Make your own :: Cadbury’s creme egg recipe!

These not only look like cadbury's creme eggs, but they taste like it too! If you are going to cut the eggs to show off, heat your knife first and you won't ruin the shape of the egg!

These not only look like cadbury’s creme eggs, but they taste like it too! If you are going to cut the eggs to show off, heat your knife first and you won’t ruin the shape of the egg – Roo was very impressed with my creme egg recipe haha!

Obviously Easter is approaching fast – where is this year going?! – and we are all starting to think about little things we can do for the Easter holidays to entertain the kids. I came across this recipe on pinterest and thought I would give it a go myself, fully expecting it to be an absolute disaster zone.

It actually did work though! It was messy, sticky and sickly for everyone who licked fingers (of course I didn’t … ok maybe just a little), but it worked and the end result tastes just like cadburys creme eggs should!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup of Lyes golden syrup
  • 1 packet of butter approx 250g
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of icing sugar (powdered sugar, sometimes called confectioners sugar)
  • a few drops of yellow food colouring
  • 500g bar of cadburys milk chocolate

So I think the first thing to do, especially if you are like me and not a fan of sticky fingers, is to mentally prepare yourself for sticky hands, mess and more mess… once you are over the fact that this is going to require at least the same amount of clean up time – which of course the kids can help you with – then you will be fine!

Roo loves helping in the kitchen and now he has his kiddikutter knife he feels he has even more independence.

Roo loves helping in the kitchen and now he has his kiddikutter knife he feels he has even more independence. Although he has a thing for eating the butter, which is just so gross, so he can’t be left alone or he would gobble up to whole pack… ew!

Mix up the butter, vanilla extract and syrup until smooth and creamy.

Mix up the butter, vanilla extract and syrup until smooth and creamy.

This is the sort of colour you are looking to achieve for your 'egg white' mixture.

This is the sort of colour you are looking to achieve for your ‘egg white’ mixture.

Firstly place the room temperature and chopped up butter into a mixer. Add the syrup and vanilla extract and mix until it is smooth and creamy. From there you need to add the icing sugar – what would suggest, especially if you have little ones of Roo’s age (nearly 3 years) helping you, is measuring out the 3 cups of sugar, then adding the sugar 1/2 a cup at a time and keep your mixer on low. This avoids the huge poof of sugar that you will inevitably get if you pop it all in at once!

You can get all sorts of food colourings, if you fancy something different try green for a Green eggs & Ham theme, or blood red for a halloween theme.

You can get all sorts of food colourings, if you fancy something different try green for a Green eggs & Ham theme, or blood red for a halloween theme.

Once the sugar has been added your mixture should resemble a pale soft play dough like substance. Take a 1/3 of the mixture and place it in another bowl to make the yolk of the egg. All you need to do to make that is add the yellow food colouring (1/2 to 1 tsp depending on how dark you want the yolk to be) and mix well to make sure there are no streaks as they will taste vile.

Pop both mixtures in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, the idea is to make the mixture nice and stiff, not to freeze it. While you are waiting fill up the sink with water and washing up liquid and tidy up all the bits that you have used and don’t need any more!

Putting the creme eggs pre chocolate back into the freezer will guarantee your chocolate will set faster and you won't get any messy eggs dropping off the sticks... speaking from experience :)

Putting the creme eggs pre chocolate back into the freezer will guarantee your chocolate will set faster and you won’t get any messy eggs dropping off the sticks… speaking from experience πŸ™‚

Once the mixture is nice and firm you can make the inside of the egg. You can either grab a small piece of the yellow mixture and roll it in your palm to make a ball, or you can use a melon baller, make as many as the mixture allows and then pop them back in the freezer for 5 minutes. Once they are firm again, take a dessert spoon full of firm white mixture and make an indent in the middle, add your yellow ball and ‘wrap’ the white around it. Use your hands to make the mixture into an egg shape, and then push the ‘egg’ onto a skewer or better yet a pop stick (you can get packs from most good crafting or cookery shops). Keep going until you have used all of your mixture. Again back to the freezer while you melt the chocolate.

You can melt the chocolate using a double burner method (place a glass bowl over a saucepan of water and heat until the chocolate is smooth) or in the microwave on medium to low.

