Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
Of all the pastel-hued, brightly foiled Easter Candy out there—the malted eggs, the big chocolate bunnies—nothing quite grabs my childhood heart like a Cadbury Creme Egg.
I have very vivid memories of eating them as a child, but part of the memory includes not loving all of the goopy “yolk” inside. There was always just a little too much, and it made such a sticky mess. One spring afternoon I took matters into my own hands, poured out half of the sugary filling and fed it to my aunt’s cat. Problem solved - until the ants came marching in.
As an adult I want to partake in the joys of Cadbury’s seasonal offering, but I still don’t want the commitment to the whole, messy egg. Enter the Cadbury Creme Egg-inspired brownie, from the blog Love and Olive Oil. I like to think of this as a less messy and slightly less guilty version of the candy from which it was inspired. Obviously it’s still a total sugar bomb, but I will always make the argument that using high quality cocoa (let us not forget my love of Droste cocoa powder) adds some antioxidants. Plus, going the homemade route cuts out whatever weird preservatives you just know are lurking inside that hollow chocolate egg. And of course, with a brownie, you have total portion control—but that part is completely up to you.