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Cookie Dough Easter Eggs with M&M’S® – Chewy edible chocolate chip cookie dough truffles with M&M’S® Milk Chocolate, rolled into egg shapes, and dipped into fun colored candy melts to make them look like Easter eggs. The perfect treats to make for Easter!
We’re about a month away from Easter, ladies and gentlemen. Have you started decorating and planning yet? I started WEEKS ago. I think I stressed out the lady in front of me in the check-out counter at Walmart because she kept telling me that she couldn’t believe Easter was already here and she didn’t have anything for her grandkids yet. You still have time, lady!
One of my favorite memories from Easter was shopping for and receiving Easter baskets. One year, during an Easter egg hunt, I found an egg with a card in it and thought I’d been duped. Where’s my candy?! Little did I know, that card meant that I won a HUGE Easter basket. Jackpot! So. Much. Candy.
And not just one kind of candy – no, no,no. There was basically every type of candy you could imagine. Well, at least that’s what it felt like. It was the most magical day. To this day, Easter baskets (and, honestly, gift baskets of any kind) are a super exciting treat for me.
So for today’s post, I want to share an awesome treat that’s perfect for packaging in your Easter basket and also show you how I fill my basket to make for a #SweeterEaster.
My treat for you guys today are these super festive and ultra adorable Cookies Dough Easter Eggs with M&M’S®.
There are very few things out there better than cookie dough. I purposely under-bake my chocolate chip cookies so that I get that gooey, cookie dough center.
I wanted to capture the essence of that yummy cookie dough but make it edible and packagable. I don’t think packagable is a word but you know what I mean.
Since we’re not baking these truffles, I took the baking soda and egg out of a classic chocolate chip cookie dough recipe and added a little milk to add back the extra moisture missing from the egg that we took out. And so the cookie dough truffle was born!
To make these truffles even more magical and perfect for Easter, I added in M&M’S® Milk Chocolate (you can also use M&M’S® White Chocolate, which is brand-new and exclusively at Walmart!), shaped them into festive Easter eggs, and decorated them with my favorite bright candy melts.
I know these eggs look like they took a lot of work, but they really didn’t! The dough takes the same amount of effort as your chocolate chip cookies. Then, all you have to do is shape them and dip them in colored candy coating, throw on a few sprinkles and…Voila! You have a gorgeous Cookie Dough Easter Egg.
Once I let the coating on each egg dry, I wrapped them up in little goody bags. Now, they’re ready to be handed out to friends or packaged in Easter baskets, which is, of course, what I did.
I made a cute little Easter basket with a few of my favorite goodies that I was able to pick up at Walmart. The baskets, too! I love that I didn’t need to make trips all over town to get the Easter goods that I needed. What a relief!
Without further ado, let me run down what all went in my baskets. I bought medium-sized baskets and filled each of them with a little paper grass so the candy wouldn’t sink to the bottom and become a cluttered mess.
The goodies I included in my baskets were my adorable Cookie Dough Easter Eggs, goodies from the Mars variety bag, a couple STARBURST® Filled Eggs, and, my favorite, a few DOVE® Peanut Butter Eggs. These DOVE® Peanut Butter Eggs are brand new so I was super eager to try them. Spoiler alert: they are silky smooth and IRRESISTIBLE. They’re exclusively at Walmart so don’t forget to pick yours up while you’re there!
In fact, you can get all of these goodies at Walmart in their Seasonal Candy aisle. Check them out on the shelves below so you know how to find them!
Now that you know all the contents of my basket, how are you going to decorate yours? Get more inspiration at Walmart’s Mars Easter site. Comment below with your favorite ideas!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! The recipe for the Cookie Dough Easter Eggs (and some more yummy treats) is located below.
Cookie Dough Easter Eggs with M&M’S®
- 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour *(see recipes notes below)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup M&M’S® Milk Chocolate (or M&M’S® White Chocolate, if you prefer)
- 24 ounces vanilla candy melts your favorite colors
- seasonal sprinkles (optional)
- Beat butter and brown sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat until combined. Add flour and salt and mix until combined. Add mini chocolate chips and M&M’S® Milk Chocolate. Using a spatula or spoon, gently mix into cookie batter.
- Scoop about a tablespoon of dough and form into an egg shape. Place on a platter or baking sheet. Repeat with rest of the dough. Place eggs in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
- If you are using multiple colors of candy melts, decide how many eggs you want for each color. I used four colors (6 ounces of each color) so I had 7 eggs of each color. Melt the first color of candy melts in the microwave. Dip your designated eggs into the first color. Using a fork, remove from candy coating and shake off extra coating. This is important so that the coating doesn't pool too much and disfigure your egg. Place on platter and quickly sprinkle with sprinkles before the coating dries. Skip this step if you rather stripe your eggs with leftover coating. Repeat with other eggs. Then, move on to your next color. Repeat until you've coated all your eggs. Let eggs dry for about 10-15 minutes to let coating set.
