Marbled Brownies

by Lana Stuart on November 21, 2013 · 6 comments

Marbled Brownies from @NevrEnoughThyme

Red and green are beginning to show up everywhere, aren’t they? From the store shelves, to holiday decorations, to table settings, and even in desserts those lively colors are proclaiming the arrival of the holiday season! If you’re looking for a beautiful (and delicious!) recipe for a holiday party or just a tasty ending for tonight’s dinner, I have a fantastic recipe for you. For these Marbled Brownies, you’ll use a convenient boxed brownie mix, swirled with an easy to make cheesecake batter, and topped with M&Ms® Brand Chocolate Candies.

This recipe comes from the Bright Ideas web site where you’ll find lots of holiday recipe and crafting help. I saw a recipe for Deck the Halls Biscotti over there that’s next on my to-do list.

To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment and set it aside for now.

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set the mixture aside.

1st brownie layer for Marbled Brownies

Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spoon 2/3 of the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan.

Cheesecake layer for Marbled Brownies

Next, spoon or pour the reserved cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter.

2nd brownie layer for Marbled Brownies

Finally, pour the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese mixture. Swirl the tip of a knife through the batter to make a marbled effect.

Marbled Brownies ready to bake

Press M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies into the batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes until slightly moist in the center. Cool completely before cutting into 1½-inch squares.

Enjoy!

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These marbled brownies use a convenient boxed mix and an easy to prepare cheesecake batter to create a cheery holiday dessert.
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Serves: 32 brownies
Ingredients
  • 1 box (8 oz.) reduced fat cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ 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
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spoon ⅔ 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.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes in a preheated, 350-degree oven until slightly moist in the center. Cool completely before cutting 8x4 into 1½-inch squares.
Notes
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Holiday’s are better with M. Go to Brightideas.com for recipes using M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies Holiday Blend. Click. Create. Celebrate.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MARS®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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1 Angie November 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love baking with M&M’S too. These brownies look too good!

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2 Lana Stuart November 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Those pretty M&Ms just scream holiday, don’t they!?

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3 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Brownies + cream cheese + M&M’s = YUM! What a fun treat!!

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4 Lana Stuart November 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Absolutely, Brenda! And such an easy recipe, too.

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5 Miss P November 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

That’s the best combination of the day!! Any opportunity for M&M’s is a happy occasion around my house.

Miss P

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6 Lana Stuart November 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

M&Ms make everybody happy, don’t they?

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