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Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs

Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs?!

Homemade Cadbury Crème Eggs recipe that doesn't use sugar, corn syrup, or artificial colors or additives. Instructions here: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/03/20/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…

Homemade Cadbury Crème Eggs that can be made without any sugar, corn syrup, or artificial colors or additives. Instructions here: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/03/20/healthy-cadbury-creme-eggs/

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!

vegan cadbury eggs

Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs

(Completely vegan!)

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

Chocolate:

(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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Published on March 20, 2013

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  1. Erica { EricaDHouse.com } says

    I gotta say … I try to eat healthy 80% of the time in my life but Cadbury Creme Eggs definitely fall into that ‘less than healthy’ 20%. I’m totally indulging in a few of the real ones this year – but will be making these as well!

    • Dana says

      I agree with you on this one! I eat well most of the time and don’t really eat processed food, but Cadbury eggs were my FAVORITE as a kid, and I still love them… I don’t have the heart to change them!

  2. Mallory says

    I can’t lie, the real ones are pretty good. But the gloppy mess inside is SO rich that you’re almost sick by the time you’re done with it!! I ate A LOT of candy before going vegan/becoming more healthy and I wouldn’t put this at the top of my list or anything. As far as holiday candy, I really liked the palmer ones that were little circles with peanut butter and chocolate. Do you know what I’m talking about? Haha. But yeah… you’re not missing that much =)

  3. Faith says

    These look tasty! I wondered when I saw the picture if you had ever eaten the Cadbury version. They don’t actually have a white and yolk portion, but instead the entire interior is a beige type color (not as white as actual cream). I love the fruit incorporation here though!

    The reason you can’t find an ingredients list for yellow #6 is because it is the sole ingredient. It also goes by the name tartrazine (wikipedia here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartrazine). So basically, yellow #6 is just a common name for a specific chemical.

    • Veronica says

      I’m not sure what country you’re in (I think that makes a difference), but the Cadbury Eggs in the states do have a white and a yellow portion. I’ve probably eaten my weight in them over the years; their imagine is burned into my brain. And, I Googled a photo.

      • Anonymous says

        Yeah, in Australia they are definitely white with a yolk inside – we used to stir them around so they became a pale yellow colour.. but honestly I never cared for them. The are way too sickly. My old school friend however, ate a record 45 creme eggs over the course of the months leading up to Easter. Gross!!

      • Trish says

        I’ve eaten Cadbury Creme Eggs in several countries, and they all are white with the yolk. And delicious…best in the UK though!

    • Regina @ Fit4Mom says

      I think she’s referring to the side effects rather than the ingredient list in the dye. All of those dyes have been linked to one thing or another. It’s best just to avoid them all together.

  4. M says

    Ok this is not a Cadbury egg in any way shape or form! It LOOKS kind of like one, but does that make it a Cadbury egg? I would think if you call a recipe for a food a healthy so and so, it should taste like that item… Since it is a food recipe, not a lookalike photo contest. You should have tried a Cadbury egg at least once before attempting to make a recipe for one. They taste nothing like mango or peach ice swirled ice cream in a chocolate coconut shell. Nothing at all. And they are heaven. You should’ve made some kind of vanilla creamy frosting filling sans any coconut or peach or mango whatsoever, because that is what one tastes like.

      • M says

        I have plenty of fun – I eat real Cadbury eggs. My point is there’s no reason whatsoever to call this a Cadbury egg other than for search terms and web hits. It’s not a Cadbury egg. It won’t taste like a Cadbury egg. At all. If you just called it a chocolate ice cream egg, which is all it is, there wouldn’t be as much hype/gimmick. I saw the headline in my email, was excited bc I thought “Ooh a Cadbury egg! I love those.” but yet again was tricked into a recipe that has nothing to do with what it’s supposed to be!

        She could have easily made a vanilla cream filling, which is what a Cadbury egg tastes like. That’s my issue with this. It’s not a Cadbury egg, don’t sell it like it is one.

        • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

          It’s supposed to be fun, and it actually says right in the post that I didn’t go the normal route of the gloppy powdered sugar filling. The reason for calling it a Cadbury Egg is because the entire point in making them was to make them look like cadbury eggs. Even just a quick glance at the recipe will tell someone they’re not supposed to taste like the ones sold in stores. So I’m not sure why you think I’m trying to “trick” anyone :-?.

          • Anonymous says

            She thinks it because she is a miserable person. Negative people, who always try to see the worst in others, will always find something to complain about. Just ignore her and keep on doing what you’re doing. I think these are brilliant!

          • Kaylee says

            I will say that calling these “Healthy Cadbury Eggs” is slightly misleading. When I saw the header and read the rest of the post, I was still expecting something remotely similar to the original. When Katie said that she did away with the corn syrup and powdered sugar, I was intrigued at how she did this, but I was still expecting something comparable to the original.

            You have to admit that saying that these are “Healthy Cadbury Eggs” and then claiming that they were intended only to *look* like such eggs (which they kind of don’t anyways) is like saying that you made “healthy chocolate chip cookies” that are made from mashed potatoes and whole black beans as the “chips”, thus tasting nothing like an actual chocolate chip cookie– instead only looking slightly like one. Hence, it is not actually a “healthy chocolate chip cookie”. Does this make sense? I like the idea and will probably try the recipe, but the name is just misleading, is all!

          • Rebecca says

            Hi Katie! I love your site because you reinvent the unhealthy treats that most people are used to eating. I don’t have the luxury of choosing to buy a disgustingly sweet “Cadbury Egg” because the ingredients will make me sick. Knowing how terrible the ingredients actually are, I would never buy them for anyone I care about either. That’s why it is so nice to have someone like you come up with such a great alternative! Anyone who is complaining about you “tricking” them is just being ridiculous and petty. If they don’t like your recipe or what it is called, then they can go eat a real Cadbury Egg. Thanks Katie for your awesome recipes, my family enjoys when I make them! We just had your “healthy shamrock shake” on St. Patrick’s Day and it was awesome!

        • Liz says

          M,
          I suggest you unsubscribe from the emails. This website clearly isn’t for you. Now, even if you disagree with something, there is a way to word it so you don’t come off as rude and disrespectful. I’m not necessarily interested in every single recipe on this site but I simply don’t make those and move on. Your negativity is ruining the experience for those of us who are ACTUALLY interested in Katie’s wonderful recipes.

          • Mariella Kruger says

            I didn’t see M as rude or disrespectful. I, too, was expecting a recipe with flavors closer to an actual Cadbury egg. I don’t think this is a “trick,” but I do find the recipe name to be unfortunate. And I find most internet interactions unfortunate because it seems like whenever someone has a valid point, but it’s different from the majority, said majority vilifies them and calls them “rude.” How about calling the recipe Cadbury Creme Eggs That Are Really Nothing Like The Real Thing Except In Looks And That Is Debatable? That might be a good compromise.

        • Sheena says

          M: So are you going to go after the Cadbury company as well? After all, they are calling their product “eggs” when clearly they aren’t eggs. Oh the horrors!

          • Anonymous says

            Correct me if I am wrong but I would also like to point out that the only recipes she actually claims to taste like the original thing are named copycat recipes (like the copycat oreos, copycat Little Debbie Cosmic Fudge brownies, etc). The point of this blog is to find a healthy way to reinvent and enjoy desserts. Anyone who has read this blog before should already know that.
            It just boggles my mind how anyone could have negative comments for such an awesome blog. I mean healthy desserts people…enough said! lol

    • Veronica says

      Chill out. It’s not like you paid for an expectation and didn’t get it; you simply opened an email. Apparently you were never taught, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

    • Anonymous Pseudonymous says

      What do you mean? CCK isn’t trying to sell you anything. You don’t have to make the recipe if you don’t want to.

    • Taqah says

      Well i suppose it depends on what you are looking for. as a mother who doesn’t serve any sugar to her daughter… Looking the same is great better even than tasting like it because I’d rather she didn’t accustom her palate to those kinds of things. Because my d doesn’t even like to eat sweets but sees the “pretty” candies her friends eat and wants the experience and things like this make her super happy. Btw — I’ve never had a Cadbury eggs but frankly they sound gross and I’m super glad this doesn’t taste like it.

