November 19, 2013 | No Comments

My family loves playing video games – and video games with cool cars are a special bonus.  So when we had the opportunity to check out Forza 4, we jumped at the chance.  We had so much fun planning our get together and deciding on the perfect “gaming” snack to prepare.  Nobody has time for sticky fingers when they’re gaming, so M&M’s were the perfect choice.  We headed out to Wal-Mart to pick up a selection of our favorite varieties.

Melts in your mouth, not in your hands!

I have been stuck in a salted caramel mood for weeks now, and I couldn’t think of a better compliment to all those sweet M&M’s than salted caramel corn and pretzels.  I just used the microwave caramel corn recipe that my family has used for years, with about a teaspoon of Kosher salt thrown in each time I took the bag out to shake it.  It turned out perfectly salty and sweet.  After it was cool, I tossed it in a big bowl with plain and peanut butter M&M’s and pretzels.

Setting out waffle cone bowls was an after-thought, but it turned out to be genius!  What could be better than a bowl you can eat?  My friend Angela said “I may never buy paper bowls again!” and I have to agree.  We all had a great time munching and racing and then munching some more.  I thought I’d made WAY too much Party Mix, but by the time everyone went home, there wasn’t much left.

J-Bear was so glad that his Uncle Johnny could make it to our get together.  They have special “little brothers” bond.  They like to commiserate about how badly they were treated by their big sisters when they were little.  (Johnny is MY little brother. If you ask him, he’ll tell you his name is “John”, but actually that’s our dad.  He has always been and will always be Johnny!)

Everyone had so much fun picking out their cars.  Mr. Fix It found the car he drives in real life – a 2002 special edition Camaro.  But he found out that it doesn’t make a very good race car.  It’s much better for driving around in his leather jacket with the tops down.  My sweetie likes to look cool (and in that car he really does!)

J-Bear found his dream car – a Bugatti.


We had so much fun!  We played for hours, took a break to go outside and stretch our legs, and then came back to play some more.

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss!

On November 22, you’ll be able to find Forza 5 along with the new XBox One at your local Wal-Mart.

Also beginning November 22, you can take advantage of the M&M’s Buy, Snap, Redeem Promotion.

  • Buy Forza 5 and a participating pack of M&M’s
    • Participating products include: M&Ms Peanut 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Milk 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut Butter 38oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Pretzel 30oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Milk 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Peanut Butter 18.4oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Pretzel 15.4oz Large Laydown Bag
  • Snap a photo of qualifying items on the receipt on your phone and text it to 811811

  • Redeem:  You will receive a text back with a reward code valid for a $10 eGift card to Wal-Mart.

Finally, you can participate in the Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest, which will run December 4-18.  You could win an XBox One Gaming Pack including an XBox One, Forza 5, and M&M’s.




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