Peppermint Brownies with M&Ms

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Peppermint Brownies with M&Ms are 3 bite treats you can share with friends and family. The bright colors of the M&Ms and a light peppermint flavor make these brownies the perfect dessert this holiday season.

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Is there a better candy than M&Ms? I love plain M&Ms and Peanut M&Ms the most. It’s my go to candy when we go to the movies… which is something we’ll be doing this weekend since it’s going to be so cold. I’m finally going to see Catching Fire. I feel like I’m the last person in the world to see it. Granted, I know what happens since I already the book, but I’m hoping this movie is better than Hunger Games. Oh, and there is more Peeta… He’s my favorite.

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Peppermint is all the rage this season. Have you tried any peppermint recipes this year? I must admit, I’m not gaga for peppermint but I do love peppermint and chocolate. I created a peppermint brownie because there is nothing better than a chocolaty brownie! And to up the chocolate factor, I added plain M&Ms to the batter. This is a chocolate lovers brownie! I always grab the end piece brownies – the chewiness of the ends with a super soft center is the best!! By baking these brownies in muffin cups, every brownie has a chewy outside and a soft center. YUM!!

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Plain M&Ms are filled with milk chocolate and a great add in for your holiday baking. Since these peppermint brownies are like individual muffins, they’re easy to bring to office parties, a kids holiday party at school or sharing with your neighbors. I hope you try them and like these peppermint brownies with M&M’s as much as I do!

Peppermint Brownies with M&Ms


  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 cup Plain M&Ms
  • For garnish - more M&Ms


  1. Set oven to 300 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin liners. Spray with cooking spray
  2. Combine the flour, sifted unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. Melt the butter and 1 cup chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  4. Whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
  5. Stir melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until smooth.
  6. Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture with a spatula until no streaks remain. Fold in M&Ms.
  7. Use a large ice cream/cookie scooper, scoop batter into each muffin tin. Tin should be 2/3 full. Add more M&Ms to the top of each brownie.
  8. Bake for 20-23 minutes. Remove from oven, let brownies cool for 5 minutes. Move brownies to wire rack to finish cooling.
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Brownie recipe inspired by A Passion Plate.

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8 Responses

  1. Top 40 Peppermint Recipes says

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  2. shamene@sayitwithcake says

    Wow these look so good great idea for the M&Ms love it!!
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  3. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says

    M&Ms are always welcome in this house. I love how you used them in these brownies. And dressing up brownies for breakfast? Oh yeah!!
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  4. Kristy says

    These look great and perfect for the holidays! #client
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  5. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says

    Oooooo… love the addition of the peppermint in these brownies! Yum! :)
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  6. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says

    Love how you put these brownies into liners! Looks great!
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  7. Julie @ This Gal Cooks says

    Ok, I think I entered the correct way!
    M&Ms are my favorite candy! And I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint. YUM! Pinned and sharing on G+. Have a good weekend, Meghan!
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  8. Paula says

    You just can’t go wrong with M&Ms!! love these brownie muffins!
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