Instead of mindlessly eating an entire bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs, put them to good use and make Cadbury Mini Egg Scones! These scones make the perfect addition to your Easter brunch spread or for a sweet seasonal treat.
(This recipe for Cadbury Mini Egg Scones was originally posted in April 2011, but the post has been updated with new photos and content in 2018.)
I have a very important question for you... Cadbury Creme Eggs or Cadbury Mini Eggs? You can only choose one, so what's it going to be? Huh?? Huh?? Come on, hurry up and choose one.
Just kidding!! I could never be so cruel as to force you to make that choice. It's just not fair.
While I was in the kitchen baking with Cadbury Mini Eggs last week, Chris asked me why I kept calling them Cadbury Eggs. When I explained they were "Mini Eggs" and not "Creme Eggs," he was like, "that makes no sense! They are completely different from each other!"
And he's right. So different, but both delicious. Though I suspect that in a nationwide survey, Mini Eggs would win as favorite based only on the fact that some people are bothered by the "creme" in the Creme Eggs (I think those people are crazy, but whatever).
Cadbury Mini Eggs are freaking addictive and I think most of you will agree with me that the bags are dangerous to have around. But now that they've been in stores for over a month already (in fact, I saw them in one store almost immediately after Christmas was over), I finally broke down and bought a couple bags.
You know, for recipe testing purposes and all. Ahem. But really, I made these Cadbury Mini Egg Scones back in 2011 and decided it was time to update the post. Not only did I update all the photos, but I made some edits that vastly improve the recipe.
And I added a video with step-by-step instructions!
Cadbury Mini Egg Easter Scones Recipe
These are not your grandmother's scones. Oh no. They're definitely not your sit down with a cup of tea and nibble on a scone scone.
Cadbury Egg scones are more of a pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa with extra rum and whipped cream and break these bad boys out scones (or possibly a Cadbury Egg Milkshake!).
And I'm OK with that. Because they're chocolatey and sweet scones perfect for Easter morning... And the months leading up to Easter.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla Greek yogurt (you can use plain if you can't find vanilla)
- Whole Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
You really don't need any special tools to make scones... You don't even need a stand mixer or a hand mixer since you make the mixture in a bowl. But there are a couple things that will make your life easier for these Easter scones.
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- Pastry Cutter (you can blend scone mixture with your fingers or a fork, but it's so much easier with a pastry cutter)
- Parchment Paper or Silpat Baking Mat
- Meat Mallet (I use this for crushing the Cadbury Mini Eggs)
How to Make Mini Egg Scones
The hardest part of making these Easter scones is crushing the Cadbury Mini Eggs. You can either chop them up with a knife (that's what I did) or put them in a bag and crush them with a mallet.
The second method will help you get any pent up aggression out.
OK, I lied. Really, the hardest part of making these scones is not eating all the Cadbury Mini Eggs before you bake them.
Otherwise, they're super easy to make. Scones are a great baking project for anyone who wants to start working more with dough, but is a little nervous.
You'll get experience cutting butter into flour, but you don't have to be super precise when it comes to forming the scones. It's OK if they're not all exactly the same size!
I think scones have a not-so-great reputation and I'm on a mission to change that! I promise they aren't just for grandmas! Or for English tea times.
They don't have to be hard and dry. And they can be packed with candy!
When I first posted these Easter scones, I got some good reviews on them, but man, this new improved version is so much better! When I look at my old photos vs these new ones, it's clear how much more buttery and moist these ones are. With the perfect golden tops.
Not only are these scones packed with candy, but I obviously sprinkled even more crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs over the top. Because Easter comes but once a year and I'm going to take as much advantage of the candy as I can!
And devise as many Cadbury mini egg recipes as I can, muhahaha.
More Easter Treat Recipes
Easter candy is one of the things that gets me most excited about the spring (besides, you know, fabulous warm weather!) and I have lots of Easter treats that I love making. Here are some of my favorites:
- Easter Candy Popcorn
- Mini Easter Pavlovas
- Easter Oreo Bark
- Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream
- Carrot Cake Oreo Truffles
- Chai Carrot Cake Scones
- Mini Egg Brownies (from Little Sugar Snaps)
- Easter Bunny Bottom Cupcakes (from Hostess at Heart)
While I never want to tell you to eat candy for breakfast, I do think these would make a fantastic addition to an Easter brunch spread. But they're also great for an afternoon pick-me-up, along with a cup of coffee.