  5. LMarie says

    I would say you are missing out if you have never tried a real Cadbury Creme Egg. My husband thinks they are gross…now that I think about it, I’m not sure he has ever had one. It may be the whole idea of eating something that is supposed to resemble a raw egg that bothers him. One is enough though. They are sooo sweet! I don’t eat sugar (cane sugar) anymore so I won’t be having any Cadbury eggs this year. I was excited when I seen your recipe. They look fun and I think the kids will love making these.

  6. Amy McCann says

    I have had the creme egg, but the “white” grosses me out. Let me tell you, though, the caramel eggs are too.die.for! I think I can make it with this idea! Thanks as always Amazing CCK!!!

  7. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen says

    I’m obsessed with cadbury eggs! I never really thought about the creepy ingredients though. :/ Anyway you could make the creme another way without ice cream? I’m assuming the creme is just sugar and weird ingredients…hmm

  8. Katie says

    Hey Katie, These look really good, I just wish they were named something else. I have a roommate who is OBSESSED with cadbury eggs, so I was really exited when I got this email, but I can’t imagine this tasting anything like the real thing.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi Katie,
      I called the actual recipe “Cadbury Cream Ice Cream Eggs,” and to be honest, I had meant to change the title of the post to that as well. When I started working on the post, my initial goal was to do a real copycat of the powdered sugar version, but I tried an experiment with protein powder and it was so awful that I scrapped my plans!
      As I told someone else above, I did see a recipe for homemade cadbury eggs if you’re interested in trying to exactly replicate the ones sold in stores: http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cadbury-Creme-Eggs/

  9. Jessica says

    I’m a little puzzled as why you would compare these to Cadbury creme eggs instead of just presenting them on their own as an Easter/spring dessert alternatives, as I can’t imagine they will taste anything alike. But, I hate the taste of Cadbury creme eggs so that is a good thing for me!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      (See my response to Katie, a few comments above.)
      I started this post weeks ago in LiveWriter, with the initial idea of doing a copycat. When my idea changed, I remembered to change the recipe title, but not the post title… You have no idea how much I now wish I could go back and change the title!

      • Jessica says

        No worries- I hope I came across as respectful. I have been working on my own blog (not food related) and I have come to see how much time these kinds of posts require. I appreciate you continuing to share recipes with us 🙂

      • Hanna says

        Ah, but Katie, you CAN change the title. It’s pretty simple. These are clearly not Cadbury eggs, change the title to what they actually are.

          • Lauren says

            If you’re using WordPress, it is possible to change the title of a post and keep the URL the same as the original 🙂

          • Sheena says

            It is doable. But its not advisable to change it after it goes live, plus it wouldn’t change the title of the emails. I think it is very strange that people are getting so upset over a simple recipe title. Maybe they should go after Cadbury. After all, they are calling their product “eggs” when clearly they aren’t eggs! 😉

  10. Paula's Plate says

    What a fun new twist on a classic candy! Nice work Katie!
    I will happily admit that I LOVE Cadbury cream eggs and can’t wait for them to come out each Easter. I’m all about the 80/20 rule and I will happily fill my whole 20 with Cadbury eggs:) if you can get your hands on a vegan version, it’s worth a try just once:)

  11. Jamie says

    I dunno, I think taking *a* bite of a real creme egg would be worth it. It’s something one should experience…but at the same time, they’re totally gross. I mean, they’re not, they’re just ridiculously sweet (I loved them as a kid, but now they are just blech). And are they actually not vegan? So much chemical…lol. I guess there is probably gelatin in them.

    I wanted to ask: if you were to compare the flavor of Nunaturals or Xylitol to sugar, which would you prefer? That’s the only issue I”m coming across in tryign to make things. I don’t personally desire to avoid actual sugar in all things, but when I’m making some treats for my kids, I try (mostly because I have a type 1 daughter) to make htings very low sugar, or use natural sweeteners like fruit. But I’ve been trying to do a chocolate alternative so my 7 year old can have some candy to “graze” on at Easter, and all I happen to have on hand is Splenda. I really don’t use it very often, someone gave me what I have (people hear diabetes and they have good intentions, but then they do some weird thngs), but I can’t stand the aftertaste. Stevia and xylitol aren’t cheap, and I hate the idea of buying something and then not liking it.

