Are you dairy-free but missing Crème Eggs? Or do you just want to challenge your culinary skills? Try my easy to follow vegan chocolate crème egg recipe!
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Vegan Crème egg recipe. I have it on good authority that there are people in existence who don't have a sweet tooth. I know! Remarkable, isn't it? If you are one of that rare breed, perhaps you should turn back now. This recipe is just about as sweet as it gets.
If you love Easter, try my other delicious Easter recipes, my vegan spiced shortbread cookies and my easy vegan hot cross buns!
As a vegan, one of the things that I missed the most was chocolate bars, and, for a few beautiful weeks a year, Cadbury Crème Eggs. There was just something about peeling off the foil wrapper and biting messily through thick chocolate into that tooth-achingly sweet fondant filling that was heavenly.
Last year, I read about a mad genius Vegan who had invented a cruelty-free Crème Egg! Whilst the inventor remains anonymous, there are many recipes online, all of which involve a sugar fondant filling and a crisp dark chocolate shell. They are easy to make and a great (if messy) project to get the children involved in.
If you don't have egg moulds, you can use mini cupcake cases instead. Coat the bottom of each case with some melted chocolate, leave to cool, then fill with the fondant and cover with more melted chocolate. They won't look like much like traditional crème eggs, but will still taste divine!
This recipe was adapted from hellyeahitsvegan.com and their vegan crème egg recipe.
How do you make vegan crème eggs?
It's a process, but a fun one, and you do get a great treat at the end!
Make your vegan egg filling. This is a fondant filling that you separate, colouring one half with yellow (to make "yolk"), and leave the other half white (for the, um egg white).
Whilst your egg filling fondant is cooling, coat your egg molds with melted vegan dark chocolate. Chill these very thoroughly as you will be handling them a little bit.
Form your fondant egg fillings. Roll the yellow in a "yolk" shape and place on a round, flat circle of the white fondant. Carefully fold the white around the "yolk" to form a complete egg shape
Place this "egg" filling inside one half of a chilled chocolate egg shell. Paint a little melted chocolate around the rim of your unfilled chocolate egg and seal to the filled half, then chill just to set them up.
- Corn Syrup. This is to make the fondant for the inside of the eggs. You could also use golden syrup.
- Vegan Butter
- Confectioners sugar, sifted
- Vanilla Extract, for flavor
- Yellow food colouring, for the yolk
- Vegan dark chocolate chips, for the shell.
- Coconut Oil
(This is ONLY a list of ingredients for the recipe; please see recipe card below for complete printable recipe. Or if you use the JUMP TO RECIPE at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the complete recipe.)
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Vegan Creme Eggs
- Pan for melting chocolate
- Mixing Bowls
- ½ cup Corn Syrup
- ¼ cup Butter vegan
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 cups Confectioners Sugar
- Yellow Food Colouring
- 107 g Chocolate Chips vegan chocolate
- 2 teaspoon Coconut Oil
Make the Fondant Filling
- Whisk together the Corn Syrup, vegan Butter and Vanilla until smooth.
- Sift in the Icing Sugar and beat well. The mixture will be really thick.
- Put a quarter of the mixture into a small bowl. This will be your "egg yolk". Add yellow food colouring until the fondant resembles the colour of an egg yolk.
- Chill both bowls of fondant for at least a couple of hours.
- Once chilled, remove the "egg white" fondant from the fridge. Get a baking sheet ready that will fit into your freezer.
- Dust your hands liberally with icing sugar and roll the mixture into balls, they need to fit comfortably within your mould or case.
- Flatten and place on baking sheet.
- Remove the "egg yolk" fondant from the fridge and roll into balls, about half the size of the white and place on one "yolk" on top of each flattened circle. They will look like fried eggs! Freeze for at least an hour.
- To make the chocolate shell, gently melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil over a pan of simmering water.
- Coat each of the moulds or case with a thick layer of melted chocolate and chill until set hard.
- I found that I needed to put another coating on chocolate in my mould, so check yours for thickness, and repeat if necessary.
- Remove the fondant from the freezer. Carefully remove each "fried egg" from the tray and fold the white fondant around the "yolk" to form an egg.
- Place one egg inside half of your chocolate moulds or all of your cases.
- Take the unfilled chocolate moulds, paint the edge with a little melted chocolate and seal to the filled half.
- If using cups, simply place your fondant egg on top of the chocolate and top with more melted chocolate.
- Return to the fridge to set for at least another hour.
- For fun, you could wrap them in some colourful foil!
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This is amazing! What a perfect holiday treat for everyone to enjoy. And my husband is one of those rare breeds that doesn't have a sweet tooth...more for me I guess.
This is a super-genius idea, I never thought we could make vegan eggs. I'd love to try these this Easter
Lizet Bowen says
My kids saw the pictures and asked if we could make them today! we'll give them a try this weekend.
My family loves creme eggs - they’re my dad’s favourites! love that these are vegan!
Totally trying this later this month, thank you!!!
Oh wow! What a cool thing to make vegan!
This is awesome! I love sweets, and your recipe here I must try!
Oh my!! Kids would be thrilled with these chocolate eggs. What can I substitute the corn syrup with as I cannot find any here?
HI Ramona! Sorry for the late reply, I only just saw this! You can use Agave Syrup instead, or honey (if not strict vegan), or golden syrup.
Wow!! These look amazing!! Must try for sure !
Arica Aspenson says
Excellent idea! I love how easy this recipe is and it's perfect for Easter! They look amazing 🙂
These would be the perfect addition to an Easter brunch for vegans! Definitely bookmarking this recipe@
These are so much fun to make for Easter!
Such a brilliant and clever idea! Delicious 🙂
Amanda Marie says
These look so fun. I love cream eggs and can't wait to try.
My kids LOVED these. They said they were better than the ones we get at the store.
These look amazing and so delicious!
Super yummy recipe 🙂
These look so cute and fun to make!
These are so much fun to make - and eat!
These look AMAZING!
Great recipe! We loved it!
Ksenia prints says
I love that thanks to you, I know have a way to enjoy creme eggs again! Thanks, friend!
These look so good! Vegan has never been so easy.
Great! What an Idea!
What a fun way to bring the Easter spirit with a vegan twist!
A great recipe, thank you so much for sharing!
I'm so excited you shared this recipe. I love Creme Eggs and I love that these are vegan. Super excited to try these out!