Let's be honest, if you have a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs laying around, you're probably going to find yourself eating the entire thing within days, right? So, you may as well put the candy to good use!
What's your favorite kind of Easter candy?Are you feeling tortured that Easter candy has been on the shelves so long?
How-To Recipe Video
Want to see how easy it is to make these Cadbury Mini Egg Scones? Watch the video!
Cadbury Mini Egg Scones
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and diced into small pieces
- ¼ cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tsp for sprinkling on top
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt (if you can't find vanilla, use plain and add extra vanilla extract)
- ¼ cup whole milk, plus 1 Tbsp for brushing on top
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs
- ½ cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 Tbsp whole milk
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or fork (or your hands), until pea-size pieces form with some larger chunks remaining.
- Mix in sugar. Using a spatula, stir in Greek yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until just combined. Fold in crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs.
- On a lightly floured surface, gently knead the dough a few times. Then using your hands, form a circle about ¾" thick. Slice dough into 8 triangles and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Brush scones with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes, until scones are turning golden on top.
- Let cool for a few minutes before drizzling icing over scones.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar and milk. If icing is too thick, add more milk ¼ tsp at a time. If it's too thin, add more confectioners' sugar 1 Tbsp at a time.
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oh my gosh! What a cute Easter idea! I feel like I need to make them for our celebration!!! I love the circus peanuts that are shaped like bunnies and chicks.
Um yes these easter treats were totally put out the day after V-Day (at least here they were!) and I found it utterly disturbing. As if the V-Day temptations weren't enough!
Now I feel more prepared for them however. Especially after seeing this scone. Seems like the perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!
Pure brilliance. I too could finish a bag in one sitting. And now they make them in dark chocolate too?! I love the idea of putting them in scones, I've been seriously on a scone making kick lately!
I'm kind of in love with this recipe.
I'm with you and love Cadbury mini eggs and creme eggs but I also love the Reese's peanut butter eggs!
Jenn's Food Journey says
What a fantastic idea!! I love Cadbury mini eggs!! Those and the Reese's peanut butter eggs are my favorites for Easter.
Emily @ A Cambridge Story says
I love outside-the-box scones, and these look fabulous! I made Girl Scout inspired scones with coconut, chocolate and caramel a couple weekends ago. I say we organize a non-traditional scone party!
you have got to be kidding me! those are so fun! we LOVE the mini eggs but I'm not sure I could ever save enough to actually bake with them 🙂
What a great idea! When my girls were little there was always Cadbury in their Easter baskets 😉
Sues...I always knew you were a girl after my own heart...........I'll be trying this recipe for sure!!!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
How cute!! I'll have to say the Cadbury mini eggs are my favorite too!
oh my goodness i feel like you wrote this for me and my obsession with cadbury mini eggs. LOVE. 🙂
Leah (So, How's It Taste?) says
You have made me a very happy girl on a Monday! I love mini eggs and scones! I'm making these pronto!
Haha, this is so awesome, Sues. My fave Easter candy are the Reese's Eggs. Love chocolate + pb combo. Maybe you can make a scone recipe out of those, eh?!
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
For some reason I never loved the cadbury eggs, but these scones look so good I may have to try them again!
I love the Cadbury cream eggs the best! I waited as long as I could to have one this year and wanted just ONE but only found a package of four - oh well haha. I see this recipe translating to all sorts of breakfast sweets like pancakes and waffles and muffins, or a Cadbury cream egg omelette??
Erica @ In and Around Town says
Wow! Those are a Cadbury lover's dream!!! I think I might have to try making those - YUM!
Cadbury mini eggs are definitely up there with fave easter candy!! These scones are such a brilliant idea!
Ooh... last year I bought five bags and totally OD'd on them. One bag is still in my drawer. I wonder if year-old mini eggs would lend themselves better to a baked treat than snacking? Hmm...
Amazing! They look delicious!
I think I'm about to faint. My love for mini eggs is astounding. I love this idea and will definitely try!
emily @ the happy home says
magical. the regular cream eggs are my favorite, totally!
sweeter salt says
YOU ARE A GENIUS. I am so making these for easter morning.
between these cadburry eggs and peeps the drugstore is like a temptation mine field this time of year. SO MUCH DELICIOUS MULTI-COLORED CANDY!
