Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs?!
Today, those ubiquitous Cadbury Creme Easter eggs are receiving a much-needed healthy makeover.
- Goodbye high fructose corn syrup.
- Goodbye artificial flavors.
- Goodbye Yellow #6.
(By the way, if you google to try and find out what ingredients comprise Yellow #6, you get some creepy results…)
Instead of stuffing the homemade vegan Cadbury creme eggs with a gloppy mess of powdered sugar, corn syrup, and butter, I decided on something way better…
Filling them with ice cream!
Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs
Yolks & Cream Filling:
- 1 bag frozen mango or peaches (240g)
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (60g)
- pinch stevia extract OR 1-2 tsp sugar
- cream cheese (such as Tofutti) OR vanilla ice cream of choice (such as my healthy ice cream recipe) if you prefer ice cream eggs
Chocolate: (Or skip the chocolate recipe below and simply melt a bowl of chocolate chips)
- 1/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder (20g)
- 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil, liquid (20g)
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave (15g)
First, get out an egg-shaped mold (available at places like Michaels, for about $1, in the cake-decorating section) and put it in the freezer to chill. Then make the yolks. (If you wish to save time, you can skip the yolk recipe and simply buy a carton of mango ice cream, such as SoDelicious brand. Or skip the mango and use more cream cheese naturally colored by mixing in a small pinch turmeric.) To make the yolks, combine the first three ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until completely smooth. Scoop out and freeze while you make the chocolate. Combine chocolate ingredients and stir to form a thin sauce, then take out the chilled candy mold and paint chocolate in a thin layer around the bottom and up the sides of each egg, using a small spoon. Freeze five minutes, then do another layer. Fill with the ice cream or cream cheese that has been warmed to a spreadable consistency, then add a tiny scoop of the yellow filling to the middles. You’ll have leftover yolk filling, as the larger recipe is necessary for smooth blending. I made “deviled” eggs by leaving them open, but you can meld two together by coating the seal with extra chocolate sauce if you’d prefer.
Question of the Day: Have you ever tried a Cadbury Creme egg?
I’ve actually never eaten a real Cadbury Creme egg. My childhood Easter baskets were filled with so many chocolate bunnies that I guess there just wasn’t room for any egg-shaped confections. I’m curious as to what they taste like… Might have to order a vegan Cadbury Creme egg online to see. Apparently they really do make such a thing!
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