These chewy, fluffy, and dangerously delicious Mini Eggs brownies have an Easter-infused treat with a little saltiness of peanut butter.
Of course, now that we're getting to Easter - for those who celebrate it - Mini Eggs are all over the place. So if you want another way to enjoy them other than snacks themselves, these brownies are the perfect way to use them.
Although the title has a lot to it, these brownies are quite easy to make. The batter is quite similar to most with a little peanut butter swirled throughout and some crushed mini eggs on top, so good!
Mini Eggs Peanut Butter Brownies
Serves: 16 brownies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40-45 minutes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup chocolate chips or chunks
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1½ cup sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons peanut butter
¾ cup Mini Eggs (or alternative brand), crushed or roughly chopped
Preheat to 325°F and grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
Bring a small saucepan with the butter in it to medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the chocolate chips, stir until melted together. Then, add the cocoa powder and combine. Set aside to cool for approximately 10 minutes.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar and eggs. Whisk together - don't whip it, just until its combined and starts to get creamy (approx. 30 seconds).
Add the chocolate butter mixture to the eggs and and sugar and combine.
Fold in the flour and salt to the mixture until just combined and no lumps remain.
Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
Scoop the peanut butter in a few different places throughout the batter and use a spoon or butter knife to swirl it throughout. Place the mini eggs over the batter, scattering the top.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, when the edges are cooked but the middle is just a bit gooey. A toothpick or knife should come out with a tiny bit of batter or chocolate on it. The brownies will continue to bake while cooling in the pan.
Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
Try these brownies next time you're craving something sweet and happen to have these Easter treats on hand. Definitely one of my favourites!