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M&M Chocolate Frosted Brownies

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 80 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: Serves 16
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Chocolate brownies topped with chocolate ganache and mini M&M’s.


Ingredients

  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, chopped
  • 200 grams (1 and 1/3 cup) good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 85 grams (2/3 cup) plain flour
  • 225 grams (1 and 1/2 cup) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) thickened or heavy cream
  • 200 grams (1 cup) mini M&M’s

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C (320 F). Grease and line a square 8 inch cake tin with baking or parchment paper, ensuring two sides of the paper overhang.
  2. Pop the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  3. Next, add the sugar and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time and stir again. Then sift in the flour and beat until the brownie mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake the brownie for about 35-40 minutes or until cooked through. It should have a nice cracked top and no longer wobble in the middle. Leave to cool completely.
  5. To make the ganache, place the chocolate chips and cream into a bowl. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until combined and smooth. Leave to cool for a few minutes.
  6. Pour the ganache over your chocolate brownie and spread to the corners. Scatter M&M’s on top and then place in the fridge for an hour or two for the frosting to set.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 381

Keywords: Chocolate, Brownies, M&M's, Dessert

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