Holiday Brownie Recipe


Bella Williams

Two brownie sitting on a platter

Bella Williams, News & School News Reporter

With the holidays inching closer day by day, the cook books are starting to come down from their shelves to prepare some classic holiday meals. Here’s a delicious holiday brownie recipe you can add to your yearly christmas meal prep. 


Prep time: 15-20 minutes 

Cook time: 45 Minutes 

Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes 


1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips

½ cup salted butter 

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs + 1 yolk

1 cup all purpose flour

½ teaspoon vanilla 

Topping Ingredients: (all optional)

¾ cup nuts

¼ cup mini holiday M&Ms

¾ cup regular holiday M&M’s 

½ cup semi sweet chocolate

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup holiday sprinkles 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F 
  2. Place butter and chocolate chips in a microwavable mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted. 
  3. Beat in sugar, vanilla and eggs until well combined. 
  4. Stir in flour until combined. 
  5. Pour batter into a well-greased 11×7 inch or 13×9 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes (if using the larger pan, adjust cooking time down a few minutes). 
  6. Remove from the oven (brownies will jiggle a little but be done on top) and sprinkle on nuts (optional), half of the chocolate chips and M&Ms, then shredded coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Spread gently to make sure it is evenly distributed. Sprinkle on remaining chocolate chips, M&Ms, nuts and finally the sprinkles. **NOTE – if you use a 13×9” pan as I did, you may need about ¼ cup more of each of the chips, M&Ms and coconut. I also only used about ¾ of the can of sweetened condensed milk. For a 13×9 pan of brownie bars, use the full can. (You may choose which toppings you would like on your brownies, none are mandatory)
  7. Bake for another 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the middle is set and just starting to brown.
  8. Cool completely before cutting into squares with a sharp knife.


Brownies can be stored for up to a week.