Crispy M&M Cookie Cups

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Chocolate chips, crisped rice and M&M’s® Crispy make up the base of these Crispy M&M Cookie Cups. This bite-sized dessert recipe is filled with a touch of sweet vanilla buttercream. 

Crispy M&M Cookie Cups Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Maddie came home from the store the other day super excited.


Her favorite chocolate candies, M&M’s® Crispy are back! Have you tried them? Evidently they were wildly popular and people begged for them to come back, so M&M’s listened and you can now buy these crispy chocolate candies in your local CVS store. Big bags for creating recipes, snackable individual servings, whatever suits your fancy. People everywhere are happy.

I have an old cookie recipe that called for crisped rice cereal. As soon as Maddie started begging for the M&M’s® Crispy, I knew they’d go perfectly in the crispy chocolate chip cookies. So just for you, we made Crispy M&M Cookie Cups. They have a chocolate chip cookie base with a crisped rice crunch. There’s a little pillow of homemade vanilla buttercream frosting and some colorful M&M’s® Crispy resting on top.

And the best part?

They’re bite-size. Bite-size cookies are the ultimate. In fact, have you tried our Nutella cookie cups?

Making these homemade cookie cups are simple.  Whip up the cookie dough. There’s no need to refrigerate it since you’ll be rolling it into 1 1/2″ balls and baking it in mini muffin pans.

As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, you’ll use the rounded tip of a kitchen utensil (we used a whisk), to make an indentation in the freshly baked cookie. This is where the buttercream frosting will go.

Crispy M&M Cookie Cups Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Allow the cookies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.  Make up a small batch of homemade buttercream or if you’re in a rush, use your favorite store-bought frosting instead. Chocolate or vanilla…either would be good!

I used Wilton tip 1M to pipe a touch of frosting into the cookie cups. You can use a spoon or a piping bag without a tip if you’d like. Whatever is easiest, since you’ll put a few of those tasty little M&M’s® Crispy on top anyway!

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did. Eating them and making them. There’s just not much better than rainbow, frosting filled M&M cookie cups!

Crispy M&M Cookie Cups Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Q: What’s your favorite kind of M&M?


Crispy M&M Cookie Cups

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Chocolate chips, crisped rice and Crispy M&M’s make up the base of these Crispy M&M Cookie Cups. This bite-sized cookie is filled with buttercream.
Servings 24 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend sugars and butter to form a grainy paste.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda, crisped rice cereal and chocolate. Blend on low-speed just until combined.
  • Roll into 1 ½ inch balls and place in mini muffin tins that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes.
  • As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, use the rounded tip of a kitchen utensil to make a well in the center of the cookie.
  • Allow the cookies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove them to wire racks to cool completely.
  • While the cookies are cooling, prepare the buttercream. Using a mixer, whip the butter for 1-2 minutes, until it is nearly white. Add in the vanilla, powdered sugar and milk. Beat the frosting on medium speed for 2 minutes until it is fluffy.
  • Pipe a dollop of frosting into each cooled cookie. Top with 3 M&M’s® Crispy.
  • Store in an airtight container.


*I used Wilton tip 1M and a decorating bag to fill the cookie cups. You can use just a decorating bag, a Ziploc bag with one of the corners cut off, or just use a small spoon to fill them. *As a time-saver, use your favorite store-bought frosting.


Serving: 56g | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 257
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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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8 years ago

i was wondering what type of flour u would need. im fairly certain u’d use self-raising flour but idk i just wanna impress my bf’s parents for the first time im meeting them.

8 years ago

Hey, is there a recipe for the cookie base? Thanks

Thalia @ butter and brioche
9 years ago

5 stars
I wish i had one of these cookie cups now.. m&m’s are my favourite candy ever!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
9 years ago

These look SO delicious, Lizzy! I heart those crispy M&M’s so much!

9 years ago

What a cute little treat that would be perfect for my son’s class during a school party! #client

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

Can you believe I have never tried the crispy M&M’s?! I think I need to fix that asap! Maybe I’ll make some cookie cups! 🙂

Sheryl @Lady Behind The Curtain
9 years ago

What a cute & fun treat!

9 years ago

These look absolutely delicious, ladies! I could probably do some major damage to a plate of them!!

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
9 years ago

These look so cute and love the bite size!!

9 years ago

What a marvelous idea! This is such a fun treat. xo, Catherine

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
9 years ago

I love those fun Crispy M&M’s, so I was so excited to see them back in the stores!! What a fun cookie cup! I’m loving the frosting center and the candies on top!!!

Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats
9 years ago

I did see Crispy’s were back! I could eat about 5 of these:)