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Cream Egg Brownies

Cadbury Cream Egg Milk Chocolate Brownies

The weather is warm, the sun is shining. The birds are chirping, the bunnies a hoppin’. And that could only mean one thing: Easter is upon us.

I know this post will divide you all into two camps. The OMG’ers and the EWW’ers. Cadbury eggs tend do to that; you either love them or you hate them. And while I’ve argued before that the homemade version of the holiday confection could convert even the most adamant naysayers, I still admit that this sweet treat isn’t for everyone.

For those who, like me, can’t wait until the foil-wrapped eggs appear each year, I’ve got a special treat just for you.

Cadbury Cream Egg Brownies

Starting with the homemade cream egg filling. Creamy in consistency with subtle notes of vanilla, and sticky as all get out, it’s far more sophisticated than the store bought version (quicker too, I’d imagine, than cracking a dozen cadbury eggs and extracting the filling). Sandwich that between a dense and fudgy milk chocolate brownie and a milk chocolate glaze. Replacing dark chocolate with milk chocolate results in a smooth and sultry chocolate flavor more reminiscent of the original treats. But you could definitely use dark chocolate as well. I’m an equal-opportunity chocoholic, I promise, and am not one to judge you by the color of your chocolate.

Cadbury Cream Egg Brownies

While there’s no arguing these are incredibly sweet, I think you’ll find them more than pleasing. The chocolate-to-filling ratio is vastly greater than the original, taking them down a notch from sickeningly sweet to just awfully sweet. So while I wouldn’t recommend scattering these about the yard on Sunday morning (are those grass stains on my brownie?) they would make for a perfect, indulgent finish to your Easter meal.

Cadbury Cream Egg Brownies

Another side effect of this season, other than the non-stop sugar high and pastel overload, are the alluring and distracting candy aisles. Yesterday morning I sent my husband down to the store to pick up (and I quote) “TWO Cadbury eggs” for this photo. Which (bless his heart) he did willingly so early on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately, he returned with $12.52 worth of not just Cadbury eggs, but Cadbury chocolate and caramel eggs, mini eggs, and Snickers eggs. “I just couldn’t help it,” he said as he handed over the loot.

I think he’s a keeper, don’t you?

Cream Egg Brownies

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For Brownies:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark or dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Cream Filling:

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

For Glaze:

  • 3 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line the bottom and sides of a 8-by-8-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on two edges.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or a medium-large bowl set over gently simmering water. Stir until smooth, then remove from heat. Whisk in sugars and stir until dissolved and mixture has cooled slightly.
  4. Whisk in eggs and vanilla extract until just combined (do not overmix). Sprinkle flour mixture over top and fold in to chocolate mixture using a large rubber spatula until just incorporated. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  6. For cream filling, beat together corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt on medium-high speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar, a little bit at a time, mixing until creamy. Dump 3/4 of the cream mixture on top of cooled brownies and spread into an even layer. Add a drop of yellow food coloring to remaining cream mixture and stir until evenly colored. Drop dollops of yellow cream on top of white layer, and then swirl gently with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set.
  7. Gently melt chocolate and butter together in a double boiler or a small saucepan set over low heat. Stir until smooth. Pour over cream filling, carefully spreading into a thin, even layer. Return to refrigerator and chill until set, at least 30 minutes, or overnight if possible (brownies are best when chilled overnight).
  8. Remove brownies from pan using the edges of the parchment paper to lift the entire block out of the pan. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares. Brownies will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
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  1. I’m making these this weekend. I’m seriously considering doubling the cream filling.

  2. These brownies look and sound incredible!! Beautiful photos!

  3. You are brilliant. I am making these this weekend – I can’t wait!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

  4. Oh man. I can’t wait to try duplicate that cream filling at home, thank you! Awfully sweet is RIGHT up my alley :)

  5. OMG, brownies AND Cadbury Creme Eggs all in one??!! I think I’ve just died and gone to heaven!!!
    I was eating an egg a day from when they first released them in early January to the day my daughter was born on the 3rd of April almost 20 years ago. It’s amazing I didn’t have gestational diabetes!
    These have definitely been bookmarked!

  6. These are as good (or better than) as they look! I made them last night and they are AMAZING!

  7. Oh my dad would love these!

  8. These look divine…and truly decadent!!! Really, really decadent!!

  9. Definitely in the OMGers group! Love, love, love Cadbury creme eggs. This is the only thing I’ve ever asked for for Easter.

