I saw a super cute Lego birthday party idea floating around on Pinterest the other day, and it’s not quite my husband’s birthday yet, but he loves Legos and it’s never too early to start planning! One of the coolest snack ideas I saw were frosted Lego brownies made with M&Ms on top, and I thought it would be fun to take it one step further and use those awesome customized M&Ms so you could personalize the treats even further. Check these personalized lego brownies out!
How cute are those?! I used the My M&Ms website to create these Happy Birthday M&Ms, and it was so easy to do. I just went to the MyMMs.com Birthdays website, chose my M&M colors, and added some cute balloons and Happy Birthday text! You can even add photos from your computer if you really want to make it more personalized!
And the cool thing is, you can use the M&Ms for anything, like party favors, or even just treats. They come in adorable little packages that are perfect for any birthday party! Or make them as guest favors for your wedding; how fun would it be to have a photo of the couple, their names or initials, and some fun wedding clip art on M&Ms that perfectly match their wedding colors?! These M&Ms come in 25 different colors, so you can get the perfect shade to match your event! I wish I had known about this when we were planning our own wedding years ago. 🙂
DIY Personalized Lego Brownies
Here’s what you need:
- a batch of brownies (make them from scratch if you want, or from a box of mix; both are fine!)
- white frosting
- food coloring
- personalized M&Ms (you can get them here on the MyMMs.com website)
Make a batch of brownies according to whatever instructions you’d like. I am not a baker, so I used a box of mix and they still turned out delicious!
We decided to make three colors of “Legos” because we had three colors of M&Ms, so we cut the brownie into three large rectangles. We put some frosting into three separate bowls and used food coloring to tint the frosting. NOTE: I only used about six drops of liquid food coloring in my frosting, and it made it a kind of nice pastel color. But if you want a really dark, vibrant color, add more drops of the liquid food coloring, or you can get a more concentrated paste or gel food coloring in the baking section of most grocery or craft stores.
Spread colored frosting over one section of brownies and then carefully place M&Ms into the frosting. The regular rectangle shaped Legos have six dots on top, and the regular square shaped Legos have four dots on top; feel free to make any shape you want! We made five sections of the rectangle Legos, then cut them apart with a sharp knife after the frosting and M&Ms were already stuck down. It makes it a lot easier that way!
We repeated the frosting and M&M placement for the other two sections of brownies in blue and yellow, and then we were done! We had a bunch of cute, personalized Happy Birthday Lego brownies!
And they’re delicious! We had some M&Ms left over, which would be perfect to hand out as party favors at a birthday party!
Cute, huh? If you need other personalized M&M birthday party ideas, check out the MyMMs.com Birthday Idea Gallery!
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If you liked this recipe, check out these other simple dessert recipes!
Disclosure: I received compensation from My M&Ms and IZEA in exchange for my honest discussion of their products. But these M&Ms are awesome, and I love that you can customize the colors, images, and text on them, and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