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A yummy mini egg & chocolate chip cookie traybake perfect for Easter.. Mini Egg Cookie Bars are my new favourite!
SO, today is the second day of March. This year Easter is quite late in comparison to last year, but that isn’t stopping me… HELLO EASTER RECIPES! Honestly, I won’t only be doing Easter related recipes up until the big day, but I felt like posting this one now as its so good.
I made this one the other day on a whim because I had bought what felt like a bucket load of Mini Eggs, and my friend and I were both craving some. To be honest, I question why I hadn’t made anything like this sooner!
I absolutely ADORE Easter baking. Like I love it just as much as christmas baking which says a lot really. My No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake recipe and my Mini Egg Fudge recipe were so so so successful last year that I knew you guys would love this one.
Honestly there is just something about Mini Eggs which would probably make me say that they are my favourite chocolate, maybe ever? I know I say chocolate orange is a favourite, and it is, but that’s year round… I crave mini eggs where you can’t get them all year around.
I would happily make things all Mini Egg related it I could, and I have many many other mini egg recipes on my blog already – nearly 20 of them! I just can’t get enough.
I based this delicious treat on my rolo cookie bars and oreo cookie bars recipes because they were so successful. You can always make this into a chocolate cookie traybake by using my M&M Cookie Bars recipe, or even make a mini egg brownie if you’d prefer something super chocolatey.
To make these chocolatey, all you have to do is to take out 50g of plain flour, and add in 25g of cocoa powder to the mix! It’s literally so simple, and both methods work really well!
These delicious beauties, like my oreo cookie bars, needed less time in the oven in comparison to the rolo cookie bars as they isn’t as much gooeyness in them. I prefer mine softer compared to crisper so I did mine for 20 minutes and they were ideal!
Tips & Tricks
- I would always recommend using a 9″ square tin for a bake like this for best results – it creates the perfect depth of cookie bar.
- These beauties last 3-4+ days at room temperature, if they even last that long!
- You can freeze these for 3+ months once baked.
- You can swap the mini eggs for other easter choccies if you prefer, or a combination of!
I’m not even exaggerating when I say I want to make these again and again as they’re the perfect mix between blondie/cookie/brownie and delicious Mini Egg heaven. I hope you love these as much as I did, enjoy!! x
Mini Egg Cookie Bars!
- 275 g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 115 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
- 55 g Granulated Sugar
- 135 g Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Medium Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 300 g Mini Eggs
- 100 g Milk Chocolate Chips
- Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan and line a 9x9inch Square Tin with parchment paper, and leave to the side for now.
- Whisk/Mix the Plain Flour, Bicarbonate, Salt and Cornflour together so its evenly distributed – leave to the side.
- In a larger bowl, melt the butter. Add in the two sugars, and whisk for about 2 minutes so the sugar starts to dissolve and the mixture is smooth. Add in the Egg and the Vanilla, and whisk again briefly till smooth. (I used an electric whisk)
- Add in the Dry Ingredients, the Mini Eggs (apart from a handful), and the Chocolate Chips and mix with a spatula till a thick cookie dough is formed.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the tin and press in the handful of Mini Eggs into the top for decoration. Bake the traybake in the oven for 18-22 minutes, until the top of the cookie bake looks ‘dry’!
- Leave the cookie bake to cool for about 10 minutes, then leave to cool fully on a wire rack. Cut the bake into 4×4 for decent sizes, or 5×5 for smaller ones! Enjoy!
- If you don’t want to use Mini Eggs you can use M&Ms, Smarties, or anything chocolatey. I wouldn’t advise using Creme Eggs though because it will just turn into a sloppy mess! You could use caramel eggs, but they might need 5 minutes longer in the oven if they ooze everywhere.
- These delicious beings will last in an airtight container for up to 5 days, but honestly, they’ll be eaten before then.
- Try Microwaving them when they’ve cooled if you want a gooey cookie, or even add a scoop of ice cream!
- If you can't access Cornflour - use 25g more flour, but the texture will change.
- Also, if you can't access Plain Flour, you can use self raising, but again the texture will change.
- If you can't find bicarbonate of soda, leave it out - but again the texture might change!
Find my other Cookie, Traybake & Easter Recipes on my Recipes Page!
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