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      Splish Splash Cake

      Prep time: 10 min.

      Baking time: 50 min.

      Decoration time: 20 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag SNICKERS Brand MINIS

      1 bag M&M’S Chocolate Candies

      1 box (18.25-oz.) yellow cake mix

      1 box (3.4-oz.) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling

      2 cans (16-oz.) vanilla frosting

      Red, green, blue, yellow and orange food coloring

      1 (12-cup) tube cake pan

      6 resealable plastic bags

      Spatula

      Ground vanilla wafers (optional)

      What to do:

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour the tube cake pan.

      Roughly chop up 2 cups SNICKERS Brand MINIS. Prepare the cake mix

      according to package instructions for pound cake. Add one package of

      dry instant pudding into the batter. Pour the batter into the

      prepared tube cake pan and sprinkle the chopped SNICKERS Brand MINIS

      over the top.

      Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center

      comes out clean. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and

      let cool for 15 minutes. Invert, remove pan and let cool completely.

      Spoon 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting into a resealable plastic bag

      with a small corner snipped and set aside. Divide the remaining

      frosting equally into 5 separate cups and tint each one a color.

      Spoon each color into a separate resealable plastic bag with a small

      corner snipped.

      Place the cake on a serving platter. Using the photograph as a guide

      divide the cake into 5 sections and frost each section one solid

      color. Pipe a vanilla frosting line between the colors and cover the

      line with M&M’S Candies. Spread ground vanilla wafers around the

      tube, both inside and outside the ring.

      Makes 16 servings.

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      Seashore Sweeties

      Prep time: 1 hour 20 min.

      Decoration time: 15 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag 3 Musketeers Minis

      1 bag M&M’S Chocolate Candies

      1 1/4 cups heavy cream

      24 Madeleine cookies (or vanilla wafers or other beige colored

      cookies)

      1 box vanilla wafers, ground

      1 tube chocolate decorating frosting

      Electric Mixer

      Resealable plastic bag

      Star tip

      What to do:

      Roughly chop 1 cup 3 Musketeers Minis and unwrap and set aside six 3

      Musketeers Minis.

      Combine the chopped 3 Musketeers Minis with 1/4 cup of heavy cream in

      a microwave safe bowl and heat for about a minute, or until smooth,

      stirring frequently. Cool mixture to room temperature before stirring

      in remaining cup of heavy cream. Refrigerate until cold, about an

      hour.

      Arrange ground vanilla wafers on a serving platter. Place 12

      Madeleine cookies upside down around the platter. Cut the 6 reserved

      3 Musketeers Minis in half and place one cut piece on the smaller end

      of the cookie.

      Whip the 3 Musketeers mixture until fluffy, then spoon it into a

      resealable plastic bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe a dollop of the 3

      Musketeers mixture on the wider side of the cookie. Arrange a second

      cookie on top, sliding it back so the angle resembles an open clam.

      Using the photo as a guide, pipe two dots on the top cookie with the

      chocolate frosting, then press on M&M’S Chocolate Candies for eyes.

      Makes 12 Seashore Sweeties.

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      Catch of the Day Cookies

      Prep time: 20 min.

      Baking time: 15 min.

      Decoration time: 30 min.

      1 medium bag M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies

      1/2 cup flour

      1 18-oz roll refrigerated cookie dough

      1 box confectioner sugar

      2 tablespoons egg white powder

      6 1/2 tablespoons water

      Green food coloring

      Plastic drinking straw

      2 cookie sheet pans

      2 resealable plastic bags

      String or yarn

      What to do:

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet pans with parchment

      paper.

      Knead the flour into the dough, and roll it out to 1/4-inch

      thickness. Using the printable template cut out 18 fish shaped

      cookies, re-rolling the scraps. Using a straw, press out a hole

      around the mouth of each fish cookie. Bake for approximately 12-15

      minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven, transfer to wire rack

      and let cool completely.

      Meanwhile, beat the confectioner’s sugar, egg white powder and water

      until it is the consistency of slightly whipped cream. Tint the

      frosting green.

      Work on two cookies at a time, spread them with frosting and then

      decorate with M&M Milk Chocolate Candies using the photograph as

      guide. Continue until all the cookies are decorated.

      Tip: If the circumference of the straw seems small, make two holes

      and connect them to make a larger hole, so it won’t close during

      baking.

      Makes 18 cookies.

