Spanish Rice Pudding Recipe #CrispyComeback #cbias #Ad

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    Lately I have been dabbling in trying out new recipes and adding a little bit of my own flair to them.  I’ve never been especially talented in the culinary arts but I do know what kinds of foods I enjoy eating so I try to create dishes that I know my family and I will enjoy.

    One of my favorite desserts has always been Spanish Rice Pudding or Arroz con Leche.  When I found out that M&M’s® Crispy are back, I immediately knew that I wanted to add them to this dish because of their delicious milk chocolate with a crispy rice center.


    I knew that adding this crispy texture to rice pudding would make for a more enjoyable treat.  The best part is that they are only 180 calories per serving so we can all enjoy them guilt-free.  If you have never tasted M&M’s® Crispy you can now taste what you have been missing because they are back and just as yummy as ever!


    This week, I decided to make Arroz con Leche with my boys so I took them with me to our local CVS Pharmacy to buy some M&M’s® Crispy for our recipe.  Thank goodness that they come in small bags that you can enjoy for a quick snack and larger bags for recipes and sharing their crispy rice center.  I let the boys munch from their individual small bags while we drove home and they loved how crispy they were.  You can check out how we made our Arroz con Leche below…


Arroz con Leche/Spanish Rice Pudding:


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups medium grain or long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 stick no-salt butter or margarine
  • 1/2 a lemon peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a big pot.
  • Wait for it to boil and then add the rice while reducing the heat and letting it simmer.
  • Cook the rice over low heat and keep it covered until all the water is gone for about 15 minutes.
  • Uncover the cooked rice and stir in the sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, and sugar for about 35 minutes until the rice is tender and thick. You should stir the mixture often during this time.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and let the mixture cool over buttered wax paper.
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the top and some crushed M&M’s® Crispy

Enjoy it warm or cold!


    For a limited time, you can take advantage of using a coupon for $1 off M&M’s® Crispy at CVS by clicking on this LINK!  This will help when you are gathering your ingredients for your own delectable recipe featuring M&M’s® Crispy!

Let’s Discuss:  What recipe do you think you would like to include M&M’s® Crispy in?

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  1. Trail mix! I’d incorporate the M&M’s Crispy in a trail mix filled with nuts and berries.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I am SO happy that they brought the Crispy M&M’s back. I loved them before and was sad when they left

  3. I had a friend in LA that made homemade rice pudding all the time and shared it with everyone at work. This looks better with the candy on it!

  4. We love rice pudding! What a nice topping the M&Ms make too, I’m sure that would increase the popularity with our kids.

  5. Oh heck yea, I’d love this treat! I’ve never had Spanish rice pudding to begin with, but with the M&M’s in there…even better!

  6. My daughter loves any and all rice pudding. I need to make this to surprise her!

  7. I have always wanted to try rice pudding! I love the M&Ms added!

  8. Who needs a recipe? I just want to eat them right out of the bag!! I do love rice pudding and your recipe sounds really good.

  9. Such a great treat. I love how you added the chocolates. Looks amazing.

  10. I do love my rice pudding (never had Spanish rice pudding) and adding a crispy texture to it sounds sinfully good – can’t go wrong with M&M’s – thank you for this recipe!!

  11. I would incorporate these M&M’s into a trail mix, cookie, or simply as an ice cream topper. Your recipe however, looks delicious!

  12. I would love me some Spanish rice pudding that’s a fact. All my favorite ingredients in one bowl pretty much. I’m doing a challenge right now but in 7 weeks I get a cheat meal once a week and some Spanish rice pudding has made the wishlist!

  13. Debbie Denny says

    That is such a cool idea. Looks good.

  14. Que sabroso I love arroz con leche and with the crunch of the chocolate must be divine. #client

  15. My grandfather loved rice pudding. He would eat it all the time

  16. Jennifer Williams says

    I would have never thought to do this with rice pudding. My husband is picking on me because he was thrilled the crispy M&M’s were coming back and I never knew they were gone – I am a Peanut M&M girl!

  17. I loved and missed the crispy M&Ms. This recipe sounds really good with a crispy crunch. 🙂

  18. I’ve got the same thing going in here with having no really big talent in the kitchen, but knowing what the fam. likes (more than half the battle, right?). 🙂 Your pudding sounds really good!

  19. My kids love M&M’s. Unfortunately I never get the chance to bake with them as they eat them ALL. This recipe looks amazing

  20. I love rice pudding but i’ve never tried adding M&Ms or any other candy to it.

  21. I love the crispy M & M’s and I would put them rice krispie treats.

  22. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    Those look so amazing! These would make a perfect Easter treat as well.

  23. This sounds really good. i am going to see if there are M&M Crispy where I live, I would love to get some for the kids as there sound like a great snack,

  24. Yum – I love arroz con leche. My mom used to make it all the time – never with M&M’s though, but I’ll bet it a tasty addition.

  25. Yummy! What a fun treat! I bet it tasted great. M&M’s make everything better

  26. This sounds and looks yummy! Love the addition of the M&Ms.

  27. I saw somebody mentioning they were so excited because the crispy ones were back.. I never even heard of crispy M&Ms!

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