Once the chocolate is melted you can leave it to cool for a few minutes. The final step is to swirl your firm and cold eggs in the chocolate mixture until they are covered completely, they should dry very quickly because the mixture will be so cold, but I would still pop them back in the fridge or freezer for a matter of minutes… then enjoy the fruits of your labour!!

Just like a Cadbury's Creme Egg!

Just like a Cadbury’s Creme Egg!

If you have some clear plastic bags you can make miniature versions of these and give them as easter gifts… they also make super cool easter egg hunt treats if you use some colour foil and hide them around the house or garden.

Enjoy!

Harriet x

33 Comments

  1. March 26, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    These look a lot of fun to make, and I bet they stand up to the real thing. Great recipe idea

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:01 am

      Thank you Zena! Super easy and tasty! H x

  2. March 25, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    Oh wow!!! This is a fantastic recipe and I’m definitely going to make a note of this to try.

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:22 am

      Thank you so much Jodie – it’s so easy and great fun to see them opening it up! H x

  3. Stephanie
    March 25, 2016 / 12:37 am

    These look delicious. I hope to see you linking up with #littleappetites. Its a cooking and baking linky – Opens tomorrow for links. xx
    (raisingemily.net)

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      I must do! I’m just swamped at the mo!! H x

  4. March 24, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    This looks so yummy – I love creme eggs and didn’t know you could actually make your own! Kaz x

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      You can! Give it a go Kaz xx

  5. March 24, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I love Cadbury eggs, these lol super yum! These should be in my roundup!! On another note, I’m not sure how old your son is, but my 2&3 year old daughters are into eating butter right now. I am hoping it is just a phase.

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      He was 2/3 when we did this! It was so funny (and a lot gross…) H x

  6. March 24, 2016 / 7:58 am

    Great idea Harriet – you do make me laugh though. I’m the same about sticky fingers! And how gross Toby would eat the whole butter! Kids hey ? Think il give it a go though x

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      I know – it’s vile isn’t it?! H x

  7. March 24, 2016 / 12:46 am

    I actually don’t like creme eggs but I have a hubby and daughter who most definetly do. I’ll have to pass this on to my hubby to make with her. Like you I hate having sticky fingers whilst baking lol x

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Bork – it’s so gross right?! I do love a good creme egg though, so to feed my addictions I will sacrifice my cleanliness! H x

  8. March 24, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Oh my god you have made my day I cannot wait to try this delicious recipe! I love creme eggs and this looks even better!

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Ana! It’s soooo good! Creme eggs in July anyone?! H x

  9. March 24, 2016 / 12:03 am

    These look amazing. And I am so impressed that you have actually managed to reproduce a recipe from Pinterest. That is living the dream! I am not quite so brave. Although these might just tempt me to pluck up my courage and have a go. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      Haha thanks Lucy! Its not a skill I usually have – in fact it would normally look like a turd dressed up in a tutu, but the satisfaction of telling my husband the kids made it and knowing he then *has* to try it out is enough to keep me going! H x

  10. March 23, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I think I’m the only person I know that doesn’t like cream eggs, maybe I need to have a go at making my own instead. Love seeing your son getting to use a kids knife. I keep meaning to check these out for my three years olds.

    • Harriet March 23, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      Ahh yes do – the knives are fabulous, we use Kiddicutter and I can’t recommend them enough πŸ™‚ H x

    • Harriet March 23, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      Thank Lindsay, give it a go πŸ™‚ H x

  11. March 23, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    A.Mazing!! I have a slight obsession with Creme Eggs and would love to give these a try. Thanks for sharing xx

  12. March 23, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Another fab idea. I’ve seen another blogger who actually made her own “kinder egg”. Lots of talented mums out there. x

    • Harriet March 23, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      That was me yesterday haha! I loved it πŸ™‚ H x

  13. March 23, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I love creme eggs and have never seen a recipe to make them. These look like lots of fun to make and I know my eldest would love it x

    • Harriet March 23, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Give it a go – it’s so easy! H x

  14. March 23, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Wow, I didn’t know you could make cadbury creme eggs! how silly. These looks just like the real deal if not better too. Vey yummy! Looks like lots of fun making them too x

    • Harriet March 23, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Yes you can! Give it a go it’s so fun and easy! H x

  15. March 23, 2016 / 8:16 am

    I’d never have even thought about making my own tio I read this, definitely giving this a go at the weekend!

    • Harriet March 23, 2016 / 10:52 pm

      Give it a go Ali!! H x

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