M&M’s Brownies

Fudgy M&M’s Brownies are a colorful, fun, chocolaty brownies recipe! This easy brownies recipe is loaded with M&M’s and chocolate chips!

I feel like a chewy, fudgy brownie recipe is always one you are glad to see on my site. I love trying new variations of brownies, and have so many on my site that I make on the regular. I have boys, so brownies are always a treat I can make in a pinch that everyone will be happy about.

In my mind the perfect brownie will be thick, soft, chewy, and ultra fudgy. My Perfect Brownies Recipe is ABSOLUTE perfection! If you haven’t tried it, you need to give them a go. PLUS they’re even better then next day, so if you’re entertaining they are a super dessert to make ahead!

M&M’s Turn Brownies Into A Celebration!

So while a delicious brownie is great, adding a little flair in the form of colorful chocolate candies only makes them more festive. AND with so many flavors of M&M’s out these days, you could get super creative with flavor combos!

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Why I love brownies as a quick dessert is because they really go together quickly and you don’t even have to break out your stand mixer, which is always a win in my book!

Why Do You Use Melted Chocolate In This Recipe Instead Of Cocoa Powder?

In this brownies recipe, I use melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder because if gives your brownies a deeper chocolate flavor, as well as adding to the thick, dense texture. A brownie made with cocoa powder, like My Kid’s Favorite Brownies, are fantastic, but you don’t get that same fudgy texture.

What Flavors of M&M’s Would Be Good In Brownies?

This is a fantastic place to get creative with flavor combos! I used regular Milk Chocolate M&M’s in this recipe, but M&M’s have really upped their game in the last few years with amazingly fun varieties. Here are a few options that I would love:

  • Peanut M&M’s – A huge classic!
  • Mini M&M’s – They sell these down the baking aisle in bags and are PERFECT for baking! I usually opt for the minis in my cookies and brownies!
  • Peanut Butter M&M’s – The best M&M candy. Fight me.
  • Pretzel M&M’s – These could add a fun crunch!
  • Almond M&M’s – If you’re an almond lover these could be good! Plus you could add 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract into the batter to add a little extra almond flavor!
  • Seasonal M&M’s like Mint, Coconut, Candy Corn, Hazelnut, Coffee – You can’t go wrong!

M&M's Brownies are a fudgy brownies recipe loaded with M&M's candy and chocolate chips

I use M&M’s in so many recipes here on my site, so if brownies aren’t your thing, or if you are looking to use up some extra candy you have on hand I have plenty of options for you!

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M&M’s Brownies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 20 brownies 1x
  • Category Category: Brownies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


These Super Fudgy Brownies are loaded with you favorite chocolate candy, M&M’s!



  • 2 cups semisweet chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M’s


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9×9 baking dish with foil and coat it with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate and butter, and melt over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Once the chocolate is melted, remove the pan from the heat immediately.
  3. Whisk both the sugars into the chocolate and add the eggs, one at a time, whisking constantly, until evenly combined. Next mix in the vanilla until smooth. Stir in the salt and flour until they’re evenly incorporated. Stir in 1/2 cup of the M&M’s, the chocolate chips and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining M&M’s evenly on top of the brownie batter.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted 2- inches from the side comes out clean.
  6. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days

Nutrition Information:

1 brownie
35 g
71.2 mg
13.5 g
42.2 g
3.1 g
23 mg

Keywords: brownies, cookies and cups, M&M's, brownies recipe, fudgy brownies

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jan 15, 2021 10:21 am

Hands down the best brownie recipe I have ever made, as a chicken farmer this recipe doubled is a great use of extra eggs. I see a lot of comments about how it takes longer to cook for some, this is expected with any baking recipe. Ovens are fickle, learn your oven and you’ll make firmer brownies.

Jan 24, 2021 5:20 pm
Reply to  Sarah

When you double them do you put them in a 9×13 pan? And how long do they bake for?

Stephanie Williams
Nov 29, 2020 12:28 pm

I was tasked by my family with bringing a chocolate dessert to our intimate thanksgiving dinner. This recipe is so rich – was exactly what I was looking for when hubs asked for it to be brownies. There’s no kidding these are fudgey; even our family chocoholic could only eat one 3″x3″ square in a sitting. Mine did need an extra 10 or 15 min in the oven so I may try using the convection fan in mine next time and see if that reduces baking time. I just went ahead and used the whole bag of M&M’s which wasn’t… Read more »

Vanessa Convard-Brinkley
Oct 22, 2020 6:54 pm

Delicious! Like many others I had to bake it closer to 50 minutes. 30 was definitely not long enough. But just keep poking with that toothpick and be patient. It’s worth it.

Sep 9, 2020 4:20 am

I follow your recipe is it supposed to be like batter? If so then I rate it a 3

Aug 15, 2020 8:56 pm

Fantastic recipe, I have used numerous brownie recipes and this one is going to be my new go to recipe! I followed the recipe, apart from swapping butter for olivani. Not only is the end result fudgey and delicious, the recipe is quick and easy to follow and only uses a saucepan, (no mixing bowls required) so minimal washing up! Looking forward to trying different variation instead of the m & ms. Thank you for the brilliant recipe!

rm a
Jul 30, 2020 2:50 pm

Could I cook in a 13x9x2 pan, as I doubt we can eat only one brownie, to reduce calorie content?

Jul 8, 2020 3:11 pm

Absolutely delicious– but took a good 45 minutes to cook.

Apr 14, 2020 8:08 pm

This was perfect….my family loved them.

Sep 12, 2019 9:01 pm

Love them! Definitely took way way longer than 30 minutes. Going on an hour now at 325. But totally worth it! Thanks!

Sep 10, 2019 12:18 am

This is the BEST brownie recipe I’ve ever had. The directions are completely accurate and the end results are perfection.

Aug 17, 2019 4:51 pm

They look delicious and my kitchen smells amazing, but I am going on 50 min now and they are still not cooked in the middle. A little bit of fudge I can handle, but my toothpick is picking up liquid! I think next time I may need to do them at 350 for 30 instead of 325.

Jul 26, 2019 12:48 pm

These brownies look SO fudgy and delicious! I’d make them with peanut butter M&M’s – YUM!

Elizabeth L.
Jul 26, 2019 8:21 am

I made these last night to bring into work today and they are incredible! Sooooooooooo chocolatey! I had some caramel M&Ms so I used those in the brownies and I found a tube of Christmas mini M&Ms in my husbands desk drawer (leaving those poor sad Christmas M&Ms this long without eating them is just so wrong!) so I sprinkled those on top! Merry Christmas (in July!)!!!!!

Jul 25, 2019 4:57 pm

I used Cadbury mini eggs leftover from Easter.???

I had to cook them about 50 minutes to get the clean toothpick 2 inches from the edge, but they were worth the wait. A big hit at home and work, insanely rich and fudgey.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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