If you're a fan of Cadbury Mini Eggs, do not miss out on this ultra-fudgy Easter treat. These frosted brownies are packed with candy eggs and better than any Easter egg hunt!
Set aside your usual Easter recipes, because this one takes the cake. Not only are these fudgy chocolate brownies stuffed with mini Cadbury eggs, the top of the brownies is frosted with a lawyer of ganache and garnished with - you guessed it - more of your favourite easter candy. The best part? They are surprisingly easy to make.
Toss the Box
I will start by saying that there are some seriously delicious box brownies out there (Betty Crocker Triple Chunk Brownie Mix, I'm looking at you kid), but nothing quite beats a homemade brownie. This is especially true if we're talking about a frosted fudgy mini egg brownie. So toss the box mix this year. If you want to wow guests at the next Easter celebration, this is by far the best brownie for the occasion.
Pro Tips for Best Results
This may be an easy Easter dessert, but there are some important things to remember when baking brownies. Here are the top 2 recommendations I have to ensure the perfect fudgy texture:
- Do not over bake your brownies. There is no better way to dry out your brownies than to over bake them. I repeat: if you want fudgy centers, don't over bake them. They will look slightly undercooked when you remove them from the oven but trust the process.
- Do not over beat the batter. I feel like I say this for every baking recipe, but don't over beat your ingredients once you add the dry ingredients.
Fudge Brownie vs. Cake Brownie
While I believe there's a time and place for both of these brownie types, I'd be hard pressed to meet anyone who prefers the latter. Speaking for myself, fudge brownies are an ideal brownie. Both can be made with simple ingredients. Only one can be enjoyed without frosting. I digress.
For these frosted mini egg brownie recipe, it's likely that you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. If you have leftover mini chocolate eggs, even better!
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Whipping cream
Easier Than It Seems
Yes, there are a few steps involved with this recipe. If it's your first time making brownies that aren't from a box, you may look at these instructions and think I was lying when I said it was easy. Stay with me though, because the steps themselves are actually simple.
There's a method to the madness. The reason I've added steps is to guarantee fudgy brownies for all. Easter desserts aren't all created equal and I wanted this one to be a 10/10. So don't be intimidated when looking at the recipe card below.
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Frosted Mini Egg Brownies
For the brownie
- 1 cup butter unsalted
- 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mini eggs
For the frosting
- 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 oz whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add cocoa and stir. Once cocoa is fully incorporated, add the granulated sugar and stir.
- Continue to stir until the sugar begins to dissolve, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Pour the butter mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir using a whisk until smooth. Add salt and all-purpose flour. Whisk until just incorporated. Gently fold in mini eggs.
- Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 22-25 minutes.
- While the brownies are baking, add the chocolate chips to a heat safe bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring whipping cream to a light simmer over low heat. Pour hot whipping cream over chocolate chips and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and salt, and whisk until smooth. Lightly cover and set aside.
- Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool completely. Once the brownies have completely cooled, frost them with the ganache topping. Sprinkle extra mini eggs onto the brownie. Slice and serve!
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