M & M’s Holiday Brownies

M & M’s Holiday Brownies

1 box your favorite brownie mix (for 13″x 9″ baking pan)
1 bag M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whipped cream (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.

Spoon batter into 13″ x 9″ baking pan, spreading evenly.

Cover batter with 1 cup of M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays.

In another mixing bowl, thoroughly beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Slowly add the heavy cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Blend mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times. Evenly spoon the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out almost clean. Remove and cool completely.

Optional: Just before serving, top with a layer of whipped cream.

Cut into 2-inch squares.

YIELD: 24 Brownies

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