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Gluten Free Brown Sugar Blondies with Mini M&Ms

These gluten free brown sugar blondies are soft, sweet and filled with bright and colorful mini m&ms. They’re so fun to eat and make a great dessert or snack. Bring them to your next bake sale or school function!

Brown Sugar Blondies with M&M's from What The Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Blondies

You guys. What a whirlwind weekend! It’s amazing how fast you get behind with everything when you’re not home on a Friday evening and you’re gone all day on Saturday. It’s nice having the change in routine.

A Friday night out is always welcome. Then Saturday we went to the Big E. Kelsey rode on her first ride, a little, slow-moving train. She was fine when she got on then as soon as it started to move she was screaming crying the whole time. I felt so bad but then as soon as it ended she wanted to go back on. Toddlers…

She went on some other rides and loved them, especially the merry-go-round. Her favorite though was riding the ponies. She is totally a horse girl. We even watched the horses in the equestrian events. S

he sat there for a good 20 minutes watching the horses doing the small course. 20 minutes! That’s like and eternity for a toddler. We had a great time until it started raining, which was a bummer. Not only did it rain but it got COLD.

Like 58 degrees cold. But it was still a great day. We’ll be going back again soon, just not when there’s a chance for rain!

Brown Sugar Blondies with M&M's from What The Fork Food Blog

 Since we weren’t home most of the weekend it felt like we were playing catch-up all day yesterday, which is why I’m a little late on this post! I was way too tired to work on it last night so here it is 6:30 on a Monday morning and I’m at the computer.

Starting my Monday bright and early! But these cutie little mini M&M filled brown sugar blondies are a sure-fire way to make any Monday a little bit more enjoyable. I mean really, who can resist being in a little bit cheerier mood with these super bright mini M&M’s? Instant mood enhancer right there.

Not to mention there’s chocolate inside those bright little shells. So do yourself a favor (or your co-workers) and make these brown sugar blondies with mini M&M’s a part of your Monday. These will totally make you the office (or home!) hero. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Brown Sugar Blondies with Mini M&Ms

4.82 from 11 ratings
These brown sugar blondies are soft, sweet and filled with bright and colorful mini m&ms. They’re so fun to eat and make a great dessert or snack. Bring these gluten free brown sugar blondies to your next bake sale or school function!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 blondies
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  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour or regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum omit if using regular flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C mini M&M’s plus more for topping


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray or grease a 8×8 (or 9×9) baking pan.
  • Sift together flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar, mix well. Add egg and vanilla and blend well. Add flour mixture a little at a time until completely combined. Mix in the mini M&M’s. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with a few extra mini M&M’s.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes. Cool before cutting. Cut into 9 or 16 bars. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


When following a gluten-free diet, be sure to use gluten-free][br]Recipe adapted from [Baked Perfection.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.1mg


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  1. kay says:

    Another note, I love to make these recipes and put the batter in the freezer. I have individual baking pans and mini muffin pans. When I want one, I just make a couple mini sized ones for portion control!

  2. kay says:

    These are so amazing! Replaced the gluten free flour with whole wheat and used sun drops from while foods, they’re like m&m ‘ s but better with a softer she’ll and velvety chocolate. Oh jeez gym here I come!

  3. Melissa says:

    5 stars

    First of all those M&M’s blondies look AMAZING!!!

    I want to bake them but i have a 13 x 9″ pan. In this case should i duplicate the recipe?

  4. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

    Cindy from

  5. Karly says:

    Gorgeous cookie bars! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  6. Love the colors. Such a fun treat. PInned. Thanks for bringing this by Weekend Bites.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Looks like I could shamefully eat the entire pan! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  8. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

  9. Audrey says:

    Oh my! these sound so fabulous right now. I might just have to make them tonight.

    Found you on Foodtastic Fridays

  10. Ooo, I’d love to try these. I’ma sucker for M&Ms 😀 Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow night! (7:00 PM MST)!

  11. 5 stars
    These look delicious! Thank you for linking up with us at Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week! I am featuring you this week and would love if you would stop by and link up more yummy recipes!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  12. Blondies have always been a favorite of mine! I love the addition of m&m’s. 🙂

  13. Rattlebridge Farm--Foodie Friday says:

    Beautiful blondies! Love the pictures. Thanks for adding your recipe to Foodie Friday.

  14. 4 stars
    They look so yummy, love using the mini m&m’s.

  15. Those look yummy! These would quickly become one of my husband’s favorite’s! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  16. Winnie says:

    These look Scrumptious

  17. Clare says:

    Oh my – they look so tasty. I’ve only tried blondies once and I didn’t really like them – but I’m going to give this recipe a try and see if it changes my mind!

  18. Emily says:

    if my GF flour already has xanthum gum in it, do I need to add the amount listed or omit it?

  19. Adrian says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Merry Monday Link Party:)