Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cadbury Cream Egg Recipe

Are you thinking about Easter yet? I got the house decorated over the weekend, thinking about the guests, menu and fun but not in full swing mode just yet. Since so many of you who entered my Easter giveaway love Cadbury Cream Eggs I thought I'd treat you to a yummy recipe so you can try your hand at making them at home.

Homemade Cadbury Cream Eggs

1/2 C. light corn syrup
1/4 C. butter -- softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
3 C. powdered sugar
4 Drops yellow food coloring
2 Drops red food coloring
1 Bag milk chocolate chips -- (12 ounce)
2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
1. Combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth.
2. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing by hand after each addition. Mix well until creamy.
3. Remove about 1/3 of the mixture and place it into a small bowl. Add the yellow and red food coloring and stir well to combine.
4. Cover both mixtures and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
5. When mixtures are firm, roll a small, marble-size ball from the orange filling, and wrap around it a portion of the white filling that is roughly twice the size. Form this filling into the shape of an egg and place it onto a cookie sheet that has been brushed with a light coating of shortening. Repeat for the remaining filling ingredients, then refrigerate these centers for 3-4 hours or until firm.
6. Combine the milk chocolate chips with the shortening in a glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave chocolate on high speed for 1 minute, then stir and microwave again for 1 more minute, and stir.
7. Use a fork to dip each center into the chocolate, tap the fork on the side of the bowl, then place each candy onto wax paper. Chill.
8. After 1-2 hours of chilling, dip each candy once more and chill for several hours, or until completely firm.
Makes 2 dozen candy eggs.

You still have time to enter my latest giveaway, just scroll down to the first day of spring post and leave me a comment about your favorite Easter candy, it's that easy. I'll be drawing the winners name on Friday. Good luck! Enjoy this recipe, and just watch the eyes in amazement at home made Cadbury Eggs!


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