It’s no secret that we go overboard with chocolate eggs at Easter – and let’s face it, those chocolate eggs are pretty irresistible. But after a while, those Easter egg desserts start to become tired. So why not mix things up a little this year and use some of those eggs to create a delicious Easter dessert? This brownie-filled Easter egg dessert is an indulgent treat fit for the whole family. A heavenly combination of chocolate Easter brownie and cookies and cream filling to create the ultimate Easter egg dessert – and it’s also a fun activity to work on with the kids! Because it’s never a bad time for a sweet treat.
It’s time to put your brownie-filled Easter egg together in just three easy steps, with our cookies and cream chocolate egg recipe…
Step One: Make your Easter Brownies
First things first, you’ll need your Easter brownies. Follow this recipe to make them from scratch:
- 250g unsalted butter
- 360g caster sugar
- 75g cocoa powder
- 4 large eggs
- 75g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 175g dark chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a square tin with baking paper.
- Melt the chocolate and butter together in a large bowl over a pan of hot water.
- Mix together the cocoa powder, flour, sugar and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients into the melted chocolate and mix together.
- Add in the vanilla extract and beat in the eggs until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for around 25-35 minutes – until the outside is firm, but the brownies are still gooey in the middle.
- Once the brownies are cool, add them to a bowl and break them up – putting aside some slightly bigger pieces to use as toppings later on!
Looking for a tasty vegan alternative? You can make some delicious filled Easter eggs with our vegan brownies with walnuts too.
Step Two: Prepare your Easter Dessert Filling
Before you start prepping your Easter egg filler, you’ll need to prepare your ‘bowl’ – and all you need is an Easter egg! Simply take your chosen egg, cut it in half and you’re ready to add your filling.
To go with your brownie, you’ll need some cookies and cream Easter egg filler. To make your own, simply cream together salted butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and icing sugar (also a delicious addition to our Easter cupcakes). Then, take half of your cream filling and half of the brownie mixture and combine them in a bowl.
Now it’s time to construct your brownie-filled Easter egg dessert! Add even layers of brownie, cream filling and the combined mixture until you fill your Easter egg half.
Not a fan of cookies and cream? Play around with your fillings to create your ultimate filled Easter egg dessert. Try combining your brownie with caramel, crème egg, peanut butter or chocolate mousse – the possibilities are endless! There really is an Easter egg filler out there for every flavour palate.
Step Three: Add your Easter Brownie Toppings
This is where you can really have some fun. Take those brownie pieces you put aside earlier and place a few on the top of your filled Easter egg. Feel free to leave your Easter dessert there, but if you want to take it up a notch, try out some of our other fun topping suggestions too:
- Caramel sauce
- Mini eggs
- Crème eggs
- Chocolate sauce
- Peanut buttercream
- Chopped nuts
- Dried fruit
More Sweet Treat Easter Egg Fillers
But the fun doesn’t have to stop there! If you’ve got some extra chocolate eggs stashed away, give the following Easter egg fillings a go:
- Cookie dough
- Chocolate ganache
- Cookies and cream
- Ice cream sundae
- Chocolate mousse
Our filled Easter egg dessert will be the showstopper of this years’ celebrations – but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook up a whole table of treats. If you’re wondering what else to cook this year, we’ve covered Easter Sunday from start to finish, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
And there you have it – a delicious filled Easter egg recipe for you to try at home!
Pick Up your Filled Easter Egg Ingredients at SPAR
We work hard to make sure our stores are well-stocked so that everyone can get what they need. From all the Easter essentials like fresh fruit and veg, drinks, snacks, meat and fish – and even chocolate Easter eggs!
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