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M&M’s Crispy Pinata Cake

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I love this fun and easy to make cake. It’s packed with sweet flavor and bright colors which makes it a fun treat to serve for any occasion!

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It had been years since I had M&M’s Crispy candies. By a happy mistake while on vacation, we grabbed a bag to enjoy. I love finding old treats like this to enjoy — total nostalgia. 

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This pinata cake is a fun surprise for a weeknight dinner or a party with friends. Everyone loves the bright colors of M&M’s plus the surprise inside. 

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M&M’s Crispy Pinata Cake

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  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bag of M&M’s® Crispy
  • 3x 1/8 cup candy melts, in three colors of your choosing
  • 3x teaspoons of vegetable oil


  1. Mix crispy rice cereal with melted marshmallows, vanilla and butter until completely coated.
  2. Use damp hands to press the mixture into the pan, it’s much easier as you’re not having to deal with marshmallow sticking to you. You’ll want to use an 8″ spring form pan. You’ll have four layers total.
  3. Between each layer, you’ll use your melted candy melts. Melt an 1/8 cup of candy melts on high in two, ten-second increments. Add in about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to thin. Spread over layer and let set.
  4. To create the inside cavity, you’ll use a large, circular cookie cutter to cut through the center of the two middle layers. Then, fill the space with M&M’s Crispy.


  • Calories: 1499
  • Sugar: 167
  • Sodium: 305
  • Fat: 26
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 310
  • Protein: 12
  • Cholesterol: 32

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.