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Easter Baking With Hershey – And A Chocolate Giveaway!

[This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner Michelle J., #11, and thanks to all who entered.]

[This post is sponsored. I received product from HERSHEY’S and payment from Global Influence in exchange for writing this post.]

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Easter for me is all about the candy. When I was little my grandmother would hide Easter baskets and send me and my sisters on a hunt to find them (actually, I think my sisters and I would hide them for each other, but I’m going to give my grandmother the credit since she’s no longer around to defend herself).

I do this for my kids, and have almost as much fun making the Easter baskets as they have digging into them.

Sure, sometimes I get it together enough to do something crafty, and the Celebrate With Hershey’s website even has some crafts that I think I could do (this one especially – I need some spring in my house!). But the chocolate comes first – it’s the focus.

Hershey's Easter Chocolates

HERSHEY’S sent me a huge assortment of their Easter candies so that I could make something yummy, and I really wanted to use the CADBURY MINI EGGS, because they’re my favorite. The beauty of the recipe I came up with is that you could really use just about any Easter chocolate you wanted to. Jake suggested the ROLO candy, which I think would go really well with this recipe.

In theory, you could even use this as a way to get rid of leftover Easter chocolate, but in reality I would never have any leftover CADBURY MINI EGGS, so it’s good that I’m trying this now, with more than a month to go before Easter.

CADBURY MINI EGGS Blondies

Ingredients

1/2 to 1 cup CADBURY MINI EGGS

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 whole egg and one egg yolk, beaten

180 grams all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease bottom only of 8” X 8” or 9” X 9” square pan, or use parchment paper

Cadbury Mini Eggs Put CADBURY MINI EGGS in a small plastic bag and pound with a mallet or hammer until all MINI EGGS are at least halved – you want to leave a lot of big pieces, not totally crush them; set aside

In a medium bowl combine melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and stir until thoroughly mixed; add beaten eggs and stir again until combined; set aside

In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

Add flour mixture to butter mixture slowly, about 1/3 at a time, stirring just to combine

Stir in crushed MINI EGGSCadbury Mini Eggs Blondies

Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread to edges (if you’re using parchment paper you’ll have to hold down a corner so that it doesn’t move); don’t worry if you can’t get it exactly to the edges, it will spread out in the oven

Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean

Place pan on a rack and cool completely before cutting

Store after cooling in an airtight container

Cadbury Mini Eggs Blondies

The Giveaway

One of my lucky readers is going to get their very own prize pack featuring an assortment of HERSHEY’S Easter candy!

Entering is easy: just leave a comment on this post telling me 1) what your favorite Easter tradition is with your own family, AND 2) what your favorite craft or recipe is from the Celebrate With Hershey’s site. You must leave a complete comment in order to be entered.

The giveaway is open to US Residents 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law.

The giveaway ends at noon-ish on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 and the winner will be chosen approximately 24 hours later. The winner will be chosen by random.org. The winner will be emailed and the winner’s name will be posted at the top of this post once the winner is verified. It is each entrant’s responsibility to make sure that her entry appears in the comment section, and to contact me before the drawing if there is a problem. Entries that do not follow the rules stated in this post will not be approved. See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.

Prize fulfillment will be carried out by The Hershey Company.

Good luck!

You can follow along on social media with the #BunnyTrail hashtag, and don’t forget to check out Celebrate With Hershey’s for lots of great chocolate celebration ideas!

Fiona eating a Cadbury Mini Eggs Blondie

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22 Responses to “Easter Baking With Hershey – And A Chocolate Giveaway!”

  1. Denise Traynor on February 27th, 2014 8:57 pm
    1

    My favorite Easter tradition was sleeeping in when you were at Grum’s house looking for your easter baskets andI love the spring bird house.

  2. Tauseef Alam on February 28th, 2014 12:06 am
    2

    Hi

    I’m from India. In our nation we don’t celebrate Easter, we’ve our own festivals but after reading your post i wish we could also have this festival.

  3. David on February 28th, 2014 4:36 pm
    3

    My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had. My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

  4. Lisa on February 28th, 2014 8:17 pm
    4

    We make jello eggs every year – so fun & tasty. I also love the easter basket cupcake recipes!

  5. Jessica Beard on February 28th, 2014 10:03 pm
    5

    Chocolate Macaroon Bars look like fun to make with my son. My favorite tradition is having my son go on an Easter egg hunt. It is always so much fun!

  6. Mami2jcn on March 1st, 2014 12:46 pm
    6

    The Easter basket cupcakes are cute. Our favorite tradition is our Easter Egg Hunt.

  7. Tabitha P. on March 2nd, 2014 12:17 am
    7

    i loved the bird house.
    our tradion is the easter bunny hides the baskets.

  8. Debbie Jackson on March 2nd, 2014 1:36 pm
    8

    My favorite tradition is meeting in the park for an extended family egg hunt..after Easter dinner. My favorite craft/recipe was the Easter bonnets.

  9. Susan Christy on March 2nd, 2014 1:59 pm
    9

    Brunch, church & egg hunt for the little ones. I love the HERSHEY’S Flower Pot Bouquet Craft.

  10. Laura Ari on March 2nd, 2014 6:41 pm
    10

    Our favorite tradition is the cousins Easter egg hunt where all the cousins get together for a huge Easter egg hunt. My favorite recipe is the birds nest cupcakes.

  11. Michelle J. on March 2nd, 2014 8:56 pm
    11

    We love to have breakfast and a hunt, and I want to try the Double Decker Fudge–yum!

  12. Holly Hook on March 2nd, 2014 11:26 pm
    12

    We always visit the easter egg hunt in the town park to see all of the children in their easter outfits. My favorite recipe looks to be the coconut cake nests
    hook 6475@ yahoo. com

  13. Jennifer E. on March 3rd, 2014 3:40 am
    13

    I like the Fudgey Fruit Pizza from Hersheys.
    My favorite Easter Tradition is coloring eggs with the kids.

  14. natalie yeoman on March 3rd, 2014 12:36 pm
    14

    my favorite recipe is Macaroon Cookie Nests Recipe

    my favorite tradition is coloring eggs

  15. rachel on March 3rd, 2014 4:43 pm
    15

    We typically go out to lunch after church. I like the Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece, too.

  16. Danielle Taj on March 3rd, 2014 7:01 pm
    16

    i love decorating eggs with the kids – i love the egg holder crafts on the website!

  17. Vera K on March 3rd, 2014 9:29 pm
    17

    I like the Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece Craft. My favorite part of the day is the outdoor egg hunt for the kids.

  18. Amy Orvin on March 5th, 2014 2:21 pm
    18

    I enjoy the easter egg hunts and I love the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

  19. Kate F. on March 5th, 2014 3:02 pm
    19

    My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt and my favorite recipe is the peanut butter Easter bonnets.

  20. Allison Downes on March 5th, 2014 7:50 pm
    20

    My favorite tradition is having an Easter Egg Hunt, and I like the Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece Craft.

    Thanks for the chance to win this! 

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

  21. Rhonda G on March 6th, 2014 5:07 pm
    21

    We have a huge egg hunt here at my house for the grabkids. We have a blast! And I think I’m in love! These chocolate marshmallow slices look like something I NEED lol

  22. Julie on March 7th, 2014 3:09 pm
    22

    Our favorite tradition is the easter egg hunt.
    I like the easter basket cupcakes
    thanks for the giveaway