M&M Homemade Brownies | Disneyland Copycat Recipe

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Sharing our favorite homemade brownies today inspired by one of my favorite Disneyland treats! This fudge brownie recipe is simple to prepare and puts a smile on everyone’s face!

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Homemade Brownies

It’s no secret that Disneyland is my happy place and on my Disney Hungry page, I highlight all of my favorite treats at the Parks plus travel tips and tricks! One of my favorites is this M&M topped fudgy brownie that you get from White Water Snacks, now called Craftsman’s Grill located at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. I created my own version that looks and tastes just as delicious! You’ll love them and they bring a little Disney magic to your kitchen.

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How To Make Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and line a baking dish with with six 3-inch paper baking cups.
  2. Place butter into a large mixing bowl and microwave until partially melted. Add sugar and oil, mix until well combined. Stir in eggs and vanilla stirring until combined then add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and chocolate chips. Stir until combined and thick.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool completely, about 30 minutes to an hour. 

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This easy brownie recipe can be whipped up in no time and you are likely to have all of the ingredients on hand! Found my cute Mickey Mouse bowl from my local Disney Store.

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As a reference, I use large eggs in all of my baking to keep things consistent.

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Fudgy Brownies

These fudgy brownies are packed with cocoa powder and chocolate chips for a double chocolate punch!

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I like to use a cookie scoop to fill my baking liners. I ordered these on Amazon, search “paper baking cups” for a similar one. Mine are 3 inches wide.

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Fill each paper liner 1/2 to 3/4 full.

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Bake the homemade brownies for 30-35 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool.

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When the brownies cool, the centers will drop slightly, no worries, the frosting will cover the tops.

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How To Make Brownie Frosting

  1. To prepare frosting place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until melted then add cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium-large mixing bowl. Let chocolate cool for 10 minutes. When cooled slightly, add milk/vanilla and powdered sugar, alternating until all is used or frosting is to your desired conistency. 

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Spread the brownie frosting over cooled brownies.

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Top each brownie with LOTS of Mini M&M’s. Find these in the candy section of your grocery store, or sometimes the baking section has them too.

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Does it get any more fun than this?! Love these, they’re so perfect for parties.

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Tips For Making The Best Homemade Brownies

  1. Choose the right pan. Be sure to use the pan specified in the recipe you choose. Going with a pan that’s too small can sometimes make center of the brownies uncooked or undercooked, while choosing one that’s too large can lead to the batter spreading out too much and the brownies being too thin and dry.
  2. Don’t over mix your brownie batter. You want all of the brownie ingredients combined to make a smooth batter, but be careful not to overmix them. Doing so can result in tough, overworked brownies. One way to avoid this is to let the unbaked batter rest in the pan for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator, which gives it time to “relax” before being baked. The next day, bake as instructed.
  3. Store them properly. Once your brownies have cooled down to room temperature, cover the pan tightly in aluminum foil or transfer the brownies to a sealed container. Alternatively, brownies can be frozen but that may affect their texture. To avoid this problem with freezing, wrap each cut brownie in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil before placing them all together in an airtight freezer bag.
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M&M Homemade Brownies Disneyland Copycat Recipe

These homemade brownies look and taste just like the ones from Disneyland that are one of my favorite treats to enjoy! Perfect for parties!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 556kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $10
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter partially melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Homemade Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 stick butter salted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup mini M&M’s

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and line a baking dish with with 6 3-inch paper baking cups.
  • Place butter into a large mixing bowl and microwave until partially melted. Add sugar and oil, mix until well combined. Stir in eggs and vanilla stirring until combined then add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and chocolate chips. Stir until combined and thick.
  • Transfer batter to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool completely, about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • To prepare frosting place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until melted then add cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium-large mixing bowl. Let chocolate cool for 10 minutes. When cooled slightly, add milk/vanilla and powdered sugar, alternating until all is used or frosting is to your desired conistency. Frost over cooled brownies then top with mini M&M’s. Serve room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 99g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg
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