Several months ago I found a recipe for homemade Cadbury Cream Eggs. This is Ryan's all-time favorite candy. He starts asking about them in February every year, and I usually buy him some when they come out in the stores around Easter. But this year I surprised him with a homemade version. I've never been a big fan of the candy, so I wasn't sure if they would taste similar to the name-brand or not. Last night he tried one, and gave them a big thumbs up. I even tried a small one today and was pleasantly surprised. Plus not having the extra chemicals and artificial flavors makes me even happier.
There is a lot you could do with flavoring the filling - mint, caramel, coffee, etc. But I just left these ones plain. Although the filling softens very quickly and is kind of messy to work with, the overall recipe was very easy to follow. Oh, and you have to look closely to notice that mine are (somewhat) egg-shaped. I don't have a hollow egg mold, so I had to do these by hand.
We don't typically celebrate Easter with eggs and bunnies and candy. But I heard a great idea from another mom that we plan to implement next year with Avery. We'll celebrate the first day of spring with candy, pastel sugar cookies, flowers, and chocolate eggs and keep the focus of Easter on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
And now that we can make these delicious treats ourselves, there is no reason to wait until next spring to enjoy them!