Homemade Cadbury Eggs

diy cadbury eggs

DIY Cadbury 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.

Homemade Cadbury Eggs

Ingredients

  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Coating
  • 2 1/4 cups chopped chocolate or chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted

Instructions

In a medium bowl, blend maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to blend thoroughly. If your kitchen is very warm, you may need to let filling chill in fridge briefly. Also, if you want yellow or white filling inside, you'll need to mix a separate batch of vanilla. Modify this recipe to fit your needs.

Use a small cookie scoop to make uniformly sized eggs. Roll into balls, then flatten slightly and roll more to shape into eggs. Hide eggs in fridge while you melt 2 cups of chocolate and 1 teaspoon coconut oil for coating. After chocolate has melted, add the extra 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, and let sit for a moment before stirring. This is the easiest way to fake-temper chocolate for coatings. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Dip eggs into chocolate using a fork to turn and retrieve when fully coated. Place eggs on parchment paper and let sit until dry. If necessary, place pan in refrigerator for about 10 minutes, only long enough to set the chocolate (not longer or the coating won't hold up at room temperature).

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cadbury eggs get shaped

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. Dip into chocolate to finish.

Comments

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

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

  3. Those are the cutest little eggs ever!

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

  5. Okay, these look AMAZING!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

  9. glutenfreefoodreviews says:

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

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