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Easter Brownies

These Cute and Delicious Homemade Brownies Are so Delightful

These easy and delicious, from-scratch Easter Brownies are perfectly chewy on the inside and have beautiful crispy edges. They are sure to be a hit at your Easter celebration. Your family and guests will love them and you'll love how easy they are to make!

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Easter Brownies are a great addition to your dessert table this Easter Sunday! Though they are from-scratch, they are incredibly easy to make and use ingredients you probably already have on hand.

My Mom’s Brownie Recipe with an Easter Addition

I have been making my mom’s easy from-scratch brownie recipe for years. It’s a family favorite and my guests love them when I make them for parties. I usually have all the ingredients on hand so it’s a perfect quick-prep dessert when I have a sweet tooth.

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So I thought, why not brighten them up for Easter?! I went to the store and bought several candy additions to try out. By far, the winner was milk chocolate M&M’s! The extra chocolate makes them so gooey and delicious!

A Few Tips for Perfect Brownies

We love brownies that have crispy edges and a delicious chewy center. I have found the trick to achieving this is using a high quality brownie pan. My favorite pan is this one from Rachel Ray. The brownies cook evenly and they have those delicious crispy edges and soft center.

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These Easter brownies are absolutely scrumptious. Decorating for Easter is so much fun and, needless to say, my kids love all the goodies.

I used to have trouble getting perfect squares when I cut my brownies until I discovered the trick for it. You have to use a very sharp knife and you have to let them cool before cutting them. The second one is tough! As you can see from my pictures, I cut them before they had completely cooled. What can I say, they looked so good, and I wanted a piece fast!

How to Get the M&M’s on Top

My first batch of brownies didn’t come out as colorful as these. I realized I needed to leave about half a cup of M&M’s aside to sprinkle them on top of the batter. This way there were plenty of pretty chocolates on top!

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Look at that stack of beautifully decorated Easter brownies.

If you don’t sprinkle enough of them on top, they tend to sink to the middle. It still makes for a delicious brownie, but you don’t get the beautiful pastels on top.

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Appliances & Cookware

This is my favorite baking pan. The built-in silicone grips are so convenient. Even after baking in the oven, the handles are cool to the touch.

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You’re going to love how easy these brownies are and I know they will be a hit with your family and friends!

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It’s so easy to make these homemade, from-scratch brownies for holidays.
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Look at that brownie batter. This recipe for Easter brownies is so yummy!

And if Easter is over, don’t fret. Just go out and buy some traditional color milk chocolate M&M’s and enjoy these amazingly chocolatey brownies!

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Adding a touch of Easter to these brownies with pastel colored M&M’s.

Easter Brownies

Homemade brownies decorated with pastel M&M’s

Rating
5 from 3 votes
Servings
12 brownies
DifficultySuper Easy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Bake
Oven Temp325°
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
These cute and colorful, from-scratch Easter Brownies are extra chocolatey and chewy in the middle and have perfectly crispy edges. 
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Category: Cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 8 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk chocolate M&M's divided, easter or pastel colored

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325°.
  • Melt the butter and mix in the cocoa powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Add the two mixtures together and mix well.
  • Mix 1 cup of the M&M's into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Gently sprinkle ½ a cup of the M&M's over the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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