Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon margarine (I like Earth Balance)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 12-ounce bag vegan chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, place the brown rice syrup, margarine, and shortening and use a hand mixer to combine. Cream in powdered sugar until smooth. If you want to separate part the mixture and add food coloring (yellow to make it look more like an egg!) or flavored extracts (orange? coffee?), now is the time!
2. Make sure your hands are clean and cold, take small pieces of the mixture and roll into balls (the size of the inside of a Cadbury Creme Egg!) and place on greased sheet. Freeze this for at least 2 hours.
3. In a medium sized bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave. (if you want it to be a little more pliable, sometimes it helps to add a little melted shortening to the chocolate!)
4. Use a toothpick, dip each ball into the chocolate and place on wax paper. You can get fancy and use those egg molds, I found them at Michaels for like a buck. Deal! Freeze until hard and then wrap in foil. Happy hunting!
Source of recipe: I wrote this after experimenting with a couple recipes on the internet!