Friday, July 22, 2011

Colour Beneath the Darkness-- M&M Brownies

Some recipes you just have to keep going back to. Its more than addiction, its necessity and the comfort of thought that it will be perfect once again. Some recipes just never fail to delight. Like the brownies recipe I have, and have featured on this blog many times in all different modes. Some of you might say its not brownie without that thick fudge icing and the addition of walnuts--well that's fine. I'm not particularly a conventional person and as I always say, its all about experimenting!
My husband needed something to take to work for some morning tea affair. He works for the Queensland Health Complaints Commission, and I thought he and his fellow team mates could probably do with a little colour and cheer in the office. I envisioned the plate.
A stack of m&m brownies, colours of the rainbow peeping out from that fudgy, gooey goodness and I thought--yes!
It was not to be. Delicious as the outcome was, the m&m's exploded in the heat of the oven and oozed colour through these babies. I disguised the unusual appearance with a thick layer of dark chocolate and it worked a treat. 
The outcome was too yummy not to share, and a few people asked for the recipe. So here it is! Enjoy!


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
bag of mixed m&ms
400g dark chocolate

Preheat your oven to 190C.
Melt butter and remove from heat. Stir through the cocoa and brown sugar until combined.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Next, blend in the flour and salt. Add the m&ms and stir through the mixture. Spoon the mixture into a lined dish. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove, and  when cooled, cut into small squares and coat in melted chocolate.

These fellows would have looked cute with an m&m in the centre of each on top of the chocolate...if only I'd saved a handful!


  1. These look delicious - as do the others on here! Glad I found you - or you found me - thanks! I will be checking in often!!

  2. Louise,
    Thank you for checking out my blog. Your blog is lovely! The pictures of all of the desserts look wonderful!


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  4. thanks guys! so glad you enjoyed the blog!


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