Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

Makes about 15 eggies

  • 1/2 c. corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. yellow food coloring, liquid
  • 12 oz. milk chocolate chips

Combine corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat until smooth. Scoop about 2/3 of mixture into separate bowl and put in fridge or freezer to chill. Add food coloring and zest to remaining mixture and beat until well combined; chill about 15 minutes.

Scoop white mixture, about 1 tablespoon at a time, onto parchment paper. Make a small depression in the center of each white and chill. Roll yolk mixture into balls, about 1/2 teaspoon at a time, and chill on a piece of parchment paper until firm to the touch.

Place a yolk in the center of each white and pinch sides of white together to enclose yolk. Roll into an oblong egg shape and return to parchment paper; chill again. If things get too sticky while you're working, you guessed it, chill for a few minutes and then continue.

Melt chocolate in double boiler or in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each nuke. You can add a tablespoon of oil or shortening to the chocolate to make it easier to coat the eggs, but it won't have as crisp of a crack when you bite into the chocolate shell. Insert a toothpick into each egg and dip in chocolate to coat. Stick egg-topped toothpicks into potatoes until set. Or just drop egg into chocolate bowl and cover with chocolate, tap off excess chocolate and place on parchment paper to harden.

Source: Adapted from Instructables and Not Without Salt