These soft, chewy M&M Blonde Brownies are a fun snack any time of day. Try packing them into your kid’s lunch boxes or snacking on them after school with a glass of milk.
Today I am slightly dragging a little. I have discovered that boys are much louder than girls. And by boys, I really mean grown men. Last night my hubby had game night at our house. Seriously I think 5 grown men huddled around a board game are much louder than any group of women for sure. Loud voices and laughing do not make going to sleep very easy.
Usually they set up the game in the basement, but last night it was upstairs in the dining room. Of course it was the room without carpet, so it just echoed through out the entire house. I did stay up for a bit doing some computer work in the office. All I heard was laughing and talking about which army was going to destroy the rest. I finally waved the white flag and went to bed even though they were still going strong on their game at midnight. Thank goodness the closed door blocked some of the sound.
Next time I am baking more pans of brownies or cookies for them. My thinking is that if they are busy shoving sweets in their mouth, they can’t laugh and shout at the game plays.
These blonde brownies are one of my favorite recipes. I always under bake mine slightly because I like the soft, chewy texture. Feel free to add a few minutes to the time if you like blonde brownies that are a little more done. Just be careful and watch them closely as they bake.
Blonde brownies really do look undone when you pull them out of the oven, but they will set up as they cool. If you bake them too much, they will be hard when you cut into them later.
I was cleaning out my baking cupboard when I made these blonde brownies. The bag of opened miniature M&M’s was just begging to be used. You can substitute your favorite candy in place of them if you like. The rainbow of colors from the M&M’s is so pretty though when you cut into the bars.
Store the brownies in a sealed container. They will stay softer longer if you keep them from getting dried out. Of course, if your family is anything like mine…there will not be very many leftovers to deal with.
More dessert bars that our family enjoys: