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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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