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.

Don’t forget to check out BrightIdeas.com to get all sorts of holiday baking inspiration!

One year ago: Pizza Sauce
Two years ago: Dinner Rolls
Four years ago: Blueberry French Toast Bake
Five years ago: Black and White Arborio Rice Pudding

Marbled Brownies
  • 1 box 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 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
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spoon 2/3 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.
  3. 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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