Best 4th of July Patriotic Brownies


These are really delicious brownies. I adapted the brownie recipe from another recipe and added my own holiday pizzazz for our 4th of July celebration! Serve heated up or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch baking pan


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • cup unsalted butter

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips, divided

  • 3 drops red food coloring, or as desired

  • 3 drops blue food coloring, or as desired

  • 3 tablespoons red and blue candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®), or as desired, divided (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with vegetable oil.

  2. Melt butter in a microwave in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth. Pour in sugar, cocoa powder, water, and vanilla extract. Stir until well blended.

  3. Pour eggs into batter and mix until batter becomes shiny. Stir in flour quickly until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before transferring to the refrigerator to cool completely, about 30 minutes more.

  6. Place 1/2 cup white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until well blended and mixture is smooth and yogurt-like in consistency.

  7. Stir red food coloring into white chocolate chips until it reaches your desired shade.

  8. Remove brownies from the refrigerator. Spread red-colored chocolate over the top in a stripe. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon red and blue candy-coated chocolate pieces before it hardens.

  9. Melt another 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a microwave. Stir until smooth.

  10. Stir blue food coloring into white chocolate chips until it reaches your desired shade. Spread onto top of brownies for a second stripe. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon andy-coated chocolate pieces.

  11. Melt remaining 1/2 white chocolate chips in a microwave. Spread onto top of brownies for a third stripe. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of candy-coated chocolate pieces.

  12. Transfer brownies to a refrigerator to allow chocolate to harden for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
26g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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