Everyone loves a few mini eggs at this time of year (or any time to be fair) and they're not around for long so hey you may as well make the most of them whilst they are! Those pretty pastel coloured crisp sugar shells enclosing a solid milk chocolate egg are just the perfect chocolates for decorating Easter themed cakes.
I've always bought the Cadburys mini eggs in the past, but since they started changing their recipes and decreasing pack sizes (don't think I didn't notice Mr Cadbury!) I refuse to buy them. This year I spotted that Aldi were selling an own brand version, and being a big fan of Aldi chocolate already, I just had to give them a try. They certainly passed my taste tests, and so I was soon back to stock up my kitchen cupboards. Let the Easter baking commence!
Okay so I admit I may have eaten quite a few of them before I actually got around to any baking, but hey I did manage to save just enough for one bake- and a good one too!
I'd seen a lot of mini egg brownie recipes around, but I fancied something a little different so thought I'd do the opposite of that and go for blondies. I wanted mine to be really moist and fudgy, with a slight chewyness and I reckon I got it just right- let me know what you think!
120g butter, melted
220g light brown sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
130g gluten free flour
100g mini chocolate eggs, slightly crushed
50g white chocolate, melted
- Pre-heat your oven to 170C (gas mark 3) and line an 8x8" square tin with baking parchment
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined. Sift in the flour and salt, and carefully fold in until you get a smooth batter.
- Spread your batter evenly into your tin, and sprinkle the crushed chocolate eggs on top
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack
- Once cool, drizzle the melted white chocolate on top...in a decorative fashion :-)
- Slice and enjoy!
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