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Christmas M&M Brownies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 327kcal
Take traditional brownies to the next level with this recipe for Christmas M&M Brownies. This decadent chocolate treat is perfect for kids and adults for the holidays.
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  • 1 standard 18-ounce boxed brownie mix like Ghirardelli
  • 2/3 cup red and green M&M’s plus extra for decorating


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
    ingredients for christmas M&M brownies
  • In a large bowl, prepare the bownie mix according to the package instructions.
    1 standard 18-ounce boxed brownie mix
    brownie batter in a glass bowl
  • Stir in the M&M’s and pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Dot the top of the brownie batter with some of the extra M&M’s.
    2/3 cup red and green M&M’s
    brownie batter with christmas M&Ms
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
    brownies with christmas M&Ms in a white baking dish before baking
  • Remove from the oven and place the pan of brownies on a cooling rack.
    brownies with christmas M&Ms in a white baking dish after baking
  • While the brownies are still warm, press a couple more M&M’s into the top of the brownies.
  • Cool fully, then cut and serve.


  • Storage: Store fully cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • 8x8-inch Baking Pan: If using a smaller 8x8-inch baking pan, add a couple extra minutes to the bake time.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg