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Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
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My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
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Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury easter creme eggs for homemade recipe nowathomemom

Is there anything more delicious than a Cadbury creme egg?

Seriously

And what is more fun than unwrapping them; making your own!

Do you remember them from when you were a kid? I do, but back then, they only seemed to be available around Easter time. Am I right? Nowadays, they seem to be available all year round. I find them from Canadian Tire to the dollar store and almost everywhere in between. It makes it very difficult for me to stay away from them. Prices do vary from place to place but hubby and I always have an excuse to pick 2 or 3 on our way out. Last week, when paying for our groceries, hubby had a brilliant idea. He asked: “babe, do you think we can make our own?”. I didn’t reply because I didn’t take it seriously. He then, asked again and again and again throughout the week. So last Saturday morning, to stop him from badgering me with this, I told him to “google it”, which he did and then badgered me again to make them. Hours later, we found ourselves enjoying these great treats.

Don’t forget, this is not your typical homemade treat but everyone I shared these eggs with were in awe that I made them myself. Hubby was so proud, he brought some to work on Monday. Don’t be fooled, they might not look perfect on the outside but they are pure goodness on the inside. I don’t have an egg shape mold but I did try my best to shape them by hand, so please use your imagination and picture the perfectly shaped chocolate egg despite the images below.

Now please let me share another fun recipe with you.

Here are the ingredients you will need for the recipe:

  • 170g golden syrup (for this recipe, I used equal parts of honey and maple syrup)
  • 60g butter
  • 375g icing sugar
  • 1 tsb vanilla essence
  • pinch salt
  • yellow and red food coloring 
  • 400g milk chocolate

Cadbury easter creme eggs ingredients

 

Start by pouring honey and maple syrup in a mixing bowl, then add the butter to the mix:

Cadbury easter creme eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

 

once mixed add vanilla and salt:

Cadbury easter creme eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

 

Gradually pour icing sugar into the mixture and mix it thoroughly:

Cadbury easter creme eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

 

You need to mix it well and continue to gradually pour in the icing sugar until achieving the desire texture. Not enough icing sugar and you get a very creamy interior but good luck turning it into an egg:

Cadbury easter creme eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

 

continue mixing with the icing sugar until it resembles dough:

 

continue mixing with the icing sugar until it resembles dough

Separate a quarter of the “dough”, add a drop of red food coloring and 7 to 10 drops of yellow coloring to the smaller portion of the “dough” and mix well until you obtain the perfect yellow yolk. Refrigerate them both for about 25 minutes; it will be easier for you to work with them later:

Separate a quarter of the “dough” and add a drop of red food coloring and 7 to 10 drops of yellow coloring

 

Before shaping the yolks with your hands, make sure to cover your hands with icing sugar, these yolks were incredible sticky. Roll the yellow “dough” into small yolks and re-refrigerate them again for a few minutes:

Cadbury easter cream eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

Take the white “dough”, wrap it around the yellow “dough” and attempt to shape an egg. As mentioned before, your hands should be powdered with icing sugar. This was the most difficult part, my hands were very sticky and the longer the “dough” was left outside of the fridge, the stickier they got:

Cadbury easter cream eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

YAY! one egg done, 5 to go:

OK, this one doesn’t look so bad but wait until you see them dipped in chocolate:

Cadbury easter cream eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

Cadbury easter cream eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

This is the best step of the recipe:

Melt milk chocolate chips in the microwave for about a minute. I used Hershey’s chocolate chips but any chocolate chip will do!

melt chocolate chips in the microwave

Now, this is a fun but hard part to achieve: dipping the egg shape dough into the melted chocolate. It’s fun because you get to add as much chocolate on top of the egg and lick the melted chocolate as you go while still trying to maintain the shape of the egg. Almost impossible for me to do, so I ended rolling the eggs in the chocolate after dipping them:

Cadbury easter cream eggs ingredients for homemade recipe

Here they are, not looking too good but presentable enough for this post. Look at the first one on your left; that’s happens when you try too hard to get it right and you loose your patience.

