Gluten Free Easter Brownies

gluten free easter brownies

Say hello to my Gluten Free Easter Brownies – the perfect recipe when you can’t decide which Easter bake to make first!

Because these fudgy and delicious gluten free brownies are packed full of all your favourite Easter chocolates.

Why choose between Mini Egg brownies or Creme Egg brownies when you can have them – and more – all in one delicious gluten free Easter brownie instead?

gluten free easter brownies

The perfect gluten free Easter brownies should be really fudgy, and not at all cake-like.

I know there’s nothing worse than going out to a cafe and the only option there is a really dry, sad-looking gluten free brownie.

But it shouldn’t be like that! And these gluten free Easter brownies are proof.

In fact, if a gluten free brownie is dry and more like a cake then it has unfortunately been over-baked.

With this gluten free Easter brownies recipe you’ll get a dense, moist and delicious brownie which is a truly decadent treat.

And with the crunchy surprise of various Easter chocolate inside, each slab will be a foodie adventure!

gluten free easter brownies

Which Easter eggs are gluten free?

I loaded up these gluten free Easter brownies with all the miniature eggs I could find that were safe to eat.

This post was updated in January 2021 but recipes do change so I’d recommend always double checking.

A word of warning – I’m writing this in the UK so if you’re visiting this recipe from another country, you may find the ingredients differ.

At the time of writing this post, I used the following Easter eggs which are all gluten free and coeliac-friendly:

  • Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
  • Cadbury’s Miniature Creme Eggs
  • Smarties Easter Eggs (the normal ones – the orange-flavoured packs have a may contain warning)
  • Milky Bar Mini Eggs

Other eggs which are also gluten free and can be used in this recipe are:

  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mini Eggs
  • Terry’s White Chocolate Orange Mini Eggs
  • Galaxy Caramel Chocolate Mini Eggs

The best idea is to scour the shelves and check the ingredients – and don’t forget to check for ‘may contain traces of’ or ‘made in a factory which also handles’ warnings too.

gluten free easter brownies

How to make gluten free Easter brownies

There’s a full printable recipe card below with the method, but for the shopping list you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g milk chocolate
  • 170 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 90 g gluten free plain flour
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 300g mixed Easter chocolate (I used 75g each of mini Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Smarties Eggs and Milky Way eggs)

You’ll also need these extra ingredients to top the brownies – it’s optional but I think makes them so much better!

  • 50g milk chocolate (melted)
  • Approx 80g mixed Easter chocolates (crushed)

I’ve never tried this recipe dairy free before but it would mean having to change the chocolate, butter and Easter chocolates.

Unfortunately due to the fact it’s a recipe based around chocolate, I think you’d struggle to make a dairy free version as good.

The eggs are also integral to the brownie’s texture and as yet I haven’t tried a vegan version either.

gluten free easter brownies

Top tips for baking gluten free brownies

The secret to getting really gorgeous looking gluten free brownies is definitely the cracked top.

I like to get this by whisking up the eggs in the mixture until it goes super light and fluffy, before folding in melted chocolate and flour. 

I find this gives the brownies an amazing texture and that classic, cracked top.

A second tip would be to NOT over-bake them!

These gluten free Easter brownies should still wobble when you take them out of the oven. It’s tempting to leave them in for longer – but don’t!

They will need to set completely before you attempt to cut them. I mean, a good few hours at least.

If you’re in a hurry to eat these brownies, I’d recommend letting them cool for about an hour before popping them in the fridge for another hour.

Because they’re super fudgy, they take a while to firm up enough to cut them. Otherwise you’ll have a molten mess!

gluten free easter brownies

My gluten free Easter brownies recipe

Get the Easter eggs ready because here is my gluten free Easter brownies recipe and it is A-MAZING.

This makes around 16 squares, feel free to add whatever Easter chocolate you like, as long as it’s gluten free.

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gluten free easter brownies

Gluten Free Easter Brownies

Yield: 16 squares
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These gluten free Easter brownies are PACKED with the best Easter chocolates! Fudgy and delicious gluten free chocolate brownies with all sort of mini eggs. This recipe makes approximately 16 squares and can be frozen.

Ingredients

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g milk chocolate
  • 170 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 90 g gluten free plain flour
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 300g mixed Easter chocolate (I used 75g each of mini Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Smarties Eggs and Milky Way eggs)

For the topping:

  • 50g milk chocolate (melted)
  • Approx 80g mixed Easter chocolates (crushed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180'C. Line an 8-inch / 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. Break the chocolate into a bowl and melt over a bowl of boiling water. Once melted set aside to cool slightly while you start the rest of the recipe.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave and add to a large mixing bowl with the sugar. Using an electric whisk, mix together until combined.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar/butter mix. Continue to mix with electric whisker for a minute until the mixture pales and starts to go fluffy.
  4. Add the chocolate to the mix - make sure it is warm but not too hot or it will cook the eggs (not good!). Using a spatula fold the chocolate in and mix until combined.
  5. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Add the Easter chocolates and then fold the dry ingredients into the mix gently. You don't want to over mix - just enough so there are no lumps of flour. Once combined, pour into the lined baking tin and spread out evenly. Smooth out the top with a spatula.
  6. Place the brownies in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack completely before cutting them up. It is very important to ensure the brownies cool completely before cutting. I would give them at least a couple of hours before cutting into them. They should be a bit wobbly still when they come out of the oven but will firm up as they cool.
  8. Once the brownies have cooled, cut them into 16 squares. Drizzle the melted chocolate over them, sprinkle over the crushed Easter chocolates then leave to set completely.

Notes

  • It is very important to ensure the brownies cool completely before cutting. I would give them at least a couple of hours before cutting into them. They should be a bit wobbly still when they come out of the oven but will firm up as they cool.
  • These brownies will store for a week in an airtight container and can also be frozen.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

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Need some more gluten free baking inspiration?

If you want to have a go at some of the other gluten free baking recipes on the blog, why not give some of these a try? They’re perfect for baking away all of your troubles.

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