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! Have you ever tried a 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, and I’ve actually never tried a non-vegan Cadbury Creme egg. I’m curious as to what they taste like… Might have to order a vegan Cadbury Creme egg online to see how these healthy Cadbury Creme eggs compare.
If you don’t want to do the ice-cream thing, I’m also including an option below that does not need to stay frozen. Both ways are delicious and perfect for Easter!
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
- ice cream of choice, such as my Healthy Ice Cream Recipe, OR coconut butter or cream cheese, such as TJ vegan
(Or you can 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)
*If you don’t want to keep the eggs frozen, you can skip the yolk recipe and simply use more cream cheese or coconut butter, naturally colored by mixing in a small pinch turmeric.
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. 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.
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