It’s almost Easter, which means only one thing at Casa de Erin… treats galore. Honestly, one of my favorite parts of any holiday season is the fact that there are aisles upon aisles of themed candies, cookies & fun knick knacks at Target. I literally can’t even help myself. CAKE FLAVORED PEEPS!? MINI CADBURY EGGS!? REESE’S IN EGG SHAPE!? I’m a kid in a candy store – for reals. It was your average day last week, after I finished up a mega haul at Target. You know, when you go in to buy toothpaste and leave having spent $100 on randomness. Most of the random items in my bags were food. I got home and looked at my masterpiece. The only logical next step was to start baking. I like to just wing it sometimes when I’m baking — and these treats are what happens when I just let my sugar spirit guide me. I give you… Cadbury Caramel Peep Brownies. Aka – the peep laid a caramel egg in a gooey brownie.
Here’s what you’ll need…
For the Brownies
½ cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup salted butter, melted
1/3 cup cocoa powder
Pack of Mini Cadbury Caramel Eggs (at least 12)
Pack of Marshmallow Peeps
Green Icing (I used quick dry Cookie Icing)
A Muffin Tin
Start by making your brownie batter. Mix all of the ingredients together and let it chill in the refrigerator for about a half hour.
Prep your muffin tin by spraying it with non stick cooking spray. I like to use an ice cream scoop for my dough – it’s easier to measure and less messy. Fill the muffin tin about 1/3 with brownie batter. Then, place an unwrapped (make sure you take the tin foil off, duh) caramel egg in the center. Cover with more brownie batter. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, or until they’re firm.
Once they’ve cooled off, you can pop them out of the muffin tin. Next, you’re going to put a small amount of frosting on the brownie. Place one peep on each brownie and let it harden.
Voila! You’ve got yourself a super fun, ooey gooey Easter treat! These are great for parties & sharing with friends. Because who doesn’t love a sweet little surprise!