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Sweet and delicious Mini Egg Rolls with homemade dough, chocolate filling, and mini eggs!

HELLO TO YOUR NEW OBSESSION! These are the delicious chocolate and easter version of my homemade cinnamon rolls, and I have made these countless times already because I am just obsessed. 

These are fun, easter themed and absolutely amazing! I decided that because you all love my cinnamon roll recipe so much that I would try another version. I already have my white chocolate and raspberry rolls, and my lemon blueberry rolls.. but chocolate needed to happen. 

As it is the approach to easter I thought it would be insane to marry the two together! As the base bread mix is so good and I have no problems with it, that has stayed the same! It’s really easy to do, but I do use a dough hook on my stand mixer. 

The bread recipe definitely has a bit more faff to it, but it’s so worth the effort. If you knead the dough by hand it can be incredibly therapeutic so if you need a bit of calming baking.. try these! It’s so hard to describe how to knead dough, so maybe search it on google if you aren’t sure! 

For the filling it is completely different to the normal! In this recipe you create a chocolate paste instead of just melted butter and sugar! This works so so so much better than if you just wanted to use chocolate chips. 

It may seem a little odd, but honestly just melt the butter and sugar together until smooth and removing the pan from the heat. Add in the chocolate and cocoa powder and stir until smooth! It may look grainy, but that is totally normal! 

You can of course not use the mini eggs if you just wanted a chocolate sweet roll recipe… but I am mini egg obsessed as you know! Also, chunks of mini egg through out, especially when these rolls are served warm is incredible. 

Instead of the icing on top, you could use melted chocolate! I just like the icing as it looks nice, and bit more like a cinnamon roll! Or you could go even more cinnamon roll and top the rolls with some of my cream cheese frosting

If you wanted the flavour dough you can really easily too! You can use the zest of a lemon or two, or an orange.. or use extract flavours! I love using lemon zest, but I know a lot of people won’t be a fan of the chocolate and lemon together! 

If you wanted to combine the idea of cinnamon rolls and these – feel free to add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the bread dough, or even add it to the chocolate paste mixture! It’s the best thing ever when you can customise a bake to your tastes!! Enjoy! 

Mini Egg Rolls!

Sweet and delicious Mini Egg Rolls with homemade dough, chocolate filling, and mini eggs! 
5 from 6 votes
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Category: Breakfast
Type: Bread
Keyword: Easter, Mini Eggs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Proving Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Rolls
Author: Jane's Patisserie

Ingredients

The Dough

  • 600 g Strong White Bread Flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 14 g Dried Active Yeast
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
  • 90 g Unsalted Butter
  • 275 ml Full Fat Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 medium/large Egg

The Filling

  • 40 g Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 40 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 75 g Dark Chocolate
  • 25 g Cocoa Powder
  • 200 g Mini Eggs (chopped/crushed)

The Topping

  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Water
  • 100 g Mini Eggs (chopped/crushed)

Instructions

  • Sift the flour into a large bowl, and add the caster sugar and yeast. Mix these together so its all evenly distributed.
  • Rub the butter into the mixture so it resembles bread crumbs, like you would when making scones. 
  • Gently heat the milk until warm - but not piping hot. If heating in a pan, you want it to just about start having steam come out of the pan. If your yeast needs activating, add it to the warm milk!
  • Add the milk, vanilla, and egg to the dry ingredients. 
  • Knead the dough together for 7-10 minutes. It will be sticky at first, but it will soon come together. I use my KitchenAid with the dough hook to make this easier. 
  • Once kneaded, it will be springy to touch, and not sticky. 
  • Transfer into a lightly oiled bowl, and cover the top of the bowl with cling film. Let it rise for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size. 
  • Whilst the bread is proving, make the filling for the mini egg rolls.
  • Add the unsalted butter and light brown sugar to a small pan and heat on a low heat until smooth.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the dark chocolate and cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Leave to the side for now.
  • Once the dough has risen, transfer to a lightly floured work surface, and roll out to a large rectangle. Mine ends up being about 50cmx30cm. 
  • You want it to be as even a rectangle as possible so its easier to roll up, and the dough can be thin here. 
  • Gently brush the surface with the melted chocolate mixture until it's evenly spread.
  • Sprinkle over the (chopped/crushed) mini eggs!
  • Roll the dough from long side to long side, so that a ~long sausage~ is formed. Cut this evenly into 12 pieces. 
  • I cut the middle, and then the two halves into two more, and then each into three pieces to get my 12. 
  • Using a large rectangular baking dish, mine was 30cmx24cm roughly, put them in. They won't touch yet, but you want four rows of three basically. 
  • Cover the dish with clingfilm, and let them rise for another hour or so. By the end, they should all touch. 
  • Towards the end of the dough rising, preheat the oven to 180C/160CFan so that when its finished rising, you can put it straight in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. 
  • Leave to cool, and then make the icing. Simply whisk together the icing sugar and water until a thick icing paste is formed, and then drizzle over the rolls. 
  • Sprinkle on the extra mini eggs! Enjoy!

