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Chocolate Chip Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookie Bars…whew!  That’s a mouthful.  And so are these yummy cookie bars.  This is a super easy cookie recipe that you just get to dump in a pan and bake, top with a few more Mini Eggs after baking, and present as the perfect Easter dessert!  Sometimes making cookies is just a lot of work.  That’s where cookie bars come in.  No worrying about cookies spreading in the oven, coming out flat, etc.  And just the smell of these bars baking in the oven had me swooning!

I love simple recipes and giving you options too.  Have you ever had Cadbury Mini Eggs?  Ummm…slightly addictive.  And I am not one to sit and eat candy coated chocolate, but Cadbury chocolate is in a class of its own.  Smooth, creamy milk chocolate enrobed in a crisp candy shell.  Perfection!  Probably a good thing, they are only sold during Easter time!  I obviously made these cookie bars for Easter, but it is a great recipe to have on hand any time you need a quick, easy dessert!  Just substitute the Cadbury Mini Eggs with M&M’s, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces….any sort of mix-in you desire!  That’s why these bars are so great!

These cookie bars are soft in the middle, but have a crackly top, which is the perfect contrast in textures.  Soooooo yummy.  I brought these cookie bars into work and the guys loved them!  They were gone before lunch time hehehehe.

Chocolate Chip Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookie Bars

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Serves: 15-20 Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons VAIN Tahitian Vanilla extracted in Cane Rum
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Cadbury Mini Eggs (or your desired mix-in)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350-degrees and line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the white sugar and brown sugar to the butter and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat the eggs in, one at a time, into the mixture. Beat in the vanilla extract. Change the mixer to low speed and slowly add the flour and baking powder. Mix until barely combined. Add the chocolate chips and Cadbury Mini Eggs (or your mix-in) and mix for 10-seconds. Option to reserve a few of your Mini Eggs to press into the top of your cookie bars after you pull them from the oven after baking. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a rubber scraper to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated. Pour mixture out into prepared pan and press evenly into the pan.

3

Bake in 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out without raw batter on it. Option to press a few Mini Eggs into the top of the cookie bars right after you remove the cookie bars from the oven, just to make them look pretty.

4

Use the foil or parchment, to remove the entire slab of cookie bars from the pan, and set on a wire rack to cool. After bars have completely cooled, cut into desired sized squares.

Notes

Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Bars will stay fresh for several days.

Milk is a must with these!

Who doesn’t love a yummy chocolate chip cookie?!  This is the perfect recipe for any party or get together.

So what is your favorite Easter candy?  Brach’s Pastel Candy Corn for me!  I might already be working on my second bag….but I also love Peeps, Robin Eggs (Whoppers covered in a candy shell), Brach’s Chicks & Rabbits (aka: Circus Peanuts).  I could go on and on, but I should stop or I will end up deserting you right now to go on a candy shopping spree at Target 😉

XOXO,

Kelly

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    March 30, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    I love this!!! Honestly, it’s a toss up for me on favorite Easter candy between these little eggs, and the malted ones. When I was a kid, the Cadbury Creme Eggs were my favorite…have you seen the recipe circulating that puts one of those in the center of a molten milk cake before baking??? OMG

    • Reply
      Kelly
      March 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM

      I haven’t seen that!! That is crazy!! I bet it is sooooooo ooey-gooey good! Sounds like you and I like the same kind of Easter candy though!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    March 30, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Cadbury eggs are so dangerous! Like, I could eat a whole bag in one sitting :). These bars look incredible! I’m all about bar cookies–they’re so much easier than drop cookies. And maybe baking the eggs into a cookie would be a way for me to slow down eating that whole bag.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      March 30, 2017 at 4:29 PM

      Hahaha I am sooooo with you there Kelsie! I could easily eat a whole bag of these in one sitting! That’s why I had to make these bar cookies using what was left of a bag of mini eggs hehehehe. And I am so into bar cookies right now. So much easier, but I also love how thick they are! Mmmmmm…cookies. XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
    March 30, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Oh HelloooOOooo! These are super, super dangerous. Those cookie bars look so fudgy and yummy and your photos are making me hungry. Pinning! 🙂 <3

    • Reply
      Kelly
      March 31, 2017 at 8:23 AM

      Thanks Kim! These were SOOOOO yummy!! Thanks for pinning!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Susan @ Culinary Envy
    March 31, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    I will take a dozen to go please! These look absolutely scrumptious!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      March 31, 2017 at 4:24 PM

      Thank you Susan!! They are perfect for Easter! I wish we were neighbors, because I would have brought you a plate of these yummies!! XOXO 🙂

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