The other day I was cruising the aisles of my local Walmart when I saw this sign in the candy aisle – “Baking is Better with M. For great holiday baking recipes, visit BrightIdeas.com.” I was immediately sucked in, and I really started to crave M&M blondies, my very favorite M&M baked goods recipe. I couldn’t help it. Just look at that festive (and delicious!) little guy on the sign enticing me!
The hardest part was deciding which M&M’s to choose from. Long gone are the days of just Plain M&M’s and Peanut M&M’s. Don’t get me wrong, the classic flavors are still alive and kicking, but the selection has grown and expanded to include varieties like Peanut Butter, Pretzel, Dark Chocolate, Mint, Gingerbread and SO many more choices! (You can even download a coupon here while supplies last!)
I decided to use Mini Plain M&M’s for my blondies. They have the same great flavor as the classic version, but in a cute little mini size that’s perfect for baked goods.
M&M’s Blondie Brownie Recipe
- 1 -1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1-3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 bag (6 oz.) of Mini M&M’s milk chocolate candies + a small handful (keep handful separate)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in Mini M&M’s.
Spread mixture into a greased 8×8 baking pan.
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