A Cadbury Creme Egg Recipe To Try At Home So You Can Eat These Easter Treats All Year Long

You don't need me to tell you that Cadbury Creme Eggs are the best part of Easter — if you're a living, breathing human being who has ever tasted one of these gooey, chocolate wonders for yourself, you already know this to be an indisputable fact. But while peeling off the foil of one of these babies may very well be the highlight of your spring, I've found a DIY Cadbury Creme Egg recipe you need to try if you ever want to be taken seriously as a true chocolate egg connoisseur. Look, these magical creme-filled nuggets of bliss aren't going to be around forever — come Monday, they'll just be another fond memory of Easters past. So put down the Peeps, step away from the jelly beans, and pay attention. Your sweet tooth depends on what I'm about to say next.

Being the reasonably resourceful adult with an Internet connection that you are, all it takes is a quick Google search to realize that there are plenty of homemade Cadbury Egg ideas floating around on the Internet to keep you busy, but this recipe by blogger Kristan of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen is just about as simple as they get (which, admittedly, is not that simple, but these treasures are WORTH THE EXTRA EFFORT OK?!). Adapted from this super cool Instructables tutorial, this recipe has a slightly less runny center than you might be used to, but it lacks nothing in flavor.

The key to making these successfully, obviously, is getting your creamy center just right. Confessions of a Cookbook Queen mixed together butter, light corn syrup, vanilla, and powdered sugar with a little bit of food coloring to get the signature two-toned look. (Check out her full tutorial to get the total rundown.) Once you have your filling, all you have to do is dip it in melted almond bark (or use an egg mold, if you're feeling fancy), let everything chill, and enjoy! See? Worth it, just like I told you!

So now that you know the secret to eternal happiness, you may as well put your powers to good use. Cadbury Eggs are delicious eaten by themselves, but you are a creative soul who just doesn't quit. Looking to up the ante a little bit? Here are three other insanely good uses for those homemade eggs:

1. Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake

This innocent looking ice cream treat is actually filled with vodka. Trust me, you want this. Food Fanatic has the recipe.

2. Cadbury Egg Cupcake

Make like Pass the Sushi, and put these chocolate eggs exactly where they belong — on top of a chocolate cupcake.

3. Deep-Fry Them

Don't be scared. Oh Bite It is here to walk you through this.

Look at you, you little kitchen wizard. You are unstoppable. Happy Easter, indeed.

Images: melanie cook, cookbookqueen/Flickr; Food Fanatic; Pass the Sushi; Oh Bite It