Let's do something fun for Easter! These Easter Mini Egg cookie bars are a fun and decadent way to eat your Cadbury Mini Eggs. They're soft, melty, and totally addictive.
These cookie bars are a little crunchy around the edges and on top, and they're soft and moist in the middle.
The insides of the Mini Eggs become nice and molten, especially if you can't resist sneaking a piece when they're still a bit warm. 🙂
I have super sensitive teeth that do not react well to sweets, but I still went to town on these. It was really painful, but these cookie bars were really good. The second time I made these, I actually started spooning it right out of the pan while it was still hot. That's when I knew I hit rock bottom.
Keeping these around is dangerous. 😉 Clearly, I have no patience. The hardest part of making these cookie bars is waiting for them to cool enough to cut them into squares. Obviously I failed the second time around.
Calories don't count on Easter, so here we go! Balance is the spice of life.
If you're a regular reader of my blog (thank you!), you may recall that I was a part of a St. Patrick's Day blogger roundup a few weeks ago. It was fun, so I decided to participate in the Easter one too. Here's some more great ideas for Easter from some of my best blogging buddies:
Spring Roasted Carrot Noodle Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette from No Spoon Necessary
Earn Serious Bunny Points, And Make Easter Basket Cupcakes from The Sweet Nerd
Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake from Girl Heart Food
Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs from Beyond Mere Sustenance
Lemon Curd Pavlova from Seasons and Suppers
Cookie Cutter Chocolates from Contemplating Sweets
Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze from Beer Girl Cooks
Ham and Cheese Scones from Kevin is Cooking
Marbled Easter Egg Truffles from Sugar Hero
Angel Food Cupcakes with Compote Filling from Meg is Well
Easter Hazelnut Meringue Layer Cake from From Scratch Mostly
Spring Green Salad with Asparagus from Seasonal Cravings
Before I get to the recipe...
I've learned recently that it's wise to manage expectations when it comes to baking. I've had some controversy surrounding my "edible" cookie dough post, so now I'm going to start putting disclaimers so I don't get people yelling at me when the recipe doesn't turn out the way they think it should. I mean I'll probably still get some people yelling at me since this is the internet, but at least I'm trying here. 😛
You'll like these cookie bars if:
- You like soft, fairly dense cookies
- You like cookies that have that under-baked taste/texture
- You like Cadbury Mini Eggs
- You like white chocolate
- You like sweet cookie bars
I baked these for 30 minutes. Everyone's oven is a little different, but that's the ballpark figure. They're done when a toothpick inserted comes out (mostly) clean... just make sure that globs of raw batter aren't stuck to it. These can really stick to the pan, so make sure you grease the pan and/or line it with foil or parchment paper, then even go so far as to grease the foil with some non-stick spray if you want.
Will you make these Easter Mini Egg cookie bars? I see Mini Eggs are now available year-round... so why limit yourself to just Easter?! 😉
Aaaand the recipe:
Easter Mini Egg Cookie Bars
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Preheat oven to 350F. Move the rack to the middle position.
- Melt the butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Let it cool for a few minutes while you prepare/measure out the rest of the ingredients and line an 8x8 baking dish with tin foil (and/or spray it with non-stick spray).
- Add the egg, vanilla, and sugar to the bowl and stir until it's combined, then stir in the baking powder and flour until smooth. Try not to over stir.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips and Mini Eggs. Transfer batter to the baking dish and smooth it out.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out (mostly) clean. You don't want gobs of raw batter stuck on it, basically. Let cool in the baking dish for at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy.
- These squares will keep in an airtight container for a few days.
Thank you!! 😀
Margaret Briccetti says
Could you substitute chopped up Robin’s eggs? I don’t love Cadbury mini eggs (probably the only person I know who doesn’t!)
Hi! I am not sure I've tried Robin's eggs before, but if they're a similar candy, I don't see why that wouldn't work. 🙂 Let me know!
Do you have to add the white choc chips ?
Not if you don't want to.
I'm going to try these this weekend they look delicious and I love the mini eggs. We don't get them year round in Australia but I was wondering if something like m&ms might work as a substitute when it's not Easter??? Ohhhh, what about peanut m&ms🤔😮
I think M&Ms would work great!! I hope you like them. 🙂
Rachel B says
Made these without the white chocolate chips for my buddy's birthday and they were delicious!!!! And super easy to make, which is what I was going for. I appreciate that the recipe calls for melted butter since I never have the patience to let butter soften. Thanks!
You are very welcome, Rachel! Thanks for leaving me a comment. 🙂
Lynn | The Road to Honey says
Woah Natasha! What is the world coming to when you have to start adding a ton of disclaimers to your blog posts?!!!
