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
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.......
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!!
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