Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter Recipes Starring… the Cadbury Egg Trifle

Today, I've two sweets and a salty fast to share.
It's hard to believe Easter was already a week ago; and I'm just now getting around to sharing!

First up, a cadbury egg trifle that I've had a lot of questions for the recipe.  It's super easy and can really be used for any holiday or even non-holiday desserts - just sub out the cadbury eggs for another candy/chocolate item of your choice.. next up for us might be reese's pieces.

Cadbury Egg Trifle
vanilla pudding (two boxes)
marshmallow topping (two tubs)
brownie bites (crumbled)
cadbury eggs (I used almost three boxes)

Start by mixing up the vanilla dressing by following the directions on the box.
Crumble up the brownie bites as well as cut up the eggs.
Layer the brownie bites on the bottom, then the pudding, then marshmallow, the cadbury eggs.
Repeat entire order for another layer on top.

This would be really easy to make individual - possibly easier and would make a better display.
Like I said above, you can also sub in other candy/chocolate to make this for any occasion.
Don't skimp on the pudding - it's  d e l i c i o u s. 

Confetti Bars
These are another one that can be made for any holiday, and occasion, etc. just by switching out the m&m color… easy peasy.

These are gooey and when they are fully cooked; they taste barely cooked.  Perfect.

1/2 cup butter, softened 
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips 
your chosen amount spring m&m's

Possible extra ingredients for toppings:
recipe for this frosting

Combine the butter, sugar and brown sugar (using a hand or stand mixer).
Mix in the the egg and vanilla.
In a smaller bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and salt. 
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet. (I used a spatula for this part - but you could probably also still use the mixer).
Stir in some of the white chocolate chips.
Nicely press the dough into a baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
Remove and top immediately with the m&m's (you could also top at this point with mini marshmallows but I chose not to because the other dessert I was serving had marshmallow)
Put back in the oven for 1-2 minutes.
Remove and sprinkle a few more white chocolate chips.

I chose no go with no topping but if you really wanted something on top, another alternative would be the frosting I mentioned above.

Hashbrown Casserole
After that sweets overload, I've got something salty but equally as delicious.
For Easter my mom was handling just about all the main courses (Thanks, mom!) and I was up for potatoes -- since I was doing the appetizers and desserts, she suggested that I google hash brown casseroles because they are so easy and quick.  WHY have I never done this before?!
So easy.  I threw it together while everyone was enjoying appetizers.  We were good to go.
two pounds frozen hash browns
1/2 cup butter, melted 
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup onion, peeled and chopped
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Transfer into a large greased baking dish 
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

What are some of your holiday go-to foods to serve?!
Today I'm linking up hereherehere and here


  1. YUM!! It all looks great! I've only made a trifle once in my life. And it was so good.. I need to make them more!

  2. Oh my goodness it all looks SO good!!! I think I just gained weight just looking at those delicious pics haha

  3. Wow- so much deliciousness here! I wish I had that hash brown casserole right now! I love making special recipes for holidays - thanks for sharing!

  4. YUMMMM! All of this sounds so amazing! I've made a similar hashbrown casserole before and it is seriously so yummy!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Umm, yummy!!! All of the recipes look wonderful. I make a similar hashbrown casserole. Always a hit!

  6. The confetti bars are so great - not just for Easter!! And that casserole - I'm drooline! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  7. Oh my gosh - those all look so good! Hashbrown casseroles are so dangerous, I can't stay away from them.

  8. All of these treats look amazing!!!! YUM!

  9. Yeah - those confetti bars need to make an appearance in my household stat. You did a great job pulling all these together!

  10. Holy deliciousness! They both look amazing, but those confetti bars need to get in my belly :-D

  11. Those look so good!! My mouth is watering over the hashbrown casserole (my fav!) and the confetti bars. The little signs are super adorable!

  12. Cadbury eggs are my easter guilty pleasure so the first recipe looks amazing! I will have to keep that in mind for Easter dinner next year!

  13. Oh wow yum!! These all look amazing, but those confetti bars might be my favorite.

  14. I'm pretty sure my husband and his family would go crazy over the cadbury egg trifle... might just have to make this for them next Easter!!!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  15. I do a similar hashbrown recipe! So good, so easy. My fave =)

  16. Oh man. I am drooling here in my cubicle with nothing to eat but an apple :( I NEED to try to make the trifle and confetti bars. And I can't think of a better time now that all the Easter candy is on sale!

  17. Those sweets look uh-mazing, BUT that hashbrown casserole looks out of this world!!! I will most certainly be making that!!

  18. I have leftover Cadbury eggs, so this sounds like a great way to use them up (instead of me eating them all!). Thanks for sharing!

  19. This sounds so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  20. YUM! They all look great, but I am DROOLING over that Hashbrown Casserole!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! I'm featuring this as my favorite on this week's DDT! :) Please feel free to stop by and grab the "Featured Favorite" button, and please share more great recipes with us this week! :D

  21. Haha, I also realized why I am loving that hashbrown casserole... I have a recipe that's almost identical and I LOVE IT! :D