Incredible Chewy M&M Blond Brownies

I don’t know if I ever had quite like this when was growing up. I remember getting down with some pretty darn good M&M cookies, but I guess my mom had never heard of something as wild as a blond brownie. These incredibly easy and delicious bars were a hit with my family. Maybe it was the buttery, soft texture or that pleasant crunch of the candies; whatever the case, this recipe should be in your regular rotation for years to come.


  • 2 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 12 Tbsp butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 12oz bag M&Ms, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 325 and Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position.
  2. Grease a 9×13 pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter and sugars until combined.
  5. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Using a spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined.
  7. Mix in 1 cup of M&Ms and pour batter into the prepared pan, smooth top with spatula.
  8. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms on top.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes, until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan. Cool completely before cutting.