Monday, April 22, 2013

cadbury egg blonde brownies

Yummy note: Eeny meeny miny moe... How to choose this month's Secret Recipe Club recipe was about like that. I've never been so torn on what to feature! Julie's blog, Julie's Eats and Treats was awesome. So many easy and delicious-looking dishes to pick from, and what I loved even more about it was her stories. I found that Julie's fear of using yeast in many bread recipes was similar to mine over here, as it is soo finicky that I often mess something up with it as well! So, I have this recipe for homemade English muffin bread saved for later, as I really want to make this. We had just gone to Chili's over the weekend, so I had this vividly in my mind and thought about maybe making this salsa. However, I didn't have jalapenos on hand, and I was stuck at home without a trip to the grocery store any time soon, as it felt like the plague, aka stomach flu, had hit us all, so homebound we were...  Comfort food, dessert, yeah.. that's what the doctor ordered here, blonde brownies. This recipe came from Julie's grandmother, how fitting, as it always seems that it is those old recipes that I tend to get drawn to when feeling a little under the weather. I had some leftover Easter candy here, and I'm not a big fan of white chocolate by itself, so I added it into the brownies, like Julie suggested in this Cadbury Egg brownie version! Julie's Eats and Treats tag line is soo true-- Simple, easy but delicious food! 

Cadbury Egg Blonde Brownies


1 cup of butter, softened - *I used a soy margarine here so it would be dairy-free to accommodate allergies
3 cups of brown sugar
4 eggs
3 cups of flour
2 tsp. of vanilla
1 tsp. of baking powder
1 tsp. of salt
1 bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs - *I used a half bag of Hershey's white chocolate coated candy eggs and a 1/2 bag of dairy-free mini chocolate chips here instead 


In a big bowl, mix all of ingredients together, except for the chocolates. Mix well until they are all creamed together. Then spread into a 10x15 jelly roll pan. I wasn't sure on if it was a prepared greased pan, so I took precautionary measures and used some parchment paper on the bottom. *Note, it worked great. Then sprinkle the chocolates on top of the batter. They will sink into the dough as they bake, so if you want to reserve some of the chocolate for the end, you could so it makes a nice topping! *Great tip from Julie here! Bake brownie bars for about 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown and done. Wait until they are cool and cut to enjoy!

I made mine with half white chocolate Easter candy eggs and dairy-free chocolate chips to make it allergen-friendly for our whole family.

What a yummy and easy treat! These blonde brownies remind me of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies! Thanks Julie and your grandmother for such a wonderful recipe! 

Look at all of the amazing recipes for the April SRC post!


  1. Mmmmmm Blonde Brownies are my fave! Glad to hear you enjoyed them also. Good luck with that English Muffin Bread. Trust me if I can make it you can too!

  2. These blondies look delicious!

  3. Any excuse I have to eat cadbury eggs I am all over!

  4. Have to stock up on Cadbury Eggs next Easter.

  5. You seriously had me at Cadbury :)

  6. Your dish looks and sounds incredibly tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  7. I love Cadbury chocolate- it makes me stock up whenever it goes on sale after the holidays. I may have to use up some of my stash to make these brownies, they look great.

  8. Such a lovely way to use up leftover Easter candy - I might be tempted to buy some just to make these :) Stopping by from Group A!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to be a part of it -

  9. Mmmmm...your loaded blondies look terrific!!!

  10. wow. that is a lot of sugar... and probably fantastic for tummy flus ;) or at least before a nap!

    Happy SRC reveal from a group C member!!

  11. I have wanted to try these for a while! They look great!