Here's a fast and easy candy recipe that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The colors can be changed to customize it for any holiday, team, wedding, shower, or party.
1 cup green M&M candies*
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 (12 oz) bag or 2 cups baking chips (white chocolate chips or white/vanilla baking chips)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon peppermint flavored oil or 1/2 teaspoon 100% peppermint oil (make sure it is food grade peppermint oil; do not use peppermint extract)
green oil-based candy coloring*
green and white decorating sprinkles*
coarse sea salt (optional--add if you want a sweet/salty taste)
Line 9x13 baking sheet/pan with aluminum foil. Evenly scatter half of M&Ms and marshmallows onto pan. Put white baking chips in a microwave-safe bowl with canola oil and peppermint oil. Stir. Cook on full power, checking at 20 second intervals, stirring each time. Stop heating when most, but not all, of the chips are melted--there should be a few chunks left. Stir until it is smooth and chips are completely melted. (Approx. 60 sec. total cooking time.) Be careful not to overcook. Stir in candy coloring. Pour over M&Ms and marshmallows in pan; spread evenly with rubber spatula. Scatter remaining M&Ms and marshmallows on top; with a flattened hand, press them slightly into the melted mixture to insure that they stick. Add decorating sprinkles. Scatter lightly with coarse sea salt, if desired. Let mixture harden. Peel off aluminum foil and break candy into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
*VARIATIONS: --Add red M&Ms and sprinkles to the green ones for Christmas. --Use pastel M&Ms, sprinkles, and marshmallows for Easter or a baby shower. --Add pink/red candy coloring to the white chips (instead of green) and add crushed candy canes along with the marshmallows for Christmas or Valentine's Day. --Get creative! Change the colors to fit any wedding, birthday, team, or holiday.