Homemade Vegan Creme Eggs with rich chocolate & a sweet, creamy fondant filling & a yellow 'yolk'. A copycat version of that oh so popular Easter treat from Cadbury!
Did you grow up eating Cadbury Creme Eggs? I know I did and I loved them in my pre-vegan days so I just had to recreate them! I am more than happy with the result. They taste very close to how I remember traditional Cadbury Creme Eggs tasting.
There is rich chocolate filled with a thick, white fondant and a lovely yellow yolk coloured with turmeric. You can taste the turmeric a little bit, but barely, and I would much rather that than use food colouring of any kind. But, if you wanted to, you could omit it and use a tiny drop of yellow food colouring, or just leave your fondant all white.
Although I am totally happy with the taste and texture in this recipe, I am not 100% happy that they didn't actually turn out fully egg shaped. I tried but I couldn't do a neat enough job.
To make the two halves, fill them adequately then stick them together neatly was just too faffy for me and I gave up after many failed and ugly attempts.
I also didn't want the recipe to end up being so difficult to make that it put you off. Making half eggs is much, much easier. Plus it means you can eat two!
How to make homemade Vegan Creme Eggs
For detailed measurements and instructions, see the printable recipe card.
- Step 1 - Melt some chocolate and use a teaspoon to swipe it around your egg mold, then freeze until hard (it only takes a few minutes)
- Step 2 - Mix up the filling ingredients in a bowl then spoon some filling out into another bowl and add the turmeric to make it yellow
- Step 3 - Dollop some white filling into each chocolate case
- Step 4 - Dollop some yellow into the middle of each
- Step 5 - Cover with a bit more white filling
- Step 6 - Freeze for a few minutes again, then add a layer of chocolate over the top and allow it to set before devouring!
Keep your vegan creme eggs in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. The filling doesn't freeze solid. It just gets a little firmer and a bit chewy so you can eat them straight from the freezer.
The brown rice syrup in this recipe helps give the fondant the correct texture. I use Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Syrup. You can usually find it in the baking aisle of the grocery store. If you can't find it you can sub it for golden syrup or corn syrup as they both have similar textures. You can also omit it completely but the filling will be a little thinner and not have quite the same consistency as a regular creme egg.
The turmeric flavour in the "yolk" is very mild, but if you'd rather not use it you can replace it with a tiny bit of yellow food colouring, or just skip the yellow yolky bit and just use the white fondant filling instead.
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Vegan Creme Eggs
- 1½ cups / 250 grams chocolate chips
- 1½ cups / 150 grams natural powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup see recipe notes for subs
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil use refined coconut oil if you don't want a slight hint of coconut
- 20mls / 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon non-dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- Start by gently melting the chocolate. The easiest way to do this is to simply place a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Be sure that the bowl doesn't touch the water. You can use a microwave but it's so easy to spoil the chocolate this way that I tend not to. Plus I think it becomes smoother and glossier when melted over a pan of water.
- Spoon some chocolate into each mold and spread it around and up the sides with the back of a teaspoon. Make sure it's not too thin as the egg 'shells' need to be pretty sturdy. Leave the remaining chocolate in it's bowl, sat on top of the simmering water to keep it melted.
- Once all the molds are filled, place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, then put in the freezer to set.
- In a small bowl combine all of the other ingredients except the turmeric. Stir until completely smooth.
- Spoon out about ⅓ into another small bowl and stir the turmeric into it.
- By now the chocolate should be set. Remove from the freezer.
- Add a small amount of white fondant to each chocolate shell. Around 1 teaspoon or just enough to fill each one about ⅓ of the way.
- Add a small dollop of yellow fondant to each one. Try to get it as close to the middle as you can.
- Cover each yellow dollop with more white fondant leaving just enough room to cover the top with another layer of chocolate.
- Once they are all almost full place in the freezer for around 10 minutes just to firm up the filling a little, then remove and cover each one with a layer of chocolate. Pop back in the freezer to allow them to set.
- Once completely set, pop out from the silicone mold.
Nutritional information is provided for convenience & as a courtesy. The data is a computer generated estimate so should be used as a guide only.