Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Easter Bars

When we were scheduling March, D wanted to do some extra work.  I told him, okay...just not on our wedding (HA!), honeymoon (impossible), or Easter.  That left one weekend...the one after we got back.  It really was fine because I wanted him here for our first Easter as a family. 
I'm really used to making a "special" Sunday lunch for Easter but our church is 40 minutes from home and the service ends at noon.  K would not make it until after that.  So, we just had a laid back weekend. 
K dyed Easter eggs, played ballerina, had an indoor egg hunt.
We ate lunch at a new-to-us Mexican restaurant...it was pretty good.  Will add it to our Sunday rotation.  Later on Sunday, I made a "special" Easter dessert.  One of D's favorite candy is Cadbury eggs.  I had seen a recipe on Picky-Palate for a Cadbury Egg Cookie Bar....um, D would totally LOVE these! 
They were easy and he did love them...so did the rest of the peds residents.  Don't worry!  I left him some at home before taking the rest away to be devoured.  So, if you find yourself with leftover Cadbury eggs, try this one out!  That inside creme just melts into deliciousness in these bars.   

 (and now D is revealed!)

Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars adapted from Picky-Palate
1 stick/1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
1 box yellow cake mix 
1 large egg  
1 cup mini chocolate chips 
5 Cadbury Eggs, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with foil that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.  Place butter, cake mix, egg, oil and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl, stirring to combine into dough. Gently stir in chopped Cadbury Eggs to combine. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish and press evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes until baked through. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares. Enjoy!

Makes 24 squares (or about 72 tiny cubes....ha!)

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