M&Ms Valentine Blondies are blondies with a colorful twist! You’ll love this classic blondies recipe dotted with red, pink and white M&Ms candies. Sweet, chewy and fun to eat, these M&M Blondies are the perfect treat to bake for that someone special.
You can even be your own “someone special” if it gives you an excuse to make (and eat) M&M blondies!
All I want for Valentine’s Day is for someone to surprise me with a breakfast in bed of Chocolate Cherry Pancakes for breakfast. Since I’m the pancake maker in the house, that doesn’t sound likely (but a girl can dream, right?).
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What I DO know for sure is that I’ll be baking a batch of these Valentine’s Day Blondies again on February 14th! Yes, I’ll share them with the other members of my household, but you can bet your last M&M I’m gonna stash a couple away just for me.
What are blondies?
Blondies are similar in consistency to a chewy, fudgy brownie, but without the chocolate. They have a sweet vanilla flavor that reminds me of chocolate chip cookie dough. Baked in one pan, then sliced into bars, blondies are the perfect handheld dessert for any occasion!
As much as I love a straightforward classic blondie, I think they’re even better when you add mix-ins.
Besides, everything is better with chocolate, right?
For this Valentine’s Day dessert, I kept it simple. A handful of Valentines M&Ms transformed the basic blondie bars into an adorable and festive treat that’ll get even the biggest cynic ready to celebrate love.
What do I need?
To make these Valentine’s M&Ms Blondies, you will need:
- baking powder
- baking soda
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- Valentine M&Ms
Desserts with M&Ms are some of my favorites for holiday baking. It’s so easy to switch up favorite recipes just by using different colors of M&Ms. If you want to make these blondies for other holidays, just swap out the M&Ms for another combination of colors. Or use a regular multi colored mix to enjoy these blondies all year long!
Can I freeze blondies?
Yes, blondies will hold up well to freezing. To freeze blondies, let them cool, then slice them into bars. Store the bars in a freezer safe sealed bag with parchment paper between layers. They stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months.
As a rule of thumb, I like to make a couple of different desserts on special holidays. First, because my family is known to eat up all of my baked goods before I even get a chance to enjoy them. Second, because no one is ever disappointed to have EXTRA desserts!
These JELL-O Valentine Hearts are super easy and a hit with the kids. For the grown ups, Wasabi Chocolate Crinkle Cookies deliver rich cocoa flavor with a surprising kick. And you can never go wrong with frosted cookies, especially these Strawberry Buttercream Sugar Cookies that are pretty in pink!
Speaking of all things strawberry, these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dream Bars are like chocolate-dipped strawberries and whipped cream all in one. They’d be an amazing addition to your Valentine’s Day celebrations, along with this Strawberry Poke Cake.
Bars and Cookie Recipes
If you like these M&M Blondies, here are a few more cookie bar recipes to try next.
- Magic Cookie Bars
- Toffee Coconut Oatmeal Bars
- Salted Caramel Cashew Brownie Bites
- Chocolate Overload Loaded Brownies
- TWIX® Bites Brownies
- PB & Fluff Brownies
- Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars
- No Bake Turtle Dream Bars
Tell someone you love them with a batch of red and pink M&M Blondies this Valentine’s Day!
M&M Valentine Blondies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Pinch salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup Valentine M&M's
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8X8 pan by buttering it and lightly dusting with flour.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter and brown sugar together.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine thoroughly.
- Add the M&M’s and mix.
- Place batter into the pan and spread evenly
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Place on a wire rack and cool before serving.
This post was originally published on 2/12/15, and has been updated with photos and in format on 1/19/22.