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Easter Blondies

Easter Blondies filled with pastel candy! Chewy blondie recipe with festive m&m’s or mini eggs! Easy one pan recipe.

Love fast and easy bar cookies? Our M&M cookie bars are chewy and delicious, and bake up in a pan. Or give our peanut butter bars a try next!

Blondies with pastel M&M's cut into squares, one on a spatula.

Why Bake Blondies

These thick, chewy blondies are so delicious and will looks beautiful on your Easter dessert table!

Fudgy brownies tend to get all the attention (for a good reason) but I often forget how much I love blondies!

  • Texture. With a texture that’s somewhere between thick fudgy brownies and chewy cookies, blondies are especially wonderful when they have candy folded in.
  • Easy. I’m a big fan of easy desserts that don’t take a lot of steps and blondies definitely fit the bill. It’s as easy as making drop cookies but you don’t even have to scoop the dough into balls! Just press everything in the dish and bake.

Ingredients for Blondie Bars

Here’s what you need to make delicious chewy blondies: Be sure to scroll down to our recipe card for measurements and directions.

Ingredients needed to make Easter blondies.
  • Brown sugar– gives these blondies the chewy texture like brownies.
  • Butter – Melting the butter achieves a chewy texture as well.
  • Eggs
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla – be sure to use pure vanilla extract, or try our homemade vanilla extract.
  • Salt – Here’s why I always use kosher salt in my baking.
  • Pastel Candy- whether you choose holiday M&M’s or Hershey eggs, toss in your favorites.
Stack of three blondies with pastel candy.

Mix In Ideas

Blondies are easy to make an so adaptable to all kinds of add ins and toppings. This recipe makes perfect blondies for any time of year, not just Easter!

You can skip adding the candy altogether for a straightforward basic blondie, or substitute with another chocolate coated candy. Here are some other delicious ideas to add to your blondies:

  • Chocolate chips – Milk chocolate, dark chocolate or semi-sweet
  • Peanut butter cups – Mini sized or full sized chopped into pieces
  • M&Ms – Red and green M&Ms turn these into holiday treats!
  • Reese’s pieces
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • White chocolate chunks (with or without and macadamia nuts!)

Get creative and have fun making your own crowd pleasing blondies!

Spring blondies cut into squares.

Storing Blondies

Store: I keep my cut blondies bars in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll last about a week, but mine always disappear within a day or two because we love them so much.

Can you freeze blondies?

Yes! These bars freeze beautifully. Cut into bars, then freeze with sheets of wax paper between layers of bars to keep them from sticking together. Let thaw and enjoy.

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Yield: 16

Easter Blondies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Easter Blondies filled with pastel candy! Chewy blondie recipe with festive m&m's or mini eggs!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups M&M's candy, any variety

Instructions

  1. Combine brown sugar, butter eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold in candy. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Press dough into pan.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Cut into 16 bars.

Notes

If you’d like more of the M&M’s to be inside the blondies, put ¾ cup of M&M’s into the batter, then sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup on top. I actually did half and half because some M&M’s sink into the batter while cooking and this shows more of them on the top.

Store: I keep my cut blondies bars in an airtight container at room temperature. They'll last about a week, but mine always disappear within a day or two because we love them so much.

Can you freeze blondies? Yes! These bars freeze beautifully. Cut into bars, then freeze with sheets of wax paper between layers of bars to keep them from sticking together. Let thaw and enjoy.

See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Blondies made with love are extra appealing with the addition of chocolate Easter eggs! Make these for your next springtime party or as the finale for your family’s Easter dinner .

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 6, 2022

Comments & Reviews

  1. Woah- Easter is creeping up! I love these blondies- any way to sneak Easter candy in is a winner for me! 🙂

  2. I love blondies and these look so delicious. I’m with you, ready to move on to Easter treats! Have and great weekend!

  3. I may love blondies more than their darker counterparts! Yum! Love the big hunk of chocolate egg you get in each bite!

    1. Totally agree abbout the big hunk of chocolate egg. That’s what makes these blondies amazing 😉

  4. I literally have blondies in the oven right now! These look so delicious, and the texture looks spot on!

  5. I can’t believe Easter is at the end of the month. These are the perfect Spring time treat. So cute! 🙂

  6. These look delish! I think I will make these for our youth group sometime before Easter. I’m sure the teens would love them.

  7. Oh my goodness! These look awesome! What a great idea to put the candy eggs inside the blondies!!!

    I hope you will come post this on my first ever Link Party, the “FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA”! I have readers who would probably love this!!!

    Here’s the link if you’d like to post it! Sure would love to see your great ideas!

    http://the-home-girl-blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-to-very-first-festive-friday.html

  8. Mmm these blondies look delicious. I have made similar with mini eggs! I just love easter and all the pastel colors and it’s even better because this year Easter falls on my bday! Woo double party time!

  9. I seriously just was looking at pictures of old blondies and thinking it has been way too long since I made some…they are on the list for next week 🙂 Now you are inspiring me to get it done! Love the chocolate eggs in these!!!

  10. I have the same feeling that Easter treats and recipes are somehow getting the ‘short end of the stick’ this year with St. Patrick’s day just being a week before.
    Spring blondies look like a great treat to start the Easter sweets!

  11. A good bar is one of my all time favorite desserts! These blondies look delicious and so cute with pops of pastel!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  12. I can’t believe how quickly Easter is sneaking up on us! These bars look so cute and suuuuper duper tasty!

  13. I am in love with Blondies! And with Easter Egg candies. Love these bars Aimee! I cannot believe Easter is so soon. Sigh.

  14. Oh boy!! These sound fabulous! I love Easter baked goods, the chocolate in them is always amazing!

  15. I absolutely love blondies and like how you incorporated chocolate Easter candies into these!

  16. Yumm. I did Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies last year. One of my favorites. I can eat pounds of that chocolate! These look great.

  17. Aimee, I am totally OBSESSED with those candy coated eggs! I make a beeline for them the moment the Easter candy comes out. These blondies look like all kinds of trouble (and I can’t wait to get my fingers sticky!)

    1. I love the Candy coated eggs too!! I could sit and eat a bag of them without blinking. Glad I’m not the only one obsessed 🙂

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