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My husband and I love to play games. Not surprisingly, one of our favorite date night ideas is to have a game night in. We will invite another couple over and either play a game as couple vs. couple or as an individual competition. It is a great way to socialize and enjoy company.
While planning our most recent game night, I headed to Walmart to get Hasbro® Jenga and Classic Monopoly from the game aisle in the toy section. Looking at the Monopoly game, I had an idea for one of our snacks for the night: Monopoly cookies. I went to the candy aisle and picked up some M&M’s® for the cookies. I had a vision of what I wanted to do, but wasn’t quite sure I would be able to create it.
- 1 large roll (30 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 tub of thawed whipped topping
- 1/2 cup of marshmallow fluff
- Chocolate candy melts (I used black vanilla flavored)
- M&M's® separated by color
- Cookie sheet
- Squirt bottle or piping bag with a small tip
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
- Break up cookie dough and press evenly into cookie sheet.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
- In a bowl mix cream cheese, Cool Whip and marshmallow fluff until blended together.
- Spread evenly on top of cooled cookie.
- Cut into desired size rectangles.
- Place M&M's® in a few rows across top of cookie to create a property cookie, or in the shape of a question mark for Chance cookie.
- Melt chocolate candy according to directions on package.
- Put in a squirt bottle or piping bag (I used a parchment paper cone).
- Outline the cookies with chocolate and write words.
If you aren’t great at writing with chocolate or have never done it before (like me) it may be helpful to practice writing the words you would like to add to the cookies on wax paper first. This will also help you decide how large to cut the cookies. If you aren’t able to write small (and legible) you will need to make larger cookies like I did. We just ate them as a couple off of one plate.
Refrigerate the cookies once complete. I let mine sit a bit long while I practiced the writing and my M&M’s® started to bleed into the icing as you can see in the photo above.
Have fun with the property names. I used our last name, but you could also use first names. Be creative!
I was so excited to set the table up for the night because we have fun monopoly decorations like large wooden dice and large monopoly pieces. Doesn’t it look nice?
Once I added in the Monopoly cookies, we were set for the night!
What is your favorite game to play for a couples game night in?