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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pinterest Recipe Reviews: Cadbury Inspired

Up until the Spring of 2012, people with peanut and tree nut allergies were able to enjoy Cadbury Creme Eggs & Cadbury Mini Eggs.  Then, like a veritable white-gloved, English gentleman's slap  across the face ~(SLAP)~ these two candies were stamped with the "may contain traces of peanuts, and or tree nuts" warning.  (said in super slow-mo:  nnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooo!)

At first S was in denial...he waited ALL YEAR for Cadbury eggs; creme eggs, caramel eggs, orange-creme eggs, and mini eggs.  I had to physically remove him from the cardboard Easter display while shopping - white knuckles...it wasn't pretty.  It was a sad day.


I turned to Pinterest for some Cadbury inspiration.  I decided to try Creme Egg Brownies & Cadbury Creme Cookie Cups.

Creme Egg Brownies



Source:  Love & Olive Oil


Recipe:  Creme Egg Brownies


Okay, let me break it down for you...a brownie and a layer of faux-creme-egg frosting, covered in chocolate.  I know, right?  

Overall, this recipe was easy to follow - it had three steps:  the brownie, the frosting, and the chocolate glaze.  An 8"x8" pan was recommended, I used a 9"x"9 so my brownies were a bit thinner, I also used brown rice syrup in place of corn syrup (S has an intolerance for corn syrup).  The brownie recipe is super rich, fudgy, and wonderful ~ the creme egg frosting is fabulous ~ the chocolate glaze will knock your socks off!  These brownies are not for the faint of heart, they are sweetly indulgent and truffle-like.  I would absolutely make these again.  Ab-so-lutely.  

Cadbury Creme Cookie Cups




Source:  In Katrina's Kitchen


Recipe:  Cadbury Creme Cookie Cups


Imagine cracking open a creme egg onto a chocolate chip cookie...are you with me yet?

Although my human error reared its head several times while attempting this recipe, I was still pleased with the results...

Let me first go through my list of what I did wrong:  (1) I used the wrong cookie recipe, I went with the recipe on the back of my Chip-its bag, which lends a gooey, chewier cookie - not recommend for this application, however....hence, the cupcake liners.  (2)  I didn't grease my cupcake pan enough; this in conjunction with the ooey, gooey cookie recipe was not pretty...again, hence the cupcake liners.  (3)  I got overzealous with creme egg filling, I filled them to the tippity-top, 3/4 of the way full would have been adequate.

Once I got over my cookie faux pas, these came together with ease.  You will have a little bit of the filling leftover, I did - even with filling the cookie cups to the brim.  Also, for a more realistic yolk coloring, try 1 drop of red to every 8-10 drops of yellow....I didn't think of this until afterwards.  Again, I used brown rice syrup in place of corn syrup.

These were a hit, as well.  I would make them again...with the proper cookie recipe.  As if these aren't fab enough...if you pop on in the microwave for just 5-8 seconds...OMG....


wait for it.......


awwww, yeah!!!


Now, if these simply aren't enough for you...NUT-FREE Cadbury Creme Eggs are available through peanutfreeplanet.com; only the British Cadbury eggs are nut-free.  They are coming from across the pond, so the going price is a bit steeper, $2.50 US$/ egg...but at least you have the option.

Also, Hershey's Candy Coated Eggs are (in my opinion) the same as Cadbury Mini eggs, and they are NUT-FREE!!


I have shared thi recipe on:
Mix It Up Monday, Flour Me With Love
Two Cup Tuesday, Pint Sized Baker
What's Cooking Wednesday, Buns In My Oven
Cast Party Wednesday, Lady Behind The Curtain
Wicked Good Wednesdays, 365 Days Of Baking and More
The Humble Brag, One Project Closer
Foodie Friday, Simple Living and Eating

5 comments:

  1. Oh no! Those darn nuts seem to show up everywhere. It looks like you found a good substitution though! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  2. Thanks so much for joining me at Two-Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see ya again tomorrow night.

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  3. These look pretty amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays!

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  4. I love your writing as much as your recipes. Have you ever thought about writing a recipe or other kind of book? You really are good. I love this recipe, when they broke they looked like real Cadbury Eggs Thank you so much. Trish Butler P.S. Your picture reminds me of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. You remind me of the actress in that movie.

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    1. Oh, Trish Butler - you behave!! You are too kind. Thanks for reading and your lovely comments!! OPA!!

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