M&M Brownie Truffles
These easy M&M Brownie Truffles can be customized to suit any holiday – Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc – and they’re absolutely delicious!
Give my toddler a choice between chocolate and any other treat on Earth, and he’ll choose chocolate in a heartbeat. Takes after his daddy, that one.
In fact, I made these M&M Brownie Truffles, and they were sitting on the counter so that the white chocolate could harden. Camden was sitting at a barstool father down the counter, eating his orange. As Andrew and I were talking, I heard Camden in the background babbling, but I wasn’t really paying attention. All of a sudden, it registered in my mind that he’s happily chanting ‘choc-lit! choc-lit!’ and I looked over to find that he’d crawled down the counter, grabbed a truffle and was ecstatically eating his chocolate. Lesson learned: do not place chocolate within a 50 mile radius of toddler.
After these got his approval, my husband tried them and enthusiastically gave his approval as well. These M&M Brownie Truffles get the taste approval from them and the quick-and-easy-to-make approval from me!
Let’s get to baking.
M&M Brownie Truffles – the Ingredients
Here’s a quick look at the ingredients (and a handy grocery list screenshot!):
- boxed brownie mix + ingredients listed on the back of the box (usually oil and eggs)
- container of vanilla or cream cheese frosting
- chocolate chips
- m&ms (I used miniature inside the truffles and regular ones on top, but either work)
That’s it! Like I said earlier, quick and easy seal of approval.
Making the M&M Brownie Truffles
Start by making your brownies according to the instructions on the back of your brownie mix box. Tip: If you want to make your brownie-making more exciting, be sure to invite your toddler to help.
Bake your brownies, also according to the directions on the box. When your brownies are done, let them cool completely.
Once the brownies are completely cool, crumble them in a large bowl. If your toddler is helping, understand that some of the brownies will sneak their way into his mouth. Ha.
Scoop the whole container of vanilla (or cream cheese) frosting into the bowl with the brownies. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of miniature M&Ms (you can use regular size, too).
Stir the whole mixture together. Honestly, it’s easier to use your hands to mix it all together than to use a spoon. Wash your hands, and stick them in! Mix well to combine everything.
Once everything is mixed well, it’s time to roll the mixture into truffles. Roll the brownie mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet or in a baking dish, spaced just slightly apart (you don’t want them to stick together). Stick the pan in the freezer or refrigerator for at least an hour to make sure the brownie truffles are hard enough to dip easily without worrying they’ll fall apart.
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Dipping and Decorating the M&M Brownie Truffles
When your brownie truffles have been in the freezer for at least an hour, melt a 1-pound package of white chocolate almond bark. I just melt mine in the microwave in a large bowl.
Remove the brownie truffles from the freezer. Use a fork to dip each truffle into the white chocolate coating. Tap the fork against the edge of the bowl to let the excess drip off, before placing the truffle back on the pan.
Place an M&M on the top of each truffle quickly after dipping. They’ll harden quickly, so put the candy on right away or it might be too late!
Storing the Brownie Truffles
These truffles can be stored on the counter, because they don’t contain any dairy products. They’ll last for about 3 days at room temperature.
If you want them to last for about a week, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. And if you store them in an airtight container in the freezer, they’ll last 2-3 months.
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Making the Truffles Holiday-Specific
The first time I made these was at Christmas time, so the M&Ms were green and red and I left the candy coating white. Want to change them up for a different holiday? Here’s an easy guide:
- Valentine’s Day: Buy Valentine M&MS (pink & red), and color your almond bark pink.
- Easter: Buy pastel M&Ms, or get little marshmallow bunnies or chocolates to put on top.
- Halloween: Color your almond bark orange or black, and grab some Halloween M&Ms (or spider rings!) to put on top.
Sweet, chocolately brownie truffles filled with M&Ms and chocolate chips and covered in smooth almond bark.
- 1 box brownie mix (13x9 size) + ingredients on back of box
- 1 can vanilla or cream cheese frosting
- 1 c. chocolate chips
- 1 c. M&Ms (mini or regular)
- 1 lb. white chocolate almond bark coating
Prepare your brownie mix according to package directions.
Bake brownie mix in a 13x9 pan, according to package directions.
Let brownies cool completely. Then crumble them into chunks in a large bowl.
Add container of frosting, chocolate chips, and m&ms. Use large spoon or hands to mix everything together.
Roll mixture into one inch balls and place on baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 1 hour to harden.
Once truffles are frozen, melt almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth.
Use a fork to dip the brownie truffles in almond bark. Tap fork against the edge of the bowl to remove excess.
Place dipped truffle back on baking sheet. Top with an M&M. Repeat with rest of brownie truffles.
Let truffles set and fully harden on counter (or speed process in refrigerator) before serving.