Our traditional Easter dinner (or lunch) always comes with brownies. So I’ve got these 20 Decadent Easter Brownies to really give a leg-up to our Easter treats!
Oh, that was a bad joke, I’m so sorry. Not really.
If you’re in the market for more than just brownies for Easter, though, be sure to check out the best Easter Cupcake Ideas. You won’t be sorry you did.
But back to the easter bunny brownies you’ve been dreaming of.
Tips for Making Easter Brownies
Make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you don’t preheat, and you just toss your brownie batter in the oven, it’s likely that the baking powder won’t activate and the brownies won’t rise. So, preheat. Always.
Always spray your baking pan with cooking spray just before you pour the batter. That way the oil doesn’t pool in the pan anywhere in particular–you just get a nice, even coat between the batter and the pan.
If you’re into adding things on top of brownies, you could add a drizzle of 1/2 cup of chocolate ganache, peanut butter or even mint frosting (buttercream with peppermint extract, anyone?!) over the top of these brownies, before baking. That would be divine.
Do not try to cut your easter brownies before they have cooled completely. If you try to cut them before then, you’ll smoosh and they’ll crumble. Cooled brownies will cut nicely and you’ll have tasty little squares of perfection.
Once you have cooled brownies, then you can add frosting or even mini eggs, if that’s the direction you’re headed. Don’t do it too early or you will have a melted mess! The brownies must cool completely.
Don’t bother using food coloring–no matter how much you mix until combined, unless you’re using white chocolate in your brownie recipe, you’re not going to see any color change.
To make a quick fudgey topping that will be amazing for ANY easter cupcake recipe, just pop some dark chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted. Add vanilla extract, a little cocoa powder and some cream, then pour that ganache over the brownies still in the baking pan. Perfect.
How Long Do Easter Brownies Last?
Well, if we’re being honest, these brownies do not last long on my counter–there are far too many people that live at my house that love a good brownie. So, I’m snacking on crumbs pretty quick.
But, if you want to keep your brownies around and can fend-off the kids for a bit, you can pop them into an airtight container in a single layer, or even multiple layers separated by layers of parchment paper. On the counter this way, the easter brownies should last between 3-5 days before they start to dry out.
To keep them a little bit longer, you can pop that airtight container into the fridge and the brownies will last for about 5-10 days. When you’re ready to have a bite, you can pull a brownie out and pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm it up.
If you need your brownies to last even longer, you can either just freeze the brownie batter before you cook it, or you can put your cooked brownies in an airtight container and freeze. Then when you’re ready to eat, just let them defrost on the counter or pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds!
In the freezer, you can expect your brownies to last 3-5 months. Unless you live in my house and the oldest has figured out how to warm his own brownies and then you can only expect them to last a week, at best. LOL!
So many fantastic Decadent Easter Brownies that I just can’t wait to try! And, watch out, mini malted milk balls, you’re getting in there, too. Ha!