My Weeknight Treat: A Handful of M&Ms

We're not really much for cookies or cakes in my house. But a handful of M&Ms after we've put away dinner and are settling down for the evening? That particular treat has become nearly a ritual.

M&Ms may just be the perfect candy. They're crunchy and yet also melt in your mouth (and occasionally in your hand). You can toss back a small handful in one go, as my husband does, or make them last by eating them one at a time, as I love to do. Even their bright primary colors never fail to make me happy. Plus eating a handful as a weeknight treat carries that particular joy of "I'm an adult and I eat candy if I want to."

We'll occasionally dally into peanut M&M territory or give the newest release a try, but my husband and I are fairly devoted to the traditional milk chocolate M&M. When we can get our hands on them, Smarties are our M&M upgrade.

What about you? Do have a favorite weeknight treat?

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(Image: Emma Christensen)