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Move over, Easter eggs. We made deep fried Cadbury Creme Eggs

Cadbury Creme Eggs
Donna Natosi
Cadbury Creme Eggs

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Ahead of the holiday weekend, the LehighValleyNews.com team did something it probably shouldn’t have – looked at TikTok.

Annnndd … we found a recipe for deep fried Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Things escalated quickly from there (of course they did).

In a bowl we combined:

Deep fried creme eggs
Donna Natosi
The dry and wet ingredients for deep fried creme egg Peeps.

  • ¾ cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • A big pinch of salt 
  • One tablespoon of sugar
  • One tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • One egg

From there, we filled a pot with a few inches of vegetable oil and waited for it to get hot.
Pro tip: If you’ve ever used a recipe that called for oil to be heated to 375 degrees and you didn’t have a thermometer, you do what we do and you ask Google this magnificent question: "Google, when is oil hot enough for frying?”

The winning method: We used a wooden coffee stirrer (Google also suggests a wooden spoon or chopstick) you can dip in the oil. If it starts steadily bubbling, like ours did, the oil is hot enough for frying.

Next, we took a couple of FROZEN Cadbury creme eggs, removed them from the wrappers (don’t skip this step), dredged them in flour, dipped them in our batter and dropped them into the oil.

Just like making pancakes, the first few were a bit rough. But the rest came out golden brown.

Did we mention two of them were stuffed with Peeps? (Of course they were, because we all know Peeps are made in Bethlehem and so we kind of felt obligated).

The results? We’ll let you watch the video for the verdict. (Did we mention the Peeps were Mike & Ike flavored?)