...apparently, you have to be LUCKY to find them!
What did you think I was going to say???
I have seen a couple variations of sweet little treats on Pinterest, using green M&M's to make a clover for St. Patty's Day.
I began searching for an elusive bag of green M&M's, rumored to be mint-flavored. (My mouth waters as I type that.)
The girls were troopers, looking at four different stores over a period of a couple of days. And they began to employ a cute phrase in the process, "Our quest continues!"
Finally, close to defeat, I summoned my inner MacGyver. I figured there had to be quite a few green M&M's in a standard bag, right?
If I had been thinking ahead, I would have had the girls help me sort the M&M's by color. But this leprechaun was working the second shift, and I engaged in that little exercise myself.
Here's my resulting version...
I dipped small pretzels in chocolate, and pressed M&M's into the cut-outs. I love how they turned out! And they're yummy, too...a delicious combination of salty and sweet, with crunch from the pretzel and the candy coating. Mmmmm....
If green M&M's were more readily available, how cute would these be in cellophane, tied with an "I'm so LUCKY you're my friend!" tag?
I don't see that happening for this holiday, though, as I would have to buy an awful lot of bags of M&M's...and neither my wallet nor my thighs would be very happy.
I'm already looking forward to possibilities for future holidays...like dark chocolate-dipped pretzels with brown, orange, and yellow candies to welcome fall...and white chocolate-dipped pretzels for Christmas, with green and red M&M's.
And in case you're wondering, in an 8-serving, 12.6oz bag of M&M's, I found 43 green M&M's.
(It feels really sad that I know that.) :/