Sweet & Salty Peanut M&M Brownies (Pantry Staple Recipe)

These Peanut M&M Brownies are a easy pantry staple dessert and easy to make with the family! Peanuts and M&Ms make these fun to make AND to eat!
I’ve been all about the pantry staple recipes lately, and have been whipping up tons of new baked treats!  These amazingly delish Peanut and M&M Brownies are simple to make with ingredients you have on hand.  They are made with simple ingredients and packed with sweet & salty flavors!

These Peanut M&M Brownies Are:

  • Simple to make
  • Chocolately and fudgy
  • Rich
  • Sweet and salty
  • Made with Pantry Staple Ingredients
  • Can be made gluten free or vegan
I made these with peanuts AND regular plain M&Ms (becuase thats what I had on hand) but they would be awesome with Peanut M&Ms too (with the peanut inside the chocolate) or really any variety you prefer.
I’ve been (finally!) learning to bake after 30 years and have made some fun baked goods during our COVID quarantine: Crinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies, 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, and Soft & Chewy Pull-Apart Rice Krispie Treats. I’ve been trying to bake one new treat a week, and these Peanut M&Ms are going into our dessert rotation!

Whats In These Brownies?

  • Butter: you can substitute plant based or non-dairy!
  • Sugar
  • Eggs: or substitute flax egg or baking egg alternative
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cacao powder: raw and unsweetened
  • Flour: you can sub a 1:1 gluten free mix if you are GF
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • M&Ms: you can use regular, peanut, peanut butter, go wild!
  • Peanuts, I opted for lightly salted since there is salt in the batter

How Do I Make Peanut M&M Brownies?

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and grease a 8×8 glass baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and whisk well to combine.
  3. Add the cacao powder, flour, salt, baking powder, and half of the M&Ms and half of the peanuts into the batter.  Mix well and stir until the batter is smooth.  Add the batter to the baking dish and top with the remaining M&Ms and peanuts.
  4. Bake for 30 to 38 minutes (depending on how crisp you like your brownies)

Dietary Modifications

To make gluten free, substitute a 1:1 gluten free baking mix instead of the flour.
For a  vegan version, replace the butter with a plant based variety (or vegetable oil), use flax eggs, and use a dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate candies.
To make peanut-free, you can omit the nuts all together.

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Peanut M&M Brownies (Pantry Staple Recipe)

These Peanut M&M Brownies are a easy pantry staple dessert and easy to make with the family! Peanuts and M&Ms make these fun to make AND to eat!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 brownies

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 stick 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 raw unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup flour can use almond flour or gluten free baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup peanuts slightly salted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and grease a 8x8 glass baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and whisk well to combine.
  • Add the cacao powder, flour, salt, baking powder, and half of the M&Ms and half of the peanuts into the batter.  Mix well and stir until the batter is smooth.  Add the batter to the baking dish and top with the remaining M&Ms and peanuts.
  • Bake for 30 to 38 minutes (depending on how crisp you like your brownies).
  • Remove and allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.
Keyword Brownies with Peanuts, Healthy Brownies, M&M Brownies, Peanut M&M, Peanut M&M Brownies
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