Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
Cadbury creme egg brownies are a fun Easter dessert to make with your family! Use our easy brownie mix recipe and add in Cadbury creme eggs for an extra gooey, Easter brownie!
Holidays call for easy recipes!
There is already so much going on between what everyone is going to wear, where the kids are going to nap, and what you’re bringing to share for dinner.
Let someone else make a chocolate pie or original cheesecake, and we’ll make this easy Easter dessert that everyone will drool over!
Easter dessert recipe overview
- uses a box of brownie mix plus a few additional ingredients to make the brownies taste homemade. Our recipe for box brownies made better has over 450 four star reviews!
- mini Cadbury eggs in the batter
- chopped Cadbury milk chocolate bar in the batter
- Cadbury creme eggs in the batter
It’s almost like you’re going on an easter egg hunt inside these brownies!
Creme egg brownie ingredients
- 18.3 oz box of brownie mix
- eggs – necessary for moisture and act as a leavening agent
- melted butter – makes the chocolate flavor richer compared to vegetable oil
- buttermilk or milk – makes the brownie richer and taste more homemade
- cocoa powder – adding additional cocoa powder makes the brownies more chocolate-y
- mini Cadbury eggs
- Cadbury milk chocolate bar
- Cadbury creme eggs
How to cut Cadbury creme eggs in half without them cracking
I like to gently run my knife along the whole crease of the egg and then slowly saw through the egg. If you slightly cut the egg around the crease, it will give the egg a place for the chocolate to break.
When to add Cadbury creme eggs to brownies?
It’s critical to mostly pre-bake the brownies before adding the creme eggs. Add the creme eggs to the brownies 10 minutes before the brownies are done baking. If the brownies take 37-40 minutes to bake in an 8×8 glass pan, add the creme eggs around 27-30 minutes into the baking process.
Is it better to bake brownies in glass or metal pan?
I used a glass 8×8 inch baking pan because that’s what I have in my kitchen! You can use a metal pan and I would recommend decreasing the baking time by 5 minutes. Metal pans heat up faster and can produce chewier brownies.
What’s the best way to know if the brownies are finished cooking?
You can stick a toothpick into the middle of the brownies; when it comes out clean, they are finished cooking.
If you want these to look colorful, you can do what I did and sprinkle a few extra mini eggs when you place your Cadbury creme eggs on top.
Sometimes the cream from the Cadbury creme eggs melts slightly and creates a crystallized sugar like a lollipop. You want to make sure you’re not putting the eggs in too early, so they don’t completely melt.
How to cut brownies
To get really nice clean brownie squares, I like to refrigerate my brownies for at least 30 minutes before cutting. Then I use a long 8 inch chef’s knife to cut them. But here’s the MOST IMPORTANT TIP: wipe the knife CLEAN between each cut. Yes, it’s annoying, but it works!
We use this brownie cutting tip for our homemade brownies too!
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Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
- 2 large eggs
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (1/2 cup)
- ⅓ cup buttermilk, regular milk is okay too!
- 18.3 oz brownie mix, 18.4 oz is fine too!
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup mini Cadbury eggs
- 1 3.5 oz Cadbury milk chocolate bar, chopped
- 5 large Cadbury creme eggs, cut in half
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8×8 inch square pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Rough chop the Cadbury milk chocolate bar. Then cut the Cadbury creme eggs in half. I like to gently run my knife along the whole crease of the egg and then slowly saw through the egg. If you slightly cut the egg around the crease, it will give the egg a place for the chocolate to break. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, brownie mix, and cocoa powder. Beat with an electric mixer on low until combined, about 1 minute. Add in the mini Cadbury eggs and chopped Cadbury milk chocolate bar.
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Spread evenly with a spatula.
- Bake for 37-40 minutes; ten minutes before the brownies are done baking (so around 27-30 minutes), press the cream eggs into the brownies. You can also add in additional mini Cadbury eggs at this time. Place the brownies back into the oven, and allow them to finish baking. The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool. Remove the brownies from the pan using the parchment paper. Slice and serve.