Spring comes with many beautiful things in nature, every spring, we are inspired to incorporate its elements into our baking.
Theme baking is one of my favorite hobbies. Our neighborhood baking club sets a day every Spring when each member is to bake an Easter-inspired recipe!
The seasonal treats are usually given to the needy. This gesture spreads the joy that Spring brings after a cold Winter.
My schedule was tight last Spring. There was no luxury of making complex recipes for the baking club, I did not want to miss out.
After skimming through various Easter recipes, I settled for these beautiful flowers that resonate with the season.
With the flowers in our gardens, these chocolate flowers were the best I could make. My children loved them so much, I had to hide so they wouldn't finish the batch meant for the baking club charity visit.
There are various reasons why you would want to make these delicious chrysanthemum flowers every spring, why?
- They are appealing to the eye: the flowers are pretty cute!
- The flowers are fast to make: within 17 minutes you have a tasty treat.
- It is simple and fun: no baking skills are required, a wonderful spring project for children.
What Makes The Easter Chocolate With M & M?
Pretzel snaps / squares
Pretzels form the base on which the M and Ms are attached to. I love the buttery flavor and crisp texture they possess.
They blend perfectly with the chocolate and M and M. A round-shaped cracker or biscuit would be a good substitute for the pretzels.
Dark chocolate or white chocolate
Chocolate is the ‘glue’ attaching the M and Ms to the pretzel. You can use white or dark chocolate depending on your preference or what is readily available in your pantry.
Milk Chocolate Easter M and Ms
These treats form the attractive part of the flower, the petals, and the stigma you know. I love delicate shells and the dreamy chocolatey interiors that easily melt in my mouth.
Can I freeze the Easter Chocolate with M and M flowers?
Yes, you freeze the flowers. Freeze them on a tray lined with parchment paper, then later slip them inside a freezer-friendly bag. They can freeze for up to 2 months.
How can I best store the Easter flowers?
Chocolate melts very easily, especially in high atmospheric temperatures. Keep the beautiful Easter flowers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
When transporting, make sure to ferry them in the coolest part of your car.
Why are flowers associated with the Easter Season?
Easter is a time when many things come to life. All the winter is gone, life comes from the ground.
Many animals bear their young in this season as well. Flowers are a sign of life, used for spreading the message of joy and hope among people world wide.
HOME CHEF TIPS.
When sticking the M and Ms on the chocolate ensure the side with M faces down. This will give you a neat finish, you know.
Melting the chocolate in the oven is the best method and saves lots of time. However, you can melt chocolate and use a spoon to spread the chocolate on the pretzels.
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Easter Chocolate With M and M Flowers.
- 1 bag Square pretzels Pretzel snaps
- 1 bag Chocolate candies (white or black)
- 2 bags Milk chocolate Easter M and Ms.
- Preheat the oven to 150C. Line up your baking tray with parchment paper
- Arrange the pretzel snaps on the tray, and place the chocolate rounds at the center of each pretzel square.
- Place the tray in the preheated oven and let the chocolate soften for 2 minutes. Remove the pretzels and softened chocolate from the oven and immediately place the M and Ms on the chocolate to form a flower.
- Place the middle M and M first before placing the ‘petals’. Let the center M and M be yellow, most flowers have yellow centers you know 😀, but feel free to be creative.
- Set the flowers in a cool dry place. Enjoy the treats or give them as special snacks during this Easter Season.
I had to use the standard M&M green, orange, red, and brown hues. They still looked beautiful but nothing beats the pink, blue, and white M&Ms.