I was going to wait to share this recipe with you, but I realized this morning just how close April is which means Easter is like a month away! I had to make a couple of batches to get this recipe down, so I thought I better post it now just in case you wanted to practice with this recipe before making it for Easter. I'm not a big fan of the Cadbury eggs, the cream filling is too rich for me, the homemade ones are too, but my family likes them so I went to the trouble many years ago, I may have to wow them again this Easter season!
Homemade Cadbury Eggs
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.
Don't even attempt to make these if you don't have a afternoon all to yourself, it is time consuming and the last thing you need are interruptions, so if you plan to try these, plan the time home alone! lol Looks like it's time to plan the Easter meal and get togethers so I will try to hunt up some more Easter recipes for the next few Tasty Tuesdays! :)
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