Double Chocolate M&M Brownies

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

M&M Double Chocolate Brownies on a wooden table.

I’m here to let you know that, not only can your Mondays be better, but these Double Chocolate M&M Brownies are a part of the plan.

Stack of Double Chocolate M&M Brownies on a wooden table.

I know for many of us, Mondays bring about a type of dread that seems to pull throughout the entire week, so that even one entire week later on Sunday night, we are still complaining about Monday. To be honest, I’m not really a Monday hater.

Firstly, it’s my lightest day of the week next to Friday.

Secondly, not to sound cliché, but I just see it as another opportunity to life live and enjoy it.

Okay, I do sound cliché.

Overhead shot of Double Chocolate M&M Brownies on a wooden table.

But I’m okay with sounding cliché, because I mean it. I wake up on Monday feeling like I want to try and conquer the world today, as I do almost every other morning, and I’m actually quite thankful of a new day. Sure, we all have those days where we do not want to get up and want to stay in bed all day, but poor Monday! I don’t know if it’s because as a food blogger, well the weekends are filled with work anyway (you guys know what I mean!) so Monday isn’t that big of a jump to me. Let’s try to look at the positive sides! Mondays are the day of the week where we can try to make this week even better than the last!

couch hate monday psychiatrist cartoon.

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So, motivational speech aside, what if all your Mondays started with these Double Chocolate M&M brownies? Wouldn’t that be a drive! These Double Chocolate M&M brownies are probably one of my favourite brownies to this date. The M&Ms give the brownies a totally different texture and taste, like a loaded brownie would and it’s so much more chocolate flavour. I kept the extra cup of chocolate chips in the brownies, so you have that double chocolate. And somehow, they made the brownies even chewier!

Yes please?!

I vote to saying yes to Mondays and an even bigger yes to these brownies.

Close up of Double Chocolate M&M Brownies on a wooden table.

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:




A batch of brownies on a wooden table.

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies

Not only can your Mondays be better, but these Double Chocolate M&M Brownies are a part of the plan.
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted - I recommend Ghirardelli 188g
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour 107g
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs 114g in shells
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (I use raw brown sugar, cane sugar or coconut sugar) 158g
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil 150g
  • 2 tablespoons water 28g
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips unmelted
  • 1 cup chocolate m&ms no peanuts minus 1 tbsp


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/165 degrees C.
  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave for a minute, stirring after to see if chips have melted. If not, microwave in increments of 30 seconds until completely melted. Alternatively, you can melt in over a small pot of boiling water (Not a lot of water in the pot) and put the chocolate chips it in a heat proof and melt proof bowl over the pot and stir until melted.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda until combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, add the eggs, sugar and oil and mix until combined for about 2 minutes. Add the water and the vanilla extract. Add to the dry mixture to the wet mixture and melted chocolate chips and stir for about 3 minutes until combined.
  • Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and m&ms.
  • Pour into a greased, parchment lined, or a greased foil-lined 8x8 square pan. Sprinkle the top with leftover tablespoon of m&ms. Bake for 35 minutes.
  • When finished, remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  1. It’s up to you what type of chocolate chips you would want to use, but do not use baking chocolate (which is without sugar). You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate based on the brownie you would like to achieve. I recommend semi-sweet since it’s the best of both worlds. If you’d like a mix use semi-sweet for the base, and either milk or dark for the chips in the brownies.
  2. Oil instead of butter in products tends to create a moister product. All you have to do is switch out equal parts of the butter for the oil.
  3. The pan size makes a huge difference! If you do not use an 8×8 pan for eg if you use smaller, your brownies will not be ready in the right amount of time.
  4. I would recommend definitely weighing out the ingredients on a kitchen scale, instead of just using measuring cups, since it can affect how much flour you add to the brownies, and ultimately how the brownies come out.
  5. Ensure your oven is properly calibrated, and remember your brownies will not be properly set until they are cooled down


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg
by Jessica

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  1. Love these brownies! Brownies are my weakness and they look even more tempting with M&Ms.
    I kind of like getting back into a routine on Mondays. Tuesday is probably my least favorite day.
    So glad to see that Anne-Uni Homemaker is just taking a break from blogging. I’ve been wondering where she has been.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Christin! Same here – Tuesdays are so annoying. So happy to see Anne comment too 🙂

  2. I love your attitude about Mondays! It is very inspiring. I’m going to try to think more like you tomorrow morning! I must say I would like them a lot more if they started with these brownies. They look amazing!

  3. Jelli says:

    These look delicious. I still have to try your oil brownies, Jessica. The more chocolate, the better, so this one will probably be the recipe I choose. Thanks for sharing. Off to pin!

  4. Mary says:

    Hi Jessica! These brownies look delightful and they will be our next baking venture! Now for those Mondays…..please don’t hate them. Rejoice in the sunny day or even the rain that day. “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”. So bake, cook or make some extra crafts on a Monday everybody!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Mary! Thank you! And I agree with you – Mondays are a great opportunity and definitely a blessing from our Lord and Saviour !

  5. Di says:

    Its Monday here in Oz
    So they are In the oven now.
    Can’t wait till tonight to try 🙂

  6. evelyn says:

    hi the brownies look sensational but i just wanted to ask, what type of sugar you used and what kind of oil you used. 🙂

  7. Muneera says:

    I’m so excited to make these, but quick question: by 1 cup chocolate do you mean just milk chocolate like Galaxy chopped in a cup? If yes this means I’ll need melted chocolate chips, m&ms chocolate, and also plain chocolate bar chopped in a cup right?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Muneera,

      Yes you’re correct. But you could also just buy a bag of chocolate chips, melt 1 cup and use the other cup for the chips (+ the m&ms chocolate) if you want so you don’t have to buy a plain chocolate bar also. I hope that helps!

  8. Lucaria says:

    they r soooooo good! im making anothe batch right now! 🙂

  9. Lucaria says:

    they r soooooo good! im making another batch right now! 🙂

  10. Regan says:

    these were absolutely amazing! it took every ounce of willpower in my body not to eat all 9 brownies myself!

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