All in Baking

Mini Egg Cookie Bars

I don’t traditionally celebrate Easter but I do friggen love mini eggs. In face, prior to baking this, I have already eaten a whole 400 g bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs. When it came time to actually bake these, a second bag had to be purchased. There is no need to specifically go with Cadbury. If you’re a glutton and cheap like me, go with Presidents Choice Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs for the second bag of mini eggs.

Ingredients

  • 275 g All Purpose Flour

  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch

  • 115 g Soft Unsalted Butter

  • 55 g Sugar

  • 135 g Brown Sugar

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 300 g Mini Eggs

  • 75g Milk Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare a 9x9 inch square baking tin with parchment paper. The method I prefer is to grease the tin with butter, line with parchment (overhang flaps included), and then lightly grease with a little more butter. The overhang flaps will be a God send when it’s time to take these babies out of the tin.

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, cornflour, baking soda, and salt then mix with whisk to thoroughly combine.

  2. In a larger bowl, cream together butter with both white and brown sugars.

  3. After sugar has dissolved, add egg and vanilla then beat again.

  4. Add the dry ingredients then slowly beat agin just till combined.

  5. Lastly add the Mini Eggs (minus a generous handful) and Chocolate Chips then mix with a wooden spoon or spatula. An electric mixer will be too powerful and break up the candy shells.

  6. Dump dough into prepared pan and pat down into all sides and corners with your hand. This will be fairly easy to do as dough comes together nicely.

  7. Sprinkle on the reserved handful of Mini Eggs and press into batter.

  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Edges will be golden brown when done.

  9. Cool in tray for ten minutes then transfer to completely cool on wire rack.

3 Ingredient 'naner Balls

This recipe is two things that I love about recipes: (A) One bowl! (B) Very few ingredients 

This is one of the healthier things I make as well. Bananas are very readily available and many of us have them lying around at home. They are the only produce I find prices the same at Whole Foods than other grocers. Once they go brown (which if you live with me, they often do), it's time to bake! 

 

Ingredients

2 Ripe Bananas

1 cup Oats

1/3 - 1/2 cup Chopped Chocolate or Chips

Instructions  

Mash up the bananas in a medium sized bowl with a fork.  

Add oats and mix.  

Add your fixings!