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Raw Cadbury Eggs

So here is the where the post originally headed:

These Cadbury Creme Eggs really turned out beautifully. If only things taste as good as they look.  Kinda like my Lucky Charms. I just loved their look but truth be told, there really is no turn-on for tons of powdered sugar. Same with these eggs. They just did not taste good. At all. I tried to create a recipe and failed twice and then I veganified this recipe {which yielded these pictures} but 3 cups of powdered sugar in a recipe = unedible, in my opinion.

But I didn’t want to give up. It’s Easter, for God’s sake! Cadbury Eggs are a must, so I set out to make a raw version that was not only edible, but also didn’t leave a horrible aftertaste in your mouth. Oh, and were actually something that you would want to eat. Though they are definitely not as pretty, they are definitely healthy. Now that is something you could never say about Creme Eggs until now! 

Raw Cadbury Creme Eggs Recipe

Makes 3-4 eggs {depending on egg mold or preference}

Gluten, egg, soy, refined sugar, and dairy free/Raw

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 c. cashews {or macadamia nuts would work better for color!}
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 2 dates, chopped
  • 2 Tbs pure maple syrup or agave
  • 1 Tb coconut oil, solid
  • Raw chocolate {recipes below}
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric {for yellow coloring}
  • Chocolate egg mold {optional} OR toothpicks {for dipping}

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place cashews and oats in a blender and grind until smooth. Add coconut oil, syrup, and dates. Blend until smooth and a thick paste forms. If it is too sticky, always add a 1 tsp of oat “flour” until you are able to handle with your hands. 
  2. Seperate into 2 sections {you will want it to be a 3:1 split}. The smaller section will have the turmeric added to it for the “yolk.” Mix until completely colored.
  3. Roll yolks into a ball and flatten out the whites.

     

     4.   Place the yolk on top of the white and roll the white around the yolk. Shape into an egg shape {if you are using an egg mold, make sure that it is small enough to fit into the mold. Or if you are dipping them, shape them any size}:

For Raw Chocolate:

  • 1/3 c. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 c. raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup or agave

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend in a blender until smooth.

Coat your mold with chocolate if using. Place egg into the mold, close with other side and freeze for 10 minutes. *Or* place a toothpick into the bottom and dip into bowl of chocolate. See the directions from here to get an idea what the process would look like}. Allow to set on wax paper.  Freeze 10 minutes.

Here’s to a gluten, soy, egg, refined sugar, and dairy free Easter!

Namastasty.

82 Comments Post a comment
  1. Diane #

    I just happened upon your recipe for Cadbury eggs while looking at vegan desserts. I don’t eat a vegan diet but I am just starting out on a healthy whole foods eating way of life and have been seeking out recipes. I love this recipe except I haven’t been eating any grains starting out. I’m doing an elimination diet. I wonder what would work in place of the oats. Another thought I had was the addition of flaked coconut. I love coconut and I thought that it would really enhance the flavor with the chocolate and nuts. Once I’m past my initial weight loss phase, I will have to try something like this. Turmeric has some good health benefits as well. Good choice. Thanks for sharing your recipes. I’ll have to check out more of them. I liked this one because I don’t eat soy, dairy, or gluten. Just up my alley. 🙂

    June 16, 2012
  2. Somer #

    Oh how I needed this post before Easter! FABULOUS

    April 27, 2012
    • Rats! You can always pretend that Easter is coming up next week 🙂

      April 27, 2012
      • Somer #

        True Dat!

        April 27, 2012
        • Anyone who says True Dat is a friend of mine! 🙂

          April 27, 2012
          • Somer #

            Huge grin on my face right now

            April 27, 2012
  3. whshle #

    I just made them. It took like ten minute. ZOMG they’re awesome. Thanks!