  10. As soon as I found this recipe, my fiancé demanded that I make them ASAP. So I am currently in the process of making these as I write this. Can’t wait to try them.

  11. These are amazing! I was devastated last year when Hershey’s started putting the peanut/nut allergen warning on Cadbury eggs since I’m severely allergic to peanuts. Now I’ll just have to make these lovely brownies instead. Thank you. :-)

  12. You know what? I don’t actually like Creme Eggs but I want to try one of these – they look so cute! Love the different layers.

  13. YUM! I love Cadbury’s! These bars are just amazing, I would devour a pan of these :) Beautifully done!

  14. Cadbury eggs are so heavenly! I need to make these!!!!! My favorite time of year.

  15. looks delicious
    wonderfully done

  16. Oh my gosh! I haven’t had a cream egg since I was a kid and now I want one. I liked them, but I could only eat on a year since they are so sweet!! Your recipe seems way better!! The brownies look out of this world!

  17. Wow!!! These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them. I’m definitely in the LOVE camp. Now I can get my fix any time of the year. Thank you!!

  18. Thank you for posting this recipe! I am a mother to a child with a peanut allergy, and unfortunately we can’t find these eggs without a warning on them. This is quite traumatic for me as I love them. Now I can make these so we can at least have something similar in taste. Thanks!

  19. My boyfriend loves cadbury creme eggs (although we have them almost all year round in the UK! and they look a little different). These brownies look amazing!

  20. This is seriously so dangerous. I could eat the WHOLE pan!!

  21. I think these brownies might be the next rainbow cake. :) They look fantastic!

  22. wooooow this looks simply delicious! can NOT wait to try!

  23. Cadbury Creme Eggs are the Best. Candy. in the. Universe.

  24. so fabulous! Love it! It was great to see you in Orlando!

  25. This is brownie perfection. The end.

  26. Lovely recipe.

  27. Genius! I can’t wait to try out this recipe!! Just in time for Easter! Thank you!

    xo Kayla

  28. Darling site. Thanks so much for sharing!

  29. I am one of those lovers – but I giggled at your comment. I have a customer who doesn’t like all things I consider heavenly; bacon, peanut butter, or these Easter treats. I on the other hand, think these brownies sound great!

  30. This is insane! I love those eggs and you just made them into brownies… I’m in love!

  31. I’m more of a Mini Egg than a Creme Egg type of gal, but even I can get behind brownies that look this good.

  32. I have been craving a brownie for WEEKS! This is NOT helping! And, I fall into neither category, YEA! I can give or take cadburry eggs. I’ll take ’em if you wanna give them to me :)

  33. I absolutely love these, but I’m in the “love” camp. I probably eat only one a year, but I do know I savor them when I get them!

  34. These look and sound amazing! This is such a creative idea.

  35. I admit, I am not a fan of Cadbury cream eggs but if I was, I would be alllll over these!

    My husband cannot be sent to the store for just 1 item either. He doesn’t manage to buy what I wrote on the list, but instead returns with 15 things I DIDN’T need :)

  36. I am so in the “converted” camp…

  37. Brilliant!

  38. You are a genius.

  39. I’ve tried to use mushed up creme eggs in brownies (and cookies) before and it didn’t really work – this is a genius idea!

  40. Wow! My daughter pinned this on Pintrest and I just had to look your recipe up! I’m on holidays this week and think this would be a great Pre-Easter Treat!

  41. Easter is my favorite time of year BECAUSE of the Cadbury goodies! Love these!

  42. GET OUT. I’m almost scared to do these.

  43. These were AH-MAZE-ING! I’m so glad I got to eat some!

  44. Oooh, the promise of this is just fantastic. Slobber, drool, etc. Now I will break into your kitchen and steal all your brownies ;)

  45. These look so yummy and perfect for easter!

  46. Ha! This is such a good idea…cream eggs are the best bit of Easter : )

  47. Great post for a chocoholic like me!

  48. Now I have a way to satisfy the Cadbury Egg Craving when its not Easter! Not sure if I should thank you or not ;)

  49. Yum! I am a sucker for any brownie! This is jut over the top deliciousness!

  50. I hate/love you right now.

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