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Hello friends! Happy Monday! Today I have a yummy holiday recipe to share with you! The holiday baking “bug” has hit me and I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon. Lucky for you I’m going to share all the yummy recipes with you.

I made some marbled brownies over the weekend and they were delicious! Imagine a brownie with a cheesecake topping and M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies. Can’t get better than that. This recipe comes from Bright Ideas, where you can find all kinds of recipes to bake this holiday season.

During the holidays I usually buy a huge bag of red and green M&M’S® Holiday Blend to bake with (or eat). ;) See below for a couple more recipes.

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. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions (with ingredients it says on the box). 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.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes until slightly moist in the center. Cool completely before cutting.


Recipe © Mars Inc. 2013

Grab a cold glass of milk, snuggle up with a blanket by the fire and enjoy these yummy marbled brownies!

Marbled brownies on I Heart Nap TIme

Also, don’t miss my M&M’S cookie bars I shared last year… those were really good too!

M&M cookie bars

Make sure to check out Bright Ideas for many more yummy recipes. I’m loving these snowman cupcakes. Too cute!

snowman cupcakes

Happy Baking! xo- Jamielyn

What’s your favorite dessert made with M&M’S®?

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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