRUCIAL or when you add the next layer it could separate!  Like mine…

I guess when you add the Cool Whip, it slows the set time.  Mine was refrigerated about six hours before I added the second layer, not the recommended eight hours.  Keep reading–

 

LAYER TWO

1.  Prepare the Orange JELL-O according to the Speed-Set Method on the package.

2.  Divide and pour it evenly into your glasses on top of the first, already-congealed layer.

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Woooo, dizzzzzzy.  It's bubbly and swirly when you stir and quick-set it! 

Look what happened when I poured it over the first layer…the one that HADN'T REFRIGERATED UNTIL FIRM yet–

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See how the bottom (lemon) layer is divided?  The JELL-O and Cool Whip separated when I poured in the warm Orange JELL-O.  In some of the smaller glasses, a bit of the mousse layer floated to the top.  I wasn't worried because I knew another layer and the topping were to follow.

Refrigerate until firm, 60-90 minutes.

LAYER 3

Repeat step above but with Lemon JELL-O this time.  (Make according to Quick-Set Method on package, then divide evenly among your glasses.)
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Aren't they candy corn-ily gorgeousAnd the best part is yet to come! 

Layer 4

1.  Set aside three M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate candies, one orange/one yellow/one white, for the number of glasses you have.
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2.  In a blender or food processor, crush the remaining M&Ms until reduced about to the size of ice cream sprinkles or aquarium gravel.
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3.  Beat the heavy whipping cream with the tsp. of sugar until it forms soft peaks (okay to use canned if you prefer; it'll take almost an entire large one).
4.  Mix together crushed M&M candies with whipped cream.  Spoon evenly into glasses. 
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I know I keep saying it, but ISN'T IT SUNSHINY GORGEOUSITY? 
To finish it, arrange three M&M Candy Corn White Chocolate candies on top. 
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The combination of creamy sweetness, smooth white chocolate and citrusy tart JELL-Os is a trifecta of fabulosity.  M&M's and JELL-O, aren't they the love language of our youth?

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And to sweeten the deal for you to try my recipe (or at least the M&M's), Walmart has an M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate candy coupon for you.
For your convenience, a recipe recap for Sunshine in a Glass:
 

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) Lemon JELL-O
  • 1 package (3 ounces) Orange JELL-O
  • 1 8-oz tub Cool Whip
  • 1 cup (or more) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • 2 cups M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies

Clear glasses or plastic cups, 8-oz or larger. 

LAYER ONE

1.  Prepare one package of the Lemon JELL-O according to the instructions for magic mousse.

  • Add 1½ cups boiling water to JELL-O powder in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. 
  • Whisk in Cool Whip until blended.

2.  Divide and pour evenly into 10 8-oz glasses.

3.  Refrigerate 8 hours or until firm. <—do NOT cut this short!

LAYER TWO

1.  Prepare the Orange JELL-O according to the Speed-Set Method on the package.

2.  Divide and pour it evenly into your glasses on top of the first already-congealed layer.

 

LAYER THREE

 Repeat step above but with Lemon JELL-O this time.  (Make according to Quick-Set Method on package, then divide evenly among your glasses.)

 

LAYER FOUR

1.  Set aside three M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate candies, one orange/one yellow/one white, for the number of glasses you have.
2.  In a blender or food processor, crush the remaining M&Ms until reduced about to the size of ice cream sprinkles or aquarium gravel.

3.  Beat the heavy whipping cream with the tsp. of sugar until it forms soft peaks (okay to use canned if you prefer; it'll take almost an entire large one).
4.  Mix together crushed M&M candies with whipped cream until evenly blended.  Spoon evenly into glasses.
5.  To finish, arrange three M&M Candy Corn White Chocolate candies on top.
~ Enjoy  !
Have you heard of This Moment?  A very cool pictorial story-telling application; I documented my shopping-to-cooking experience as a This Moment.http://www.thismoment.com/

Disclosure:  This post was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #cBias  All they asked was to use M&M Candy Corn White Chocolate candies in a recipe and take lots of pictures for #MMsGetCorny; the rest was up to me!