Dessert, Easter

Mini Egg Brownies Made with Chocolate Cadbury Easter Eggs

These delicious Cadbury Mini Egg brownies are the perfect Easter dessert. They are rich, gooey, and dense brownies with a festive topping!

Cadbury eggs are a traditional Easter candy staple. The Cadbury Mini Eggs are my favorite because they are made with chocolate. They are the perfect topping for any Easter dessert, like Mini Egg Brownies. These cakey brownies are made with dark cocoa powder and powdered sugar and topped with mini eggs. They are the perfect homemade brownies for Easter.

Mini Egg Brownies topped with crushed Cadbury mini chocolate eggs on a parchment paper.

Enjoy these Mini Egg Chocolate Brownies at your Easter time celebrations. They are the perfect sweet treats to enjoy after an egg hunt or brunch.

Ingredients Needed to Make Mini Egg Brownies

  • Cadbury Mini Chocolate Eggs – These little chocolate eggs are available at most grocery stores and Target stores around Easter. They are perfect for Easter baking.
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar – Powdered sugar is key for giving brownies a more fudgy texture.
  • Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder – I prefer dark cocoa because it is less sweet. If you prefer sweeter brownies then use regular cocoa powder.
  • Butter – Be sure the butter is at room temperature to avoid clumping. If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to the batter.
  • Eggs
  • Baking powder – Using baking powder is key for cake-like brownies.
  • Vanilla
Mini Egg Brownies topped with crushed Cadbury mini chocolate eggs stacked on a white plate.

How to Make Cadbury Mini Egg Brownies

These Mini Egg Brownies are cake-like dark chocolate brownies topped with Cadbury’s mini eggs. The mini eggs are milk chocolate, which provides more sweetness to the dark chocolate brownies.

Step One – First, combine the room-temperature butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer or stand mixer to cream the butter and sugar together. 

Step Two – Stir the eggs into the butter mixture by hand or using an electric hand mixer. 

Step Three – Then, add the dark cocoa powder. Stir, or mix, until well combined.

Step Four – In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. These are the flour and baking powder. 

Step Five – Then add the flour and baking powder mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir, or mix until well combined.

Step Six –  Finally, add the powdered sugar and mix well.

Step Seven – Pour the brownie batter into an 8×8 lined square baking pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. 

Step Eight – Then remove the brownies from the oven and sprinkle them with whole Cadbury Mini Eggs. The eggs will slightly sink into the brownie batter.

Step Nine – Place the brownies back in the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes. 

Step Ten – Remove from the oven and top with crushed mini eggs. Allow the brownies to cool before cutting and serving.

Why Add Powdered Sugar to Brownie Batter?

The powdered sugar interferes with the gluten formation in the flour. This leads to a fudgier brownie texture. Fudge-like brownie recipes typically use a 50/50 ratio of sugar to powdered sugar. This recipe is for more cake-like brownies, so it doesn’t use as much powdered sugar. The small amount of powdered sugar keeps the cakey brownie from becoming a simple chocolate cake.

More Tips for Cake-Like Brownies

I prefer more cake-like brownies. A few ways to ensure more cakey consistency include adding more flour, only using granulated sugar, adding baking powder and baking soda, and adding an additional egg. For this Mini Egg Brownies recipe, I mixed baking powder into my flour. The baking powder gives the brownies a little more rise. And I used 3 eggs instead of the typical 2. Eggs help the brownies rise and give them a fluffier texture. The result was a fluffy brownie with a slightly fudgy texture.

Three Mini Egg Brownies topped with crushed Cadbury mini chocolate eggs stacked on top of each other.

How to Crush the Mini Eggs

Fill a small Ziploc bag with Cadbury Mini Eggs. Use a cooking mallet, rolling pin, or ladle and crush the eggs. Or chop the eggs on a cutting board using a sharp knife.

Use leftover Cadbury Mini Eggs to make these fun Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies or Mini Egg Cookie Bars!

The Best Way to Line a Brownie Pan

Brownies can sometimes be a pain to remove from the pan. But with this method, that’s no longer a problem! First, lightly spray an 8×8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then, cut two pieces of parchment paper into 8″x14″ strips. Lay one piece of parchment paper inside the baking pan horizontally. Then lay the other vertically. The parchment paper should form a cross shape and cover all four sides of the pan.

When the Easter egg brownies finish baking, allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then grab the edges of the bottom layer of parchment paper and simply lift out the brownies. Allow them to cool thoroughly before slicing them into squares.

Mini Egg Brownies topped with crushed Cadbury mini chocolate eggs on a parchment paper.

Not only is cutting the brownies easier but washing the baking pan is a breeze too!

How to Store Mini Egg Brownies

Store these easy Easter brownies at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. They will last 5 days to a week like this if you don’t eat them first! 

These Easter egg brownies are great for preparing ahead of time! Bake them in advance, then serve them for dessert on Easter. Or add them to a fun Easter charcuterie board with other Easter desserts!

Mini Egg Brownies topped with crushed Cadbury mini chocolate eggs on a parchment paper.

Make Your Life Easier!

If you’re thinking you want to make these brownies, but don’t have the time or feel overwhelmed, don’t! Just grab a box of your favorite brownie mix and add crushed Cadbury mini eggs! Fun, festive food doesn’t need to be more complicated!

This Mini Egg Brownie recipe is the perfect dessert for Easter. It’s full of chocolatey goodness and a great way to use extra mini eggs you may have on hand!

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Mini Egg Brownies

These delicious Cadbury Mini Egg brownies are the perfect Easter dessert. They are rich, gooey, and dense brownies with a festive topping!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baked Goods
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz Cadbury mini eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine room-temperature butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the eggs.
  • Stir in the dark cocoa powder.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda.
  • Slowly stir the flour and baking soda mixture into the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the brownie batter into a greased and lined 8×8 baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and sprinkle half of the Cadbury mini eggs on top.
  • Place the brownies back in the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining Cadbury mini eggs into a Ziploc bag. Then crush them with a cooking mallet.
  • Remove the finished brownies and sprinkle the crushed Cadbury mini eggs on top.
  • Allow them to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before removing them from the baking pan.
  • After they cool fully, cut them into pieces and enjoy!
Keyword brownies, easter food

One Comment

  1. Just pinned this brownie recipe. I love those mini eggs and of course brownies are so good – I bet I’d love these!

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