Marbled brownies


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.

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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.


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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.
5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until slightly moist in the center. Cool completely before cutting.

Recipe © Mars Inc. 2013

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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

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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5 comments on “Marbled brownies”

  1. Those look like yummy brownies!!!

  2. These look so fun and festive. Can’t wait to try them!

  3. jen @ Tatertots & Jello Reply

    These look amazing!!

  4. Oh yum – these look so good. I’m definitely going to give them a try. Thx for the recipe! XO

  5. I LOVE this it’s Yummy.

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