The mission? Create an original recipe using the new White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s. Did I accept it? You know I did! I love cooking, baking and recipes. Game on! I WILL say that I have never been a huge fan of white chocolate, but I was so intrigued about how they would get candy corn in an M&M, I couldn’t resist trying them! As it turns out, I’ve apparently never eaten good quality white chocolate, before. I will probably never choose it over milk or dark chocolate, but my opinion has definitely been changed for the better, thanks to these new M&M’s. Other than the white, yellow and orange candy shells, I really didn’t get a sense of candy corn flavor. What did come through was the creamy texture of the white chocolate and the most delicate, citrusy orange undertone. I decided to maximize that in my recipe and it turned out amazing, if I do say so myself. Wait until you try these White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Truffles!
This recipe is very simple, but elegant, and packs a huge flavor punch. It would be the perfect sweet on a buffet table at any fall gathering and an excellent secret indulgence for the grown-ups left at home, passing out Halloween candy! Let me show you how I created these delectable M&M treats.
- 2 cups White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M's
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 (8 oz.) blocks of cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia (or other orange flavored extract)
- ⅔ cup finely chopped White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M's
- ⅔ cup finely chopped Brown Sugar Pecans (or nuts of your choice)
- ⅓ cup Double-Dutch Dark Cocoa Powder
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M's and the whipping cream, stirring until all M&M's are coated and the colored shells are beginning to dissolve.
- Microwave on full power for 2-3 minutes, checking and stirring every 30 seconds. What you're watching for is the shells to dissolve and the white chocolate centers to melt, so everything can be stirred together. You will end up with a beautiful, pale orange confection. It may have a few small remnants of crunchy shell, but don't worry. They will completely melt away in the next step.
- Mix the melted M&M's and the softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
- Add the Fiori di Sicilia (or orange flavoring of your choice) and beat until it is incorporated into the creamy mixture.
- The mixture will be very creamy, but soft, so cover and pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. You want to be able to work with it and roll it into balls.
- Once it had chilled, I used my cookie scoop to portion out each truffle and rolled them into round balls. The heat from your hand may soften these up a little and make them sticky, so it's easiest to roll all of them first, laying them out on waxed paper, and then coat them at the end.
- After the truffles are shaped, roll each one in your chosen coatings, being careful to thickly coat the truffle centers. I used chopped M&M's, chopped pecans and sifted together a mixture of equal parts cocoa and powdered sugar to make my coatings. You could experiment with other coatings, as well.
- Place your coated truffles on a wax paper covered cookie tray and stick them in the freezer.
- They will be ready to enjoy in 20-30 minutes and will keep in the freezer for several days, if you can control yourself that long. The centers never really freeze solid, but if your truffles have been in the freezer for more than a couple hours, let them set at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving, so you can enjoy the ultimate creaminess of these dreamy confections.
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s are exclusive to WalMart, so you’ll want to hustle out to the nearest one to claim a few bags for yourself. I actually searched and checked back over a period of about two weeks, waiting for them to the hit the shelves. I looked at 3 different WalMarts, checking candy aisles, Halloween candy displays and end caps, expecting that “today would be the day” I would find them. Apparently, there was a small mix-up about the release date, and some areas are only now, receiving them. I got the excited call from my oldest daughter, on Monday. “They’re here!” So, be diligent, you may find them popping up in your local WalMart candy displays very soon. (If you’re interested in seeing my hunt for this elusive treat, you can check out my This Moment Slide Show.) I can’t wait to hear what you think they taste like and if you have a great idea for a recipe, using them, I would love for you to share!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #MMsGetCorny #cBias As always, at Busy-at-Home, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own. The recipe is my own original creation and is entered in a contest where I have the chance to win $150.
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday.