DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

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.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

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.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

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.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

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.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 1
Put equal amounts of white frost­ing into cups or bowls and tint with food col­or­ing to match the col­ors of your chocolate-covered sunflowers.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 2
Frost reg­u­lar and mini-sized Nilla Wafer cook­ies with the tinted frostings.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 3
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.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 4
Mix and match what­ever col­ors you like to make an assort­ment of of col­or­ful, edi­ble mums.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Happy fall y’all. Enjoy every last, deli­cious, col­or­ful bite!

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  • http://www.bellenza.com/wedding-ideas/ Bel­lenza

    Such a neat idea…and such a pretty result!

  • http://thisislemonade.wordpress.com/ this is lemonade

    Wow these are stun­ning! They would def­i­nitely make a great party centrepiece!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    We love Sandra’s recipes! She’s extremely inventive!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    I com­pletely agree!

  • Melissa Kojima

    It looks like a lot of yummy fun to make these. So sim­ple. Yes, won­der­ful idead to bring them to a party or co-workers!

  • http://www.herdaily.com/author/tarak tara

    These are amaz­ing! I would totally eat all those sun­flower seeds.

  • San­dra Denneler

    Thanks so much, every­one! These are also a great cookie to assem­ble with kid­dos. (Keeps ‘em busy, any­way.) Plus, their lit­tle fin­gers are even bet­ter at grab­bing those tiny sun­flower seeds. That is, if you can stop them from nib­bling all the ingredients.

  • Lexy

    I’ve never tasted choco­late cov­ered sun­flower seeds.….do kids and grown-ups like them?

    I think this is one fab­u­lous recipe though.…something a non-baker can put her heart into.

  • San­dra Denneler

    Thanks! I think most peo­ple like choco­late cov­ered sun­flower seeds, once they try them. They’re just not very com­mon I guess. My kids had never tasted them, but now they think they’re pretty awesome.