Notes

  • These are best on the day of eating, but will last covered for a couple of days. 
  • The icing on top is optional, but I love it! 
  • I use dried active yeast - but you can use quick yeast (same amount) or fresh yeast (use 28g). Some yeasts need activating before use so check package instructions!
  • You can reheat these the day after baking by microwaving for about 30 seconds! 
  • You can prep these the night before if you want them for breakfast, and put them in the fridge for the second prove so they are ready to bake in the morning! 
  • You can use any easter chocolate you want! 

 

 

ENJOY!

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26 Comments

  • Jacqui
    April 15, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Hi, do you have a link for the tin you use to bake these? Thank you

    Reply
  • Rachael
    April 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    5 stars
    Another fabulous recipe Jane – blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy blog! <3

    Reply
  • Abbie
    April 1, 2021 at 11:02 am

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe! So did all the family 🙂

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 1, 2021 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you all love it x

  • Maria
    March 22, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe! Can I substitute the bread flour to plain flour or it won’t work? TIA

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 27, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Hello! thank you so much. You can use it but it will change the texture and make it more cakey x

  • Jennifer Knight
    March 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Hi! Can’t wait to try these as they look amazing and I was looking for new/different recipe to try! If I wanted to halve the portoms though (small house)- should I change the baking time?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 23, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Yes the baking time will decrease slightly by like 5 minutes or so!

  • Laura
    March 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely gorgeous! Made this today and it came out brilliantly. I did find I needed a little extra filling – I scaled it to 50g of butter, but my rectangle came out a little larger than the one in the recipe so this isn’t that surprising. Will definitely be making again!

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  • Nasreen
    March 17, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Hi. I wanted to make the roll recipe savoury. Apart from removing the vanilla how would I change the amount of sugar? And if so how much? And also how much salt would I need to add??

    Reply
  • Sarah
    March 9, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    When I made the chocolate filling, it was a stiff thick paste and I couldn’t brush it onto the dough, I just had to dollop it on. How you you get good coverage of the filling across the dough?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 10, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      It is meant to be a paste but it may have cooled too much maybe – for me I spread it with a palette knife or the back of a spoon!

  • Emma Miller
    February 21, 2021 at 9:14 am

    These are gorgeous! I proved mine overnight in the fridge and wondered if they should be baked longer?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      February 21, 2021 at 9:43 am

      It would be about the same time – maybe a couple minutes more but nothing major! x

  • Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes
    February 18, 2021 at 11:46 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, this looks amazing 🙂

    Reply
  • Mino
    February 16, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    5 stars
    Beautiful recipe! So surprised how lovely they came out!
    Can’t eat it all on the first day unfortunately….would it be okay to keep in the fridge for a few days?

    Reply
  • Aini
    February 14, 2021 at 2:44 am

    The butter is at room temperature or can it be cold (straight from the fridge)?

    Reply
  • Chantelle
    February 13, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Can I find the nutritional values anywhere? Thank you

    Reply
  • Anna Sweeney
    February 13, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    These look amazing ! Can granulated sugar / light brown sugar be substituted for caster sugar ?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      February 13, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      I’d recommend sticking to the sugars used if you can – this doesn’t have granulated sugar in though, the dough already uses caster sugar.

  • Aini
    February 13, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    What type of dark chocolate do you recommend? Can i use 50% dark chocolate?

    Reply
  • mia
    February 13, 2021 at 9:36 am

    these look amazing. can you use milk chocolate in the filling? xx

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      February 13, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      I’d really recommend using the dark chocolate. x

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