    April 9, 2012
    • So easy right??? I am so happy to hear that you like them!! xo

      April 9, 2012
      • yodogpodcast #

        This recipe gives me so many great ideas! I just made peanut butter balls with it:

        1/2 c. oats
        1/4 c. peanuts and another 1/4 of cashews + raw pine nuts
        2 dates
        couple teaspoons honey
        tablespoon or so of peanut butter
        dash of salt
        couple tablespoons coconut oil

        blend oats & nuts in food processor until super fine and combined, set aside
        chop dates in food processor, add honey, peanut butter, salt, coconut oil and blend, then add dry ingredients
        form into delicious, delicious balls and freeze on wax paper.

        for the coating
        1/3 c. coconut oil
        1/4 c. raw cacao powder
        1/4 c. peanut butter
        1 tablespoon honey

        April 10, 2012
  4. I totally agree with all the other comments…I never liked Cadbury creme eggs as a kid, and I doubt I would now either. Your raw version looks so much more appealing and who wouldn’t like a dessert that makes you feel good after eating it! I love how you coloured the middle – I actually thought the whole inside was made out of quinoa when I first looked, which might actually taste good too!

    April 2, 2012
    • Ooooh quinoa! Now there is an idea! I like the way you think, Genevieve. Here’s to delicious and healthy desserts! xo

      April 2, 2012
    • Erin #

      I thought it was quinoa too!

      April 2, 2012
      • April Fools. Okay, I am a day late on that 🙂 It’s just cashews and oats–I apparently have a bad blender. ha. xo

        April 2, 2012
  5. Fab recipe and so healthy. I have looked at many of the others and been put of by the amount of powdered sugar also. First time i’ve found your blog, now must go and check out your other recipes!

    April 1, 2012
    • Hi Sandra! I so hear you–sugar makes a pretty product but lately, it does not make a pretty stomach…glad to hear there is someone else who feels the same way! So happy you found your way over to my little ol’ blog 🙂 xo, Cara

      April 1, 2012
  6. I would rather have the healthier uglier eggs than the pretty ones ;)! I cannot justify eating powdered sugar in large amounts either, so I am loving your raw version of these eggs! They sound so delicious :)!

    April 1, 2012
    • I am totally with you on that one, Amy! Some people don’t mind lots of powdered sugar, that is why I added that recipe but it’s just not my thing. But that raw ones are such a great twist on a classic fav. And easier on the belly too 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment!

      April 1, 2012
  7. These look so darn good and decadent. I love it. And you know I would be eating the chocolate 🙂

    March 29, 2012
    • I made sure I omitted the mint just for you 🙂

      March 29, 2012
  8. Yay!! You made Cadbury eggs! It’s my dream come true. 🙂 I have to try these guiltless Cadbury eggs! They sound great, and I like that you used turmeric for coloring.

    March 29, 2012
  9. Waw! Your tasty raw chocolate eggs look incredibly tasty, apart & lovely too! You are so creative, much healthier too! 😉

    Waw!

    March 29, 2012
    • I think I am stealing your “Waw!” That is making me giggle right now and am loving the noise it makes 🙂 Thanks, Sophie! xo

      March 29, 2012
  10. Totally agree – the powdered sugar version looks SO good and authentic but I wouldn’t want to eat a mouthful of that stuff. I LOVE your raw version, it looks much more heart and satisfying to eat 🙂 loving the natural food color too- way to go!

    March 29, 2012
    • I’m trying…slowly, but surely 🙂 Thanks, love xo

      March 29, 2012
  11. Babs #

    Holy Smokes…I had to take a look before I went to bed.

    They look so amazing and legit!

    Every post keeps getting better and better as you keep pushing harder.

    Move over Martha…Here comes Fork & Stewart

    Very Proud of You!

    March 28, 2012
    • Fork & Stewart? You crazy! Besides, you should be in bed shouldn’t you, Babs??? But I love your comments so on second thought, don’t 🙂 Love you!

      March 28, 2012
  12. Aww… I hate it when something turns out beautifully but tastes aweful! Bravo for not giving up though – I love the idea of making them raw! It looks devine to me!

    March 28, 2012
    • Isn’t it a bummer? Especially when you have such high hopes for the recipe. But I guess these “failures” breed new triumphs, right? xo

      March 28, 2012
  13. umm..excuse me, but i think the healthy version are SO MUCH lovelier than the gross, powdered sugar version. they resemble larabars, and since i’m a hardcore larabar fan, i love these!

    when i was little, cadbury eggs were like crack to me. i LOVED them. but, nowadays, i’d take your healthy treats over the powdered sugar “pretty” version any day of the week.

