Coarsely chop m&m's and nuts with a food chopper, set aside. In 1-qt measuring bowl layer dry ingredients evenly as follows: salt, baking powder, 1/2 cup of flour, cocoa powder, 2/3 cup of sugar, chopped candy, 1 cup remaining flour, 2/3 cup of remaining sugar combined with cinnamon, chocolate morsels and nuts. Cover with lid and attach directions on a nice tag.
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the contents of batter bowl with oil, water and 3 eggs & vanilla in mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Spread in a greased only on the bottom of a 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool.
This a great gift for a teacher, a pastor, friends or family. My family loved receiving it and they had a measuring bowl to boot.