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Homemade Cadbury eggs… we're sorry waistline

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

A homemade take on an Easter favorite

I've never been a fan of Cadbury Creme Eggs. They have always been so sickeningly sweet that I could barely eat one without diabetic shock. That's why I took it on my own to remake this classic with far less sugar than the original.

Easy homemade Cadbury eggs recipe

But that doesn't mean they're healthy, so try not to eat two in a sitting (like I did, whoops!). Although you will want to because they are just that good. Crunchy and creamy, these will make a great addition to any Easter basket.

Easy homemade Cadbury eggs recipe

Easy homemade Cadbury eggs recipe

Recipe adapted from Candiquik

Yields about 7

Ingredients:

For the shell

  • 1 package (16 ounces) Ghirardelli dark chocolate candy wafers
  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil

For the filling

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Dash salt
  • Food coloring

Directions:

  1. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, or until mostly melted. Stir in the canola oil until mixture is smooth and completely melted.
  2. Pour some chocolate into a silicone egg mold, filling each egg about 1/2 full. Place in the freezer and freeze until chocolate is set, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling by beating the corn syrup, butter and vanilla until thick and syrupy. Add in the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, or until thick and creamy. Split the mixture into 2 and dye 1 bowl yellow (to be the center).
  4. Cover both mixtures and freeze for about 1-1/2 hours. Once chilled, remove from the freezer. Roll the yellow mixture into small balls. Wrap a small amount of the white fondant over the yellow ball and roll into an egg shape.
  5. Remove the chocolate from the freezer and place the white & yellow egg on top. Coat the eggs in the remaining melted chocolate. Freeze for another hour.
  6. Once frozen, remove from molds and serve immediately. Keep chilled if not serving immediately.

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