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Everyone needs an excuse for a #GameNightIn! With so many game options from Hasbro®, this is easy! Pick your favorite game, throw together a quick and tasty dessert using M&M’s® and you’re on your way to the perfect theme for your next Girl’s Night, Family Night, Date Night — whatever kind of night you want!
As someone who dines out regularly and always seems to have some kind of food event to go to, there are times when I just need a night in, and my girls are always welcome to join! I love to host Girl’s Night and since I don’t know how to do anything simply, I always need a theme. Game night is perfect! Yummy food and fun games to play? Sounds like a good night to me. How do you choose what games to play? There were so many new board games at Walmart that I hadn’t heard of. But I wanted to stick to the classics like Monopoly and Jenga. Good thing I found them!
Growing up, Monopoly was one of those games I had to beg people to play with me because it takes so long. I especially like it because it’s centered around Atlantic City, NJ, which is where I’m from (well, about twenty minutes away). All of the streets in the game — I know where they really are, and have most likely been on them at one point in my life. As long as I own the Boardwalk, I’m happy…and all four railroads too, of course. There is a lot to set up and break down with Monopoly though. For a no-frills game with only one basic component to it, Jenga is perfect. I love how such a simple game can be so much fun.
When it comes to snacks, chips and dip is a must. And dessert? You know there had better be some chocolate! M&M’s have been my one of favorite chocolate candies since I was little. Dark chocolate is my favorite, but when I’m craving a little salty-sweet action, I reach for M&M’s Pretzel. Thank goodness for those big 42 oz. party bags! You can’t miss those big bags in the candy aisle at Walmart. They’ve got ’em all — milk chocolate, peanut, and of course, pretzel. You know you’re craving M&M’s now too, right?! No worries — go out to Walmart and get some, I’ve got a coupon for you to save $1 on any bag 38 oz. or larger.
My house is never without at least one bag of M&M’s. It can be dangerous — every time I walk past the little bowl full of ’em, I find myself picking up one…and another…and then another…
These M&M’s S’mores would be the perfect dessert to serve for Girl’s Night or any #GameNightIn. Ooey, gooey marshmallows with your favorite M&M’s sandwiched between two graham cracker squares. And if these M&M’s S’mores have you craving a real outdoor campfire, go outside and build a fire to roast your marshmallows! Or if you have a gas stove, roast ’em there. Me? I’ll stick to the microwave…
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- Honey graham crackers
- Marshmallows (I used mini)
- Your favorite flavor M&Ms®
- If using the microwave like I did, follow these instructions:
- Top your graham cracker square with either one large marshmallow or a cluster of mini marshmallows and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Place a handful of M&Ms® in a small microwavable bowl and heat for 30 seconds, 10 seconds at a time.
- Add the M&Ms® to the warm marshmallow and top with the second graham cracker square, gently pressing down until the M&Ms® just begin to crack.
- Continue with the same procedure to assemble as many as you’d like!