Samoa M&M Blondies

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This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Samoa Blondies from The Newlywed Kitchen

Samoa M&M Blondies

These delicious blondies from The Newlywed Kitchen are tainted with coconut and browned butter. I opted to mix in M&M's in place of the usual chocolate chips.

Yield: 16 blondies

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 25 min


10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/4 cups mini M&M’s
a few extra M&M’s


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8-inch pan with nonstick spray and then line the bottom with parchment paper.

2. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it browns and begins to smell nutty (watch it closely so it doesn’t burn). Let the butter cool for a few minutes, until just barely warm.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugars. With a wooden spoon, stir in egg, vanilla and salt. Stir in flour, coconut and M&M’s until batter is blended.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle a few additional M&M’s on top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Let the blondies cool before turning them out onto a cutting board and slicing into squares (chilling them will make that process even easier).


*Use chocolate chips in place of M&M’s if you’d like.
*For slightly gooey, underbaked blondies, bake for 25 minutes. For fully baked blondies, bake the entire 30 minutes.

Source: (Adapted from The Newlywed Kitchen)

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  • Brandy wrote:

    I attempted these tonight and they didn’t turn out at all. 🙁 They never got brown or cooked through. I followed the directions exactly, so the only thing I can think of would be the browned butter, but I didn’t burn that so I’m not sure what went wrong. I was SO excited to try them too!

  • Lauren wrote:

    Any idea on doubling the recipe & adjusting cooking time &/or temp? thanks!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Since I haven’t done it myself, I can’t really give times for that.

  • Ash wrote:

    Can you bake these without coconut? I don’t particularly like coconut so just wondering 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I have not tried them without coconut.

  • vballer wrote:

    i just made these with peanut butter m&ms. sooo good! thanks for the recipe!

  • LAUREN wrote:

    can you cook the batter and refrigerate and bake It later

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I have not prepared it that way, so I’m not sure if that would be okay or not.

  • Allie wrote:

    Yum! I will definitely be making these 🙂