Mini Egg Brownies

I realise it isn't Easter anymore and my last post was a baking one, just bear with me a second. Surely I can't be the only one that has a stack of chocolate leftover that you kinda want to eat, but also don't at the same time. How about turning it into something super delicious that you could either eat at home or take into your workplace and share about? These are some ridiculously easy brownies that require minimal effort and can use up that chocolate that's plaguing your cupboards.

I'm the worst at eating Easter eggs. I go absolutely mad for them when they're in the shops in all their coloured boxes and in all different sizes, but when it comes to eating them, it takes me about a month. I don't even know why - I just know that I've always been like that. It even got to a point where my grandma would buy me new knickers instead of an Easter egg because she knew that I'd actually use them. If you're like me and struggle to eat them (for any reason at all), then turning them into brownies may be your best bet!

You will need:
225g plain or milk chocolate (or some smashed up Easter eggs)
225g unsalted butter
3 eggs
225g caster sugar
2 tablespoons black coffee
100g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
5ml vanilla extract
Mini Eggs

  1. Preheat your oven to 180c/gas mark 5 and line a rectangular tin with greaseproof paper. My go o tin for brownies is 13" x 9", which gives me 12 generously sized brownies.
  2. Break your chocolate into a heatproof bowl with the unsalted butter. Set it over a pan of barely simmering water and leave for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture is melted and glossy. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and coffee until smooth, then gradually beat in the cooled melted chocolate mixture. If you don't like coffee, don't worry, you really can't taste it! It just helps to gives the brownies a gorgeous, gooey texture.
  4. Sift the flour and salt over the mixture, then fold in together with the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and make sure it has spread right to the edges. Pop the tin into the oven for around 15-20 minutes. Once it has started to develop a bit of a crust, carefully place your Mini Eggs on top in any way that you'd like, then return the tin to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Once they have baked, remove your brownies from the oven and leave them to cool completely in the tin. This is a bit of a waiting game, but by leaving them in their 'til they're totally cool, you're letting them firm up nicely. When they're fully cooled, remove them from the tin and slice off the crusty edges. Cut the rest into squares or bars and enjoy!
These guys make a delicious snack with a hot drink or for a bake sale. They're got such a yummy texture that everyone will just find them so hard to resist! I find it so much easier to eat Easter eggs when they've been turned into something else, so these brownies are just perfect. My boyfriend is partial to them warmed up with a bit of ice cream on the side, so you can try that out if you're feeling extra decadent.

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  1. Have I told you that my favourite desserts are brownies? If not, they are! Your brownies look moist and all good for the eating!

    This year, I haven't been left with that many Easter eggs, so maybe a trip to the shops is needed!

    Steph
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    1. Ooooh good choice! Nothing beats a good gooey brownie - especially warm. All the Easter eggs over here are RIDICULOUSLY cheap now. It's kind of hard to not blow all my money on bags of Malteaster bunnies and Lindt x

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  2. Such a good idea! And they look yummy too. I remember getting so many eggs when I was younger that I started to get sick of chocolate. My mum would melt them down and make crispy cakes. I'm definitely going to try these brownies!

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    1. Ahh I'm glad it's not just me that felt like that! Ooooh, you can't beat a good old crispy cake at Easter, mind! x

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  3. You need to stop putting so many delicious treats on your blog! I am so tempted by them all! xx

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    1. Woooops, sorry! Haha, thanks for the comment! x

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  4. These look amazing! I don't have any easter chocolate left unfortunately but I'll definitely be making these next year :) x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. I'd be amazed if anyone had any Easter chocolate left, but DEFINITELY give them a go next year! x

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  5. Wow these look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :D

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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