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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

More Easter Recipes You’ll Love:

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

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

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

  3. CLASSIC and perfect for Easter! Love the chocolateynessssss

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

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

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

  7. 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!!

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

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

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