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Delicious showstopping Creme Egg scotch eggs with a Creme Egg wrapped in homemade chocolate brownie and sprinkles! 

So these are one of the classic viral treats of the easter baking season, and I am equally as obsessed and intrigued. Yes, they are quite over the top really, but they are just GLORIOUS! 

Homemade or shop bought brownies, a Creme Egg or whichever soft centred easter chocolate you prefer, and sprinkles… it really does look like a scotch egg! 

Creme eggs

So, this is an obvious one… but Creme Eggs. If you don’t like Creme Eggs, you can use a different soft centred egg such as the caramel ones which also work perfectly. 

I tend to freeze my Creme Eggs before using as it will prevent you from accidentally crushing the egg when you are wrapping the brownie around it later, they only need an hour or two of freezing before cracking (get it?) on. 

Brownies

When it comes to the brownies, you can go one of two ways…. buy the little shop bought bite ones as they really do work, or make your own. 

If you want a quick treat, the shop bought ones would be easier – but I made my own for this recipe. I used my standard triple chocolate brownie recipe, but left out the chocolate chips as you ideally need the mixture to be quite smooth. 

The batch of brownies does make more than the 500g of brownie you need, but that’s totally okay – you can freeze the rest, make your own brownie bites, or even just make a bigger batch of the Creme Egg scotch eggs if you preferred. 

It’s super important to use the dark chocolate in the base of the brownie mixture so that you get the super fudgy brownie that you are after. 

Assembly 

When making the main mixture for these, you essentially want to grab 500g of brownies and whack them in your bowl. I do use my mixer to make this far easier, but you can just use a lot of arm power. 

Squash the brownies down as much as you can by mixing, and then add in the buttercream. You can use homemade or shop bought, both work well again and both are great.

Mix until you have a thick paste, and then split the mixture between eight. I make eight as you need a decent amount of brownie mixture to cover the Creme Eggs well. 

I then flatten the brownie mixture in the palm of my hand, add the frozen Creme Egg to the middle, and then carefully but firmly wrap the brownie mix all around the Creme Egg. 

Sprinkles

Once you have done the above, you can dunk and roll the Creme Egg scotch eggs in sprinkles. This basically makes it look more like a scotch egg as they have a breaded surface. 

You can use vermicelli sprinkles like I have, or you can use grated chocolate, chocolate nibs, anything really that is small and will stick to the brownie! 

I then let the Creme Egg scotch eggs set slightly in the fridge before devouring every single crumb… BECAUSE JUST LOOK AT THEM! They are incredible! 

Top Tips

  • You can use any soft centred chocolate egg you fancy, I just used regular Creme Eggs 
  • You can use shop bought brownies, and shop bought buttercream to make it quicker and easier – there is no shame. 
  • You can use anything small and sprinkle like to cover the scotch eggs – I used chocolate vermicelli sprinkles 
  • These will last for 5-7+ days as they are, or can freeze for 3+ months 

 

Creme Egg Scotch Eggs!

Delicious showstopping Creme Egg scotch eggs with a Creme Egg wrapped in homemade chocolate brownie and sprinkles! 
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Category: easter
Type: Easter
Keyword: Brownies, Creme Egg
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Assembly: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8 eggs
Author: Jane's Patisserie

Ingredients

Homemade brownie

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 275 g caster sugar/light brown sugar
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder

Creme Egg scotch eggs

  • 500 g brownie
  • 2-3 tbsp chocolate buttercream
  • 8 creme eggs (frozen)
  • 100-125 g chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

Homemade brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and line a 9x9" tin with parchment paper.
  • Add the dark chocolate and butter to a bowl and melt together until smooth
  • In a new bowl, add the eggs and sugar and whisk together for a few minutes until thickened and pale
  • Fold through the chocolate mixture, and then fold through the plain flour and cocoa power
  • Pour into the lined tin, and bake for 25-30 minutes, and then leave to cool fully.

Creme Egg scotch eggs

  • Add 500g of brownies to a bowl and beat together until broken down
  • Add one tablespoon of chocolate buttercream at a time, mixing well, until you have thick brownie mixture. You don't want it to be too sticky or wet.
  • Portion the brownie mixture into 8 portions
  • Flatten a bit of brownie in the palm of your hand, and then add a frozen Creme Egg to the middle - wrap the brownie mixture around the Creme Egg
  • Once wrapped, roll the scotch egg in a bowl full of sprinkles firmly so the outside becomes coated in sprinkles
  • Leave to set for a bit and ENJOY!!

Notes

  • You can use any soft centred chocolate egg you fancy, I just used regular Creme Eggs 
  • You can use shop bought brownies, and shop bought buttercream to make it quicker and easier - there is no shame. 
  • You can use anything small and sprinkle like to cover the scotch eggs - I used chocolate vermicelli sprinkles 
  • These will last for 5-7+ days as they are, or can freeze for 3+ months 

 

ENJOY!

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20 Comments

  1. Tierra on January 31, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    These are delightful 😊 do you think it could work with blondies?

  2. Karen on January 11, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    Do I need to make the buttercream or can I buy it

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 12, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      You can definitely use shop bought for this!



  3. Hayley on April 10, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Hi I am wondering do u use both caster sugar and light brown sugar

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 17, 2023 at 12:31 pm

      Hiya! This means either or. Hope this helps! x



  4. Amy on April 5, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    How do you store them? Airtight container?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 12, 2023 at 3:50 pm

      Hiya! Yes this should be fine, enjoy! x



  5. Kerry on March 22, 2023 at 7:05 am

    Hi Jane I want to freeze these how long do they take to defrost please

  6. Jazz on March 9, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Can I use 90% dark chocolate?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 13, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      absolutely you can x



  7. Jordan on February 8, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    With the crème Egg scotch egg and you add the 500g brownies

    is that the brownie you make ? Or is it 500g shop brought brownies ?

    Many thanks.

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 10, 2023 at 11:59 am

      Hiya! This is the brownie you make, though you could skip that and just use shop bought instead! Hope this helps! x



  8. Donna on February 6, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Do the brownies need breaking down to a crumb mix?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 10, 2023 at 11:54 am

      Hiya! Yes, then you add the buttercream to make it come together! Hope this helps! x



  9. Sandra on February 1, 2023 at 12:50 am

    How do these work from frozen? Once you take them out the freezer, how long for? Do you leave them to defrost overnight?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 3, 2023 at 11:42 am

      Hiya! Do you mean after freezing the finished bake? x



  10. Sophie on January 30, 2023 at 9:45 pm

    These look fabulous, how long does it take for the Creme Egg to thaw out if you freeze them? Just wondering how quickly these can be eaten after they’ve been made 😋

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 3, 2023 at 11:36 am

      Hiya! Should be fine to eat straight away, by the time you’ve wrapped & coated all of them! Hope this helps! x



  11. Becci on January 30, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Hi Jane before i try these , can I just ask can you have refrigerated creme eggs??? My freezer is currently broken. Many thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 3, 2023 at 11:35 am

      Hiya! Yes, just be very careful when you wrap it! Hope this helps x



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