I have only had blondies a few times until I decided to make my own. I think these may be my newest favorite treat! The other day I was at the food store roaming around the candy isle looking at what candies I wanted to put in my bars I was going to make later that day. I decided on birthday cake m&m’s! They really aren’t much different than regular m&m’s, just a bit sweeter and they are huge! In my recipe, I used 1 cup only because they are so big, but if you are using regular sized m&m’s I would use a bit more, maybe 1 1/4 cups or just use how much you want.
This recipe calls for only brown sugar, which means they are incredibly chewy. Usually in cookies, a higher ratio of brown sugar to white makes them chewier, soft, and moist – it does the same for blondies. Also, the melted butter in them makes them even more chewy! This batter literally comes together in minutes and goes from one bowl-to-oven-to-mouth in about 30 minutes. No mixer required! Talk about fast and easy.
These are perfect for customization. You can put literally any kind of candy in them. So, if you don’t like m&m’s or chocolate chips (who doesn’t like m&m’s and chocolate chips?!) thats fine! Go ahead and use any of your favorite candies.
They are so rich and decadent and the brown sugar gives off such a perfect caramel flavor, these are just prefect bars that everyone will love! My mom actually claimed these and said that they’re hers and nobody was allowed to touch them. Ha! (Of course nobody listened. :-P)
Chocolate Chip M&M Blondies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- optional pinch of salt
- 1 cup m&m's
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- 2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat butter in microwave until completely melted.
- 3. With a spoon, stir in brown sugar until smooth.
- 4. Add in egg and vanilla until combined.
- 5. Incorporate the flour and mix until just combined.
- 6. Fold in m&m's and chocolate chips (or other candy being used) until evenly distributed.
- 7. Spread mixture into prepared baking pan and make sure top is level. Place in oven and bake for 23-25 minutes. (Mine were done in 23 minutes.) They will appear to be not done, but trust me they are. They will firm up as they cool and be nice and chewy.
- 8. Once done, let them cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Pul them out by the parchment paper hanging over the sides and let them cool another 10 minutes. Cut them up into bars and enjoy!