Keto Easter Creme Eggs really do exist! This childhood favorite is made with a low carb condensed milk filling and a sugar-free chocolate shell. A truly special keto holiday treat.
I am finally updating my Keto Creme Eggs recipe, and now they are better than ever. I first posted these homemade sugar-free Easter eggs in 2014. It was delicious then, but with new methods and new ingredients, I was confident I could do even better.
Cadbury’s Easter Creme Eggs were a very important part of my formative years. I can remember quite vividly the commercials for them that would come out mid-winter, heralding the arrival of Creme Eggs in the stores.
One in particular sticks in my brain, of some young people rollerskating with their eggs, biting off the tops to reveal the creamy centers. I have no idea what roller-skating and Easter eggs have in common, but it was early eighties and I suppose it seemed cool. Possibly very messy, but cool nonetheless.
Creme Eggs: A Guilty Pleasure
I haven’t had a real creme egg in many years now, but they were always such a guilty pleasure for me back in the day. They are as junky as it gets but by god, they were delicious.
I had a ritual of biting the top off and slowly licking out the creamy center, and then eating the rest of the chocolate. I am sure it was disgusting to watch, so I typically ate my creme eggs privately, with no one around to see or to bother me for any. I waited for Creme Egg season like a child waits for Christmas.
Updated Keto Creme Eggs Recipe
The original recipe was made with my Sugar-Free Condensed Milk, and this one is as well. But the ingredients in my keto condensed milk have changed, making it gooier and less likely to re-crystallize.
The condensed milk alone is not sufficient. It’s neither sweet enough nor thick enough for the filling. If you simply used it as is, it would spill all over the place as you bit into your homemade Easter egg.
Previously, I tried thickening it with additional Swerve and a touch of coconut flour. It was good, but you could taste that coconut a bit and I wanted more of a true cream filling.
This time, I simply softened some butter and beat that with more sweetener and the condensed milk. I ended up with a soft, slightly gooey buttercream that made the perfect filling. It’s ideal for these keto creme eggs… firm when chilled but soft and melt-in-your-mouth at room temperature.
They were better than I had ever hoped. And I had to fight my kids for the last few – my teenage daughter gave me such a baleful glare when I said that the last one was for me!
How to make Keto Easter Creme Eggs
While these aren’t hard to make, they do take some time and effort. So set aside a bit of your day and enjoy the process!
Egg-shaped candy molds
These come in all shapes and sizes, so of course that will affect how many eggs you get and how many to eat per serving. I have a mold that is similar to THIS ONE. Mine holds 12 in one mold and this is a set of two that hold 6 each but the size of the individual eggs is similar.
And this mold creates keto Easter eggs that are about the same size as the traditional Creme Eggs, so it’s ideal for this recipe.
Sugar-free chocolate shell
Milk or dark chocolate, it’s up to you! I used Lily’s new milk chocolate chips for this but you could just as easily use the dark, if you prefer.
You will note that I always melt my chocolate with a bit of cocoa butter. This serves two purposes:
- It makes the chocolate coating a bit thinner and helps keep it from seizing.
- It makes the shell more firm and less likely to melt at room temperature.
If you don’t have cocoa butter, you can use coconut oil but your eggs will be more melty at room temperature.
When coating the inside of the molds, be sure to coat well and cover any thin areas. I go over mine once and then look for thin spots and go over those again. I usually just spread mine over with a small spoon.
Creme Egg Filling
This filling is a combination of my keto condensed milk and keto buttercream frosting. The condensed milk takes two sweeteners, Swerve and BochaSweet, for a better consistency that doesn’t recrystallize. If you can’t get BochaSweet, you can use allulose or xylitol.
And if you truly can’t get any of those, you can use all powdered Swerve but your filling may recrystallize some. It will still be tasty!
I did use a touch of natural yellow food coloring to make the “yolk” in the filling. Remove a few tablespoons of the filling mixture and whisk in some color until it’s a bright yellow.
These Keto Creme Eggs are a truly delicious sugar-free Easter treat!
Check out my Keto Easter Menu Plan for more great ideas for your low carb, sugar-free holidays.
Keto Creme Eggs
- 6 ounces sugar-free chocolate, chopped (milk or dark, your choice)
- ¾ ounce cocoa butter
- 6 tablespoon butter, softened
- ¼ cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
- ¾ cup sugar-free condensed milk
- Natural yellow food coloring
- Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of barely simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
- Combine the chopped chocolate and the cocoa butter and stir frequently until melted and smooth.
- Use a small spoon to cover bottom and sides of egg-shaped silicone molds with a good coating of chocolate, making sure to cover any thin spots. You should use about ½ to ⅔ of the chocolate, saving the rest to top the eggs after filling.
- Place mold on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about 20 minutes.
- Beat the butter with the powdered sweetener until well combined. Slowly drizzle in the condensed milk, beating on medium low, until smooth.
- Remove about 2 tablespoons of the mixture to another bowl and whisk in a little yellow food coloring at a time until a bright yellow is achieved.
- Add a tablespoon or so of white condensed milk mixture to each chocolate shell, then dab a small amount of yellow condensed milk mixture in the center of each. Top with more white condensed milk.
- Set the eggs in the freezer for another hour to firm up.
- Re-warm the remaining chocolate gently over the pan of simmering water. Spoon over the filling and spread to the edges. Return to the fridge or freezer for another 30 minutes to firm up.
how do you store these? I read the post, but not sure if I have to keep them refrigerated?
Kathy Cooke says
These are astonishingly good – better than the original by far! I love the light, smooth texture of the filling; it’s not sticky and gloppy like actual Cadbury eggs. I used coconut cream to make the condensed milk, and I ended up needing maybe another 1.5 oz of the chocolate mixture to completely coat the eggs. I think I had the same molds as Carolyn, and they were pretty easy to work with. They’re easily twice as big as a Cadbury egg, and you just spoon the chocolate in. Easy to pop them out of the molds after they set. My daughter who is picky about most of my keto cooking loves these!
So glad you like it!
If I wanted to prepare for Easter in advance how long could these store in the fridge or freezer and still preserve their taste and quality?
I am honestly not sure how well the filling would do in the freezer. I think you could easily make these 4 to 5 days ahead and store in the fridge, as long as all of your dairy was fresh.
That’s feasible. Thank you so much. We are really looking forward to trying these.
Rebecca Charles says
How do I store these in the fridge or in a covered
Container in a cool place?
The fridge is best.
Omg! You read my mind! As a Canadian, I see these during Easter and remind myself that I can’t eat them which makes me sad because I had them every Easter as a child. I thought I wonder if Carolyn could make a recipe for these eggs and I just logged in and saw this! Thanks so much! This truly has made my day and am thankful for the work that you do!
Eva Q says
I love this idea! Anyway to make these more like “milk” chocolate? You are such a blessing!!!
Use Lily’s milk chocolate.
I made the condensed milk but mine went like a caramel colour from reducing it how do I get it to stay white
You basically made dulce de leche, it sounds like. I think you needed to take it off sooner.
Can you sub Lily’s for the chocolate?
I use Lily’s in this recipe. What did you want to sub?
Lisa @ myskinnyplate says
You’re my hero!
I always do well with weight management (it also helps having a website geared toward helping others lose weight) but holiday’s are my WORST!!
I’m currently shopping for my three kids (and husband) and drooling at all of the yummy Cadbury Creme Eggs that I won’t get to enjoy. 🙁
I’m definitely trying this recipe out. Thanks for sharing & Happy Easter!