Samoa M&M Blondies

After the last few bouts of sickness in our house, we needed a little pick me up.  Something sweet, rich, buttery and full of color…. yes, these Samoa M&M Blondie bars did just the trick.  It seems that everyone is feeling better around here (or at least well on their way).  I think these Samoa M&M Blondies might have had a little something to do with it :)
Samoa M&M Blondies
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 (12 oz.) bag mini M&Ms (with a few reserved for the top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray lightly with nonsticking spray. 
Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it browns and begins to smell nutty (watch it closely so it doesn’t burn). Allow the butter to cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugars.
Stir in eggs, vanilla and salt.
Add the flour
and stir just until combined.
Add  the coconut and M&Ms
and stir to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
Sprinkle a few additional M&Ms on top.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Let the blondies cool completely before turning them out onto a cutting board and slicing into squares.
 and enjoy!
source:  adapted from Recipe Girl originally from The Newlywed Kitchen

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  1. 1
    Heather I. says:

    Ooooh those look so delicious and I love the colors from the M&M's. I can see how they would cure any sickness :)

  2. 2
    Kristan says:

    Yummy!! I love how colorful these are!!

    • 3
      Kookie says:

      I can not preheat my oven to 350 degrees, its too hot.  Can I also do it on a lower themperatur ?
      Because I did it on 225 degrees and my m&m’s became a bit burned and they also lost there collor. 
      It tastes good but it doesnt look verry nice :o like that.

  3. 4
    Kasey says:

    Your brownies look yummy! Where did you purchase the containers for your flour and sugars?

  4. 5
    Memória says:

    Wow! What a lot of blondies! They look so tempting. I can't believe they call for 2 1/2 sticks of butter! Wow. I'm still bookmarking this recipe and will halve it. Thanks! The process and final photos look perfect!

  5. 6
    Taylor says:

    Blondies are one of my favorite desserts…so easy to whip up and SO good! I love the samoa version that you have here!

  6. 7
    Maria says:

    I love a good blondie. Love the added candies:)

  7. 8
    Cinnamon Girl says:

    These are scrumptious Allie! I love bar cookies. And m&ms! Have you tried the new pretzel ones? Can't wait to bake with those.

  8. 9
    Kerry says:

    I saw your post on foodgawker… these look so amazing! I've never had a blondie before. I might have to change that soon. Love your pictures too!

  9. 10
    nicole says:

    I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing all of these great recipes.
    I tried out your Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with my kids this afternoon and we LOVE them!
    Thanks again!

  10. 11
    Anonymous says:

    I just baked some :) they are SO GOOD!!!!! and so pretty! thank you!

  11. 12
    Sugar Plum Fairy says:

    they look such colorful and yummy!

  12. 13
    Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer says:

    You had me at Samoas- all of my favorite's combined. I have a feeling this recipe could be dangerous around me!

  13. 14
    Lucy says:

    These blondies look like the perfect cheer up after illness, i would never be able to resist !

  14. 15
    Rita says:

    Yum, so pretty and look so tasty. Now I just need to know where to find the large bags of mini m&m's.

  15. 16
    grace says:

    Oh I love m&ms in my desserts! These look delicious :)

  16. 17
    Jaime says:

    Awesome! Thanks for posting this. Made em for a party and they were delicious!!!

  17. 18
    Clarissa says:

    I made these for my husband to send to him in Afghanistan… He's been working so hard and had been so stressed lately, he needed a little pick-me-up. These did the trick!

    …I may have stole one before wrapping them up & putting them in his care package as well hehe :) YUM!

  18. 19
    sophistimom says:

    I really want some of these. I love how you put coconut in them.

  19. 20
    Keri says:

    I found this recipe a couple of days ago because a friend of mine pinned it on… mine are in the oven right now! Sans the coconut but only because I didn't have any on hand at 1:11 A.M. I hope mine turn out as amazing as yours look! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  20. 21
    Jaxmama says:

    I came across your site this weekend and found so many recipes Im wanting to try. I made the blondies today and everyone in the house loves them! Thank you for sharing your recipes! They all look delicious and I cant wait to make more of them! :)

  21. 22
    marla says:

    I really don't think anyone could pass these up. Love all those m&m's :)

  22. 23
    Anonymous says:

    YUM! These are great. A little too much butter, but that's nothing that a little experimenting with the recipe can't fix. I have just finished baking them and can already tell they will be a fast favorite. I will definitely be making more of these, thank you for sharing!

  23. 24
    tiff snedaker says:

    Holy YUM. These look fantastic.

  24. 25
    ...on the brink of something beautiful says:

    these look amazing!! i seriously cant wait to try em!

  25. 26
    JD says:

    Just found your blog. LOVE it! just made these blondies and I am eager to link your page to my blog so my followers can enjoy these just as much as I did!!

  26. 27
    Margaret says:

    I'm British, so I had to convert all your measurements into lbs and ozs, but it was totally worth the effort! They went down a treat! Although, the second batch I made, I used Smarties instead of M&Ms, and they completely lost their colour. Stupid natural colourings….
    Fantastic recipe though!

  27. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Just made these… so good and easy to make! Thanks for sharing.. your website is awesome!

  28. 29

    Just found this recipe on pinterest – these look amazing! I can’t wait to try them for our next weekend at the lake :-)
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  29. 30

    Holy cow those look devine!
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  30. 31
    Alycia says:

    Does it matter if I use regular salt rather than Kosher salt?

  31. 33
    Elizabeth says:

    is the coconut optional?

    • 34
      Allie says:

      Leaving the coconut out might change the texture a bit but I’m sure they would still be tasty :)

  32. 35
    KariElle says:

    im bakig them RIGHT NOW!! theyre kind of jiggly so far and its been 27 min… is that bad?! obviously i dont bake much. but they smell dang good… 

    gotta love pinterest ;) 

    • 36
      Allie says:

      Yes, they will even continue to “cook” in the hot pan once you take them out of the oven. Let them cool completely to set before cutting them.