Sunday, April 4, 2010

Recipes: Easter Vegan Cadbury Eggs

Happy Zombie Jesus Day everyone!

 Thanks to Vegan Explosion, on the Vegans Rock Austin! community Forum, I was given this beautiful, beautiful recipe... This was my first attempt.


1/2 cup light corn syrup (**or brown rice syrup )
1/4 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered beet sugar, or powdered very light unbleached sugar
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring
1 12-ounce bags organic vegan chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Spectrum, or Smart Balance are non-hydrogenated)

1. Combine the corn syrup, marge, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth.

2. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing by hand after each addition. Mix well until creamy.

3. Remove about 1/3 of the mixture and place it into a small bowl. Add the yellow and red food coloring and stir well to combine.

4. Cover both mixtures and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

5. When mixtures are firm, roll a small, marble-size ball from the orange filling, and wrap around it a portion of the white filling that is roughly twice the size. Form this filling into the shape of an egg and place it onto a cookie sheet that has been brushed with a light coating of shortening. Repeat for the remaining filling ingredients, then refrigerate these centers for 3-4 hours or until firm.

6. Combine the chocolate chips with the shortening in a glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave chocolate on high speed for 1 minute, then stir and microwave again for 1 more minute, and stir.

7. Use a fork to dip each center into the chocolate, tap the fork on the side of the bowl, then place each candy onto wax paper. Chill.

8. After 1-2 hours of chilling, dip each candy once more and chill for several hours, or until completely firm.

Recipe found and taken from:

I made mine into truffles rather than "eggs" because it was easier to keep their shape. I'm taking these sugary beauties over to a girls-only Easter party this afternoon, where we're going to wear pastel, celebrate spring, and bring a veggie dish (I think I'm the only vegan, but theses girls are super awesome and always accommodate me). I hope they'll like these, I tried one and it turned out so good!