Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Homemade Cadbury Cream Eggs



With Easter being early this year (April 4th), I thought I'd better get on the ball and post my annual Cadbury Cream egg recipe, so you can wow your guests with this homemade Cadbury treat! I'm not a big fan of these cream eggs, just too rich for me but I love the challenge to make something like these at home. I've done it once and even though they were exactly like the store bought, they were a good imation and worth sharing the recipe so you can try to make these yourselves. Have fun and enjoy!



Cadbury Cream Eggs Recipe

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening

Combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add powdered sugar, a little bit at at time and mix by hand after each addition.
Mix until creamy.
Remove about 1/3 of the sugar mixture and place in a small bowl.
Add the food coloring and mix well.
Cover both mixtures and chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.

When mixtures are still firm roll a small, marble size from the orange filling.
Wrap a small amount of the white filling around the orange.
Form into the shape of eggs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Repeat until done and chill for at least 4 hours.
You want them"set.

Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a double broiler or ceramic bowl.
Melt down and mix well.
Take each egg filling and dip into the melted chocolate mixture and return to baking sheet.
Repeat and chill again for 2 hours.
Repeat the dipping process, chill again and your good to go!
Makes 16-24 eggs.

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