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
These scones are so cute! Perfect for Easter. Thanks for sharing, girls!
These were a big hit at the office today. They we are all gone in 15 minutes.
omg, i love you. that is all.
Maris (In Good Taste) says
I don't know anyone who doesn't love Cadbury eggs and I am sure I don't know anyone who wouldn't love these scones! They are amazing!
that's sounds fantastic in scones and such a great idea for Easter.
And to think I thought I'd seen it all. You are a wicked genius that folks as Cadbury are going to love. The scones sound sinfully delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary.
These scones are some kinda fabulous! Love those little cadbury eggs.
Great idea for scones...and must taste really yummie with all the taste of the cadbury eggs 🙂 Have a great week!
Maria @ Scandifoodie says
That's such a fun idea! They look great!
That's so deliciously Cadbury! The idea for topping is great!
Those are so colorful and cute! I'm not a huge sweets fan so I usually go for scones. I'd probably have a few of these for sure.
this is amazing. what a creative idea, and perfect for easter obviously. LOVE IT
5 Star Foodie says
Such scrumptious and adorable scones with the mini eggs, so neat!
Kari Elmes says
OMG! I can so relate to this! I have been addicted to mini eggs for years now and await the arrival of them with anticipation each year!
I have actually found a no name brand of these eggs sold in bulk which I prefer to the cadbury's brand.
I am definitely going to try these scones very soon, my mouth was watering as I read through the recipe and saw the photos. I am not a baker and hope that I won't mess it up 😉
Elina (Healthy and Sane) says
You're too cute. I love the minis as well and think you are a genius for making scones with them! Definitely an even more special way to enjoy (or maybe inhale? lol) some seasonal chocolate mini eggs 🙂
Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) says
I just showed this to my husband and I think he might be expecting me to make these this weekend. Hah!
Betty @ scrambled hen fruit says
Oh yes...another way to add the important chocolate food group to my breakfast! These look scrumptious! I love the little Cadbury eggs. 🙂
WOW!!! I love cadbury eggs.... these are right up my alley!
Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies says
Seeing your scones just brightened up my day and made me smile. These look like one delicious idea and, best of all, it means that eating candy for breakfast is A-OK.
what a fun idea! i haven't had cadbury eggs in forever, i think i need to start eating them again!
I can't stand how it's one holiday after another in stores these days. It makes me so anxious! Knowing this scone recipe though, I'm excited to get out there and prepare for the festivities.
I didn't think you could improve on Easter candy, but you did it! Thanks for the Cabot mention 🙂
Ahhhh, these are so cool!! I'm an April baby and so Easter candy was always plentiful around my birthday. My cakes would annually feature marshmallow peeps! Quite frankly, growing up, it wasn't a birthday cake without peeps, haha.
What a fabulous idea for my FAVORITE Easter candy!! And, they include my new fave yogurt too - love that Cabot Greek. Just baked Meyer Lemon-Cranberry Scones with it on my blog.
These are genius. I'm going to have some mini eggs left from some classes I'm running and now know exactly what I'm going to do with them!
Soo, my roommate just broad a bag of the eggs home so I had to show her this recipe. We will probably be making them tomorrow morning.
I made these last night and they are unbelievably good! They are the perfect easter dessert. Thanks so much for the idea
d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo says
Cadbury mini eggs are literally my favorite candy - not just at Easter but ever. I'm obsessed. Always have been. When I was in high school I used to keep a bag in my car just so it would smell like them. These look unreal. Must -make for Easter
I made these already and I'm making them again for easter brunch... one step to make it easier.. and safer... stick the mini eggs in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet. It will save you lots of time! 🙂
I used coconut greek yogurt and it tasted really nice with the cadburry eggs!!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
A way to eat these for breakfast--yay!
Diana Johnson says
This is ADORABLE! I'm a sucker for those mini eggs.
These are AMAZING! I have a relative who is obsessed with Cadbury Eggs...I'll definitely be making these for her...:)
Lauren @ Lemon & Mocha says
I love this! I have seen a lot of recipes lately using mini eggs, but none in scones - awesome! I will definitely be trying this recipe and not only as an excuse to buy more mini eggs! 🙂
Made these this morning amazing! Super tender crumb and not too sweet great Easter. Brunch treat
@Tammy Yay!! I'm glad you liked them! I hope you had a wonderful Easter 🙂