Fudgey M&M Brownies

Fudgey brownies filled with M&Ms.  Need I say more?

Fudgy M&M Brownies. Easy brownies filled with M&M's by pixiedustkitchen.com

These brownies were a mistake. They were a very good mistake, but a mistake nonetheless. I originally was trying to make cookies, and adapted from my Candy Corn Cookie Crumble Bars by subbing some of the flour for cocoa powder. Unfortunately, all of my baking science knowledge went out the window and I forgot that the flour:cocoa ratio probably shouldn’t be a 1:1 ratio. (And yet somehow I’m a junior in college. Yikes.)

Anyway, I also probably should have realized when the batter well, looked like brownie batter, that maybe more flour was in order. (Or have used an actual cookie recipe, rather than trying to make up another one.)

Fudgy M&M Brownies. Easy brownies filled with M&M's by pixiedustkitchen.com

But, these brownies are wonderful, mistakes and all. They’re super fudgy, thanks to the lower flour ratio, and have a double dose of chocolate: Cocoa powder, and M&Ms. I used valentines M&Ms to be festive- I also wanted to cut them into heart shapes but did’t have a cookie cutter, but I think that would be so cute for Valentines day- heart shaped brownies with a drizzle of white chocolate.

A few notes before we get started with the recipe: When you taste the batter, (don’t lie and say you don’t!) It will taste a little bitter. That’s okay- they will become sweeter as they bake.

Fudgy M&M Brownies. Easy brownies filled with M&M's by pixiedustkitchen.com

{PS: They’re excellent with a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Cake Batter Ice Cream!}

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Fudgey M&M Brownies
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 12
Easy fudgy brownies from scratch filled with M&Ms.
  • ¾ cup (1 and ½ sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray an 8x8 inch square pan with nonstick baking spray. (I used a nonstick pan and skipped this step, you may do the same.)
  2. Melt butter in the microwave and mix in brown sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes to cool before mixing in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Gently mix in baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa powder.
  4. Mix in M&Ms
  5. Pour dough into prepared pan and sprinkle with a few more M&Ms.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are slightly cracked and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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5 Comments on Fudgey M&M Brownies

  1. Beth @ bethcakes
    January 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Love that you turned a “mistake” into something so yummy and fudgy! These brownies look awesome. Love the Valentine’s M&Ms too!
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