It’s time for so fun Fall recipes! Although, here in Florida temperatures are still soaring in the 90’s on a daily basis, I enjoy using Fall flavors in my recipes. And you’re in luck, because I have TWO great Fall recipe to share with you- Apple Cider Milkshakes (yes, that’s right, a cold cider drink) and Hazelnut M&M’s cookies!
Have you seen the seasonal M&M’s in the stores yet? For the recipe I’m going to share with you, I used a bag of seasonal candy corn M&M’s candies at Walmart, but they also had fun Fall milk chocolate, peanut, and peanut butter bags.
And, what flavor shouts Fall louder than apple cider? My husband loves true cider, but my kids and I tend to shy away from it because of the strength of the flavor, so I’ve found that incorporating Mott’s apple juice instead of cider into a recipe is a great alternative.
Although it’s September and I’ve put away my summer decor in my home, and replaced them with cute pumpkins and such, the Florida weather hasn’t gotten the memo, so temps here are quite toasty.
Not to fear, I’ve got the perfect alternative recipe to hot apple cider, without compromising the flavors of the season- Apple Cider Fun Fall Milkshakes. Yep, a “cold cider” drink. This shake is loaded with flavor, using Mott’s apple juice and seasonal pumpkin pie and cinnamon spices.
Trust me, these are a hit with the whole family, and really, who doesn’t love milkshakes?
Once you set up your blender in the kitchen, it takes no time to get these apple cider shakes into the cup.
Just throw all the ingredients together and blend! My little boys like pushing the buttons (and I think the loud noise of the blender crunching the ice).
Pour into a glass, add a cute straw, and a dash of cinnamon to the top, and you’re the hero of the day!
Tons of apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon flavor mixed into a cold creamy shake!
What goes better with milk than cookies? Oh, how about nothing!
This next recipe is the perfect pairing to my apple cider milkshake.
I’ve adjusted one of my favorite PB & Nutella recipes into Hazelnut and M&M’s cookies, and made them festive for Fall by using the seasonal candy corn M&M’s. These candy corn candies are white chocolate inside, and yellow, orange, and white outside.
These cookies are very easy. I like to use brown sugar for the moisture it brings to the cookies, as well as added the sweetness that seems to bake out of the hazelnut.
Simply mix ingredients (this makes a very sticky dough), roll into 1″ balls, and bake!
After baking, when they cookies are still warm (not scalding hot, don’t burn yourself) add the M&M’s candies to the top.
Press firmly to level the cookie and set the candies.
Now, it’s time to enjoy your festive, fun, Fall recipes!