No disclaimers needed for these beauties in my opinion. They are definitely eye candy that will surely make my tastebuds and my tummy happy as a clam. I just adore how the chocolate eggs provide big speckles of color and texture. So much fun.
Thanks Lynn! I did thoroughly enjoy these. I'd love to make more, but I better hold off for a bit. I didn't have the healthiest Easter break! 😛 Yeah, the internet can be an "interesting" place. In all seriousness, I'm hoping that by managing expectations I can avoid someone having a disappointing result. I know I'll never be able to please everyone, but I never want anyone to be angry over one of my recipes.
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
Finally! A way to enjoy my Cadbury mini eggs that doesn't involve just shoving them into my face! These bars sound so good, and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy too!
Haha exactly! Hope you enjoy them.
Tamara Andersen says
I love your disclaimer Natasha! Yes, we cannot account for the personal preferences of everyone that makes our recipes!
Seriously, though, your cookie bars look fabulous, and I'd eat one or two. I'm the "hard sell" girl that doesn't do many sweets, but they look yummy! Happy Easter!
Thanks, Tamara!! I'm glad you like the look of the bars... and my disclaimer. 😉
I love that you endure pain for pleasure. That is hilarious. I just hope I can wait until they are baked and ready to go before I hit rock bottom and eat it all up. I think my boys would love these! Plus, it gives me something wonderful to bake with all the extra candy eggs. Cheers -
I'm glad you liked that, Cindy. Life is so hard sometimes. 😉 Hope you guys love these!
Do you think you could double this and put in 9x13 pan?
I think that should work, Karen! 🙂
Slightly worried that I might eat all of these before the guests even get to Easter. They look THAT good.
I have the same problem. 😂 Thanks, Karly!!
Meg | Meg is Well says
I love cookie bars but sadly haven't had them in a while! I especially love cookie bars that have crunchy bits of goodness in them so I would be like you, burning my mouth trying to eat them too soon! And lol, your disclaimer! Look at it this way: you know you're popular when people start complaining. You've made it!
Haha I'm glad you like the disclaimer! I try to tell myself that it comes with the territory. 😛
Can I just say, cookie bars are SO underrated! I saw this and was like, WHEN was the last time I've had cookie bars?! I need some!
Thank you, Alisa! And I totally agree. I think they're also easier to make!
Kevin | Keviniscooking says
Love a bar cookie in any form and this is no exception. I make a similar with malted chocolate eggs. I'll take a dozen please!
Love this! Pinned, Tweeted and Shared!
Thanks so much for sharing, Kevin!! Oooh malted chocolate egg cookie bars sound amazing. I know my husband would love those even more than the Mini Egg version!
Natasha's Sister says
Omg did you invent these for me??
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I can see why it wouldn't be safe to keep these bars around. I'm not sure I would trust myself to eat them all!
Yup... I am scared to make these again. 😛 Thanks Rachelle!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
Wait WHAT? Are mini eggs really available all year? That's a game-changer! These look amazing! Mini eggs are one of my favorite Easter candies and baked into a delicious cookie I don't think life could get much better. Have a great week, Natasha!
Thanks so much, Kelsie! Yeah, the pack I bought said "now available year-round" (here in Canada anyway). I'd be surprised if this didn't apply to the USA as well, but who knows!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I can totally see why you went to town on these beautiful bars despite having super sensitive teeth! These are so festive and fun, Natasha!! I love that you used Cadbury Mini Eggs in these! Absolutely PERFECT for Easter! I am willing to bet these babies are dangerously delicious! Pinned! Cheers!
Thanks, Chey!! The sacrifices we make! 😉 Thank you for sharing it!! <3
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I bet these are just delicious Natasha! I would have a hard time being patient too. I'll get back to calorie counting after Easter!
Exactly. Thanks, Mary Ann! 🙂
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
Love this idea and I know my kids would too. I am looking for things to do since we have a loooong break ahead of it. Baking and eating are one of our favorite pastimes!
Same here, Karen!! Thanks!
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
Love these! And I agree, calories don't count at Easter (or Christmas, New Years, Super Bowl etc. etc. 😉 I need to make a big pan of these 🙂
Haha totally. Thanks, Jennifer!
April Davila says
I love how the color of the chocolate eggs shows up in the cross section photos, those little linings of pink and blue. So festive! Definitely going to try these. Thanks!
Thanks, April!! Hope you love them! 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
Both you and I are using Mini Eggs today! Love them SO much! These cookie bars sound amazing, Natasha! I would have no self control around these either. And, I agree, calories don't count at Easter.....or weekends or any of the other holidays 😉
Thanks, Dawn! Haha I think our logic is solid.