Kinda in the same camp as kale, quinoa, soy milk and the McRib.
(Naturally, all of the above go in my ‘no thank you’ category).
However, I am the weirdo proving that Cadbury eggs can be a gray-area food. While I like them enough, I am not a milk chocolate fan (I’m defective, I know) so they aren’t a candy I’d regularly stuff my face with or bake with.
But I decided enough is enough and know I hafta please the masses here. So I decided to make y’all your regular Cadbury eggs but instead of leaving them as is and continuing on with my life, I figured it wouldn’t hurt anyone to dip them in another coating of chocolate — this time being white chocolate. And of course, sprinkles are a mandatory addition. Obviously.
The result is a double-dipped, double chocolate Cadbury egg that is kinda sorta PHENFREAKINGNOMINAL. But don’t take my word for it — try it yourself and see what heaven tastes like [hint: it doesn’t taste like kale].
*Cadbury egg recipe from Instructables — site has photo tutorials if you’re interested
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ¼ cup butter, room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Yellow liquid food coloring
- 1 pkg chocolate Candiquik
- 1 pkg vanilla Candiquik
- Assorted sprinkles
- Cream together the corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, and the pinch of salt. until incorporated. The mixture will be REALLY sticky!
- Remove about ⅓ of the filling into a separate bowl and stir in the yellow food coloring to make your "yolks." I accidentally added a little more so my yolks are darker, almost orange, but that's okay.
- Prepare the chocolate Candiquik according to package directions. Spoon a Tablespoonful or so of the chocolate into an egg-mold, and roll the chocolate around so it coats within the egg cavity. Allow the chocolate egg shells to harden completely.
- Take a large disposable pastry piping bag and fill it mostly full with the white filling mixture. You could also use a zip-top bag, seal out the air, and snip off a corner. You do NOT need a tip for this. Repeat with the yolks in another piping or zip-top bag and snip off the end.
- Pipe the whites evenly into the open chocolate egg, about ½ way full. Pipe a yolk into the middle. Repeat with remaining chocolate egg shells, but make sure to leave HALF of the egg shells empty as these will come together with the filled ones to create the egg.
- Pop the unfilled chocolate egg shells out of the mold very gently. Dip the edges in remaining melted chocolate, then press the egg shell to the filled one to seal them together. Pop them in the freezer to speed up the process.
- Once frozen as eggs, gently remove them from the mold. Melt the vanilla Candiquik according to package directions; dip each egg into the vanilla Candiquik, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with assorted springtime/Easter sprinkles or miniature candies. Allow the white chocolate to set before serving.
- **ALTERNATIVE METHODS**
- Don't have egg molds? No sweat. Instead of using piping bags, briefly refrigerate the yolks and whites to help firm up. Then, with wet fingers (use water), take a pinch of whites and roll them into a flattened ball in your hand. Take a pinch of yolks, roll into a small ball, and place it inside of the flattened white ball. Roll to enclose the yolks and try to form an egg shape and freeze. Once frozen, dip in chocolate and continue.
- Or, use store-bought Cadbury eggs and dip in white chocolate!
I used THIS egg mold to make mine, but if you notice within the recipe I have also included two ALTERNATE methods in case you don’t have or can’t find an egg mold. Either way you choose to make them, they’re going to be outstanding and SO delicious — they taste almost identical to the real thing! Intoxicatingly sweet, sticky, gooey and oh-so delicious. Plus, the second coat of smooth, sweet white chocolate tastes SO awesome against the rich milk chocolate. And the sprinkles make them adorable and fun!
*Also, to ensure they’re gluten-free, always check your ingredients! The products I used were all checked to ensure they were gluten-free but some products you use may not be.
Hope you enjoyed! Have a fantastical day!!