Hungry Happenings: Quick and easy M&M and Mike and Ike Christmas Lights

Monday, November 26, 2012

Quick and easy M&M and Mike and Ike Christmas Lights


Those of you who are regular readers here at Hungry Happenings know I often make projects that are a bit complicated that require many ingredients and lots of steps, but today, I have a Christmas present for you all, a two ingredient project that takes minutes to create. Can you believe it?

Almond M&M and Mike and Ike Christmas Lights

Ingredients:

green Mike and Ike candies
Almond M&M's (you can also use Peanut M&M's or Jordan Almonds)

Supplies:

a sharp knife
optional: a hand held lighter

Instructions:


Cut the green Mike & Ike candies in half. I used a lighter to heat up my knife so I got really clean cuts in the Mike and Ikes. Just carefully hold the knife blade over the flame for a few seconds to heat it up then cut through the candies. If making these with kids, skip the flame and be safe!

Immediately press the sticky cut side of the Mike and Ike candy onto the wider end of an Almond M&M. Repeat to create as many M&M and Mike and Ike Christmas Lights as you want.

You are done! Easy, right?


You can put your M&M and Mike & Ike Christmas Lights in a candy dish for the holidays or you can get creative and use strands of lights on cakes or cupcakes. You can even just pipe some green frosting in a squiggly line on a serving platter and set the candy light bulbs along the line. 

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51 comments:

  1. This is an awesome idea! You are such a clever gal! Can't wait to try this.

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  2. Beth - these are just adorable, simple and soooooo very creative! I love it!

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  3. Such a brilliant idea!! So simple and so creative!

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  4. Yay!! something I can do!! This is great, thanks!!

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    1. It is the easiest project I've created to date. I struggle to keep things simple, but love it when I have an easy idea. Have fun with them!

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  5. crazy adorable. i puffy heart that creative brain of yours!

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  6. crazy adorable. i puffy heart that creative brain of yours!

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  7. Hurray! An easy Christmas treat that even I can make. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. What a cool idea for Christmas cakes....thanks for sharing!

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  9. So cute!! Can't wait to make these for our gingerbread houses!

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  10. just adorable, I never would have thought of this. Amazing.

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  11. Those are so stinkin' cute ... clever too!

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  12. You are a genius! I LOVE this and all your creative food creations :)

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  13. Love*Love*Love! So bright, cheerful & Christmasy! My eyes "lit" up when I saw these. :)

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  14. I'm picturing cupcakes set on a platter in the shape of a tree, with these on top and connected with green frosting "wire". So cute!!

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    1. What a fantastic idea!!!! That is a perfect use for these candies.

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  15. This is the perfect recipe for kids. I will have to attempt to make these with my kids. I know a lot of the ingredients will be gone before the project is completed.

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  16. do they stay stuck together just sitting in the bowl like that? i wonder if the stickyness dries up and they fall apart.

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    1. I wrapped up my candy dish filled with them and plan to use them for our holiday party. They've been sitting for over a week and are still stuck together!

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  17. These are so cute! What do they taste like though? Interesting flavor combo.

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    1. Thanks Heather. Oddly enough they taste pretty good. I'm not a big fan of lime, but somehow the lime with the almonds, chocolate, and candy coating is a pretty good combination. Everyone that has tried them has said the same thing.

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  18. so cute love them andi the wednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

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  19. So cute! I would love if you shared on Fall Into the Holidays-

    http://redcrowgreencrow.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/fall-into-the-holidays-11/

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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  20. I actually showed these to my daughter the other day and she was excited about them. We decided to sprinkle some of them on the treats trays for the neighbors, thanks so much for the idea!

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  21. So,so cute. I just love this craft.

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  22. What an adorable idea. I would love for you to share this at my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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  23. Such a fun idea - and so simple! I'll be featuring them on my blog tomorrow.

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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  24. These are amazing!!! Did you thread them together, or did you just strategically place them on a drawn green strand? I must try these with my boys, thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks, Mindy. I just placed them on a line of frosting that I drew onto paper to take the picture. I thought about stringing them together, but in the end felt it was too much work to push a toothpick through each Mike and Ike then have to thread string or a licorice lace through. If you do it and have success, I'd love to see a picture.

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    2. They look perfect the way you displayed them... I love that you used a string of frosting! Thank you again :)

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  25. SO cool & the lighter is genius!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  26. I was just wondering what for string you used for the Mike and Ike and M&M's light ornaments. I have all the candy,was just wondering about the string. These are the cutest things ever !! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Lisa, I just piped a very thin line of green frosting for my strand and set the light bulbs on the frosting. You can also use green string licorice, Wilton makes it. You'd have to attach the candies to it, maybe with some candy melts.

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  27. These might be the cutest holiday treats I've seen in awhile!

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  28. We are going to try stringing them like candy necklaces. Will let you know how it goes. :)

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  29. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL. I WONDER HOW THEY WOULD LOOK ON STRINGS OF SHOESTRING LICORICE. I WANT TO TRY THAT AND PUT ON A CAKE.

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  30. These are just so clever! I have linked into from my page. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
    http://hollyshome-hollyshome.blogspot.com/2013/11/free-christmas-tag-printouts.html

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing these with your readers!

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  31. What a fantastic idea! ...Thanks for the cute LD

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