Easter is the last of the "candy holidays" until Halloween, so you better make the most of it! A few candies have become traditional for Easter: chocolate rabbits, Peeps, and Cadbury Creme Eggs. The iconic chocolate-covered candy eggs have become so synonymous with the Easter season that food artists have devised ways to recreate them at home, use them in recipes, or create dishes that taste like Cadbury eggs but resemble something else altogether. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous—you decide which is which.
1. Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs
We are told by those who know that homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs are even more delicious than the store-bought kind. At least they have fewer unpronounceable chemical additives and you know how old they are. The best part about knowing how to make your own creme eggs is that when the stores are empty of Easter candy, you can just make another batch anytime you want! The complete recipe with pictures is at Food52.
2. Supersized Cadbury Egg
For those of you who would like a somewhat larger Cadbury Creme Egg, here's the way to do it: Pimp My Snack's recipe for making your own giant creme egg at home! Insulin not included.
But there's a shortcut, if you happen to have a lot of Cadbury Creme Eggs already. Epic Pudding Time shows you how to combine your eggs into one giant egg, if that's what you want to do.
3. Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs
Scotch eggs are boiled eggs covered in sausage and breadcrumbs and then fried. This recipe is not that at all—it just looks like a Scotch egg. It's a sweet treat consisting of a Cadbury Creme Egg covered with a sweet batter and rolled in cookie crumbs. Sweet all the way through! Get the complete recipe at CakeSpy.
4. Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a delight, but so are Easter candies. This recipe is an illusion, like the Scotch eggs above. The Cadbury eggs are topped with properly colored buttercream frosting and the "paprika" is red cake sprinkles. The directions are at Serious Eats.
5. Cadbury Irish Creme Eggs Jello Shots
Cadbury eggs are not an ingredient in this recipe, but the results look and taste like one—with a kick! The chocolate layer contains Irish cream liqueur, and the "egg" on top is made of sweetened condensed milk in gelatin. It's a time-consuming recipe, but impressive for a party.
6. Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches
Once again, this recipe is not what it appears to be. Sure, it looks like a sandwich, but it's made with pound cake for the bread, tinted coconut for the lettuce, and egg salad made with Cadbury egg chunks folded into buttercream frosting. The recipe suggests cutting these into small pieces, which only makes sense, considering the amount of sugar in them.
7. Jelly Bean-Stuffed Peeps Dipped in Cadbury Creme Egg
If your family has hauled home way more traditional Easter candy than they are likely to consume, you can combine a few into this monstrous recipe. I'm not sure why you'd want to, but at least afterward you can say you did it.
8. Cadbury Creme Egg Foo Young
Possibly the ultimate in illusion desserts, Jessie Oleson of CakeSpy has outdone herself with Cadbury Creme Egg Foo Young. The egg part is a pancake cooked with chunks of Cadbury eggs in it. The gravy is melted peanut butter, and the whole thing is served on a bed of rice …pudding.
9. Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Eggs
You may find these for sale at county or state fairs, but not until fair season starts in the summer. Meanwhile, WikiHow has the recipe for deep-frying your own Cadbury Creme Eggs. Caution—they should be eaten soon after frying, and fried sugar is very hot.
Now, how about that insulin shot you've been thinking of?