Here are some good M&M Candy Recipes for those who do love chocolate.
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 3/4 cups M&M Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, divided
- 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see note below)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. In large bowl, combine the butter and sugar and mix together until light and fluffy; beat in the eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; blend into creamed mixture. This dough will be pretty stiff. Stir in 1 1/4 cups M&M baking bits and the nuts. Divide the dough in half. Add cocoa powder and coffee granules to one half of the dough, mixing to blend. On well-floured surface, gently knead dough together just enough to marble. Divide dough in half and gently roll each half into a 12-by-2-inch log. Place on prepared cookie sheets at least 4 inches apart. Press remaining 1/2 cup M&M baking bits onto outside of both logs. Bake 25 minutes. Dough will spread. Cool logs 15 to 20 minutes. Slice each log into 12 slices; arrange on cookie sheet cut-side down. Bake an additional 10 minutes. (For softer biscotti, omit second baking.) Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Makes 24 pieces.
Note: To toast almonds, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes until light golden, stirring occasionally. Remove almonds from pan and cool completely before using.