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Easter Dessert Recipe
Egg Hunt Blondies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Cooling Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A cute Easter dessert recipe featuring the best, chewy blondies topped with buttercream icing and M&M candies. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 346 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
For the Blondies:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Homemade Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring if using
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup Pastel M&M's
Instructions
For the Blondies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and have ready a greased, square (8x8”) baking dish. Line the bottom and the sides of the baking dish with a fitted sheet of parchment paper for easy removal.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sea salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Add melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, yolk, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer.

  4. Mix on medium-high speed until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and gradually add in the dry ingredients. 

  5. Add the batter to the prepared dish, and smooth over the top. Bake for 25-28 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely about 30 minutes.

For the Buttercream Icing:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter and powdered sugar. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer. 

  2. Begin mixing on low speed, until most of the powdered sugar is mixed in, then increase the speed to medium-high. Mix until well-combined.Add the salt, extract, and food coloring (if using). Mix once more.

Cut and Add the Topping:
  1. Pipe or spread on the icing. Cut the blondies into 16 squares, and place M&M's (on their side) across the tops of the blondies. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Egg Hunt Blondies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.