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      KUDOS Beach Pail

      Prep time: 45 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 box KUDOS Milk Chocolate Granola Bars Peanut Butter, unwrapped

      1 bag DOVE Milk Chocolate, unwrapped

      1 bag STARBURST Fruit Chews, unwrapped

      1 box ice cream wafer cups (available in grocery store)

      1 container vanilla frosting

      1 cup vanilla wafers

      4 snack packs vanilla or chocolate pudding

      Food coloring—yellow, red, blue and green

      What to do:

      Process the KUDOS Milk Chocolate Granola Bars with the vanilla wafers

      in a food processor until grainy. (Or finely chop by hand.) Set aside.

      Melt the DOVE Milk Chocolate in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir

      occasionally until melted. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons into each ice

      cream wafer cup and spread it evenly around the bottom and sides with

      the back of a spoon. Put in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set.

      To frost the outside of the “pails,” tint the vanilla frosting with

      food coloring in a bold color. Spread on the outside of the wafer

      cups, completely covering them. Return to the refrigerator for 15

      minutes to firm up.

      Fill the wafer cups with layers of pudding and KUDOS Brand mixture,

      finishing with 2 tablespoons of KUDOS Brand mixture. Set aside.

      To make the shovels: Make 12 groups of 4 STARBURST Fruit Chews (each

      group should contain 4 STARBURST Fruit Chews of the same color).

      Microwave 3 groups at a time for 5 seconds each, to soften. Mold

      these groups into shovels.

      To make the pail handles: Microwave 12 randomly colored STARBURST®

      Brand Fruit Chews for 5 seconds. Mold them into 6-inch strands and

      let them firm in an arch shape.

      To decorate the pails: Dab the edges of the handles with the icing

      and place them on top of each pail. Place the shovels decoratively

      next to the pails.

      Return to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

      TIP: You can also use ice cream instead of pudding. Let the ice cream

      soften at room temperature until you can easily scoop it into the

      wafer cups. Once filled, keep pails frozen until serving.

      Makes 12 pails.

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      Goodie Beach Bags

      Prep time: 20 min.

      Decoration time: 20 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies

      1 16-oz. assorted dried fruit and nuts

      1 cup popcorn

      8 paper lunch bags

      4 sheets yellow and blue construction paper

      8 small plastic bags

      Scissors

      Ribbon

      Glue

      What to do:

      Using the printable templates, cut a variety of shapes from

      construction paper. Tape the cut-outs onto the party bags.

      In a large mixing bowl combine dried fruit, nuts, popcorn and M&M’S

      Milk Chocolate Candies. Spoon some mix into the small plastic bags

      and tie with a ribbon. Fill the decorated bags with the trail mix

      along with beach toys.

      Makes 8 bags.

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      Giant Cookie

      Prep time: 15 min.

      Baking time: 15-20 min.

      Decoration time: 20 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies

      1 18-oz. tube chocolate chip cookie dough

      Yellow and orange food coloring

      1 16-oz. can vanilla frosting

      1 16-oz. tube chocolate decorative frosting

      2 SNICKERS Miniatures, optional

      What to do:

      Tint 3/4 cup of vanilla frosting yellow, and tint the remaining

      frosting orange.

      Press the chocolate chip cookie dough into a 12-inch circle. Bake in

      a preheated 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and cool

      completely.

      Mark a 5-1/2-inch circle at the center of each cookie. Mark rays

      radiating from the circle.

      Spread yellow frosting in the circle, and spread orange frosting in

      the rays. Decorate the rays with colorful M&M’S Milk Chocolate

      Candies.

      Make the eyes with two unwrapped SNICKERS Miniatures or two M&M’S

      Milk Chocolate Candies.

      Pipe a smile with chocolate decorative frosting.

      When serving, cut into thin slices.

      TIP: You can use M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies instead of SNICKERS

      Miniatures in Step 5.

      Makes 10 servings.

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      Road Trip Survival Kit

      Prep time: 5 min.

      What you’ll need:

      An assortment of your favorite Mars candies, such as 3 MUSKETEERS,

      SNICKERS, MILKY WAY Miniatures

      Large container or bag such as a nylon cooler pack or backpack

      Beverages, such as bottled water, soda or fruit juice

      Toys, games and books, such as toy binoculars, disposable cameras,

      notebooks, crayons, electronic games, cards, etc.

      What to do:

      Pack it all up and enjoy your trip!

      Makes 1 kit.

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      Kelly in IL

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