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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The tree is up, the house is decorated, the gifts are being purchased, and the holiday inspired food is a focal point in my kitchen. I am a peppermint fan year round, but there is just something extra special about it around the holidays. My holiday favorite, the peppermint mocha, gets a fun holiday twist with M&M’s® White Peppermint and my favorite Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting gets a minty twist as well!
White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha
1-1 1/2 cup s of M&M’s® White Peppermint
1/2 cup M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate
2 cups Great Value milk
1/2 cup half and half
whipped cream (for garnish)
In a saucepan, combine two cups of milk, 1/2 cup of half and half, 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of M&M’s® White Peppermint and 1/2 cup of M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate over low heat stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted– approximately 10 minutes.
When the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and pour into mugs. Garnish wish whipped cream and additional M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate candies!
Now you are ready to sit down, enjoy the view of your holiday decorations, and maybe even a fun Christmas movie!
For my next mint twist recipe, I had to break out the KitchenAid mixer. Enter the #BakeintheFun sweepstakes for a chance to win your own!
Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting
Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix
Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting
Great Value Milk
M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate (for garnish)
To begin, prepare the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix according to the package directions, then spoon the batter into cupcake liners.
Bake the cupcakes according to the instructions, then allow to cool completely.
For the mint frosting:
Spoon half of the container of Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting into a mixing bowl.
Add 1TBSP Great Value milk, and beat together for 3-4 minutes, until slightly fluffy and completely smooth. Then, add 1 tsp of the mint extract, and beat for an additional minute.
Then, frost the cupcakes! The mint extract brings a little pop of flavor, and the Great Value milk adds a touch more creaminess!
Plus, by purchasing 2 bags of M&M’s® at Walmart (9.4 oz bags or larger) for your holiday baking, up to a gallon of milk will be donated to the The Great American Milk Drive! What a great way to give back, especially since milk is not typically something that is donated to food banks. Join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most. Milk has 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving and is the top food source of three of the nutrients most likely to be missing in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Your donation can help one of the 46.5 million Americans who rely on Feeding America food banks yearly. Now that is showing the holiday spirit!
After the cupcakes are frosted, garnish with the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting sprinkles and M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate candies!
Has this inspired you to do some peppermint-y holiday baking of your own? Grab all of these products at your local Walmart and get busy in the kitchen whipping up treats for your friends, loved ones, and members of your community!