M&M Balls

Jessica Grigowsky Recipe

By Jessica Grigowsky GrigoGal03

1 Hr

My aunt has been making these every Christmas for all the kids in the family for as far back as I can remember. They're super quick, easy & CHEAP to make! And I haven't heard anyone ever say they didn't like them!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These sweet little meringues are so darn cute... perfect for a Spring soiree!


1/2 c
egg whites
regular-sized bag of m&ms
cream of tartar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 250. Beat sugar & egg whites till fluffy. Add cream of tartar & beat till evenly distributed. Fold in M&Ms. With a teaspoon, spoon mixture into parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 1hr.
**The "balls" turn out best if you make them on a day that's NOT cloudy, rainy or high in humidity!**

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Back to School
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Lora DiGs ansky714
Aug 28, 2014
Sherry Herron sherryherron
Sep 10, 2013
My Bubbie Mimi used to make cookies for us and they are called "Overnight Cookies". They are made the same way as these but use coconut and chocolate chips instead of M&M's! Same premise as forgotten cookies, heat oven to 250•, turn off oven, put cookies in oven and leave them overnight!! Loved them as a kid, love making them as an adult!! Great memories!!!!
JoEllen Fortenberry Ford JoEllen1946
Jan 8, 2013
Jessica these look like so much fun! No wonder your aunt kept making them! I will try it very soon. Thank you.
Joey Urey paljoey
Oct 13, 2012
I attempted to make these the other day but the meringue (sugar and egg whites ) was taking forever and I thought i did something wrong (whites are touchy sometimes to whip). So today (clear and sunny) I tried again and again it took a long time . Then I checked in cookbook and decided to whip the whites first then added the sugar and the process went much faster. They are in the oven now....and it is the 12.6 oz bag of M&M's marked MEDIUM In the oven now...
Diane Lowe nanadiane96
Sep 11, 2012
Hi, I made these sunday thinking the kids would love them but I think the adults ate more than the kids! we loved them.
They are addictive,so on monday i made some more but didnt have m&ms so I used pecans & they are delicious that way too!!!! Thanks for posting this recipe!!