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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. This recipe turned out weird for me, kind of bread texture? The mixture was so dry before the oven I have triple checked the recipe but dont understand how it went so wrong.

  2. Aimee – could you make these with the springtime chocolate chips that are out right now – the black,pink and yellow ones? They just wont be as chocolately right?

    1. Yeah, the big hunks of chocolate are a nice surprise, but you can totally use the spring chips!

  3. Blondies are one of my favorites – love these!! We are on vacation until March 27th, so I am missing the whole Easter Baking season 🙁 I will be bookmarking this for the leftover Easter candy though 🙂

    1. Plenty of time to catch up on spring candy when you get back 🙂 Hope you are having a nice vacation!!

  4. Those crunchy chocolate eggs inside the chewy blondies looks and sounds so good. I love how the pretty pastel candy shells show through. 🙂

    1. The bite of chocolate egg is truly undescribible. Quite tasty. I wasn’t sure how the pastel would look, but I loved it too. thanks Wendy 🙂

  5. These blondies are truly pretty – with all those colors from chocolate eggs! Great recipe, thank you for sharing!

  6. Why am I so addicted to those chocolate eggs? Love these blondies, Aimee! So pretty and spring-y! 🙂

    1. I’m so addicted to the chocolate eggs too. I think it’s the crunchy shell with the smooth chocolate center. Hmmm, now I want a handful!

  7. I love it! They look amazing! I haven’t made blondies in a long time. I love how you cut them into triangles! Great idea!!

  8. I swear we’re on the same wavelength lately! I’m perfecting on a spring blondie myself. Yours look perfect already!

  9. I love those eggs. Yum. This looks tasty and not helping me watch my treats intake. At all.

  10. Okay I am SO not ready for Easter – how on earth is it less than a month away?? HAVE I SLEPT FOR WEEKS ?!? Ahem – once I AM ready for Easter I will definitely be checking out these bars – or really any time once it stops snowing outside and actually acts like spring because these are adorable! 😀

    Enjoy your weekend!

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