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M&M Brownies

M&M Brownies – these chocolate fudgy brownies are an easy and fun treat to make that is loaded with colorful M&M’s!

You guys know that brownies are my favorite dessert. There are easily 50 Brownie Recipes on this site. Everything from your classic Homemade Brownie to decadent over the top brownies like these Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies.

You really can’t go wrong with fudgy chocolate in my opinion.

M&M brownies stacked with a bite out of one


There is just something about homemade brownies in my opinion. A box mix is good in a pinch, but making brownies from scratch really takes about 5 minutes and only uses about 6 ingredients. So it is hard to beat.

These M&M brownies are loaded with M&M’s to make them not only tastier; hello more chocolate! But also fun and great for parties and get togethers. You can use the holiday M&M’s for any holiday there is or pick out certain colors to make them for your sports team, a baby shower….you name it!

baked M&M brownies

How To Make M&M Brownies

This is a really simple recipe to make, you can really start with a box mix for if you want. But here is how to make them from scratch.

  1. Start by mixing together the vegetable oil and melted chocolate until it is nice and well combined.
  2. Add in the sugar and eggs and mix until the eggs are fully incorporated.
  3. Stir in the flour and salt until the flour is just incorporated and not white streaks remain.
  4. Fold in your M&M’s. Mix until they are just combined.
  5. Pour into a prepared pan and sprinkle more M&M’s over the top!
  6. Bake until a tester comes out mostly clean. Let them cool before slicing.

Seriously, 6 ingredients and about 5 minutes and you have homemade brownies! When you use a box mix you have to measure the oil and water, so it isn’t like you are adding that many more steps to make these.

brownies with M&ms stacked on a plate

Why Do You Use Melted Chocolate Instead Of Cocoa Powder?

I prefer using melted chocolate when I am making brownies because I think it gives it a deeper, richer, more chocolatier taste. I also find they turn out denser and fudgier than brownies made with cocoa powder.

But if you are in a pinch there are substitutions on the back of a cocoa powder container that you can look at if that is all that you have.

adding M&Ms to brownie batter

Can I Use Flavored M&M’s

You bet! I used plain M&M’s for these pictures, but just about any variety would work. Peanut and Peanut Butter M&M’s are my favorite to mix in. But if you like the Almond M&M’s or the Pretzel ones that go for it. I haven’t tried the Caramel ones, but I think they would be amazing too!

If you are looking for a fun new way to dress up brownies, these are going to be a sure hit. So easy to make, super chocolate-y and really fudgy brownies are never a bad idea!

Fudgy brownies with M&M's in collage for pinterest

More M&M Dessert Recipes

Yield: 12

M&M Brownies

close up of brownies with a bite out of one

M&M Brownies - these chocolate fudgy brownies are an easy and fun treat to make that is loaded with colorful M&M's!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup M&M's, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper or butter and flour well.
  2. In a bowl mix together melted chocolate with vegetable oil until well blended.
  3. Add in eggs and sugar and mix until eggs are fully incorporated.
  4. Stir in flour and salt until flour is just incorporated and no white streaks remain.mixing flour into brownie batter
  5. Fold in1/2 cup M&M's.adding M&Ms to brownie batter
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle remaining M&M's evenly over the top. M&M brownies in pan ready for the oven
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges start to pull away from the sides and a tester comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing.


Recipe can be doubled for a 13x9 inch pan

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 252Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 33mgSodium 118mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 3g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Chau Phung

Friday 23rd of April 2021

Wow, I never know that M$M can go really well with brownies. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. I baked it for my coworkers and they loved it. I just changed a little thing in the recipe. Instead of the regular size, I used mini ones, so every bite there was more M&M ad also I can eat the mini while making the brownies ;)


Thursday 1st of April 2021

Oh wow! These are going to be gone in a matter of seconds! Can't wait to make these!

Allyson Reed Zea

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Brownies with M&Ms are way better than regular brownies!


Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Yay! the best brownie recipe I've tried, definitely making these again!


Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Oh so tempting! I know what I am making this weekend!

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