About Cadbury Creme Egg Dip
Not gonna lie, I’m very excited about this recipe, for who big reasons:
For one, I love this time of year because I’m absolutely obsessed with Cadbury Creme Eggs. No, not even obsessed – that’s far too mild a term to encompass my undying love. I am happily addicted to these delicious little candies and have been since I was a kid. I devoured as many of them as my parents would allow in the 80’s and 90’s, and as an adult, I’ll buy those cute little boxes of four and sit down thinking, “I’ll just have one.” A whole empty box later, I’m already reaching for the other box of four I bought so I can make short work of those, too. These little candies totally have me wrapped around their milk chocolate shell.
And as evident in point numbero uno, I would gladly enjoy creme eggs all year round – but, alas, that’s not possible. These little gems only brighten our lives around certain holidays.
Total bummer, right?
Well now, finally, I have a solution to that problem… in the form of Cadbury Creme Egg Dip.
This dip is made completely from scratch, so you can enjoy Cadbury’s iconic taste even in the middle of summer or winter.
If you use mini chocolate bars for dipping (which I highly recommend) the taste is spot on for classic the creme eggs.
But be warned: the dip is sticky and gooey, just like the candy eggs it pays homage to, though the whipped cream goes a long way in softening it up for easy dipping.
Now, I can’t take full credit for this genius idea. Regular readers already know what I sucker I am for dessert dips, so the foundation was already there, but my dear friend Olivia is the one that suggested that creme eggs were in dire need of the dessert dip treatment.
And I was clearly in no position to say no to her, seeing as how I’d finished my second box of creme eggs the night before and was already having withdrawals.
So yes, I told her, “of course I’m up for trying to make a creme egg dip. Right now. Be right back.”
This dip may very well take the throne as my all-time favorite.
It has everything you could possibly want: festive colors, sugary taste, creamy texture, and a little bit gooey (in all the right ways – trust me) that will make eating the dip fun.
I could totally see myself making this year-round, mixing up the colors to match whatever event seemed fitting.
I already can’t wait to make it again!
What to serve with dessert dip?
When serving this creme egg dip, I like to use little bars of chocolate, since it’s the best match if you’re trying to capture the same taste as the candy.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to serve it with chocolate. There are plenty of other options I’ve found work great with most dessert dips.
Below are a few of my favorites.
- Nilla Wafers
- Sugar Cookies
- Graham Crackers
- Cubes of pound cake
- Golden Oreos
- Ladyfinger cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Crumbled waffle cones
- Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
This list could go on and on. If you find a new combination for dipping, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
How long can you leave out a dessert dip?
Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.
For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature, which is how this dip will be served.
As the party goes on, you can move your dip back to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.
Notes & tips for this creme egg dip
- For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This recipe would be difficult to make by hand with a whisk.
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Cadbury Creme Egg Dip
If you're a fan of Cadbury Creme Eggs then you'll love this dip! It's the best way to share creme eggs with everyone. Use your favorite holiday chocolate (or even cookies or pretzels) for dipping.
- Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), beat the corn syrup, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar together on medium-high until smooth. Mixture will be very sticky. Tip: Add powdered sugar slowly, mixing in between. If the mixture gets too thick, move on to the next step with the cool whip, then blend in the remaining powdered sugar.
Drop mixer speed to low and spoon in cool whip until smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Stop mixer and use a spatula to thoroughly scrape around the sides, then beat again for another 3-4 minutes. If needed, repeat with scraping and mixing until the sticky sugar mix is completely combined with the cool whip.
- Remove about 1/4 of the dip and place in a small serving bowl. Mix in orange food coloring, 1 drop at a time, until desired color is reached. For mine, I used 4 drops of gel food coloring. When finished, set bowl nearby.
Scoop the remaining dip into a serving bowl of your choice. Make a small well in the top where the orange dip will go.
- Scoop orange dip in the well you created in the white dip.
Serve dip immediately with milk or dark chocolate candy bars for dipping.
Base Cadbury Creme Egg recipe from Cincy Shopper.