Indulge in this festive treat to add an extra dose of merry and bright to your holiday season! Simple and delicious, this no bake M&M's Casserole is the perfect neighbor or teacher gift this Christmas.
And you can forget about leaving out cookies for Santa this year! Instead try making him this easy, no bake M&M's Casserole! The big man is sure to enjoy this special treat.
There’s a lot of steps and quite a few ingredients in this M&M's Casserole but hang in there with me, and I promise it will all be worth it in the end!
- M&M's Milk Chocolate
- M&M's Peanut Butter
- M&M's Crunchy Cookie
- M&M's Caramel Cold Brew
- M&M's Pretzel
- M&M's Almond
- M&M's Minis
- M&M's Caramel
- M&M's Peanut
(Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements and full printable instructions.)
🥣 Step-by-Step Instructions
It’s finally here, after months and months of testing. This has got to be hands down, THE BEST M&M's Casserole recipe on the internet.
Firstly, DO NOT preheat your oven. Then in a un-greased casserole dish go ahead and pour in a solid base of your classic milk chocolate M&M’s.
Then add a nice thick layer of peanut butter M&M’s. The blue one’s like to stick together so just make sure you spread those out evenly.
Afterwards it’s time to add a layer of crunchy cookie M&M’s. They will seem smaller and rounder but it is okay. Trust the process. They are delicious in this recipe.
Then for my personal favorite M&M's, caramel cold brew! Yummm you can never have enough of these. Afterwards you will want to go ahead and add in your pretzel M&M’s in for a nice crunch.
Following that step, add in your almond M&M’s. Now, this is where things get a little complicated and some times even a little controversial.
We are going to want to add in another bag of M&Ms but this time we are going to use mini M&Ms.
To finish off your M&M's Casserole add a thick layer of caramel and peanut M&M's for the topping. However, be sure to cover that previous layer nice and evenly. You don’t want any of those mini M&M’s peeking through.
Lastly, you will want to go ahead and give your whole M&M's Casserole a really good stir. Now, I know you might be asking, "Why spend all that time layering if you are just going to mix it up anyways!?"
To that I say, “I don’t know - its science”! But what I do know - without proper layering techniques your flavors CANNOT meld. And speaking from experience we don’t want that!
After being thoroughly mixed you can proceed with the bottling up of your M&M's Casserole in little jars. Then pop on a cute tag with a ribbon and share with all your teachers, friends and neighbors!
You are sure to be the talk of the town with this made from scratch, homemade hit.
💭 Top Tips
We highly suggest you follow this recipe to a T. But if you do decide to change up your M&M's Casserole at all, just make sure you are being scientific about it.
In the unlikely event that you have leftover M&M's Casserole you will want to store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. Leftovers should be good for up to 3-5 hours.
One thing that I especially love about M&M's Casserole is that it is freezer friendly! Prepare a double batch and store the extras in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months.
When ready to enjoy remove from the freezer and allow to sit at room temperature overnight.
What is the most popular M&M's flavor?
Though there are a large variety of M&M's flavors out there on the market, the longstanding crowd favorite is still, classic Milk Chocolate M&M's. With Peanut M&M's coming in for a close second. So be sure to include these two staples in your own M&M's Casserole at all costs.
How many types of M&Ms are there?
This is a difficult question to answer as M&M's offer a wide variety of flavors in addition to their seasonal and limited edition M&M's. You can generally find 11 of their standard flavors throughout the year however.
These seem to include Milk Chocolate, Peanut, Caramel, Pretzel, Dark Chocolate, Caramel Cold Brew, Peanut Butter, Cookie Crunch, Almond, Brownie Batter, and Mint.
You can find a variety of M&M's flavors here! All make a great addition to your M&M's Casserole!
- 2 cups M&M's - Milk Chocolate
- 2 cups M&M's - Peanut Butter
- 2 cups M&M's - Crunchy Cookie
- 2 cups M&M's - Caramel Cold Brew
- 2 cups M&M's - Pretzel
- 2 cups M&M's - Almond
- 2 cups M&M's - Minis
- 2 cups M&M's - Caramel
- 2 cups M&M's - Peanut
- DO NOT pre-heat your oven. In an un-greased casserole dish pour in a solid layer of the milk chocolate M&M's.
- Add a thick layer of peanut butter M&M's. The blue ones tend to stick together so be sure to spread those out evenly.
- Add a layer of crunchy cookie M&M's.
- Add layer of caramel cold brew M&M's.
- Add layer of pretzel M&M's.
- Add layer of almond M&M's.
- Add layer of mini M&M's.
- Add thick layer of caramel M&M's.
- Top your casserole with a thick layer of peanut M&M's being sure to cover any mini M&M's so they don't peak through.
- Give your whole casserole a really good stir. Allow to sit and rest for 5 minutes.
- Bottle up your casserole into individual jars for serving or gifting and enjoy!
Don't miss other helpful tips, recipe variations and storage information found in the full article above.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 536Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 3gSugar: 69gProtein: 5g