- If you decided to stripe your eggs instead of sprinkle them, fill ziplock bags with leftover coating. Snip off a small corner off of the ziplock bag. Drizzle coating quickly over the eggs. Let them set for about 10 minutes to let stripping set.
- You can serve at room temperature. But if you prefer a firmer filling, you can refrigerate instead. Enjoy!
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More treats you’re gonna love:
Monster Cookies with M&M’S®
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites with Fudge Frosting
Soft, Frosted Sugar Cookies
Oh my gosh, I cannot get over how cute these are! This will be the perfect weekend activity with my nieces. Let’s just hope we get to the actual baking part!
Loreto and Nicoletta Nardelli says
Such a fun activity for Easter! The cookie dough Easter eggs are adorable and would make a lovely gift! Also, quite delicious!
This is such a fun idea. I love the colors and presentation. And it sounds so delicious. Yum! I must make this with my kids. Thanks for this lovely recipe.
A card in an Easter egg. Haha. I can imagine the disappointment! But how cool that it turned out to be something special. I just love the looks of these eggs! So fun!
These are just the cutest eggs ever! I love the colors and M&Ms can only do magical things to the taste. 🙂 My kid would love these!
How cute are these and what a great idea. Perfect for easter. Thanks for sharing. I will be trying this.
These cookie dough Easter eggs are gorgeous and delicious! We love cookie dough around here so these were a must make. Perfect for Easter.
Farrukh Aziz says
Easter’s right around the corner, and this is a perfect cookie dough dessert for the kids! it looks delicious, hope I don’t finish it all while making them!
I love cooking dough and this is a cute idea to make easter eggs. And love the way you decorate each of them
Definitely a new recipe to try this Easter. So colorful and innovative. Kids to love it all.
Nadalie Bardo says
Oh my yumminess! These look so perfect for Easter! I just might have to make them for myself.
So fun and festive! Not to mention delicious! I could eat my weight in cookie dough
I love this idea so much. They are completely adorable and will go perfectly in easter baskets or for the hunt.
These are so adorable and perfect for Easter! My daughter and I are going to have fun making these! So excited!
These look super cute! I am definitely trying them Easter weekend.
Megan Lehr says
I absolutely love cookie dough and these are PRECIOUS. Can’t wait to make them with my kids.
These look so delicious! My daughter will love these!
Still looking for the recipe
Not sure why you can’t see it. But I will create a PDF and email to you. Let me know if you don’t receive it!
YUM! I’m so in for these. I’m a big fan of cookie dough, and these look amazing.
Thanks so much! You’re gonna love these!!
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says
These are super cute and look like they’d be a blast to make! I love the colors you used. They are perfect for Easter. 🙂
Anne | onedeterminedlife says
These are too cute and look so yummy.
These are the cutest and they look delicious! I have to make them!!!
Tayler Morrell says
Those looks so delicious…combining two of my favorite desserts: m&ms and cookie dough!
Cindy Ingalls says
This is such a great idea–who doesn’t love cookie dough? I like my cookies gooey too!
Yum! I love Easter Baskets – it feel slike forever since I made one!
This is such an awesome idea! I have got to make these and try them out – so yummy!
Melissa Chee says
So many yummy recipes!
What a beautiful and yummy treat that’s perfect for the Easter holiday! Not to mention I love cookie dough and m&ms!
Beyond excited about this delicious recipe. Going to be making these this year for our garden party. #client
These look amazing!! Definitely saving to make later 🙂
These look delicious. Fantastic idea.
Now this is something I would enjoy making and decorating for Easter.
Neely Moldovan says
these sound like the greatest thing I have ever seen!
This is so cute! My kids would love this. Def trying it!
You’re so right! It’s a fun activity to do with kids because it’s so hands-on and creative. I hope you guys have a great time making these!
These look so amazing! Bright colors and cookie dough/m&m combo is perfect for Easter baskets 🙂
Ummm yum!! These look amazing. And love the colorful Easter basket you put together with so many different candies! Adorable! xx
Oh gosh, this looks so indulgent and HEAVENLY!
And I love that there’s no raw egg in this cookie dough! 🙂 Safe to eat plenty of!
Exactly! You won’t be able to stop after you try them 🙂
What a wonderful crazy idea!!! I
love how you decorated them !!!
Beautiful colors… they look
yummy . I’m inspired
This is not going to go well for my diet…
These look like so much fun! I have saved the recipe to make with my daughters next week.