Chocolate Fudge M&M Brownies

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Chocolate Fudge M&M Brownies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

*For the brownies:*

  • 1 cup melted salted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder Ghirardelli brand recommended
  • ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips Ghirardelli brand recommended; or use semi-sweet if you prefer!
  • ½ cup M&Ms

*For the frosting:*

  • ½ cup melted salted butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup mini M&Ms you can use regular M&Ms too!

Instructions
 

*For the brownies:*

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease and line an 8×12 or 9×11 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, oil, granulated and brown sugar. Whisk until combined.
  • Add vanilla and eggs, beating for 30 seconds until the batter lightens.
  • Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix lightly until just combined.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the center no longer jiggles. For fudgy brownies, avoid overbaking. If you prefer cakey brownies, bake for 5-8 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before frosting.

*For the frosting:*

  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Beat together until smooth.
  • Slowly sift in the powdered sugar, beating on medium speed until the frosting is smooth and creamy (about 1 minute).
  • Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Spread the frosting immediately on the cooled brownies and sprinkle on the remaining M&Ms.
  • Enjoy your delicious treat!

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