M&M Blonde Brownies

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.

Easy and delicious blonde brownies filled with lots of M&M candies

 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.

Easy and delicious blonde brownies filled with lots of M&M candies

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.

Easy and delicious blonde brownies filled with lots of M&M candies

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.

Easy and delicious blonde brownies filled with lots of M&M candies

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M&M Blonde Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 24 blonde brownies

M&M Blonde Brownies

These blonde brownies have M&M candies in every bite.


1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups M&M candies


  1. Beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Sift together the salt, baking powder, and flour. Slowly beat into the butter mixture. Stir in 1 cup of the M&M candies by hand.
  2. Spread the batter in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the extra 1/2 cup candies. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 24 bars. Store in a sealed container.

Easy and delicious blonde brownies filled with lots of M&M candies

More dessert bars that our family enjoys:

Marshmallow Reese's Blonde Brownies

Marshmallow Reese’s PB Blonde Brownies

Caramel Pretzel Peanut Butter M&M Bars

Caramel Pretzel Peanut Butter M&M Bars

Nutella M&M Bars

Nutella M&M Bars

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  1. Mark Butler says

    I would love to see a blonde made with Sugar Babies candies and toasted pecans! Serve this with vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce! Decadent!

  2. Linnea says

    These are in the oven right now! Im soooooo excited to see how they turn out!!!:) Thank you for the recipe, and thanks to Pinterest for me being able to find it!

  3. N says

    I made these today with pLAnS of taking them to a church dinner tomorrow. My family convinced me to eat them today. I’m glad I did! Under asked is one thing. These were raw. Batter running everywhere when cut and they were completely cooled. It took an extra 10 minutes to get done to an edible consistency. They are delicious but I was very disappointed at the first attempt. Glad I cut it tonight or I would have been one embarrassed lady at church!

  4. Tammy Herr says

    Wow! I just made these as a surprise treat for my kids after school. I took a piece as a sample and wow ! terrific. Will def make again!

  5. Katie says

    I just made the brownies, made to the exact measurements and times you said. Mine were WAY raw in the middle. so much that they would fall apart if i tried taking them out. I feel like the recipe is missing something or I did something wrong.

    • says

      I am so sorry to hear that! But no, the recipe is exactly the way I make them every single time. How soon did you cut into the bars? They are gooey when they are warm and first out of the oven. I always undertake mine slightly, but at 24 minutes they are never raw coming out of my oven. All ovens are different though, so maybe just bake the next batch slightly longer. I hope that helps!


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