Olive Oil Brownies w/M&Ms and Peanut Butter Chips

Olive Oil Brownies2

Olive Oil Brownies1

Olive Oil Brownies

I’m finally at the bottom of the bag of m&m’s. This last recipe featuring m&m’s was the result of a combination of using the rest of the candy and cleaning out my cupboard.

I knew I wanted to make brownies with m&m’s, but I didn’t know that I had a box of brownie mix in my cupboard. Miles was not pleased. He thinks I should always make things from scratch. I actually keep a box around in case I want to test out a brownie recipe quickly, usually involving adding other ingredients like candy, or caramel, or pretzels etc.

This time it was m&m’s and peanut butter chips (something else I found hiding in the cupboard). I would love to say that the extra ingredient added to the brownie mix was from pure inspiration and creativity, but honestly, I ran out of vegetable oil, so I used extra virgin olive oil instead.

I absolutely loved it! It gave the brownies a nice earthy flavor and toned down the sweetness of the box mix. I loved the double chocolate from the m&m’s  and peanut butter chips too. I’m going to try olive oil in my homemade brownie recipe, but I think I will try it with plain olive oil and not extra virgin, which is all I had on hand. I love discovering new recipes by accident!

Olive Oil Brownies w/M&Ms and Peanut Butter Chips

  • your favorite brownie box mix
  • olive oil
  • ¾ cup m&m’s
  • ¾ cup peanut butter chips

make the brownies

  1. Prepare the brownie batter according to the directions on the box substituting the olive oil for vegetable oil. Stir in ½ cup of m&m’s and ½ of peanut butter chips. Pour the batter into a baking pan of your choice. I went with a 9-inch spring form pan. Sprinkle remaining ¼ of m&m’s and ¼ cup of peanut butter chips on top of batter. Bake according to directions. Let cool completely before cutting.

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