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Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies

Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies are thick and fudgey with a perfect crackly wisp of brownie crust on top.  Stuffed with pretty pastel Cadbury Candy Eggs these are the perfect Easter treat, and are great for leftover candy!

Cake plate of thick and fudge-ey Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies

 I get on these kicks and it’s like my brain can’t shift gears. Brunch, for example. I have been cooking and photographing an endless string of brunch recipes lately. And while brunch is, in my opinion, basically a perfect meal, I decided to take a minute to interrupt my regularly scheduled programming with BROWNIES.

P.S. You can totally have brownies at brunch, too.

Let’s back up for a second though and talk about Cadbury Candy Eggs. Not the creme eggs, of which I will only eat if they are the chocolate creme variety, but the candy eggs with that speckled and perfect pastel candy shell that gives way to rich, smooth chocolate… I die.

Yesterday my youngest had a meeting at a school — and not his school. It was for this robotics science challenge thing that sounds like a ton of fun, so we have had what I’ve dubbed ‘The Robot Meeting’ on our calendar for a couple of weeks. We made it out the door on time, phone navigation in hand. But when the phone told me I’d reached my destination, after we sat in morning drop-off traffic, we were at the totally wrong place.

A pile of the thickest, fudgeiest Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies studded with Cadbury Candy Mini Eggs

It was A school, but not THE school. Because I swear that Google Maps is trying to ruin my life at least once a week.

I live in a pretty small town, you guys. I grew up in a medium-sized but very sprawling city (like 42 times the size of this place) and I never got lost. But yesterday, as I watched 7:45 a.m. come and go, while my little guy sat all ready to learn in the back seat, and a very overzealous lady in a minivan followed much too closely, I was totally clueless.

 

And obviously Google maps was trying to sabotage me so entering an address was not even a remote possibility.

Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies piled high on a cake plate

Evan suggested that we should just ‘find a big road’ and then see where we are, and that’s pretty much what we did after a few random turns and some gratuitous arm-flailing at the minivan lady that was STILL behind me.

Needless to say, this day called for chocolate. 

These brownies are FUDGEY. They are thick and loaded with rich dark chocolate, and they bake up with that amazing crackle across the top. Every other bite gives way to a Cadbury Candy Egg and that candy shell crunch. These things are intense, and whipped cream or a big glass of milk is highly recommended (and I don’t even like milk if that tells you anything). Or coffee. Because chocolate goes very well with coffee. Especially at brunch.

A Cadbury Candy Egg Brownie drizzled with chocolate and covered in whipped cream

Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies

Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies

Yield: 16-20 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Thick and fudgey from-scratch brownies loaded with Cadbury Candy Eggs. Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies are a perfect Easter treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (I used pink Himalayan salt- kosher salt will also work well)
  • 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces dark, unsweetened chocolate (good quality chocolate is best!)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups Cadbury Candy Eggs (you will need most of a 10 ounce package; you can use the whole thing if you can manage to stir it all in)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Butter a 9 X 9 baking dish. Line it with parchment paper and then butter the parchment (this extra step is not COMPLETELY necessary, but it will make lifting the brownies out of the pan to slice a total cinch).
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar until frothy. Slowly pour in the chocolate/butter mixture, stirring the whole time. This helps to temper (gently heat) the eggs so they stay smooth as they warm.
  5. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir until just combined.
  6. Stir in the Cadbury Candy Eggs. The batter will be THICK.
  7. Spread it evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. A pick inserted into the center should come out clean, but these keep in mind that these are fudgey brownies so definitely time it.
  8. Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before lifting the parchment from the pan.
  9. I highly recommend you serve these with whipped cream (or ice cream!)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 655 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 262mg Carbohydrates: 106g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 70g Protein: 6g
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Amy | Club Narwhal

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Heather, I'm so glad I'm not the only one that Google Maps is trying to destroy :) And I'm also very glad that you had Cadbury eggs to turn to in your moment of pain! These brownies are out of control awesome. And totally brunch-able!

Heather

Thursday 17th of April 2014

Thank you Amy! And yeah -- I fired Google maps. I finally found something Google doesn't know!!

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Jelli

Saturday 12th of April 2014

These look delicious, Heather! I actually saw some of these eggs in the grocery here, which is saying a lot because Easter candy doesn't usually make it's way to Costa Rica. I've never made chocolate-based brownies because I usually stick with cocoa, but I'd LOVE to try these. The fudgier, the better in my book. Google maps is useless to me. I've seen how dependent my mother-in-law is on her GPS and it's like she can't even find the way to the corner store without it. Definitely trying to avoid that for myself because I know I'd be the same way! Hope your son loved the robotics convention.

Heather

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Thank you! If you see those eggs BUY THEM immediately. The chocolate is smooth delicious perfection and I DO NOT say that lightly! I hope you will try these! I am the opposite of you -- I always make chocolate based brownies and rarely use cocoa -- I swear by it! We still have to try out for the Robot thing. And I will never again navigate anything. My sense of direction works 1000 times better.

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Friday 11th of April 2014

Oh my goodness, Heather! I'm a total Cadbury egg freak. I mean, I LOVE them!! I stock up on them every Easter, hide them as my secret stash so nobody else can find them. Aren't I a good mom? Hahaha!! About five years ago, they sold these little Cadbury bunnies. They were just solid chocolate, bite size little lovelies. They did it for one year (at least only one year here in the Niagara Falls/ Buffalo area), and then that was it. I've been searching for them ever since. And as I was just typing this...it hit me. Duh. Go online, which is where I'll be heading right after I hit "post comment"... :-)

And now for those brownies. Holy smokes man. Guess what I'll be baking tomorrow morning!! And the beautify of this? I'm home alone tomorrow morning!! I better make sure I have a gallon of milk in the fridge... Awesome recipe!! LOVE.

Heather

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Thanks so much Prudy! I hope you try them! I also have a stash, but the guys keep finding them. I need to work on my candy hiding places.