Brown Butter Easter Blondies

These soft and chewy blondies have the most amazing flavor thanks to brown butter. They are full of candy coated chocolate eggs, making them the perfect treat for Easter!

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

I almost didn’t post these Easter blondies. I really don’t love the pictures, so figured that I shouldn’t put them up. And then I started thinking about the blondies. And how delicious they were. And how the two of us finished the whole pan in about two days. And I realized it would be a shame if I didn’t give you the recipe! Plus – they use my absolute favorite Easter candy, and I have to tell you all about that. So here they are – Brown Butter Easter Blondies. They might be a little ugly in the pictures, but they sure taste amazing!

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

So, my favorite Easter candy is Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs – NOT to be confused with robin’s eggs whoppers – those I despise. These are basically like giant M&M’s. I really don’t know why these are my favorite. I’m not even a milk chocolate fan! Put a bowl of Hershey’s Kisses in front of me and I won’t touch them. But for some reason, I love these milk chocolate eggs! I usually only allow myself to buy one bag a season because these things are not safe around me. Note that I said I only allow MYSELF to buy one bag. Bags given to me by the Easter Bunny are totally fair game. And I’m pretty sure the Easter Bunny has a bag waiting for me :)

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

When I saw my favorite candy hit the shelves this year, I knew I wanted to bake it into something delicious! And I decided that brown butter blondies would be the perfect vehicle for these chocolate eggs. Browned butter has the most amazing flavor – and when you pair it with brown sugar, the results are just incredible – it tastes almost like caramel. Plus it contributes to a great texture – these blondies are so soft and chewy.

The eggs are big, so I chopped them up into pieces. The chocolate gets a little melty in the blondies and there is a nice crunch from the candy shell. These are delicious, and are a perfect treat to make for Easter. Or, take advantage of leftover candy and post-Easter sales and make these after Easter!

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

Brown Butter Easter Blondies | chezcateylou.com

Brown Butter Easter Blondies

Brown Butter Easter Blondies

These soft and chewy blondies have the most amazing flavor thanks to brown butter. They are full of candy coated chocolate eggs, making them the perfect treat for Easter!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ¼ t salt
  • ½ cup butter, browned
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup Hershey's Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs, chopped (can sub chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square pan. If desired, line the pan with a long strip of foil, leaving the ends of the foil hanging over the edges - this will serve as a handle to remove the bars.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and egg until well combined. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate eggs.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, and press it into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 22 -25 minutes, until light golden brown, but still slightly under cooked in the center. Let cool completely in pan, then remove (using foil handles) and cut into pieces.
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I have some great Easter recipes for you!

Carrot Cake Cookies
Carrot Cake Cookies  | chezcateylou.com

Soft and Chewy M&M Easter Cookies
M&M Easter Cookies | chezcateylou.com

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Comments

  1. says

    I try to hold back from buying holiday candy because I end up eating it all. But eventually I give in. 😉
    I think these photos are beautiful, but I know that we are our own worst critics. One simply can’t go wrong wih blondies. They are the perfect bars to put almost anything in them and I love the festive theme today. :)

    • says

      Natalie we really are tastebud twins! I can’t believe we have the same favorite easter candy!! They are so good in the blondies – I made another batch today to take to Easter dinner!

  2. says

    Cate, you would love a popular Easter treat we have in the UK called ‘Cadbury’s mini eggs’. They are just like the little eggs you put in your blondies and VERY diffficult to stop eating once you start.
    I actually really like your photos in this post … especially the top one. 😉

  3. says

    Omg, these photos aren’t ugly! They make me want to gobble up some of the blondies! Seriously, I love the brown butter and, of course, the candy eggs. So glad you decided to share this one anyway!

  4. says

    These blondies look adorable! I love the pretty Easter candy in here and brown butter is always amazing :) I think the pictures look great and glad you shared them with us :) Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Easter :)

  5. says

    Blondies are always the best and this looks so good. I mean it starts with brown butter…so yeah! I think the pictures are wonderful!! Bars are hard to photograph and I get stuck all the time because there is just so much you can do.

    • says

      Thanks, Zainab! Some food really is hard to photograph – and bars are definitely one of them!! I need to practice aka make more blondies and bars :)

  6. says

    Honestly, you could photograph these in a dumpster and I would still be in love. BROWN BUTTER AND EASTER EGGS?! I cannot think of a better blondie right now! What an amazing recipe!

  7. says

    A) Brown butter anything wins! and B) Add chocolate and you have my undying affection! Hopefully I can find some Hershey’s eggs so I can recreate this glorious concoction… PS I think the photos are gorgeous what are you talking about???

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