Preparing a homemade version of the popular store-bought pastries is extremely easy, and placing rows of jelly beans in the middle is a vibrant way to make use of any straggler candy. The jelly beans become soft and slightly gooey while still the tarts are still warm; they form into flattened but soft little sugar lumps when cooled.
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These nests are a homemade version of the Russell Stover candy, and a fun Easter treat.
The taste of the eggs is not exceptional on its own (it tastes like a Creme Egg melted in butter and cream), but it's rather good when put on top of "potatoes" made from diced day-old doughnuts fried in butter and "toast with jam" made of poundcake.
Taking visual inspiration from the Chinese takeout staple, this trompe l'oeil sweet starts by frying pancakes studded with Cadbury Creme Egg pieces, which are then topped with melty peanut butter "gravy" and served atop a bed of rice pudding.
The bag lunch staple gets a sweet upgrade for Easter with this sweet trompe l'oeil sandwich, in which pound cake slices sandwich a "salad" comprised of yellow-tinted frosting studded with almonds and sliced Cadbury Creme Eggs, garnished with green coconut bits to resemble lettuce. It's a fun dish to serve at a party, and a perfect complement to your Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs and Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict.
Last year, I employed these sweet treats to create a masterpiece called Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict. This year, here's another classic (savory) egg dish reinterpreted in sweet form using these fondant-filled nuggets of joy: Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs.