Easter Egg Brownies Recipe

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What better way to get you “egg-cited” for Easter than these gorgeous Easter Brownies! This easy recipe takes your favorite brownie recipe and dresses it up with beautiful springtime colors that’s guaranteed to be the star attraction on your Easter table this year.  

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Easter Egg Brownies

Easter is right around the corner, and we are celebrating with these fun and festive Easter Egg Brownies. People can’t help but smile when they see egg shaped brownies all decked out with springtime colored frosting and sprinkles. But the BEST part is these delicious treats taste even better than they look!  

One of the great things about any Easter celebration is family get togethers for Easter dinner with traditional family recipes, like Holiday Ham and Deviled Eggs. But let’s be honest, everyone looks forward to all decadent Easter desserts the most. That’s where this brownie recipe comes in!

Beautifully decorated, rich and chocolatey, these adorable Easter Egg Brownies will be perfect additions on your dessert table this holiday season.

Get a free printable letter from the Easter bunny here.

Why We Love this Easter Egg Brownie Recipe  

Semi-homemade recipe: Easter desserts don’t have to be overly complicated. This recipe is super easy because it starts out with a boxed mix and a few other simple ingredients for a short cut. Of course, you could make from-scratch brownies. But trust me, these are just as delicious and take little to no time to whip up.

Fun for the kids: Get all your little helpers involved in the fun. Cut the egg shapes out of the sheet of brownies and let the kids have fun using their own creativity to decorate them any way they want.

Presentation: Pinks, purples, greens, oranges, yellows! These brownies make a bright and colorful statement that will be the highlight on your dessert table this Easter.

What’s Needed to Make Easter Brownies

  • Brownie mix + additional ingredients per directions: You’ll want to use a regular brownie mix, not one that says it’s for extra fudgy brownies.
  • White frosting: This is used on the brownie base before adding the other decorations.
  • Assorted colored frosting: You can use any of your favorite-colored frosting. You can use the pre-made decorating icing or make extra white frosting and use gel food coloring.
  • Assorted themed decorating sugar and sprinkles: You can find these on any baking isle at the grocery store, or at specialty baking shops. You can also get them online, here.
  • Egg shaped cookie cutter: Used to shape the eggs. You can find them online or at most big-box stores.

How to Make these Easy Easter Treats:

Step 1: Mix brownie batter per directions.

Brownie mix with eggs

Step 2: Pour batter onto a large, parchment paper lined baking sheet (we used a 12″x17″ baking sheet).

Step 3: Bake the brownie mixture at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.

Brownie mix

Step 4: Use cookie cutter to cut out egg shapes, then transfer to a wire rack for decorating.

Step 5: Apply a layer of white frosting on top of the brownies.

Easter Egg Brownie with frosting

Step 6: Use various colored frosting and sugars & sprinkles to decorate your eggs.

Serve, share, enjoy. Happy Easter!!!

Easter brownie with frosting
What’s the Best Way to Store These Chocolate Brownies?

Because they have frosting, you’ll want to store them in the fridge. Place them on a large cookie sheet in a single layer so the frosting won’t smudge.

They should keep well for 4-5 days as long as you keep them covered well with plastic wrap.

Brownie with frosting

Can I Make these Homemade Brownie Easter Eggs in Advance?

If you have a lot of Easter baking to do, you’ll love these Easter brownies that can be made in advance. Just bake the brownies, cut them into shapes, and freeze them for up to one month before you plan to use them.

Be sure to double wrap them in plastic wrap, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag to ensure they keep fresh.

Then all you have to do is thaw the brownies and decorate! You can also freeze the decorated brownies, but you do run a little bit of a risk of the frosting smearing during the thawing process. 

Easter brownie with polka dots

Tips for Making the Perfect Brownie Easter Eggs

  • If you don’t have an egg-shaped cookie cutter, no worries! You can use a printed template in the shape of an easter egg and a sharp knife to cut around the template. It’s super easy!
  • To keep the brownies from sticking to the cookie cutter, spritz the inside of the cookier cutter with a little non-stick cooking spray.
  • Using a pastry bag with the color frosting helps to make perfect little polka dots on the eggs. You could also use a freezer bag and just snip the tip edge of one corner.
  • Avoid using a brownie mix that says it uses chocolate chunks in the mix. Because you are cutting them out, you want them to have a nice and tender but somewhat cake like texture, not super fudgy.
  • Make sure the brownies are cooled to room temperature before frosting. This ensures the frosting doesn’t melt together.
Easter brownies with purple stripes

Why are my Brownie Eggs Crumbly?

If you are looking for cake like or chewy brownies but end up with crumbly and dry brownies, this will help! The main reason this happens is they baked too long.

Make sure you are baking them at the suggested temperature. But because ovens cook differently, you’ll want to start checking for doneness a few minutes before time is up. Sometimes they will be done as soon as five minutes early.

Once the center of the brownies no longer appears wet, and the edges of the brownies just begin to pull away from the corners of the baking pan, they are done.

Easter Egg brownies on silver plate

Can I Make these Decorated Brownies in other Shapes?

This recipe is such an easy Easter dessert and it’s very versatile. You can use just about any Easter themed cookie cutter you’d like. Little chicks, Easter Bunny, even carrot shaped brownies are really cute. You could even make a variety of shaped brownies to add to the dessert tray.

Polka dot Easter egg brownie

Variations and Add-ins for these Delicious Easter Brownies

Chocolate drizzle: In addition to the frosting, you can use melted chocolate to decorate these delicious brownies. Just melt white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and drizzle over the tops of the frosted brownies. You can use gel-food coloring to make the chocolate a different color.

Additional decorations: You can use mini-M&M’s, mini chocolate eggs gum drop candies, mini- jelly beans or any miniature Easter candy will work.

Colored sugar crystals: You can easily make colored sugar crystals for decorating. If you can’t find caster sugar or super fine sugar, you can just use regular granulated sugar. Add a little gel food coloring to a small bowl with some sugar. Mix with a fork until the sugar crystals are well coated. That’s really all there is to it.

Frosting: You can make your own butter cream or cream cheese frosting. Or you can use the ready-made frosting in a can. To make it different colors, just add a drop or two of your favorite Easter colors and mix well.

Chocolate: If you want to add some chocolate frosting details, you can just add a little cocoa powder to the white frosting without having to buy a whole separate container of chocolate frosting.

Flavoring: These decadent brownies are great just as they are. But a trick to adding more intense chocolate flavor is by making the brownies using cold coffee in place of the water. You won’t taste the coffee at all. They will just have a more rich and intense chocolate flavor.

Easter brownie with flowers

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Easter Brownies Recipe


Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
These delicious Easter Egg Brownies, complete with gorgeous springtime colors, are the perfect way to get everyone "egg-cited" for Easter!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix brownie batter per directions.
  • Pour batter onto a large, parchment paper lined 12" x 17" baking sheet.
  • Bake the brownie mixture for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Use cookie cutter to cut out egg shapes, then transfer to a wire rack for decorating
  • Apply a layer of white frosting on top of the brownies.
  • Use various colored frosting and sugars & sprinkles to decorate your eggs.

Notes

If you don’t have an egg-shaped cookie cutter, no worries! You can use a printed template in the shape of an Easter egg and a sharp knife to cut around the template. It’s super easy!
  • To keep the brownies from sticking to the cookie cutter, spritz the inside of the cookier cutter with a little non-stick cooking spray.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 37mg | Sugar: 3g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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