A swirl of cheesecake turns a plain brownie mix into something special.  Marbled Brownies are holiday ready with M&Ms® Brand Chocolate Candies on top.

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 Marbled Brownies with cheesecake and red and green M&MS

Rumor has it, the unofficial baking season is here! Confirmed by looking at my kitchen.  By mid-November I like to start baking up goodies that we can pass out to friends, neighbors, the groomer, my husband’s customers, take to parties……you name it.  If you see me, I won’t be empty-handed.

Every year I like to try a new recipe or two, but I have to have a few old favorites that have stood the test of time.  Brownies are always a given, but the other day I made a batch with M&Ms® Brand Chocolate Candies and cheesecake that brought them to a whole new level of fabulous.  They would be perfect for any dessert table or holiday cookie tray. 


Cheesecake Marbled Brownies stacked

I found this recipe for Marbled Brownies on BrightIdeas.com, which is full of fun recipes to bake this holiday season. What’s great about these brownies, is you can change them up to fit any season, holiday or celebration by the color of M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies you put on top.

Marbled Brownies with M&Ms® Brand Chocolate Candies on top.

Holiday’s are better with Marbled Cheesecake Brownies.

Marbled Brownies with M&M's

More Brownie Recipes you might enjoy:

Homemade Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Loaded Fudgy Candybar Brownies

Mississippi Mud Brownies

Marbled Brownies with Cheesecake

Marbled Brownies with Cheesecake

Yield: 32 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A swirl of cheesecake turns plain brownie mix into something special. What's great about these brownies, is you can change them up to fit any season, holiday or celebration by the color of M&M'S candies you put on top.


  • 1 box (8 oz.) reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package brownie mix + ingredients listed on box (choose directions for the cake-style brownies)
  • 1 cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spoon 2/3 of the brownie batter into a parchment-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Spoon the reserved cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter. Now scrape the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese mixture. Swirl the tip of a knife through the batter to make a marbled effect. Press M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies into the batter.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes in a preheated, 350-degree oven until slightly moist in the center. Cool completely before cutting 8×4 into 1½-inch squares.

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