Christmas M&M Brownies – An Easy and Quick Recipe

You’re going to love these delicious, fudgie Christmas brownies.

The perfect dessert for the holiday season, these Christmas brownies with m&ms take only a half an hour to make.

finished Christmas m&m brownies on a plate

These m&m fudge brownies make a great gift.

Also, these sweet treats are the best thing to bring to a holiday party, cookie exchange, or bake sale.

My whole family always looks forward to these Christmas m&m brownies.

Hope you enjoy this easy recipe.

Christmas Brownies With M&Ms


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake/ cooking time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes plus cooling time

Serving Size 9 brownies

plate of brownies with Christmas m&ms

Favorite Brownie Recipe


1 Boxed Brownie Mix (Any classic brownie recipe will do, we prefer Duncan Hines.)

¼ Cup Water

2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

2 Large Eggs

2/3 Cup Green and Red M&M’s + additional m&ms for decorating

brownie ingredients in a bowl


1.Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2.In a mixing bowl, mix the brownie mix with the oil, water and eggs per the package instructions.

3.Stir in the 2/3 Cup of M&M’s and pour brownie batter into a greased 8X8 or 9×9 square pan.

4.Place some M&M’s on top (reserving some for very last). Place baking pan into the oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes. If you’re using an 8×8 pan then it will take a couple minutes longer than if you’re using a 9×9.

5.Remove from the oven after baking and allow to cool a few minutes on a cooling rack (in the pan).

6.Place the remaining M&M’s on top. Press slightly into the warm brownies so that they stay put but don’t sink.

7.Allow to cool fully, then cut these easy holiday treats with a plastic knife and serve.

brownie batter in baking pan

Christmas Brownies Recipe

FAQ Questions:

  1. What will I need to complete this fudgie m&m brownies recipe?

a.You will need the following ingredients:Brownie Box Mix for chocolate fudge brownies, eggs, vegetable oil, water and green/red M&M’s.

b.You will need the following supplies:

Square baking pan –either 8×8 or 9×92.

Storage Instructions Once the brownies have cooled they can be stored in an airtight container, plastic wrap or freezer bag at room temperature. If you prefer them a little firmer, you could refrigerate them. They’ll be good for 1 week.

2. Can I eat these warm or cold? Eat these delicious brownies either way. My favorite is warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

3. Can I make these in a round baking pan instead of a square? Yes, you could cut brownie slices, like a pizza.

4. What If I can’t find just the red and green holiday m&m ? It’s fine. Just buy a pack and sort out the green and red.

5. What m&m flavors are best? This is a personal preference. I used the regular m&m, original milk chocolate m&m, but you could use the peanut filled, or peanut butter. Any will work. This would also be great for Valentine’s Day by just using red m&ms instead.


Hope you loved this sweet treat!

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Christmas M&M Brownies - An Easy and Quick Recipe

brownies in a pan

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