Introduction: Stay Warm, Eat Melted M&Ms!
Why melt your M&Ms?
-Because they are delicious! The candy shell cracks, still holding in the warm melted chocolate.
-Stay warm in the winter with this tasty heated snack! If hot chocolate gives you a tummy ache, have some hot M&Ms instead!
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Step 1: Method 1: Space Heater
This is my favorite way to melt M&Ms. If you have a space heater or I guess a radiator in your room you can melt them right on top of it! Just fold a little tray out of paper (an index card works well) and place it on top of the heater. The shells will crack when they are done, it usually takes around 5 minutes (more or less depending on how hot the heater is).
PRO: The heater is already on, so you aren't wasting electricity. This yummy warm snack will warm you from the inside as you warm yourself by the heater.
CON: Only works in the winter when you use your heater.
Step 2: Method 2: at Your Desk
Use the same paper tray as with the heater. Bend your desk lamp over and let the heat from the bulb melt the M&Ms. This also takes about 5 minutes, you might want to rotate the tray and turn the M&Ms over after a couple minutes so they all melt evenly.
PRO: You can make this delicious snack right at your desk!
CON: Your roommate might think you're a weirdo, but it's ok to be weird. Might not work as well with CFL bulbs.
Step 3: Method 3: Microwave
Simple, just microwave a plate of M&Ms.
CON: Way too easy to burn the chocolate in the microwave. I don't really like this method because of that.
Step 4: Variations
You don't have to stick with regular, try this with mint or peanut butter M&Ms! See if you can find other things to melt them with (hot laptop, leave them in a car in the summer...)