ERIN SULLEY: The ultimate easy Easter brownie cake the whole family can enjoy.

MOUNT PEARL, NL — The Easter Bunny countdown has begun. In a week, the baskets will be full of all kinds of delicious treats and the kids will have an instant sugar rush.

Good luck to all the parents and guardians out there.

It’s probably one of their favorite times of the year. Children, that is.

Peeps are a wonderful and versatile decoration for all your Easter foodie celebrations. Erin Sulley photo – Erin Sulley

Wait, who am I kidding? Just about every holiday involves delicious, sweet or savory food traditions and Easter is no different. Except, of course, a big fluffy bunny delivers trails of treats to their rooms.

Isn’t imagination a wonderful thing?


“I still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me otherwise. -Dolly Parton


Family treat

This week, rather than just focusing on the kids, I think the whole family deserves a delicious treat too. How about a delicious, mouth-watering Peeps chocolate brownie the whole family could share? It’s the perfect dessert for Easter Sunday dinner or to share with friends over coffee.

Full disclosure: I’m not making homemade brownies for this show and tell. No, folks, I took the easy street this week and decided to make one of our favorite boxed brownie treats. I’m not usually a fan of boxed desserts, but this Ghirardelli Premium Brownie Mix is ​​a delicious treat when you’re short on time but don’t want to skimp on flavor.

If you have more time than me and want to make your own brownie from scratch, there are a wide range of recipes to choose from online. Heck, even Ghiradelli has a classic chocolate brownie recipe you can look up.

This is in no way an advertisement. Hmm…maybe I missed a good partnership opportunity. Imagine – brownies for life!


“I decorate cakes, what’s your superpower?” — Unknown


All About the Peeps

Alright, back to reality. The part I really want to focus on is the decoration. Why? Peeps, it’s all about Peeps – the sweet marshmallow confection that has kind of taken over and become a symbol of Easter candy.

Remember when you could just get the original Yellow Peeps Chicks? I walked into a store a few weeks ago and was blown away by the variety of colors that are now available in chicks and rabbits.

Have you ever wondered how long Peeps has been around? Longer than I thought. They were founded in 1910.

Unfortunately, when I returned to the store, the chicks had been culled, so I grabbed the few remaining packs of rabbits.

A visual guide to help you through the decorating process.  Erin Sulley photo - Erin Sulley
A visual guide to help you through the decorating process. Erin Sulley photo – Erin Sulley

I originally planned to make a Peeps Sunflower Brownie. Chocolate frosting on top, line the top perimeter of the brownie with yellow chicken nuggets and place chocolate chips in the middle to act like the sunflower seeds.

Well, foodies, sometimes you have to explore plan B. That’s imagination — you can look at the decorating ingredients you have on hand and create a different look.

“If you see a rabbit laying small brown eggs, don’t eat them, it’s not chocolate.” – The Easter Bunny

I couldn’t resist including this quote. When I was a kid, my brother and I used to walk in the woods with our grandfather at the cabin. And, like most grandparents do, he taught us everything we would see on our travels, including bunny buttons. Of course he was joking and pretending to eat them and completely grossing us out. Good time!

As long as your sprinkles and candies have spring colors, they can easily pass for Easter themed decorations.  Erin Sulley photo - Erin Sulley
As long as your sprinkles and candies have spring colors, they can easily pass for Easter themed decorations. Erin Sulley photo – Erin Sulley

Up to the decoration

Here is the breakdown for decorating this brownie cake. I pre-made two round brownies in an eight inch round pan. Let them cool (you can even let them sit overnight). I placed one layer on the plate and covered it with a bit of frosting and added the second layer.

I used dark chocolate frosting on the sides and green frosting on top. Then I took whatever variety of Peeps I had on hand and placed them on the sides of the cake.

A bird's eye view of the finished product.  Erin Sulley photo - Erin Sulley
A bird’s eye view of the finished product. Erin Sulley photo – Erin Sulley

Then I placed Easter themed sprinkles on the green frosting and topped it with a variety of colorful candies and Smarties.

So ! An Easter Peeps themed brownie cake that’s easy to look at and eat!


Erin Sulley is a self-proclaimed foodie who lives in Mount Pearl. E-mail: [email protected] Instagram: @erinsulley.

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