Great Idea for left-over Christmas M&Ms

What’s a hungry 6ftmama to do with all those left over Red & Green Christmas M&M’s?

Well… of course, you have the kids sort them by color.

Use the red ones in January/February for Valentines.


Then set out the green ones February/March for St. Patrick’s Day.


Now that you know my little trick, keep an eye out for them on clearance after Christmas next year.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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  1. Sheila Skillingstead on February 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Your post made me smile.

  2. Michele Bergh on February 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Great idea! Although I’m not sure they’d last that long here LOL.

  3. Ruth Packard on February 3, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I agree with Michele…those delicious little pieces of chocolate would not last all the way to March! But just in case they do, the red ones would make great game pieces for valentine bingo on a heart…and the green ones on a shamrock game board. Thanks for the sweet inspiration!

  4. Sherry Newman on February 3, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Great idea! However, my best intentions would not last beyond having my grandchildren help me sort the M&M’s because they will have all found there way into little mouths. 1 for you, 2 for me, 2 for you, 3 for me, etc, etc lol

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