Ready, Set, Go with M&Ms and the Forza Motorsport 4 for XBox


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We love playing video games in our home and just recently, Frank and I had the opportunity to check out the Forza 4 Video Game for the XBox!  Usually it’s the kids playing video games, so this was the first time that Frank and I really had a chance to sit down to play a game together.  Plus, it was the first time playing the Forza 4 video game on the XBox!  I couldn’t believe how clear the picture was and how great the sound was as well.  To make our “gaming date night” that much more special, I whipped up a batch of Rice Krispies Treat with M&Ms.  It was super easy to make and yummy!

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Forza Motorsport 4 is the definitive racing game of 2011.  The game delivers beautiful graphics, an awesome variety of cars, tracks and challenges with ground-breaking social interaction all while letting players revel in their passion for cars!  I always thought Frank was a good driver, but was amazed that he completed both races with ZERO errors!  It is definitely a fun game to play together!

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What’s even better than the Forza Motorsport 4 is the Forza Motorsport 5, which will be available at Walmart next week.  Right now, you can even pre-order the Forza Motorsport 5 video game with only a $5.00 deposit.  When you do purchase your Forza Motorsport 5 Game, be sure to participate in the M&Ms Buy, Snap & Redeem Promotion!  It’s super easy and will begin on November 22nd. 

Buy, Snap, Redeem

1 – Purchase the Forza Motorsport 5 game

2 – Purchase participating M&Ms products (including 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).  

3 - Snap a photo of qualifying items on the receipt on your phone and text it to 811811.

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

Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest

There will also be a fun contest in celebration of the Forza Motorsport 5 game.  To enter the contest, you will need to use M&Ms to create a pixel art image or character (this is also called a sprite).  Your sprite should be inspired by video games or racing.  The promotion will take place from December 4th – 18th and the prize will be an XBox One gaming pack (contains XBox One, Forza Motorsport 5 Game and M&Ms or cash equivalent – value around $600).  You can learn more details by following along the #FueledbyMM Hashtag on Twitter.

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M&Ms are one of my personal favorite treats.  I especially love the Peanut M&Ms!  So, I not only picked up a package of the Plain M&Ms for our Rice Krispies Treats, but I also picked up a package of the Peanut M&Ms for me to snack on!  Now for the M&Ms Rice Krispies Treats Recipe.



- 3 Tbsp butter

- 1 package Mini Marshmallows

- 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

- 2 cups Plain M&Ms

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1 – Melt the butter in a pot.

2 – Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.

3 – Add in the Rice Krispies Cereal.

4 – Add in the M&Ms and stir.

I loved having a game date night with Frank and look forward to the next one we have!  Remember, the Forza 5 will be available at Walmart starting next week!

Will you be purchasing the Forza 5 Game?  What treats do you like to make with M&Ms?

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Author: Shannon Gosney (600 Articles)

Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her fiancé, Frank, have large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.


  1. 1

    I am not sure I will be purchasing the video game, though my husband does love racing games…we will have to see. And thanks for the recipe for rice krispies treats I have not made them in ages (too easy to buy in the store nowadays) but definitely want to make some again. And the M n M’s you added make them look super good, just might have to make some this weekend!

  2. 2

    OOh how fun! My son would love this, I am thinking of grabbing it for the holidays. I love M&Ms, hmmm…. the possibilities of what to make. I love making cookies with them, so fun and festive for the kiddos!

  3. 3

    Those rice krispie treats look delicious, I might have to make some tonight!

  4. 4

    Never thought of adding M&M’s to my rice krispie treats – will definitely do that next time!

  5. 5

    I have a weakness for any desserts with M&Ms in them! These look amazing and I have to make them now!

  6. 6

    mmmm m&ms. i love them.

    looks like a fun game- i’m sure my hubby would LOVE it!!

  7. 7

    Can you even have game night without M&Ms? I mean, I guess you could, but why would you want to? :D

  8. 8

    That looks like a very fun way to spend the night to me.

  9. 9

    very nice way to ger rewarded for item I’d be buying any way game for Hubby and Son and CHOCOLATE FOR ME =)

  10. 10

    My husband has played this game and he loved it! Would make a great gift for the holidays!

  11. 11

    I love m and ms. Those look delicious

  12. 12

    Oh yum! I haven’t had a good rice krispie treat in ages! And I’m glad the kids finally let you have some fun with the XBox, too!


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