Carrot Cake M&M’s

Miniature carrot cake balls mixed with cream cheese frosting and coated in a white chocolate coating. A copycat version of the Easter carrot cake M&M’s.

Easy Carrot Cake M&Ms by Chelsea's Messy ApronHave you all seen the new Easter M&M’s? They are carrot cake flavored. And coated in white chocolate.

Freaking out here.

Naturally I had to buy like 10 bags and eat all of those said 10 bags. Just to make sure the flavor was right for these ones. Yeah, cause I really love you guys.

Oh, and am kind of obsessed with this new M&M flavor too.

Okay. So you caught me. I really didn’t need to sample that many M&M’s to replicate them. Especially because these are kind of just like cake pops. Except miniature. But totally cute and Easter and festive.

Carrot Cake M&Ms1Like I said, basically miniature cake pops. But they do kinda taste like the carrot cake M&M’s. Sans the whole crunchy part.

The carrot cake and cream cheese flavor? Done. White chocolate? Got it! Matching colors? Of course.

The ingredients are pretty simple. A carrot cake mix + called-for ingredients, cream cheese frosting, and white chocolate. And then the food coloring to dye the white chocolate. I dyed these “M&M’s” light orange, light green, and white to match the ones you can get in the store.

The nice thing about making M&M’s (as opposed to cake pops) is there is no dealing with the lollipop stick and getting the cake pop to stay on the stick and dry well on the stick. I don’t know about you, but that is not one of my favorite things to deal with! These guys are dip in chocolate, drop on parchment, dry, and devour.

Did ya like that alliteration there? Dip, drop, dry, devour.

Yes. I like the sound of that.

Carrot Cake M&Ms

By the way. Bunny bowl – did you see it? (Hint: look to picture above this text) How cute is that!

Oh bunnies.

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Carrot Cake M&M's
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Carrot Cake (I like Betty Crocker's version) + ingredients called for
  • Cream Cheese frosting (amount depends on moistness of cake, see instructions)
  • 1 bag high quality white chocolate chips (I recommend Guittard)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Orange food coloring
  • Green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Prepare the carrot cake according to directions using a 9 x 13 pan. Remove from oven and let col completely.
  2. Crumble your cooled carrot cake into a large bowl. Using your hands, crumble the cake until it is in fine crumbs.
  3. Slowly add spoonfuls of frosting until the mixture is moist. Each cake will be a different level of moistness so you will need to test yours to see how much frosting is needed.
  4. Test a small amount to see if it can hold a ball shape when molded together. (But the general mixture should still look a bit crumbly)
  5. Roll out the cake into small balls (Refer to my pictures for general size)
  6. In a medium sized bowl place 1 cup of white chocolate chips with 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil in the microwave*. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 25 seconds. Stir until melted or return to the microwave for a little longer.
  7. I work with small batches of white chocolate since it hardens quickly.
  8. Dip mini cake balls into the chocolate until covered.
  9. I scoop up the ball onto a fork to let the excess chocolate drip off in between the fork prongs. Tap gently if needed.
  10. Roll the cake ball off the fork onto a sheet of parchment paper and let harden.
  11. Continue to repeat steps 5 through 8 until all of the balls are dipped in chocolate making sure to dye one of your white chocolate batches orange and one green.

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Comments

  1. says

    Carrot Cake M&Ms? Why haven’t I heard of those! Thankfully I’m aware of them now, haha. M&Ms were my favorite candy growing up, so I have to try them. These tiny cake balls are so adorable! I’ve never thought to do that or seen any that little. I agree with you about the dipping and coating part; I’m so terrible at that, haha. But these are super cute for Easter! Love the bunny bowl. :)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      They are SO good! I am kind of addicted to them! Haha thank you Beth! Dipping and I do not get along! :)

  2. says

    I have not seen these carrot cake M&Ms!! But now I’m definitely looking on my next target run … although that wouldn’t be good since I’m really trying to avoid sugar right now haha These sound awesome Chelsea – I love that you re-created them! And that dish … totally adorable!

  3. says

    I bought a couple bags of the carrot cake M&Ms last weekend, and I have to admit they are already gone! But these look even better than the M&Ms and I can’t wait to try them! Pinned :)

    P.S. That bunny bowl is SUPER cute, love it :)

  4. says

    Dip, drop, dry, devour. My new mantra. My jaw dropped when I read this title! Who knew such wonders existed?! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks out of this world! P.S. The MnMs are almost as awesome as that dish :)

  5. says

    It`s seriously crazy how much I love all those flavors m&ms keeps coming out with. Every time I walk down the aisle and see a new flavor, I flip. Haha.

    These are just SOO ADORABLE!! And too cute not to make!!

  6. says

    I had NOT heard of these new M&Ms, but now that you have brought them to my attention, I shall have to find some! Right after I try out these mini carrot cake balls, that is, since these are the cutest idea I think I’ve seen all year! Cake pops seem far too fussy to me, but these definitely sound do-able – thanks for sharing!!

  7. says

    Ouh la laaa Miss Creative :D Ummm what no I haven’t seen this flavor of m&ms you speak of. Going to have to check this out. I just love the crazy flavors that m&ms has had recently for holidays! I remember seeing red velvet for Vday! Sadly didn’t get a bag before they ran out. This recipe does look fabulous though…going to add it to the list of easter treats. Thanks!!

  8. says

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable Chelsea! And seriously? Carrot cake M&M’s? I had no idea and now I totally need to track them down for Easter hehe. Love the cute bunny bowl and the 4 D’s :)

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