Sunday, March 14, 2010

Copycat Cadbury Creme Eggs

An excellent treat for Easter Baskets!!!!

1/2 cups light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, softened ---VERY IMPORTANT!!!! SOFTENED NOT MELTED!!!!
1 teas. vanilla( or orange extract or lemon extract for a change)
1/4 teas. salt
3 cups powdered sugar
4 drops yelllow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring (My kids react very badly to red dye so I omit this, I did add a little yellow because they dont react as badly to that but dyes are not necessary and usually when I make these I dont use it at all)

1 − 12 oz. bag semisweet or milk chocolate chips(if you want to make these exceptionally good use a good quality dark chocolate in place of the chocolate chips!)
2 Tbls. shortening

Combine corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat well with
electric mixer. Add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing by hand after each

Remove about 1/3 of the mix and place in small bowl. Add yellow &
red coloring and stir.

Cover both mixes and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

When mixes are firm, roll a small ball from the yellow filling and wrap
around it a portion of the white filling that is twice that size. Form into
the shape of an egg and place onto a cookie sheet that has been brushed with
shortening. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Refrigerate 3−4 hrs.

Combine chocolate chips with shortening in glass bowl. Microwave on high for 1
minute. Then stir and microwave another minute.

Use a fork to dip each center into the chocolate. Place candy onto wax paper to dry.

After 1−2 hours of chilling, dip each candy one more time and chill.

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