I remember way back when I was in school . . . yes, I can remember stuff that happened so long ago . . . it was rumored that green M&M’s were supposed to make you horny. We were stupid kids, what did we know?
There must be some truth in it . . . Green is quite the little hotty.
Roses are red, M&M’s are green,
hey baby let's go to your room if you know what I mean.
Anyhoo . . . the Valentine’s day is coming around so all the goodies are out in the store. If you look around you can find bags of green M&Ms. The disclaimer on the bag states: "Consumption of The Green Ones® may result in elevated romance levels. If you experience this effect, contact your significant other immediately."
Maybe we weren't so dumb. Amazing!
If you can’t find the green-only bag of M&Ms, you can purchase a regular bag and pick the green ones out. A bag of M&Ms contains 20% green. Seriously, the color mix in a standard bag is:
When they were first introduced, the candies only came in red, yellow, brown, green and violet. They pulled red M&Ms in the 1970’s because of concerns that red food coloring was connected to cancer even though Mars was not using that particular dye. Red M&Ms were put back into the bag in 1987 when consumers demanded his return. I’m not sure why, he’s such a snarky little guy.
That's me if I was a short round purple M&M.
Not as sexy as Green but still pretty cute.
You can become an M&M yourself . . . click here!
Cher's Ultimate M&M Cookies
- 1 Cup Butter Softened
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 12-Ounce Package M&M’s®
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in M&M’S® and nuts.
Roll into a ball and press semi-flat about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.
Store in tightly covered container. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.