    March 28, 2012
    • That’s my girl! Tney are rather kickass aren’t they? I was so happy with how they turned out 🙂
      Isn’t it funny how completely DIFFERENT you have become as an adult??? The things we did as kids…

      March 28, 2012
  14. These are totally my kind of treats.. you couldnt feed me the sugar filled version even with a gun to my head!
    i love the grungy look of the raw ones so much better than the prim and proper sugary smarty pants. beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder .

    March 28, 2012
    • I think there is also something to be said when you can make Cadbury Eggs from raw ingredients–it makes it all the more impressive and cooler, you know? Who said eating raw or even just eating healthy has to be boring and ugly? 🙂

      March 28, 2012
      • totally true girlfriend! that is some amazingly impressive creation! raw cadbury eggs! i made a bunch of the 1 minute cakes with extra cocoa, more decadent, with a chocolate in the middle so it looks like a lava cake( and it was oh so delicious) and half the peeps in one get together didnt want to finish it just coz they found out there were oats in it.. i need to run in a different circle! i love yummy healthy stuff!

        March 28, 2012
        • Wait a minute, what was it about the oats that was off-putting????

          March 29, 2012
          • Oats are apparently too healthy! pfft. its the bunch where decadence means butter, eggs and a lot of processed flour, sugar and other crap.

            March 29, 2012
            • Okay, that really IS ridiculous…

              March 29, 2012
  15. Simone #

    I know what you mean about the sugary creme eggs. I made some last year and it was like eating a sugar cube, bleaugh! How was the texture with the oats?

    March 28, 2012
    • The oats basically just made it stick together without being sticky to work with. The texture wasn’t too chewy–I liked them! Definitely different from its original version but good in its own right 🙂

      March 28, 2012
  16. Not as pretty, but taste is the ultimate consideration. What an awesome idea! You always do the coolest things.

    March 28, 2012
    • Oh Nick, you are being nice again! I get shifty eyes when you are nice…

      March 28, 2012
  17. Lou #

    Cute! I’ve been making “eggs” too… for my little friend with super bad allergies.. oh how fun it is to play with food 🙂

    March 28, 2012
    • We both made eggs? YAY! I love that. Going to check your eggs out now…does that sound nasty? ha

      March 28, 2012
  18. I posted pictures of my attempt at this recipe, and linked back to your blog. I hope you don’t mind the Vegan Fairy Godmother reference! http://applecoconutlove.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/raw-cadbury-eggs-from-my-vegan-fairy-godmother/

    March 28, 2012
  19. Wow I was just looking at Cadbury Cream Eggs in the store and wishing I had a healthier vegan version to enjoy. Now I do! 🙂

    March 28, 2012
    • Guess who has been tapping into your thoughts??? 🙂

      March 28, 2012
  20. You are a genius! I saw this in my inbox this morning and had to make it immediately! I made a few substitutions (coconut flour instead of dates, because I don’t have any; coconut milk instead of coconut oil, because I ran out of the oil) and these still came out super delicious! I also sprinkled some turbinado sugar as a finishing touch, and to give the shell a little more crunch. Oh, and I made them with macadamia nuts. Thank you for this amazing recipe!

    March 28, 2012
    • Now that is a woman who works quickly–I love that! And I love your post and pictures!! I am so impressed with how fast you move. Glad you enjoyed the recipe. xoxo!

      March 28, 2012
      • Well I was definitely inspired, and luckily had most of the ingredients 🙂

        March 28, 2012
        • I’m still impressed with you! xo

          March 28, 2012
  21. Clever, genius, beautiful lady!

    March 28, 2012
    • Truth be told, I had you in mind while creating it… xo! Is this 100% Meg-friendly?

      March 28, 2012
      • Awwww, really!? I’m flattered and it IS Meg-friendly!! Yay!!!