Refrigerate these until chocolate is completely solid (around 35 to 40 minutes):

Cadbury easter cream eggs for homemade recipe

 

This is how they looked when they are ready to be served. I tried to put them in this small decorative egg cart but they wouldn’t hold because they weren’t perfectly egg shaped:

Cadbury easter creme eggs for homemade recipe

 

Now, here is how they looked like in the inside. Don’t they resemble the real thing?

Cadbury easter creme eggs for homemade recipe nowathomemom

 

They really do taste great and very much like Cadbury creme eggs but nothing beats the real thing. I still recommend the Cadbury creme egg fans to give it a try.

Cadbury easter creme eggs for homemade recipe nowathomemom

This week I’m linking up some of my recipes at Domestic Superhero, please make sure to stop by!

Thanks again for stopping by!

recipe adapted from this youtube video

Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg
 
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Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 170g golden syrup (or equal parts honey and maple syrup)
  • 60g butter
  • 375g icing sugar
  • 1 tsb vanilla essence
  • pinch salt
  • yellow and red food coloring
  • 400g milk chocolate

Instructions
  1. pour equal amounts of honey and maple syrup in a bowl
  2. add the butter to the mix
  3. add vanilla and salt to the mix
  4. gradually pour icing sugar into the mixture and mix it thoroughly
  5. take ¼ of the dough to make the yellow yolk
  6. add 1 drop of red coloring and 7 to 10 drops of yellow food coloring to prepare the yolk
  7. refrigerate them both for about 25 minutes; it’s easier to work with them later
  8. melt chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute
  9. dip the egg shape dough in the melted chocolate
  10. refrigerate until chocolate completely solid

 

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  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Ummm…you made your own Cadbury eggs? And they look awesome? You are my hero. Seriously, this is incredible! And I don’t know what you were talking about – – those eggs look pretty darn good shape-wise if you ask me. #soimpressed #yummy #ilovespring

    March 8, 2013 at 1:38 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Lauren! 🙂 You are so sweet! Love waking up to these kind comments and so happy you are impressed with them, hubby was too! thank you and so glad you can see the resemblance of an egg ha!ha! 🙂 #metoolovespring

      March 8, 2013 at 8:50 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Wow! I’m completely impressed with your perseverance! That seems like a lot of work! But since I am a Cadbury Egg lover too I think it is well worth it! Also, I can’t get over how much the inside really resembles a hard boiled egg…This would make for a great April Fool’s Day trick to play on someone minus the chocolate! Look at me always trying to figure out ways to play tricks on people!

    March 8, 2013 at 6:34 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thanks Melissa! yes it was worth it! & was not too difficult to make them except for the “shaping an egg” part :-), & you are right it would make a great April Fool’s Day trick to play on someone; you should give it a try and let me know how it went ha!ha! 🙂 I know you would love this! 🙂

      March 8, 2013 at 8:56 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    W-O-W!!! So impressive, Ingrid! They’re BEAUTIFUL and look DELICIOUS!!!

    March 8, 2013 at 9:15 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine! 🙂 oh! yes! they were delicious! thank you!

      March 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    those eggs look DIVINE, much much better than the factory ones!!!

    March 8, 2013 at 9:25 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you for this very kind comment! 🙂 they were great treats 🙂

      March 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    Wow! These look great and I bet they taste way better than the real ones. I’m impressed! Great idea to do with my girls. They and my hubby love cream eggs. Thanks Ingrid!

    March 8, 2013 at 9:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Lidia, thank you so much and please let me know how they turn out if you give it a try! 🙂 don’t forget I did these with pure maple syrup : something I know you love! 🙂

      March 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm
  • mariateresa1983 says:

    Wow Ingrid!! It looks so yummy!!! You are so so talented! X

    March 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Maria, you made me so happy with this lovely comment 🙂

      March 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Do you buy anything that is made? Anyway, I am sure these are tasty.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! Yes, I do! Thank you Larry! 🙂

      March 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    You are talented my dear! This is quite a feat and they look delectable! They look more like an egg than the Cadbury egg!!

