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Homemade Cadbury Eggs

DIY Cadbury Creme Eggs

An ode to my least favorite Easter candy, this recipe is adapted from an excellent tutorial at instructables.  After making vanilla creme eggs, I made chocolate eggs by modifying the recipe a bit.  It’s important to note that if you use corn syrup like in the original recipe, you’ll definitely want to let your filling chill in the fridge before shaping.  If you use  maple syrup, chilling might make your eggs more difficult to work with.  And nobody wants that!

Hide these eggs well on Easter.  They’re so good, you’ll want to be the one who finds them, too.

Maple chocolate eggs

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup earth balance butter, softened

2½ cups powdered sugar

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon espresso powder

1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon salt

Beat the softened butter, syrup, and extract together.  Add dry  ingredients and blend thoroughly.  Let filling chill in fridge briefly if it’s very warm.  If you haven’t looked at the instructables’ post, what are you waiting for?  When you’re done shaping eggs, hide them in the fridge before dipping into chocolate.

Shape yolks into small balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Wrap a flattened disk of white (or chocolate) around yolk to complete egg.

The easiest way to fake-temper chocolate for dipping

Melt good quality chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or over a double boiler. Remove from heat. Keep stirring until chocolate has cooled to the touch but is still warm enough to melt two large handfuls of additional chocolate chunks. Stir until new chunks are melted and combined. This is the easiest way to fake-temper chocolate.  If you were going to add peppermint oil for a thin mint style chocolate, now would be a good time.

Working quickly, dunk eggs into chocolate, using a spoon to turn and completely coat each gem. If you must heat chocolate again, do it gently. Knock off excess chocolate by gently tapping the edge of bowl before placing eggs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cooling completely at room temperature will give you the best finish.

Still here?  Today’s Let’s Lunch on twitter features egg dishes from a group of talented writers and cooks.  Hop to and take a look at the delicious posts rounded up by host Cheryl Tan from A  Tiger in the Kitchen.

Charissa‘s Gluten-Free Leek, Ham & Pecorino Souffles at Zest Bakery

Denise‘s Beet Dye & Pink Deviled Eggs at Chez Us

Eleanor‘s Medley of Eggs at Wok Star

Emma‘s Eggs In A Hole at Dreaming of Pots & Pans

Felicia‘s Perfect Sandwich at Burnt-Out Baker

Grace‘s Scrambled Eggs & Tomatoes at HapaMama

Joe‘s Kim-Chi Deviled Eggs at Joe Yonan

Karen‘s Molecular Gastronomy “Eggs” at GeoFooding

Leigh‘s Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls at Leigh Nannini

Linda‘s Taiwanese Tomato Eggs at Spicebox Travels

Lisa‘s Legendary Egg & Onion at Monday Morning Cooking Club

Lucy‘s Old-Fashioned Boiled Dressing (& Chicken Salad) at A Cook And Her Books

Nancie‘s Son-In-Law Eggs at Nancie McDermott

Rashda‘s Bombay Toasts (Spicy French Toasts) at Hot Curries And Cold Beer

Rebecca‘s Mini Meringue Buttons at Grongar Blog

Vivian‘s Oeuf Chaud Froid at Vivian Pei

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Hi, I'm Linda. Welcome to Free Range Cookies, a St. Louis food blog with focus on gluten free baking and recipe development. Have a question or comment? Contact me at freerangecookies (at) gmail (dot) com.

18 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on nomoregluten4me and commented:
    I love these. Awesome !!!!!

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  8. These are great. I loved your interpretation of the egg theme!

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  9. Those are the cutest little eggs ever!

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  10. Very cool! I bet them maple syrup makes them tastier than real Cadbury eggs!

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  12. Okay, these look AMAZING!

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  13. This is clever and lovely and if I am any judge of tastiness (and I vote yes on that), a most wonderful treat. Love seeing this, and I like your Easy Way to Fake Temper Chocolate. Thanks for this and happy spring!

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  14. Adorable. Reminds me how I saw, years ago, someone do an Easter twist on turducken by stuffing a Cadbury egg inside a Peep inside a chocolate rabbit, or some such. Was a hoot. These, however, look delicious.

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  15. This is so much fun. I don’t even like the regular Cadbury eggs, but i’m sure these are delicious.

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  16. glutenfreefoodreviews

    The maple chocolate eggs were definitely better. And not nearly as sweet as the real thing.

    Reply

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