Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars

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These Sugar Cookie Bars are topped with melted Cadbury Eggs and garnished with your favorite Easter Candy. Fun, festive and easy-to-make Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars are a simple Easter dessert you can share with your family and friends. 

If you like cookie bars, be sure to check out my Easy Sugar Cookie Bars or my Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars.

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A stack of 4 Easter sugar cookie bars with sprinkles on top

I am sharing with you a super easy, sugar-packed Easter dessert that you can make with the kids!

These are my simple sugar cookie bars, topped with melted Cadbury Crème Eggs and decorated with Easter candy. While I prefer Cadbury Mini Eggs, you can top these with your favorite candy, sprinkles or some colorful candy melts.

It doesn’t get much easier than this! The base recipe is my Easy Sugar Cookies, baked in a square pan. Not only does this recipe not require any time to chill, but it uses basic pantry ingredients for the cookie recipe and only requires one bowl!

Years and years ago, I started melted Cadbury Crème Eggs with heavy cream to resemble a ganache consistency. It’s perfect for topping or spreading on cookies. You still get the flavor you love but without having to eat a whole egg. But let’s be real- is that even a problem?

I didn’t think so.

A cracked open Cadbury Creme Egg

Quick and Easy Cookies Bars

To make the cookie bars, you just need a few simple steps ingredients.

  • Quickly soften the butter in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until it fluffy. Since the butter might still be “cold”, take a couple extra minutes to cream it together with the sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt. This recipe will still work without cream of tarter. However this gives the cookie added chewiness and softness.
  • Press the dough into a 9-inch square pan lined with parchment paper, bake and cool completely. I chopped off the edges of these bars, as they edges are more brown and raised than the middle.
  • To make the Cadbury Ganache just unwrap and roughly chop the Cadbury eggs, combined with heavy cream and microwave until you can stir it to a smooth consistency. Spread it over the cooled cookie bars.

An overhead view of a cookie bar spread with ganache

Ideas to decorate the cookie bars

You can pretty much decorate these any way you’d like. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Wilton candy meltsyou only need about 10 pcs of each color, so it may or may not be worth it to you to buy these. You can also use melted white chocolate or almond bark and tint it with gel colors. The candy melts set super-fast so be ready with your toppings.
  • Easter Sprinkles- I used some Sweetapolita This is the “Wellies and Brellies” that’s part of the spring collection.
  • Easter Candy– I mentioned that I love crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs, it’s a nice pop of chocolate. But you can really use any candy you’d like.

A small glass jar filled with sprinkles

 These are pretty sweet-literally, so I cut them into smaller pieces. Store them in an airtight container. You can also package them up in a cellophane bag and tie it with a pretty ribbon to gift to neighbors and friends! I love easy Easter desserts like this.

This is definitely a recipe you can get the kids involved with! Have them help you add the ingredients to the bowl, press the dough into the pan and help you decorate. Just be prepared for the sugar-high that comes along with it!

A top view of cookie bars decorated with candy melts and sprinkles

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A colorful, decorated sugar cookie bar with Cadbury Mini Eggs

Cadbury Cookie Bars

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 bars

Description

These Sugar Cookie Bars are topped with melted Cadbury Eggs and garnished with your favorite Easter Candy. Fun, festive and easy-to-make Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars are a simple Easter dessert you can share with your family and friends.

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the ganache

  • 5 large Cadbury cream eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

For the toppings

  • Colored candy melts
  • Crushed Cadbury Mini eggs or other seasonal candy
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Soften the butter in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  2. Combine butter with sugar and beat on medium speed until well creamed together.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix into the butter and sugar until the eggs are well beaten.
  4. Finally, add the flour, baking soda,  cream of tartar and salt. Slowly add it into batter and beat on medium low speed until well combined and dough forms.
  5. Press the cookie dough into a 9-inch square pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350°F 18-20 minutes. Allow the cookie bars to cool completely.
  7. To prepare the ganache, unwrap and gently cut the Cadbury Eggs into smaller pieces. Combine in a microwave-safe bowl with the heavy whipping cream. Microwave for 45-60 seconds and stir until it’s completely smooth. Spread over the cooled cookie and all the ganache to set for about 30 minutes.
  8. For the toppings: Take about 10 individual pieces of candy melts and melt 20-30 seconds in the microwave or until melted and stirred smoothly. Drizzle over the ganache. Immediately garnish with additional candy or sprinkles.

Notes

  • Wilton candy meltsyou only need about 10 pcs of each color, so it may or may not be worth it to you to buy these. You can also use melted white chocolate or almond bark and tint it with gel colors. The candy melts set super-fast so be ready with your toppings.
  • The ganache never fully sets to a “firm” consistency but should set to the point where it’s no longer a liquid consistency.
  • I used some Sweetapolita This is the “Wellies and Brellies” that’s part of the spring collection
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cookie Bars, Cadbury Eggs, Easter Dessert, Easy Easter Dessert, Easter Dessert Ideas, Easter dessert for kids

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