Mini Egg Cookie Bars – easy mini egg cookie traybake

My Mini Egg Cookie Traybake takes my easy cookie tray bake recipe and gives it a super Easter twist. Mini egg cookie bars are pretty much a chunky cookie dotted with mini eggs. This is a perfect Easter recipe and delicious Easter bake. It’s also a great mini egg cookie traybake recipe that travels well for picnics and parties.

mini egg cookie bars traybake for easter. Chocolate easter eggs in a chunky cookie

What’s better than mini egg cookie? A whole traybake of mini egg cookie bars! At the supermarkets, at the moment there are so many packets of mini eggs available so I’ve been buying loads. I think I am becoming a tad addicted. For the cookie, chop up most of the mini eggs and stir in. Using mini eggs is like using the most mega and epic chocolate chips. They give a great amount of chocolate to the finished bake and they look so cute!

After making a batch of blueberry cookie tray bake last week, to use up some blueberries, I wondered if I could make them with mini eggs. The answer is yes I blooming can and it was divine. This is a next-level bake! I’m bragging because I can’t believe just how really good it is.

They are super easy to make. All you need is a bowl, a wooden spoon and some elbow grease to get mixing. The texture of the tray bake is like a big cookie. Chunky cookie with a gooey centre. If you don’t like soft centre, bake it for a minute or two more.

Why you’ll love this Mini Egg Cookie bars recipe

This mini egg cookie bar family-friendly recipe is super simple and can be personalised to use your own favourite Easter chocolate! It’s no secret that I love Cadbury’s Mini Eggs so making them into Mini Egg Cookie Bars was a no brainer. The cookie tray bake recipe is tried and tested, it’s my go-to now just follow the few simple steps and decorate with your favourite coloured mini eggs!

Top Questions

How do I chop mini eggs?
What’s the difference between cookies and cookie bars?
What Sugar should I use for mini egg cookie bars?
What can I use instead of mini eggs?

Chunky and squidgy Mini Egg Cookie cooked as a Traybake studded with mini eggs on top - golden brown mini egg cookie bars

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Recipe

Ingredients

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  • unsalted butter (or stork/baking block)
  • sugar
  • medium eggs
  •  vanilla extract
  • flour / all purpose flour
  • ALL THE MINI EGGS
  • any milk (vegan or dairy)

How to make mini egg cookie bars – step by step

caster sugar and light brown sugar in a bowl

Measure out the sugars and use a fork to break down any lumps.

sugar and butter in a bowl

Add the sugar and the butter into a mixing bowl.

cream together the butter and sugar

Cream together until light and fluffy.

Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

Sieve in the flour, salt and bicarb and stir together.

Add the milk and stir together.

chopped up mini eggs for the mini egg cookie traybake

Chop the mini eggs, leaving a few to stud the top of the cookie bar with.

mini egg cookie bars being mixed

Mix in the mini eggs.

mini eggs studding the top of the mini egg cookie traybake

Add to the prepared tin and stud with the leftover mini eggs. Then bake.

Really quick Easter mini egg traybake

I love the incredible texture of this cookie traybake no matter what is mixed in. Cooking it for about 20 minutes gives the outside a deliciously crisp outer layer and a soft slightly gooey middle. I’m sure you will be addicted to them too. I’ve already made a few new batches. These have now been popped into the freezer for later for tasty times with the family.

Top Tips for mini egg cookie bars

  • Make sure your butter is room temperature before mixing it in to the mini egg cookie bars mixture. This will make your arms ache less and will create a much smoother batter. Sieving your flour will also help.
  • Leave a handful of mini eggs out of the batter and press them into the top just before baking. This makes for lovely decoration and you get an extra chocolate chunk!
  • These Easteer cookie bars make excellent gifts. Wrap up a few slices and give them away for a homemade Easter gift.
chocolate easter eggs on top of mini egg cookie bars
easter cookie traybake with chocolate eggs

Serving Suggestions

WARM FROM THE OVEN

There is nothing better than a slice of this mini egg cookie bar warm from the oven.

If you have let it go cold you can reheat it in short 20 second sharp bursts in the microwave.

