Caramel Creme Eggs
24/05/2018 | Tamara Brown
Raw chocolate filled with gooey raw caramel in a delicious egg. At half the sugar content of a Cadbury Caramel Egg, try this for a healthier Easter egg option!
Caramel Creme Eggs will become soft if left out for long so keep them refrigerated.
his recipe is featured in The Raw Food Girl's Sweets & Treats eBook, along with 50 others nutritiously raw snacks.
A word from The Raw Food Girl
This has got to be one of my favourite raw chocolate recipes of all time. Even after over three years on a very clean diet, I'm still a bit of a sweet tooth. And these eggs hit the spot every single time.
Cadbury's Caramel Eggs clock up at 187 calories per egg. These ones are still up there at 150 per egg, but let's have a closer look at the nutritional profile of both.
Here's the ingredient list for Cadbury's Caramel Eggs:
"MILK, sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable fats (palm, shea), cocoa butter, glucose-fructose syrup, dried whey (from MILK), cocoa mass, dried skimmed MILK, emulsifiers (E442, SOYA lecithin), salt, sodium bicarbonate, flavourings."
So here we're looking at 4 types of sugar (sugar, glucose syrup, glucose and fructose), which are all pretty much the same thing BUT in order for Cadbury's to state that milk is the main ingredient in this product, they need to split up the sugar content into 4 different sources. Because sugar isn't as attractive first ingredient as milk. Very sneaky Cadbury's, but you're not fooling us.
So what you're actually consuming here is 18 grams of sugar per serve (roughly 20% of the Recommended Daily Intake for sugar link to. Kind of a lot for one little egg. Raw Caramel Creme Eggs, by comparison, contain 9 grams (10% RDI), or half the amount.
Now 9 grams of sugar per serve is still on the higher end - these are supposed to be for a treat only - but is still a lot better than the alternative without compromising on taste. In fact, I think the raw version tastes much better!
If you wish to drop the fructose further, replace maple syrup with rice malt syrup. Rice malt is fructose-free and won't spike blood insulin levels like agave will.
Whether you choose to use agave or not, at least you can be sure that these eggs are made with REAL ingredients, and are free from gluten, dairy, soy, flavourings and numbers. Winning!