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These Millionaire Brownies a double-chocolate brownie, loaded with regular, peanut butter and pretzel M&M’s®. You get all your favorite snack treats in one.
Our family game night is quite competitive. And usually, while it is all in good fun, there are two things I can guarantee: A winner and tears! We all, yes all 7 of us, want to win. While there are some who are more competitive than others – like my husband and daughter Jersey – the whole night is filled with laughter, jokes and the occasional melt down.
We hold game nights pretty often, like tonight, which features my son Madden and husband playing HASBRO® Jenga, Madden’s all-time favorite game. I’m watching right now as they’ve switched from blowing in each other’s ears to a toes-only game. The kids also love building a fort and playing a Classic Monopoly marathon. We love to twist it up and add color coordinating M&M’s® to the Monopoly properties, so if someone buys that property, they get a tasty M&M® bonus. This makes even Mediterranean and Baltic equally valuable and a little more tempting for those money hoarders like my daughter, Jojo.
And what’s a gamily game night without the perfect treat, mostly consisting of popcorn and M&M’s®. This week, we’ve decided to step it up a notch with these Millionaire Brownies. A double-chocolate brownie, loaded with regular M&M’s®, Peanut Butter M&M’s® and Pretzel M&M’s®. You get all your favorite snack treats in one. And it’s finished with a chocolate glaze and Mini-M&M’s®. Save $1 off at Walmart with coupon, click here for coupon.
While everyone may not walk away the winner, they can still finish feeling lucky with these Millionaire Brownies.
- **To make a 9x9 pan HALVE the recipe**
- 1 cup salted butter, melted
- 1 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cups 60% cocoa chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup regular M&M's®
- ¾ cup Peanut Butter M&M's®
- ¾ cup Pretzel M&M's®
- Chocolate Frosting
- ½ cup butter, margarine will not work
- 6 tablespoons buttermilk
- 3 ¾ cups powder sugar
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup Mini M&M's®
In a microwavable bowl, melt butter on high for 1 minute. Add in chocolate chips and heat in intervals for 30 seconds, stirring in between intervals. Repeat until completely melted, smooth and combined - about 1 ½ - 2 minutes. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare jelly roll pan 17x10 baking sheet by spraying with cooking oil. Set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add sugar and brown sugar. Slowly mix in chocolate and butter mixture, and then the vanilla until well incorporated. Add in one egg at a time, beating in between each addition.
Gently stir in the flour mixture and fold in M&M's®, Peanut Butter M&M's®, and Pretzel M&M's®.
Pour the Millionaire Brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Place in oven and bake for 35-38 minutes or until the brownies start to pull away from the edges of the pan, check at 30 to see how they are cooking. I always pull mine out at 35 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies; it should come out with a few moist “crumbs”. At this point, it is done.
Set brownies aside to completely cool.
Once cooled, prepare frosting.
In a microwave safe bowl add butter, cover and heat for 1 minute.
Add in buttermilk and cocoa and heat for 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds.
Add in powder sugar and heat for 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds. Quickly stir in vanilla and pour over frosting, if frosting started to stiffen with the vanilla heat for another 30 seconds, then pour on brownies.
It is possible to overcook the frosting, so be sure to heat according to directions.
Perfect game night addition!
Brownie Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Frosting Recipe from my dad, Ray Gillan.