WARM WITH ICE CREAM

These mini egg cookie bars are best enjoyed warm from the oven with a big dollop of ice cream. Cut a big square off and enjoy as part of your Easter Sunday dessert when you’ve run out of Easter eggs!

WITH STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM

Summer is just around the corner and if you fancy a light and fruity dessert then try this mini egg tray bake warm ( 20 second bursts in the microwave should do it) with cream and a few chopped strawberries. Spring may be in full swing but heart is forever in summer picnics.

These mini egg cookie bars also travel well, so if you are having a may day picnic or just out enjoying the rare rays of sun, then wrap up the mini egg traybake squares and enjoy outside.

OTHER CHOCOLATE

If unlike me, you are fed up with mini eggs then you could swap out the mini egg chocolate chips for your own favourite chocolate or any other Easter leftovers. I love Cadbury’s dark milk buttons in contrast to the vanilla cookie bars or you could go full vanilla and choose Caramac buttons to stud your cookie bars with.

Close up of the squidgy cookie traybake for Easter with chocolate eggs - mini egg cookie bars

Freezer cookie traybake

What is so wonderful about this recipe is once cooked and cooled you can wrap it tightly in a cling film and pop it in the freezer until later. When you are ready to eat it, bring it out and allow it to defrost while still wrapped up. This will keep the moisture on the outside of cling film and stop the cookie going soggy. After freezing and defrosting they definitely enjoy a little microwave burst to warm up and taste delicious.

I love mixing in the mini eggs to the mixture. It gets me really excited about eating the finished cookie traybake. I love traybakes and if you enjoy my recipes I will happily make more. Let me know what sort of flavours you want and I will get baking.

Other Traybakes you might like

Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie Traybake
Blueberry cookie traybake
Chocolate orange tray bake
White chocolate blondies

Equipment

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All you really need for this recipe is a 9×9″ square cake tine to bake your mini egg traybake in. Of course you’ll also need a mixing bowl, wooden spoon and baking paper. And lots and lots of mini eggs… not for the recipe, for you to snack on whilst baking.

Storing / Making ahead of time options

FREEZER MINI EGG COOKIE BARS

What is so wonderful about this recipe is once cooked and cooled you can wrap it tightly in a cling film and pop it in the freezer until later. When you are ready to eat it, bring it out and allow it to defrost while still wrapped up. This will keep the moisture on the outside of cling film and stop the cookie going soggy. After freezing and defrosting they definitely enjoy a little microwave burst to warm up and taste delicious.

Mini Egg Cookie traybake with chocolate mini eggs mixed in.
mini egg cookie bars from above covered in mini eggs

Substitutions and variations

Swap out chocolate eggs for other chocolates

You could swap mini eggs for your favourite chocolate chips or leftover eater chocolate if you are mini egged out!

Add more chocolate

You can make this even more chocolatey by taking out some of the flour and replacing it with cocoa powder. Chocolate cookie bars with chocolate chips would be delicious.

Make these gluten free cook bars.

You could easily make this recipe gluten-free by using your favourite gluten-free flour. It is easy to turn this GF and a gluten-free mini egg traybakes are just as delicious.

Or if you fancy something a little more chocolatey, check out my Leftover Easter Chocolate Traybake. Or if you want a more epic Mini egg cookie then try out my giant mini egg cookie.

easy cookie sheet pan recipe for Easter studded with mini eggs and chocolate eggs

Mini Egg Vookie Bars FAQS

How do I chop mini eggs?

First of all please note that chopping mini eggs can be tricky. As they are hard and rock please be careful.

This is a Sew White therapy session. Keep your Mini eggs in their bag, make a tiny cut and let out the air. Then, take a rolling pin or chopping board and hit those mini eggs! This is a great way to relieve some anger. (I would recommend this is done by the adults). Just watch out for fingers! Breaking the mini eggs like this creates uneven chunks of chocolate which is great for the mini egg cookie bars. If you don’t want to break them up you don’t have to. They will be easier to cut when in the cookie bar.

mini egg baking ideas for Easter

What’s the difference between cookies and cookie bars?

Cookies come in all shapes and sizes but this mini egg cookie traybake recipe calls for your to make cookie bars. These are incredibly similar to individual cookies but they have a slightly different ratio of ingredients make for a bake with more structure. Similar to a brownie!

