Tobins' Tastes: Candy Apple M&M Dessert Cheeseball {Captain America 2: The Winter Soilder DVD Release}

Friday, September 12, 2014

Candy Apple M&M Dessert Cheeseball {Captain America 2: The Winter Soilder DVD Release}

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When I think of Marvel superheroes, I immediately think of my dad. I know exactly what you are thinking. "Awww, how sweet her dad is her superhero." And while yes, my dad is a superhero in his own right I am actually referring to his love of Marvel comic books not his super human strength or his unworldly trivia knowledge. (Don't worry Dad, this in no way means I don't think you are freakishly strong and smart.)

When he was growing up, my dad loved comic books with Marvel superheroes being one of his favorite types. So much so that he still has a huge box of his childhood favorites stored in protective wrappers that he keeps up on a shelf in his closet. Every now and then when we were little he would pull them out and show them to us and explain what they were about. To this day, my dad is always trying to get us to go and see the new Marvel movies as they come out in theaters. 

Along with his love a comic book characters, my dad is also a very difficult man to shop for. Two things that always make for good gifts for him? DVD's and chocolate. I don't think he has ever met a combination of the two that he didn't love. And right now at Walmart there is a great deal going on where I can get him the newly released Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD and two big bags of M&M's® for less than $20 total.

Current Captain America DVD and M&M deal at Walmart:
  • DVD: rollback price of $14.96
  • 2 big bags of M&Ms at $4.74 each
  • Minus a $5 off WYB all three coupon from 
  • Makes all three of them $19.44 plus tax
Talk about a great deal for the Captain America loving chocolate eater in your family!

Just looking at Captain America makes me feel patriotic and I am not sure what flavor of dessert could be more American than apple. Apple pies, fall apples, candy apples at the fair all make me think of traditional Americana. Not to mention the fact that my dad loves apple desserts. So to celebrate the release of Captain America 2, I created this Candy Apple Dessert Cheeseball using M&M's new Candy Apple fall flavor. 

This dessert cheeseball is perfect for a family movie night with your resident superhero  Because everyone knows that #HeroesEatMMs . And while my dad might not wear a mask and tights, or jump off buildings, or defend the free world with a star studded shield he does know how to detail his daughters' car with lightening speed, grill burgers with out of this world good taste, and can help file taxes with the greatest of ease. So for those things and so much, he's our family superhero and that definitely deserves an extra special dessert.

Candy Apple M&M Dessert Cheeseball
  • 8oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of butter (one stick), softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Candy Apple M&M's
1.) Beat together all ingredients except for the M&M's.

2.) Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for an hour.

3.) Remove from the fridge and use clean hands to shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball as best you can in the Candy Apple M&M's. I had to use my hands after I plated it to fill in some of the holes with more M&M's.

4.) Refrigerate for at least another hour before serving with graham crackers.

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