        March 29, 2012
        • Praise the Raw Lord! Yes!!! Consider it an early Easter gift–the Egg has risen 🙂 xo

          March 29, 2012
  22. I love this!!! These look delicious. I can’t wait to give them a try. Cadbury eggs are always a must at Easter 🙂

    March 28, 2012
    • And even more so now–healthier versions are a must, right? Thanks for the sweet comment, Pumped Pumpkin 🙂 <–love that name!

      March 28, 2012
  23. Reblogged this on Pure and Simple Bakes and commented:
    I can’t wait to try these – they sound fab and a great alternative to a normal creme egg! 🙂

    March 28, 2012
  24. So creative – I love it!

    March 28, 2012
    • Thanks, Lizalopoli! So glad you like them 🙂

      March 28, 2012
  25. It’s just not Easter without Cadbury Eggs! Bokbokbokbokbok!

    March 28, 2012
    • Bok Bok! hahaha–it really does make everything sound better!

      March 28, 2012
      • Well, actually, I was thinking about the little boking bunny on the commercials, but maybe that’s where Mom got it… 🙂

        March 28, 2012
  26. since I am not really a Cadbury fan, I squealed at your raw version! that in turn made Basil jump up and wag, then he’s in my lap looking at the photo.

    you’ve done it again, Miss. love Love LOVE

    March 28, 2012
    • Now I need to create a doggy Cadbury Egg–how fun would that be??? Basil would be my guinea pig. xo

      March 28, 2012
  27. I was just thinking earlier this week I should look for a vegan Cadberry egg recipe. But, when I found one, it wasn’t anything is eat (or even make to share w friends). Thanks for the ideas on this one!

    March 28, 2012
    • I totally hear you! It’s one thing to recreate something for the novelty of it but it’s another thing to recreate it to enjoy it. At least with this you can feel good that you are feeding your body something healthy.

      March 28, 2012
  28. Shane #

    I don’t even like the originals, but your healthy version looks pretty darn good.

    March 28, 2012
    • The original is really sweet and well…just plain ol’ sugar, huh? Yuck. I cannot even believe half of the things that I used to eat and actually thought I liked! Thanks for the comment, Shane! xo

      March 28, 2012
  29. ninaherbert #

    You, are amazing! Think I may have mentioned that before, mmm.
    My children has never had Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, well Cadbury’s anything, actually.
    Thank you for making a raw vegan alternative. I’ve been procrastinating about what to make for easter. I have a few silicone egg moulds so I’ll give these a go.
    Thank you, you clever thing. 🙂

    March 28, 2012
    • Heck yeah! Easter treats for the kiddos. And thank God they have never had Cadbury Eggs! I cannot believe that I used to eat those things–they are so bad for you…

      March 28, 2012
  30. Alexiasana #

    gosh amazig! I love how creative you are!

    March 28, 2012
    • You are so sweet to say so, Alexiasana. Thank you! xo

      March 28, 2012
  31. Kammie #

    you’ve got skills, girl! awesome job recreating a classic for the better! I agree, too much sugar is always eeeek

    March 28, 2012
    • Eeeeeek and barf!!! Yuck, indeed. Thanks for the comment, Kammie! xo

      March 28, 2012
  32. Have I told you lately how absolutely amazing you are – not only did you recreate a classic easter treat, but managed to make it – say what, HEALTHY! You are too awesome Cara, when I have kids can you please move to NH and make them all these healthy treats, everyday 🙂

    Love , love this easter treat series 🙂

    March 28, 2012
    • How about when you have kids, you can move into my California mansion? I will just have to call you when I actually get a mansion 🙂 xo!

      March 28, 2012
      • Um YES I like that plan – you have approximately 2 years give or take to get working in that Mansion :)…you know just in case you needed a timelime- or better yet maybe you and greg could build a summer mansion on the coast of Maine 🙂

        March 28, 2012
        • TWO years? That’s all? Okay, okay–I will get working on it–man you are demanding! 🙂 Anything for you, though…

          March 28, 2012
  33. The top ones certainly look closer to the Cadburys eggs however I would much rather eat your raw version! They look really interesting and a much more interesting variety of flavours!

    March 28, 2012
    • That is what kills me–that tops one are so pretty yet SO nasty! I couldn’t even stand it. At least now your arteries won’t clog with the raw version 🙂

      March 28, 2012

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