Pumpkin Spiced M&M Brownies


Pumpkin Spice M&M Brownies

Did you guys check out the #chocolateparty 1st birthday last month?  I hope you entered to win some of the amazing prizes.  Or at the very least checked out all of the chocolate recipes from the whole month!  Now that #chocolateparty is headed into year 2, I finally decided to make some brownies.  They are my all time favorite dessert, but for some reason this is the first time I am making them incorporating the challenge ingredient.  Which for October happened to be………Candy!!!

Pumpkin Spice M&M Brownies

Have you seen the new Pumpkin Spiced M&M’s at Target?  As soon as I saw them, I had to pick up a bag to see what they were like.  I love pumpkin and chocolate together, so I figured they had to be good.  They are solid chocolate all the way through, with pumpkin spices mixed in.  They are like fall in a bite of candy.  For the brownies they were perfect.  It gave the hint of pumpkin without being full on pumpkin.  Which, to be honest I am not ready for yet.  We are into October, you would think I would be on board, but I am still stuck on apples.  Give me another week, I will get there.  In January you will probably have to yell at me to stop!

Pumpkin Spice M&M Brownies

If you are a regular around here, you know that I land firmly in the fudgy brownie camp.  So these brownies are super fudgy.  Frosting is not necessary, but because I tend to go overboard, I sampled them with some frosting.  Just doing my job, so I can give you the best advice as to how to eat them.  Right?  The verdict.  If you love frosting, go for it.  They really are sweet and fudgy enough without it, but I also believe that you can never go wrong when frosting is involved.  So either way, get your hands on a bag of the M&M’s so you can try it!


Pumpkin Spiced M&M Brownies

Yields 16

Rich Fudgy brownies with a hint of pumpkin from Pumpkin Spice M&M's

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 11/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Spiced M&M's


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8 inch baking pan with foil, and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine melted butter, and cocoa powder. Mix until well combined. Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla mix well. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Fold in M&M's. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  3. Remove from oven, and cool completely.
  4. Store in an air tight container.


Pumpkin Spice M&M Brownies


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  1. I was curious about those M&Ms – glad to hear that they are yummy! And, I’m with you on fudgy brownies – it is the only way to go! :)

  2. Erin these look like the most perfectly fudgy brownies ever! I haven’t tried the pumpkin spice M &Ms but I have a feeling I’d just adore them.

  3. Yummy! I’m going to add this to my fall baking list!

  4. I have almost the same recipe on my list of things to make this week! Great minds.

  5. Wow! What a great addition to our chocolate party, Erin! These pumpkin spiced brownies look decadent and quite fun. I am so sharing them!

  6. These sound lovely!

  7. Oh I will have to look for those M&Ms, they sound good. We are truly great minds with our brownies this month! :)

  8. Ooh, I’m going to have to check out these M&M’s before they’re gone! Your brownies look terrific!

  9. I haven’t yet tried these pumpkin spice m&m’s I keep hearing about, but I’m going to have to seek them out once and for all! I’m with you on the fudgy brownie camp- it’s the only way to bake a brownie, IMHO!

  10. I love M&Ms. We don’t have that flavour here though. Bummer :(

  11. I’ve been trying so hard to resist the seasonal candy at Target on my last few trips but I know it’s just a matter of time before I cave. Brownies are my favorite too – these sound like the perfect fall treat!

  12. I did not know about those M&Ms. Your brownies look delicious. I go for fudgy too!

  13. Oh man do these look amazing, Erin! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate in these mouthwatering brownies!


    I would love to try these, they look so deliciously gooey.

  15. A little pumpkin spice sounds so good in these!

  16. What a perfect brownie for the fall season! My hubby would adore these.

  17. You’ve inspired a trip to Target for pumpkin spiced M & Ms. Your brownies do look especially fudgy delicious!

  18. I just used up the last of my Pumpkin Spice M&M’s…now I see another trip to Target is needed! I love the brownies with the frosting and candy on top!!!

  19. I’m so frustrated!! I looked at like 153 stores for those blasted Pumpkin Spice M&M’s. Couldn’t find them anywhere. Boo. These brownies look killer though!!

  20. Yum, I’ve never turned down a brownie yet, these look yummy and festive!

  21. Chocolate with candy!!! See what I miss when I go out of town!! Very fun brownies Erin 😉

  22. the perfect fall brownies!

  23. It is nice to know I am not alone in needing to really exhaust apples before I am ready to move on to pumpkin lol. I feel like as a blogger I should have pumpkin everywhere!

    I have not seen these M&Ms but I am not intrigued. Great brownies!

  24. What is that frosting you used on your brownies?


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