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Red, White and Blue M&M's® Brownies

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
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A sprinkle of red, white and blue M&M’s® is all you need to dress up your brownies this Fourth of July. This recipe starts with a box of everyone’s favorite brownie mix, so it’s the perfect dessert to make when you’re baking in the barebones kitchen of a vacation rental or cabin. And while its effortlessly adorable look and easy assembly are certainly good reasons to make this dessert, the best reason to make it is even simpler: everyone loves it! So don’t feel bad about skipping the flag cake this year—no one’s going to complain about a fudgy brownie made complete with an extra chocolaty touch!
Updated Jun 14, 2023
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening.
  • 2
    Make batter as directed on brownie mix box. Spread in pan. Bake 13 minutes.
  • 3
    Sprinkle candies over partially baked brownie. Bake 11 to 13 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The easiest way to get this brownie out of the pan is to line it with aluminum foil before baking. Here’s the slickest way to do that: flip your pan over, mold your foil around the bottom of the pan and set aside. Now, flip your pan over and insert the pre-formed piece of foil. It’ll fit perfectly!
  • tip 2
    For an extra indulgent twist on this recipe, wait to apply your M&M’s® until after you’ve frosted your brownies with a thick layer of rich and creamy chocolate frosting!
  • tip 3
    Want to give your brownies an extra edge presentation-wise? Check out these creative ways to cut bars.


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