What Sugar should I use for mini egg cookie bars?

For the best cookie bars I would suggest using a mix of light brown sugar and caster sugar. This combo makes for perfectly sweet and gooey cookies that will leave you wanting more. If you don’t have brown sugar can you swap out and use all caster sugar. Just keep the measures the same.

What can I use instead of mini eggs?

If it isn’t Easter if you don’t want to use mini eggs you can use so many other things instead. If you would like to use white chocolate chips instead then try. Want to add some nuts or berries then let’s do it! If you can imagine it in a cookie or cake it might work. It will at least be a baking adventure where you can enjoy everything you make.

Easter traybake recipe

I love a traybake as they are so easy to make and brilliantly easy to slice up and share. The Easter traybake is the best combo of cookie and cake studded with delicious mini eggs. The soft centre is like a gooey cookie but the top is more like cake. They travel well and are brilliant for Easter cake sales and parties. This will definitely be a family favourite once you try it.

Other Mini Egg Recipes you might like

Mini Egg Cheesecakes
Mini Egg Blondies
Mini Egg Flapjack Nests

Other Recipes you might like this Easter

Easy Easter Roast Lamb
Honey Mustard Cocktail Sausages
Vegetarian Roast Tomato Tart

Mini Egg Cookie

I love mini eggs, I’m sure you’ve noticed by how many recipes I have with them. Usually, I turned them into a big mini egg cookie that I don’t have to share. Naughty but technically I’m only eating one, even if it is one that I snack on all day.

Mini Egg Cookie combined with a traybake to make a truly epic bake

At the supermarkets at the moment there are so many packets of mini eggs available so I’ve been buying loads. I think I am becoming a tad addicted to mini eggs by this point of being home. For the cookie chop up most of the mini eggs and stir in. Using mini eggs is like using the most mega and epic chocolate chips. They give a great amount of chocolate to in the finished bake.

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Mini Egg Cookie Bars Recipe

Mini Egg Cookie Bars – easy mini egg cookie traybake

Sisley White
My Mini Egg Cookie Traybake takes my cookie tray bake recipe and gives it a super Easter twist. It's pretty much a chunky cookie dotted with mini eggs.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course cookies, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English
Servings 16 slices
Calories 252 kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 9 inch square cake tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Kitchen Scales

Ingredients
 
 

  • 140 g unsalted butter (or stork/baking block)
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 140 g light brown soft sugar (if you don't have you can use all caster sugar)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • half a teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300 g plain flour / all purpose flour
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 200 g mini eggs
  • 3 tablespoon milk (if the mix is really thick add a little extra)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºfan/356ºF. Grease and line a 9inch x 9inch cake tin.
  • Measure out the sugars and use a fork to break down any lumps.
  • Add the sugar and the butter into a mixing bowl.
  • Cream together until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Sieve in the flour, salt and bicarb and stir together.
  • Add the milk and stir together.
  • Leave a handful of mini eggs for the topping. Chop up the rest of the mini eggs and stir in too. Be careful when chopping them up.
  • Spoon the cookie dough into the pan and level out.
  • Place in the oven and after 5 minutes remove and add the remaining eggs to the top (this keeps some on the top). Bake until golden brown. If you like your cookies slightly gooey take them out at 15 minutes. 18-20 minutes if you want them to be set more.

Notes

Best enjoyed warm.
They make great puddings so reheat them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds and serve with ice cream.
Brilliant for lunch boxes and taking on picnics, they travel really well when wrapped up.
They also freeze and defrost really well if you want to save some for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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24 thoughts on “Mini Egg Cookie Bars – easy mini egg cookie traybake”

  1. 5 stars
    There’s also so many options with the similar eggs out there. Milky bar eggs and orange smarties mini eggs for example

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  2. 5 stars
    This is absolutely PERFECT for Easter weekend, so easy to make when under Quarantine and they are absolutely delicious little cookiee cakes

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  3. 5 stars
    Mini eggs are way too addictive anyway but this way makes them even more addictive. I’ve been dreaming about them since making the first batch.

    Reply

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