The Best M&M Chocolate Brownies

These brownies have a great texture. Not too cakey and not too doughy, with chocolate chips folded in the batter, finally topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with M&M’s, these brownies are a perfect blend. They are also splendid for large parties or gatherings, and great for the family.

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INGREDIENTS:

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(for a 9×13 baking pan):

1 cup butter, melted

⅓ cup oil<\p>

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup baking cocoa

½ cup melted chocolate

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

NOTE: it is also great if you substitute a bit of sugar for brown sugar…

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare a 9×13 inch glass baking dish by placing a long piece of aluminum foil into the pan as a sling for pulling the brownies out later, and grease with cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large saucepan, on low, melt butter and chocolate, stirring as it melts to prevent burning. Remove from heat after melting.

Stir in oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.

Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking cocoa, and salt) in a medium bowl.

Pour into wet ingredient mixture in saucepan (off the heat) and stir until smooth and no flour streaks remain.

Optional, but more delicious: Fold about 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips into the batter.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with only a few moist crumbs, or none at all.

Cool for at least another 25 minutes.

Remove using foil sling, and place on flat working surface.

Ice with a ganache recipe of your own. I used this recipe: Chocolate Ganache Recipe.

Before the icing is hardened, sprinkle M&Ms on top.

To store: place in shallow plastic containers. Do not stack brownies on top of each other.

To see all step by step pictures, go to this recipe on instructables.

 

…brief overview:

…melt in saucepan…

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Add the rest of the wet ingredients…

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Stir the dry ingredients together…

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Combine the dry with the wet ingredients:

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…and bake in preheated oven:

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See full recipe above for all details.

 

If you liked this recipe, perhaps you’ll like some of my others. Check them out on the main page, or see all my recipes at my profile on instructables.

 

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