This dessert combines moist brownies with a chewy cookie for a fun twist on two favorites! The M&Ms add a rich, dark chocolate flavor and the delicious taste of mint.
For the Brownie Layer
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate mint M&Ms candy
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Spray an 8 x 10″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and line one side with parchment paper so you can remove the brownies more easily when they’re done. Set aside.
For the brownie layer:
Add the coconut oil, cocoa powder, and salt, and whisk to combine. A hand mixer works best for this.
Add the white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs, and whisk to combine.
Stir in the flour until just combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips.Pour the brownie batter into your prepared dish and sprinkle the M&M’s all over the top.
For the cookie layer:
- Add the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar to a bowl and mix until combined.
- Add the vanilla and egg and mix until combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and stir to combine.
- Using your hands, place balls of the cookie dough all over the top of the brownie batter and gently press it in. Continue doing this until you’ve used all of the dough. Try not to completely cover the brownie batter. I like to work around the M&M’s, so there are still bits of brownie and M&M’s showing through the top after it’s baked.
- You can add a few more M&M’s to the top, if desired.
- Place in the center oven, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If the toothpick goes through a melted chocolate chip, it will look like uncooked batter, so I like to check for doneness in a few different places around the center. Mine were done at 25 minutes.
As with any brownie or cookie recipe, be sure to not overbake it or it can be dry. Start checking for doneness after about 22 minutes. We used the dark chocolate mint M&Ms for this St. Patrick's Day treat, but you could use any color or flavor of M&M's you like! If making these for St. Patrick's Day, you can pick up a few inexpensive decorations at your local dollar or craft store for an extra festive presentation. The coconut oil will give these a very slight coconut flavor. If you're opposed to that, you can substitute the coconut oil with melted butter.