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Vegan Vittles

Creme Eggs

Well, they're not actually egg-shaped, but there is a yolk and a white, so that counts for something, right?

vegan creme eggs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup (or vegan honey. brown rice syrup or malt syrup will work, but be aware they both have a distinct flavor)
  • 1/4 cup butter (we like Earth Balance sticks)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drops red food coloring
  • 1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 T vegetable shortening (we like Spectrum or Earth Balance sticks)
  • Yield: approximately 2 dozen

Combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, reserving 1/4 cup. Mix until creamy.

Remove about 2/3 of the mixture and place into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

Add the remaining powdered sugar to the smaller portion left in the mixing bowl. Add the yellow and red food coloring and stir to combine. Remove to a small bowl. Cover and freeze the "yolk" mixture for at least 2 hours.

When both mixtures are firm, roll 1/2 tsp-sized balls from the yellow filling. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Remove the white mixture from the refrigerator and freeze both the yellow and white candy for at least 2 hours.

Taking teaspoon-sized portions of the white filling, flatten and wrap around a yolk, rolling slightly to form a ball. Repeat for the remaining filling ingredients, then freeze these centers for 3 hours or until firm. If the candy starts to become too soft to handle, refreeze until firm again before continuing.

Melt the chocolate chips and shortening.

Take the egg centers out of the freezer one at a time otherwise they will begin to soften and be impossible to coat in chocolate.

Use a fork to roll each egg around in the chocolate. Tap off any excess and place each candy onto wax paper. If the coated candies look like they are starting to soften, place in the refrigerator for 30 min before resuming. The chocolate should be reheated in order to have the proper consistency. Chill for 2 hours.

Reheat the chocolate and give each candy a second coating of chocolate. Chill overnight.

A word of warning - you will end up covered in candy and chocolate. It's inevitable. I found chocolate on my leg hours after i had finished. So, try to have a friend inspect you before you go anywhere.


By min | July 10, 2012, 1:42 PM | Vegan Vittles | Comments (0)| Link



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