Mini Egg Cookie Bars Recipe | Easter Bakes 2024!

Hello lovelies,

Now I know what you’re all thinking. You all think I’m mad for starting the Easter bakes already as it’s only the 3rd of march BUT, hear me out – Easter is early this year and I personally like you guys to have a wide variety of bakes to make yourself during the Easter period. I’m just a generous girlie like that *wink wink*

Oh… and if I’m being completely open and honest with you all, I just blooming LOVE baking with Easter chocolate, it’s basically like Christmas all over again for me. So, yeah, it is also for me but mainly for you guys haha.

Moving swiftly on, if you hadn’t gathered already, Easter has started here on the blog and boy oh boy are we kick starting the Easter period with a bang.

These are bars of pure heaven. They’re quick and ridiculously easy to make, they have a decadent chocolatey gooey centre and with every bite you take, there is the sweet sweet crunch of the ultimate Easter chocolate – yup, that’s right, mini eggs! Have I sold these to you yet? Because quite frankly, I’ve sold them to myself and I’m on the verge of making another batch, they are THAT good.

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of recipes for these beauties circling the big wide web but these cookie bars today are a recipe by the queen of baking herself, ms Janes Patisserie!

You guys know by now that I’m a huge fan of Jane’s work and when I saw these on her page, it was love at first sight. I love cookie dough and I love mini eggs, so joining the two together to make these cookie bars just sounded heavenly to me. And I was right!

{ Jane’s Recipe: https://www.janespatisserie.com/2017/03/02/mini-egg-cookie-bars/ }

So, you know the drill by now, if you’d like to make these cookie bars yourself, keep scrolling below and you’ll find the recipe there.


Category: Sweet Treat

Servings: 16

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Bake Time: 18-20 Minutes

Overall Time: 50 Minutes


Ingredients You Need For The Cookie Bars:

  • 275g Of Plain Flour
  • 1tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 1tbsp Of Cornflour
  • 115g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 55g Of Granulated Sugar
  • 135g Of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 300g Of Mini Eggs
  • 150g Of Milk Chocolate Chips

How To Make The Cookie Bars:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two 8×8 tins with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a medium sized bowl, whisk together the 275g of plain flour, 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda and 1tbsp of cornflour, until combined and then set to one side.
  • Next, in a microwavable bowl, add the 115g of unsalted butter and place into the microwave. In 20 second blasts, blast the butter until it’s fully melted.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric whisk, whisk together the melted butter, 135g of light brown sugar and 55g of granulated sugar for around two minutes so that the sugar can dissolve and the mixture is smooth.
  • Now, add in the 1 medium egg and 2tsp of vanilla extract and whisk again until smooth.
  • Fold in the 280g of mini eggs and 150g of chocolate chips until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet and using a spatula, mix together until a thick cookie dough has formed.
  • Divide the cookie dough between the two tins and press down with a spatula.
  • Press the remaining mini eggs between the top of both cookie doughs for decoration.
  • Place into the oven for 18-22 minutes, until the top of the cookie dough looks dry.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tins for 30 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Finally, cut the cookie bars into 4×4 or 5×5 squares for a small but decent size cookie bar pieces.

That’s your Mini Egg Cookie Bars prepared and baked, ready for you to enjoy this Easter!


Notes:

  • These lil pieces of pure joy will last in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.
  • You don’t have to use mini eggs when making these, you can use anything chocolatey that you enjoy!

You can’t tell me that these don’t look and sound heavenly?

They may be small, they may look plain but they are mighty! They are flavoursome! They are practically perfect in every way… I don’t think I need to say anymore.

Huge shoutout to Jane for creating the ultimate cookie bar that can be enjoyed by all. These have a strong place in my heart and they will in yours too.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these cookie bars yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Aren’t they just delicious?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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  1. March 7, 2024 / 12:21 pm

    These look mouthwatering! Need to make these, perhaps next week 🙂

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