Can you believe it’s already time for the Oscars? This Sunday while celebrities gather for the 87th year of the Oscars, my girlfriends and I will be gathering around the TV to watch them. Everyone knows that the real show happens on the red carpet – where us mere viewers gets to pick apart who we think will feature in the mornings best/worst dressed section of the news. This year, I’ll be having my girlfriends over for a viewing party where I’ll be happy to accept the award for the evenings best treat with these M&M’s Dipped Bananas featuring M&M’s new Crispy M&M’s and Red Carpet Ready M&M’s Popcorn Mix!
I feel like M&M’s are the most versatile candy out there – you can bake them into cookies, cakes, bars, etc. But this year I thought I’d leave the oven off, because I think I can only fully appreciate all the work that goes into the Oscars and all the primping and prepping that actors and actresses go through by being as lazy as possible. Also I think the Crispy M&M’s do half the work for me – they’re already so good and have delicious crunchy texture, and when you have perfection then why mess with it?
For the Red Carpet Ready M&M’s Popcorn Mix, you just pop your favorite butter popcorn and mix in M&M’s (I recommend going for the peanut), nuts, and dried cherries. It’s so, so, good! Mixing in M&M’s into the popcorn with dried fruit is probably the best idea I’ve had in ages! This is actually now my ideal movie watching snack. I can’t get enough of this mix.
For the M&M’s Dipped Bananas, basically, you take the ripest bananas that you can get your hands on, and cut them in half. Then you take about 1/3 cup of peanut butter – if your peanut butter is too hard then you can heat it up in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds or until soft – and dip/roll the banana in peanut butter. Then you’ll want to cover the peanut butter banana in whatever toppings you like best – making sure not to forget your M&M’s! My favorite toppings are M&M’s and raisins. Raisins add that little tart bite – it’s amazing, trust me. You can also dip the bananas in chocolate instead (or in addition to the peanut butter if you’re feeling wild). You can stick the bananas on popsicle sticks, skewers, or sturdy straws if you like. I recommend that you refrigerate your dipped and topped bananas for 10 – 15 minutes to allow the peanut butter and your toppings to settle and avoid anything falling off. Enjoy!
My friends and I will most likely be “ooo-ing” and “ahh-ing” over a starlets gown from my couch with face masks on and not-yet-dry polish on our nails. We might not be an example of the height of glamour, but at least our M&M’s treats will be up to Academy standards!
This year M&M’s is commemorating the biggest night in Hollywood by debuting a commercial on national TV that shows our favorite M&M’s characters invading the movies! How do you plan on viewing the Oscars? Do you usually watch the awards solo or with friends? Do you have any winning predictions? What is your favorite way to enjoy M&M’s??? Let me know in the comments below!