Creme Egg Brownies

If you’ve been looking for an easy Easter treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings, then look no further than my rich, decadent Creme Egg Brownies!

I absolutely love Creme Eggs – I get so excited when they finally appear in the supermarket after months of waiting. Mainly because they work so well combined with brownies! 

The Mini Creme Eggs are the perfect little sugary surprise as you bite into each slice, while the full sized eggs sink so well into the batter. 

The fact that they look so tasty is an extra bonus!

I’ve got a lot more ideas for Creme Egg related treats in the run up to Easter, but these brownies were definitely at the top of my list. 

INGREDIENTS

200g dark chocolate
50g milk chocolate
3 large eggs (room temperature)
250g caster sugar
250g butter
80g self-raising flour
40g cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla bean paste
5 Cadbury Creme Eggs
100g Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F) and line a 10 x 10 inch baking tin with baking parchment (aka greaseproof paper).
  1. Fill a medium sized saucepan about an inch full of boiling water and bring to a simmer over a low heat. Break up the chocolate, cut the butter into cubes and add to a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure it isn’t touching the water.  
  1. While the chocolate and butter are melting, break the eggs into a separate bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla bean paste, and whisk until pale and fluffy. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.
  1. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl. Chop the Mini Creme Eggs into small pieces and add to the mixture. Fold everything together then pour the batter into your prepared tin and smooth right to the edges. Bake for 30 minutes.
  1. After 25 minutes, chop the Creme Eggs in half and gently press nine halves into the batter. Pop them back into the oven for five more minutes. 
  1. Once your brownies are done, remove the tin from the oven. Leave to cool for a few minutes in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut your brownies into squares and dig in!

What’s your favourite Easter treat? Drop me a comment and I might add it to my recipe list!

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