I haven’t made brownies since February. That is way too long to go without a brownie.
I remedied that whole situation recently when I made these marbled brownies that are topped with M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies before baking to add a little something special to them. I make a bunch of goodies with these candies but there’s something about the M&M’S® Holiday Blend that speaks to me. I swear they taste better when they’re green and red.
This recipe comes from BrightIdeas.com which has tons of fun recipes, featuring M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies like these Reindeer Antlers and even craft ideas like these Festive Reindeer Favors.
I think it goes without saying that these brownies are spectacular. Brownies + cheesecake = perfection.
It starts with a boxed mix which is always a plus since it cuts down significantly on the prep time. Then the cheesecake mixture is swirled into the brownie batter. And then it’s all topped with festive M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies.
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- 1 box, 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ⅛ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package brownie mix, choose directions for the cake-style brownies
- 1 cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spoon ⅔ of the brownie batter into a parchment-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Spoon the reserved cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter. Now scrape the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese mixture. Swirl the tip of a knife through the batter to make a marbled effect. Press M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies into the batter.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes in a preheated, 350-degree oven until slightly moist in the center. Cool completely before cutting 8x4 into 1½-inch squares.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
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