Easter Brownies

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.

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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 from Rachel Ray. The brownies cook evenly and they have those delicious crispy edges and soft center.

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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!

Essential Items

Here are some essential prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

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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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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.

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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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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Easter Brownies


4.60 from 20 votes
12 brownies
Cooking Method(s)
  • Baking
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. 
eater brownies with pastel colored m&ms

Essential Equipment



  • 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

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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2 thoughts on “Easter Brownies”

  1. can’t wait to make these. I purchased the pan and new spatulas too…ty for the suggestion! I need to make several batches for a bake sale benefiting a local cat rescue.

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