    March 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Judy! 🙂 it’s a very nice comment from you, thanks again! 🙂

      March 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Yes they were mostly found around this time of the year for Easter. Now they can be found all year round especially in some Dollar Stores. Yours are looking good and professional, and being homemade the goodness is inside, and that’s where it should. Thank you for another great DIY, and the photos tells all. Be Blessing, http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com

    March 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      You are right, they seem to always be available at the dollar store all year round! Thank you Mtetar! they tasted great inside, glad you liked them! 🙂

      March 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm
      • mtetar says:

        You’re always more than welcome, Ingrid. Be Blessed, Mtetar

        March 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  • thethingaboutjoan says:

    Ingrid — you have made my family so happy! My husband and I love Cadbury Eggs, but since we have a food allergy in our house, we can’t get the “real” ones. 🙁 This recipe is PERFECT for us, since we can control the ingredients! I’m planning on making some for Easter (you know, help that Easter Bunny out a little), and I just had to thank you!!

    I’m also linking to this post on my blog today — it made me so happy, it took a little of the sting out of springing forward for Daylight Saving Time! Thanks again for sharing this recipe!

    March 11, 2013 at 11:02 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you so much Joan! I’m so happy you loved this post and that you will be trying this recipe with your own ingredients! 🙂 It was delicious! I will be making these again for Easter too! 🙂 ha!ha! & thanks for sharing it with your readers as well! 🙂 Have a great week!

      March 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm
  • Leah says:

    These sound awesome. I love that they’re homemade!!

    March 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Leah! I keep telling myself, they are homemade so they are healthier ha!ha! 🙂

      March 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Oh wow those look awesome! Pinning it now – mmmm chocolate!!! 😀

    March 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Gabriella! 🙂 glad you think they are awesome! they were so yummy! 🙂 & thanks for pinning it/sharing it! 🙂

      March 12, 2013 at 2:17 am
  • Allyson says:

    You MUST share this on my link party today! These look amazing!! http://domesticsuperhero.com/2013/03/14/sharing-with-domestic-superhero-thursday-link-party-2/ Hope to see you!

    March 14, 2013 at 9:45 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Allyson! absolutely! thanks again for featuring me on your blog and yes of course, I will go to your blog very soon! 🙂 thanks again Allyson!

      March 14, 2013 at 10:53 am
      • arzea says:

        Thanks for coming by my Thursday Link up Party to share this! Hope to see you again this week! Just one tip- when the link thing asks for ‘name’ type in the name of the prject/recipe you are posting! That way people will know exactly what it is, and will be more likely to come to your site to see it! Thanks again!

        March 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thanks Allyson! for sure I will be linking up at your party this next Thursday and hope to post a new post for it! It’s fun and thanks again for inviting me, also thanks for the tip; I didn’t realize, now I will 🙂

          March 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  • Seasonsgirl says:

    I think my hubby will LOVE these 🙂

    March 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! I’m sure he would, they were a big hit around here and mine loved them a lot too! 🙂

      March 16, 2013 at 2:30 am
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Ahhh very impressed you took the time to make these!!! Cadbury creme egg’s are my favourite! It’s an on going joke at my house…

    Yours look delicious!!!!
    -JulieC

    March 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 glad you like this and happy to know these are your favourite too! ; we love them too much around here; I am planning of making these again for Easter! thanks Julie for visiting! 🙂

      March 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm
  • Sarah says:

    Saw you on Duck n’a Row- impressive! I’m sure they were delicious- Cadbury Creme Eggs are one of my favorite Easter treats.

    March 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much, these were delicious and I recommend them to anyone who loves the real ones! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm
  • realcoake says:

    I think it could be dangerous to know how to make my own! 😉
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    March 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      It is, I’ve done it already it 3 times since and will prepare more tonight! 🙂 thanks again!

      March 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm
  • CyberMiette says:

    Wow ! I’d like to try. I’m looking for Creme Eggs in France, but it’s hard (and very expensive !).
    They look tasty. ♥

    April 11, 2013 at 8:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! they were delicious! please, you should really try these instead, if you like the real ones, you will love these ones too! 😉

      April 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm
  • mmmarzipan says:

    very clever! yum! 🙂

    May 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you, they were delicious! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm

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