Thursday, February 28, 2013

Almond M&M Candy Carrots topped with Mike & Ike Greens

This past December I created Candy Christmas Lights using colorful Almond M&M's and green Mike and Ike Candies and they quickly became one of my top ten posts. They were definitely one of the simplest edible crafts I have ever made. When I was brainstorming ideas for Easter, my wonderfully creative exchange student suggested I make carrots like the light bulbs. Brilliant, right? 

These tiny little candy carrots can be served in a candy dish or used to decorate cakes and cupcakes. To make my cupcake pictured above, I just topped a frosted cupcake with some cake crumbs and added a few carrots. 

I crafted the bunny out of white modeling chocolate using a bento rice mold, just like I created my Caramel Chocolate Fudgy Bears for Valentine's Day. If you'd like to make one too, you can use the directions for the bear and just swap out white modeling chocolate for the caramel modeling chocolate and use the bunny mold that comes in the set with the bear mold, (directions, here) 

Almond M&M and Mike and Ike Candy Carrots

You'll Need:
Orange Almond M&M's (or use orange Jordan Almonds or Orange Chocolate Jordan Almonds)


Cut green Mike and Ike candies in half. Use the kitchen shears to cut the green candies so that they look like the greens on top of a carrot. Just make lots of snips all over the candy, leaving the sticky side flat. Press the sticky side of the Mike and Ike up against the more rounded tip of the orange Almond M&M. 

That's it! Now go make some carrots. 

Use Wilton's Picket Fence Cupcake Wrappers to create this cupcake.

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  1. What a cute idea, I pinned it to my Easter board. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

  2. You are so creative! This will be great for my friends at work. Thank you!

  3. This IS brilliant - it's so simple and looks just like little carrots!!

  4. Genius! You and your exchange student make a great team :)

  5. Very cute idea.

    Just curious since I notice your box is like this too.. Why is the name Mike scribbled out on all the boxes of Mike and Ikes? I noticed this while shopping recently.

    1. Thanks Pam.

      As far as the name Mike being scribbled out, it's a marketing thing. Apparently Mike and Ike are fighting and they no longer want to be on the box together. I don't quite understand the marketing concept. I'll be curious to see if Mike and Ike reconcile!

  6. It looks like you could also do this with grape tomatoes for a healthier or nut-free version.

  7. WHAT FUN!!!! Gonna "plant" a carrot garden with my grandgirls!!! Thank you so much for your creative, fun ideas!!!!

  8. What is the "dirt" made of?

    1. The dirt I used is actually brownie crumbs, but cake crumbs, or crushed chocolate cookies would work just as well.

  9. That's so amazing and brilliant!! You are so creative!!

  10. Great idea! Beautiful, light and I think it is very appetizing! Thank you.

  11. Beth, I tried to copy your carrots. I had to use peanut m&m's ... showed them on my blog ... linked back to you :)

  12. Such a great idea! Looks incredible and tasty :)

  13. Adorable and even I could follow those directions. Must pin this.

  14. Love these!! So simple to make and absolutely adorable!

  15. These are adorable!!
    Our party is live today and we would like to invite you to share this there:
    Hope to see you there.
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  16. I made the dirt out of Oreos and some fudge brownies and butter.worked like a charm.

  17. Not only are the M&M carrots cute & quick, thanks for showing how to use them by posting several different ways you displayed them. Tavette - S. Florida

  18. The dirt I used is actually brownie crumbs, but cake crumbs, or crushed chocolate cookies would work just as well. Thanks for sharing the useful information.


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