Mmmm…. mums! You’ll fall in love with these colorful, bite-sized mum cookies. Not just because they’re beautiful, but because they’re no-bake and super easy to make. The hardest part is stopping yourself from snacking on the sunflower seeds as you assemble them.
Is it just me, or are there like a BILLION Halloween recipes out right now? Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween too. But how many times between now and October 31 are you going to be able to serve spider cookies and Frankenstein cupcakes? Yeah, I thought so.
In fact, my daughter’s school now has a Fall Celebration instead of a Halloween party. So I’m thinking these fall mum cookies will make some little mouths very happy. And while I’m at it, I’ll probably take a plate of them to work. Now that I think about it, a bright bouquet of them on the table at Thanksgiving would be pretty sweet too.
What You Need
- White frosting (homemade or store-bought)
- Food coloring (colors that match your chocolate-covered sunflowers)
- Regular and mini-sized Nilla Wafer cookies
- M&M candies (assorted fall colors)
- Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds (assorted fall colors)
I found my chocolate-covered sunflower seeds at a local bulk candy store, but I’ve also seen them at Whole Foods and online.
Put equal amounts of white frosting into cups or bowls and tint with food coloring to match the colors of your chocolate-covered sunflowers.
Frost regular and mini-sized Nilla Wafer cookies with the tinted frostings.
Decorate with M&M candies and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. Start by placing an M&M in the middle and fan the seeds outward to look like the petals of a cushion mum. The smaller cookies do not need an M&M in the center.
Mix and match whatever colors you like to make an assortment of of colorful, edible mums.
Happy fall y’all. Enjoy every last, delicious, colorful bite!