[Updated 20/11/2023] Are you on the hunt for a cracking Easter recipe that's quick, easy, and eggstremely fun? Look no further than this EASY Creme Egg Brownie Recipe! Made with the finest dark chocolate, butter, and a sprinkle of caster sugar, these brownies are then coated in a crumbly-fudgy frosting and wrapped around Cadbury's Creme Eggs for a deliciously eggciting treat. And if that's not enough to tickle your taste buds, you'll be rolling them in crushed Lotus Speculoos Cookies for a seriously crunchy and oh-so-sweet finish. So don your apron, gather the kids, and let's get cracking with this eggstraordinarily easy recipe! Don't forget to share your egg-cellent creations with me on Instagram @angesdesucre - I'll be egg-static to see them!
Super Easy Creme Egg Brownie Recipe
For the Brownie
180g dark chocolate (any good quality will do, but it definitely needs to be good)
11g caster sugar
65g self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Frosting
150g Icing Sugar
150g Butter - at room temperature
30g cocoa powder
For the Egg:
Cadbury's Creme eggs/ Lindor eggs/Any small chocolate egg
For the Cookie Crumbs:
Half a pack of Lotus Speculoos Cookies - crushed
1. Pre heat oven to 165 degrees Celsius. Grease a small baking tray (8"x12") or an 8" cake tin and coat it well with flour and set aside.
2. Melt together 180g of dark chocolate and 110g of butter
3. Whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla together before adding to the chocolate and butter mix. Stir well to combine and fold into the self-raising flour and salt.
4. Pour the brownie mix into the prepped baking tin and tip the tin from side to side to spread the mixture around in a thin even layer.
5. Bake for 15 minutes and then let rest and cool in the tin at room temperature.
6. Once the brownie is cooled place in a blender/food processor to blix into crumbs. Don't have a blender? Then get proper messy with your hands!
7. For the frosting, beat the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder together till pale and fluffy. Stir the frosting into the brownie crumbs to make a crumbly-fudgey consistency.
8. Take a handful of the brownie-frosting mixture, flatten it in your palm, place a Creme Egg in the middle and mould the brownie mixture around to cover the egg entirely.
9. Roll the eggs in the Speculoos Cookie Crumbs.
10. Tuck in!
Tips for Baking Perfect Brownies
While this recipe is fairly straightforward, there are a few tips that can help you achieve the perfect brownie texture. For example, make sure to use good quality chocolate and butter, as this will have a big impact on the final product. Additionally, be careful not to overbake your brownies, as this can lead to a dry, crumbly texture. It's better to underbake slightly and let the brownies cool in the pan to finish cooking.
Creme Egg Variations
While this recipe uses Cadbury's Creme Eggs, there are plenty of other small chocolate eggs that you can use to make this recipe your own. For example, try using Lindor eggs or mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for a different flavor profile. You could also experiment with different types of cookie crumbs, such as Oreo or graham cracker crumbs.
These Easy Creme Egg Brownies are delicious on their own, but there are plenty of ways to take them to the next level. Try serving them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert, or cut them into bite-sized pieces and serve them as a sweet party snack. You could even package them up in brown paper bags and give them as gifts to friends and family.
If you're unable to find certain ingredients or want to make substitutions based on dietary restrictions, there are a few tweaks you can make to this recipe. For example, you could use a plant-based butter substitute and vegan chocolate to make these brownies vegan-friendly. Additionally, you could use gluten-free flour and omit the cookie crumbs to make them gluten-free.
Storing and Freezing
If you have leftovers or want to make a batch ahead of time, it's important to know how to properly store and freeze your Creme Egg Brownies. To store, wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for up to three days. To freeze, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. When you're ready to eat them, simply thaw them at room temperature before serving.
Making them Boozy
If you're looking for a more adult version of these brownies, try adding a splash of your favourite liqueur to the batter. Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlua would be great choices. Just be careful not to add too much, as it could affect the texture of the brownies.
If you're a fan of crunchy textures, try adding some chopped nuts to the batter. Walnuts or pecans would be a great addition and would complement the chocolatey flavour of the brownies.
If you're feeling creative, there are plenty of ways to decorate your Easy Creme Egg Brownies to make them look even more delicious. Try drizzling some melted chocolate on top, adding some colourful sprinkles, or even piping some whipped cream or frosting on top. Let your imagination run wild!
So, there you have it - a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for Easter or any time you're craving a sweet treat. These Easy Creme Egg Brownies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with their decadent, fudgy texture and the gooey surprise of a Cadbury's Creme Egg in the centre. Plus, the added crunch of the Lotus Speculoos Cookies is a match made in heaven. So, what are you waiting for? Give this easy recipe a try and let the deliciousness speak for itself! Share your eggs with me on Instagram @angesdesucre - I'd be egg-static to see your results!
Lots of love,