m&m's are a staple in trail mix everywhere. Often peanuts, pretzels, and coconut are included in various trail mixes. This instructable explores the deliciousness of a trail mix covered in chocolate and coated with a hard candy shell. I think you will find it cheap, easy, and ambrosial.
Step 1: Materials
As many different types of m&m's as you can find. I got my hands on plain, peanut, peanut butter, pretzel, and coconut. They were on sale for .50 cents a package. I also picked up some baggies to put my mixture. I got 20 bags for $2.50.
Five packages of m&m's - $2.50
Baggie - $.12
Total cost - $2.62
Step 2: Open M&Ms
You will need to open the m&m's before you mix them. There are several methods you can use to open the m&m's...
1. You can tear the corner.
2. You can pinch both sides and pull it open.
3. You can cut it open with scissors.
4. You can tear it open with your teeth if you need one hand to fend of attackers.
Be sure when opening to check and see if you won anything. I would recommend method two if you want to check for a winning package.
After opening pour the m&m's into your container.
Step 3: Mix M7&Ms
Close the bag that you placed the M&M's in and shake it like no one is watching to mix the M&M's. Shake by pinching the top corners of the bag between the thumb and forefinger of each hand.
Step 4: Eat Trail Mix
Eat the mix whenever you like. If you happen to be on a trail with others be sure to share. While eating I got a handful of each type of m&m. What happened next was a chocolate singularity. I realized that all other chocolates I have tasted were a poor imitation of what this m&m trail mix was.
I would warn you not to eat all this trail mix either by yourself or in one sitting. The reason for this can be seen by looking at the combined nutritional information. Remember this is like eating five packs of m&m's.
Calories - 1090
Total Fat - 51
Sat. Fat - 27
Sugars - 120
Sodium - 345