M&M Chocolate Chip Blondies

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My dad loves flowers. He plants thousands of daffodils in his backyard every fall. When the flowers bloom, the view is breathtaking.  The bright yellow daffodils are a sea of sunshine. He always sends pictures, but I still miss the days we used to walk out back and look at the spring flowers.

When my dad visited us in the fall, he planted daffodils and tulips in our yard. He wanted to make sure spring welcomed us in the right way. Our flowers finally bloomed over the weekend. There is a mix of vibrant colors-orange, pink, red, yellow, and purple.  I love the fresh beauty of spring, but the flowers have a deeper meaning this year. They remind me of my dad and his never ending love for us and flowers.

I took a few photos of our flowers over the weekend-here is one of my favorites. I love the little droplets of morning dew.

And now I have a bone to pick with Mother Nature. Snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week in Utah and I am not happy. I will be really sad if the snow ruins my beautiful flowers.

To keep spring in the air, I am sharing a blondie recipe with pastel spring M&M’s. The Easter bunny missed our house this year, so when I saw spring M&M’s on sale for 99 cents, I had to give in. To keep me from eating the entire bag, I whipped up a batch of blondies.

If I need a treat in a hurry, I love making these blondies. This is a no fuss recipe and very adaptable.  Feel free to throw in your favorite mix ins. I added chocolate chips with the M&M’s because you can never have too much chocolate.

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M&M Chocolate Chip Blondies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup M&M's

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 8X8 pan with cooking spray. I used a glass Pyrex dish.
  2. 2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl-flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar. Stir until smooth.
  4. 4. Add in the egg and stir. Next, stir in the vanilla. Stir until smooth.
  5. 5. Add the flour mixture and stir until the ingredients are combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's.
  6. 6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the blondies for 23-25 minutes, until the blondies are set. A toothpick will come out clean when they are done. Let the blondies cool on a rack. When cool, cut and serve.

If you like these blondies, you might also like:

Caramel Chocolate Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Dorie’s Chewy Chunky Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Chip and Peanut Blondies from Dishing Up Delights
Peanut Butterfinger Blondies from Sugar Plum

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. That is so cool that he planted flowers are your place 🙂 Now every time you look outside you can be reminded of him. Love it. Snow- you better not ruin Maria’s beautiful flowers!!! These look like a great treat. I love cookie bars 🙂

  2. Your dad seems so sweet! Pretty flowers seem like the perfect thing to associate with him. I will keep my fingers crossed that the snow will STAY AWAY.

    These blondies look delicious. The perfect treat on a spring day.

  3. How fabulous to be able to see a sea of daffodils like that! I can only imagine how beautiful it is. We’re having less than lovely spring weather, too. Pastel M&Ms are definitely a perk me up for grey weather. Love blondies 🙂

  4. I’ve also whipped up a batch of cookies with candy bits to prevent myself from eating the whole bag! Sneaky!
    Could I make this without M&Ms? I’m dying for a perfect blondie recipe!

  5. Oh this is so sweet. I wished my Dad or your Dad or anyone’s Dad really, would come plant flowers in my yard. I just don’t have the green thumb. So I will stick to the kitchen which brings me to those blondies. Looks good, and I love the plate!!!

  6. I love blondies! What’s not to love about them, though? They’re like cookies but in a brownie form. Plus, you can always play with the ingredients. I love the use of M&Ms in your blondies!

  7. My dad is the same way with flowers — he spends hours in the garden every weekend. We practically have to drag him in for dinner!

    I’ll have to try this blondie recipe. I’m not in love with the base I used for my raspberry macadamia blondies, and have been looking for a new recipe to adapt them with. The flavors are great, but the base was just a little too gooey for my liking.

  8. Great recipe and design. I would also try different snacks for decoration. One time I used oatmal cookies with smiley on it. I wish I could have come up with something as nice as yours.

  9. The photo of your tulip is amazing! I too love it when the spring flowers finally bloom!

    The blondes look great too. m&m’s mixed in blondies can never be a bad thing!

  10. Your chocolate blondies look really tempting. Nice treat to welcome Spring. Speaking of Spring, I can imagine how beautiful your daffodils and tulips right now.

  11. Are you serious? You guys have been taking a beating this year with the weather! Sheesh! Hopefully these gorgeous blondies can convince some real Spring weather to come your way!

  12. My husband LOVES M&Ms so I had to try this recipe! I made them with mini M&Ms and they turned out perfectly! Thanks! 🙂

  13. I made these and brought them in for my high school students today, they loved them! So did the other teachers. They were devoured! Thanks for the great recipe.

  14. I still have some almond joy drops in my pantry. I’ll use those instead the M&M’s. Hopefully the will turn out as good as yours look like.

  15. I love it when I see the first sprouts of daffodils and tulips coming up! It makes me hopeful for spring. I just whipped up this treat today, to take to a Lenten soup supper at church. I even bought the pastel M&M’s, too!

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