M&M’s Brownies are rich, fudgy, and loaded with colorful candies. This is the perfect homemade brownie recipe for weeknight desserts, birthday parties, or lunch box snacks.
Want to know what my favorite dessert is at the moment? Brownies! Not just any brownies though…brownies loaded with M&M’s candies. Those colored chocolates have been my favorites for years!
Last year I loaded up these M&M Blonde Brownies with the fun colored candies, and they have been one of my most popular recipes. Easy, simple, and totally delicious!
That got me thinking that it would be fun to make a chocolate blonde brownie. Then I realized that is just a classic brownie. LOL!
I used the same recipe to make these brownies, only I gave it a dark chocolate make over! Almond extract gives it a slightly different, but amazing flavor.
Seriously, I LOVE almond extract, but if you do not care for it, please use vanilla!
Lots of of colorful candies inside and on top of the M&M’s brownies gave them such a fun flair.
Both my husband and mother-in-law said I should have left the candy off…but don’t listen to them! I’m pretty sure they are aliens, because who wouldn’t want a brownie loaded with candy?!?!?!
The best part about these M&M’s Brownies is that you can change out the candies based on the season. Use pastel M&M’s for Easter or red, white, and blue M&M’s for Fourth of July. Or buy specific colors to match a birthday party or baby shower.
How to make M&M’s Brownies:
- Beat the softened butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and extract and beat again.
- Stir in the dry ingredients until a soft brownie batter forms.
- Add M&M’s and stir gently.
- Spread in a greased pan and top with more M&M’s.
- Bake and cool.
- Swap out the M&M’s for a different candy. Reese’s Pieces would be awesome in these too. Any chopped candy bar would work too.
- Use a mixture of different chocolate chips instead of the candy.
- Stir in your favorite chopped nuts to add a fun and delicious crunch.
- Sprinkle powdered Sugar on top
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
- Spread Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting on top
Can you freeze these brownies?
Yes. Let them cool completely, then wrap the entire pan or individual brownies in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw on counter before serving.
More brownie recipes:
- Reese’s Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies
- Frosted Rainbow Chip Brownies – copycat Cosmic Brownies
- Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
- Frosted Zucchini Brownies
- Coffee Cream Brownies
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- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1-2 teaspoons almond extract (see note below)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups mini M&M's candies, divided
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
- Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and extract and beat again.
- Stir together the salt, baking powder, flour, and cocoa powder. Slowly beat into the butter mixture until combined.
- Add 1 cup mini M&M's and stir gently.
- Spoon into the prepared dish. Top with the remaining candies. Bake for 23-25 minutes.
- Remove and let cool completely before cutting into 24 squares. Store in a tightly sealed container.
**If you do not care for the taste of almond extract, you can use vanilla in place of it.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.