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M&m Candy

M&M's candy, a delightful treat produced by Mars, Incorporated, is famous for its small, button-shaped chocolate candies enclosed in a vibrant and colorful candy shell. Originally created in 1941, M&M's have maintained their popularity due to their catchy slogan, "Melts in your mouth, not in your hands," encapsulating their ability to provide a delicious and mess-free chocolate experience to consumers of all ages. M&M's come in several varieties. Home cooks and consumers often utilize M&M's as an ingredient in various sweet dishes such as cookies, brownies, and even cake decorations. Due to their uniform shape and size, they provide the perfect bursts of chocolatey goodness alongside their unique, colorful aesthetic.
#3
IN CHOCOLATE CANDY
492
CAL / 100G
$0.31
AVG / OZ
m&m candy
74%
CARBS
22%
FAT
4%
PROTEIN
M&m Candy FAQ
Cooking with M&M candy can be a fun and colorful experience, but a few pitfalls exist. One common issue arises when they are used in baking. The colorful candy shell can sometimes bleed color into the batter, leading to an undesired look. To prevent this, try chilling the M&M's before use and adding them towards the end of mixing. Another mistake people make is substituting M&M's in recipes that call for standard chocolate chips without accounting for the extra sweetness of the candy shell. It could potentially make your cookies or brownies overly sweet. Getting the most out of M&M's as an ingredient mainly boils down to when and how you incorporate them. If you're mixing them into cookie dough or brownie batter, stir them in at the last minute and gently, to reduce color bleeding. Chilling the M&M's in the refrigerator before you bake can also stop the colors from running into your dough. Finally, if you're using them for decoration on cakes or cupcakes, place them while the icing is still soft so they will stick, but not so early that they start to dissolve. A little-known trick when using M&M's in any type of heated dish like a cookie or a brownie is to place a few extra onto the top of the batter right before placing in the oven. This will ensure you have some candies that retain their shape and add a burst of color to your finished product.
Can I use M&M's instead of chocolate chips in cookies?
Why are my M&M's bleeding color when I bake with them?
How do I prevent my M&M's from sinking to the bottom of the batter?
How should I incorporate M&M's into my cake decorations?
Can M&M’s endure high cooking temperatures?
Can I use M&M's in cold desserts like ice cream?
Can I use M&M's in savory dishes?
Why are my M&M's cracking when I bake with them?
Are there any types of desserts that M&M's don't work well in?
Can I melt M&M's to use as a chocolate glaze or icing?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does m&m candy expire?
Typically, unopened packets of M&M's have an expiry date printed on the package, which would usually be about a year from the production date. Once you have opened the packet, they can last for about 2-3 months if stored properly. It's not common to store M&M's in the freezer, but if you do, they could last for over a year.
How do you tell if m&m candy is bad?
M&M's candy may have gone bad if the candy shell has noticeable discoloration or dullness in color. Chocolates tend to 'bloom' when exposed to varying temperatures; this would look like white or greyish streaks or spots on the candy. It's not harmful, just unsightly and it might taste a bit off. Also, the texture can change - they might become hard and lose their original creamy taste. A stale, off smell can also suggest that the candies have spoiled.
Tips for storing m&m candy to extend shelf life
• Always keep M&M's in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. High temperatures might cause them to melt together. • Once opened, reseal the packet tightly or transfer to an airtight container to prevent exposure to air and humidity. • If you live in a hot climate or if you want to keep the M&M's for a longer time, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. But remember to let them return to room temperature before eating so they regain their correct texture. • Avoid storing with strong-smelling food items as chocolate can absorb other odors.
EXPIRES WITHIN
10 - 15
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
9g
CARBS
2g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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