Now that Easter is over is anyone else left with an abundance of mostly chocolate Easter candy? My girls attended an egg hunt at their schools, the church and a friends house as well as 2 visits from the Easter bunny and we have more candy than I know what to do with.
Right away I packed up about half of it and took is straight to work (it disappeared in 2 days!). I started thinking of some fun ways we could use up the chocolate an I thought why not add MORE chocolate. I'm not really a big chocolate person but Reese's are one of my favorites so this is what I came up with.
These were really quick and easy *a requirement of mine* and I had everything on hand. All you need is brownie mix (or your favorite homemade version) and a bunch of the small Reese's eggs.
Start by mixing the brownies according to the instructions on the box. I used an 8x8 baking dish so that my brownies mix would be thick enough to cover the eggs. Pour about half of your batter into your dish then lay your Reese's eggs down. I used 12 of the smaller Reese's eggs for the filling.
Then you just pour the rest of the batter over the top and make sure the candy is completely covered. I just baked it as I would for just the brownies but the filling added about 5 minutes to my baking time.
They taste even better than they sound. We had such a hard time waiting for them to cool down enough to cut into them.
I'm sure you could try this with just about any kind of leftover Easter candy. Maddie has requested that we try it next with jelly beans. We may have to see about that.