One of my favorite holiday memories with my mom was baking with her in our kitchen. We would make brownies, cookies (the thumbprint with jelly in the center were her specialty), cakes and candy. The smells throughout our house would rouse my brothers from whatever mischief they were getting into and my dad from his naps. Mom would make enough of her goodies for the family, for our teachers, for my dad’s co-workers and to donate to those in need. I have carried on that same tradition with my kids and they look forward to this special time together as much as I did when I was their age. I have recipes that have been passed down from my mom, like the Christmas bark and I try to find a new recipe or two to try out as well. One of the staples in our kitchen were plenty of M&M’S® to bake with. Mom would put them in just about everything and my sister and I were always sneaking a few handfuls when she was not looking!
This year the kids and I made my mom’s Christmas bark with the M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s. I love the red and green addition to mom’s recipe. It just makes it more festive. When I send the goodies we make, like our bark, to the kid’s teachers, I am going to use the cute Glad Holiday containers.
Glad storage has exclusive holiday prints for containers and wraps that’s perfect for storing your holiday baked goods or gifting them to friends, family, and co-workers!
Shopping of any kind, even just simple grocery shopping, can be a mind boggling experience of confusion and frustration. Sam’s Club is out to the way to change the way you shop. Their concept of Scan & Go shopping will make your life so much easier and save you so much time that you won’t know what do with the extra time you have after you’re done shopping. It’s really simple.First things first. Download the Scan & Go app onto your smart phone. It is available on both Apple and Android operating systems. Make your shopping list before you go so that you are sure you are not forgetting anything.
M&M’S® Christmas Bark Recipe:
- ½ bag of Oreos, broken up
- 1½ cups pretzel stix, broken
- 1 cup Christmas colored M&M's
- 1 bag white chocolate chips
- colored Christmas sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Mix on the sheet the Oreos, pretzels and ¾ cup of the M&M's.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time, stir, and continue melting in microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth.
- Drizzle over the candy mixture and top with extra M&M's and sprinkles.
- Allow to cool in the refrigerator until hardened.
Now here comes the cool part. As you are shopping simply scan each item with your phone as you put them in your cart. This not only allows you track everything you have got in your cart but it also keeps a running tally on how much you are spending. The real magic of the Sam’s Club Scan & Go app happens when you’re done shopping. Once you’re finished shopping you simply pay through the app on your smart phone, bypass the registers and go straight to the exit. Things kinda go back to normal at this point. The Sam’s Club associate at the door will check the receipt on your phone and send you on your way. How cool is that. The only way this good get any easier is someone else does your shopping for you.
Are you excited to try the new White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s exclusively at Target?