    That was long and complicated, when all I wonder is: what tastes more like sugar? Or, really, what doesn’t have an after taste? (is that one word or two?)

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I guess it depends on the recipe. If you look at my recipes, you’ll see that I often use a combination of sugar and another sweetener.

      Honestly, in baked goods, I don’t taste a difference between xylitol or sugar. And if you are going with stevia, I’d recommend the NN above other brands, because I DO think other brands have a noticeable aftertaste even in small amounts.

  12. Hannah says

    I may have eaten them a few times, but I can’t remember. I haven’t really been able to stomach Easter candy very well ever since I got sick two Easters ago and landed in the hospital! By no fault of the candy, I can assure you!
    These look totally good! If I wasn’t sitting on a bunk bed I’d do a happy dance! You’re so awesome.

  13. Alex says

    As someone pointed out below, one google gives the answer to Yellow #6. I hope you’ll edit the post to change this.

  14. Nina says

    I think I’d enjoy your version better than the actual Cadbury creme egg. I used to eat them but they are so sweet they literally make me shake.

  15. chay says

    These look good, I might try making them.
    Although I would question your assertion that you can’t find any search results for what is in Yellow #6.
    I typed Yellow #6 into google and the very first search result at the top of the page is to the Sunset Yellow (another name for Yellow #6) which not only tells you what it is made from but also gives a chemical diagram of exactly what is in it.

    Its ingredients are C16H10N2Na2O7S2
    Which sounds scary until you realise that H20 also sounds a bit scary until you find out it is water. 🙂

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Yellow_FCF

    • Regina @ Fit4Mom says

      I don’t believe she was saying she couldn’t find the ingredients.. but that the ingredients/results of the search were creepy. Mainly the artificiality (if that’s a word) of the dye that is used in many foods today and the side effects the articles claim the dye has.

    • Caroline says

      (I’d just like to make the point that those aren’t ingredients, that’s a molecular formula, which on its own says very little about the property of the molecule itself… but let’s keep chem class off of cooking blogs XD)

        • Caroline says

          hahah, yes, that sort of chem is okay, but right now I’m doing some veeeerry specific stuff in organic chemistry which is not relevant to cooking XD — that’s what I was thinking of. Definitely baking involves lots of chem — I like cooking a bit better because of that 🙂 (though there are some cool chem things in cooking too — for example, putting a little baking soda in caramelizing onions makes the whole thing go faster by bringing the pH up.)

  16. Kristy says

    To this day, this remains one of the biggest deceptions of my childhood! After seeing the commercial with the clucking bunny (that they still use), I swore those eggs were going to be the most amazing candy I’d ever had. The horrible shock I received upon finally tasting one was indescribable! These, I’m sure, will be much better. I might even try filling them with coconut butter and mango.

  17. Tanner says

    I’ve had a Cadbury Creme Egg… They’re rather disappointing. WAY to sugary! Super concentrated amounts of sugar like that make my throat burn, so I can’t eat them, but that’s okay, because other Easter treats are so much better! I also prefer making Easter baskets for other people, rather than getting them myself (although some Apple Pie Larabars and Annie’s Bunny Grahams would make a happy Esater indeed!). My parents are both trying to eat healthier this year, so I think I’ll make them some of your recipes! I don’t know what to make my mom, though! She is soooooo picky and doesn’t like anything I like! I don’t even know what she does like, other than Lean Cuisine Meatloaf and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt, neither of which would last long in a basket 🙂

  18. Kristen says

    I used to love the real ones, but never wanted more than one or two bites- they are SOOOOOO sweet, overly so. But Cadbury’s chocolate is absolutely delicious, and the gooey sweet creamy consistency inside them is really good. Worth a try at least once in your life!

  19. Charlène says

    Oh wow, I can’t wait to try these! I actually have a sinful confession… I buy one of those eggs almost every time I go grocery shopping (that’s once a week). They’re like my dose of chocolate for that day! But I’ll have to give those ones a try.. who doesn’t love ice cream?

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