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Did the Easter bunny overfill the baskets this morning?  I’m certain your wee ones would donate some of their sweets so you can whip up some of these Easter Candy Brownie Cookies!

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies on a white dessert plate surrounded by wooden bunnies and Easter candies

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies

I adore putting leftover candy into cookies and brownies. Who doesn’t love the crunch of toffee in a chocolate chip cookie? Or a caramel Rolo inside a sugar cookie?

I first made these brownie cookies with semisweet and white chocolate chips but found them a terrific receptacle for all sorts of candies. That’s how these Easter Candy Brownie Cookies came to be.

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies

Chewy Brownies Cookies

These chewy brownie cookies have been a hit with my family for over a decade. Just one spoonful of batter sold me on these gems. A perfect flavor replica of those chocolate brownies we all adore.

And soft and chewy. Did I mention chewy? Just don’t watch so you don’t over bake these babies.

Use whatever add-ins you’d like–chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips, nuts, chocolate chunks or feves.  Or the ever-popular M&M‘s.

PRO-Tip: These candy-coated chocolates tend to crack in the oven, so I always reserve a few to press into the hot from the oven cookies for the perfect finishing touch. That way your Easter Candy Brownie Cookies look like they came from your favorite bakery!

This Easter Cookie Cake is another wonderful idea to utilize leftover candy.

Close up of Easter Candy Brownie Cookies on a small white plate

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If you love a fun presentation, you’ll enjoy these Easter Cake Pops. Or if your menu needs some tweaking, try some of our Best Easter Menu Recipes. An Easter Fudge Lamb is a tradition at our house. If you have a chocoholic family, too, give it a try! Check out these 100+ Cute Easter Desserts. plus more Holiday Recipes from the blog to peruse, too.

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies in a white bowl with small wooden bunnies


Easter Candy Brownie Cookies | Chewy Brownie Cookies speckled with leftover Easter candy

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies

Fudgy brownie cookies filled with M&M's. Perfect for leftover holiday candy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 dozen


  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or discs
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips or discs


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl, starting with 60 seconds, stirring, then heating and stirring in 30 second increments until smooth.
  3. Add sugar; mix well. Add the eggs and mix until combined. Add the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour and mix until incorporated. Add chocolate chips and mix until well distributed.
  5. If dough is too soft, let it sit at room temperature till it firms up.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. The centers should still look underbaked. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.


Recipe adapted from Caprial Pence.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g


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Easter Candy Brownie Cookies on a white dessert plate garnished with pastel M&M's
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30 comments on “Easter Candy Brownie Cookies”

  1. Already pinned to try, Liz! I love that they are like brownies, still chewy, but in cookie form. Thanks so much for hosting this great theme!

  2. You make me wish we still celebrated Easter. The many Easter hunts in the garden are a thing of the past.
    Happy Easter to you and your lovely family, Liz.

  3. Liz, these cookies looks fantastic! I love their brownie-like texture! Must be delicious!

  4. I’m notorious for going to the store the day after Easter and buying all the candy on sale. I should make these cookies with that haul too.

  5. I would be fighting those adorable bunnies to get to the cookies! They look delicious!!

  6. Liz, I love these brownie cookies!!! we already have so much leftover candy. . this is a great idea!! Hope you guys have a fabulous Easter Sunday!!!

  7. Happy Easter Liz! Your cookies look amazing!

  8. Happy Easter. Now if only I could put our leftover ham in dessert!

  9. these brownie cookies look so fluffy & chewy! The addition of little candies definitely makes them fun 😉

  10. I’m all about cookies that incorporate candy! Or anything that incorporates candy 🙂

  11. Mmmmm…..I’ll take three 😀

  12. Lovely cookies Liz ! Here, the bells are come and brings a lot of chocolate to the children, they were so exacted ! I hope you had a nice weekend ! x

  13. Liz Berg cookie recipes always get extra-applause so you can bet I’m printing this recipe. I do have a huge stash of M & Ms. Quick question: To keep your M & Ms looking so pretty do you put them in after baking OR are they the chocolate discs? P.s. I’ll e-mail you too just in case it’s easier to answer that way. Happy Easter to you and yours!

  14. These are the cutest easter cookies! Wish I had one to devour now.. m&m’s are my favourite thing ever.

  15. Those cookies are really cute. I love the pastel Easter colours. And yes, the kids do so well in the Easter egg hunt that they really can spare a few for some useful decorations! I used some of my little guy’s eggs to decorate a cake yesterday xx

  16. I have no Easter candy at my house this year- I sent it all to my grandson! I’m not opposed though, to heading out to the store tomorrow to score some at half price specifically for baking up some treats. These look good! 🙂

  17. I love the idea of using left over Easter candy in the yummy looking brownies. Lizzy, I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  18. Liz, I love love your creativity and brownies cookies are so fun to make. I mean, who can say no to those lovely cookies?

  19. You got the crinkly top!!! Now that’s my kind of brownie cookie, Liz. And the candy on top looks just so darn adorable – next time we have any sort of candy lying around, I’m definitely going to be making a batch of these cookies!

  20. Your pics always make me drool! I love the pretty candies in these brownie cookies! Totally says Easter!

  21. I love all the fun flavors and colors of M&Ms during the holidays. These cookies are sooo calling my name!

  22. A brownie cookie with even more chocolate sounds like my idea of cookie heaven!

  23. CLASSIC and perfect for Easter! Love the chocolateynessssss

  24. A brownie in a cookie! It doesn’t get any better than that!! Thank you for hosting, Liz. Your cookies look incredible!

  25. I love the pastel colors on the dark cookies!

  26. I love the look of these cookies – the pastel M&Ms against that chocolate. So pretty.
    Thanks for hosting!

  27. I don’t have any Easter candy, but I do have some reg M&Ms so these cookies will be happening at my house VERY soon!!

  28. Love these Easter. Brownie Cookies, will have to give them a try. Thank you for great inspiration. Sammie

  29. I know Antonio would never share these they would be gone in a New York minute!

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