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9 Creative Ways to Enjoy Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Easter is the last of the "candy holidays" until Halloween, so you better make the most of it! A few candies have become traditional for Easter: chocolate rabbits, Peeps, and Cadbury Creme Eggs. The iconic chocolate-covered candy eggs have become so synonymous with the Easter season that food artists have devised ways to recreate them at home, use them in recipes, or create dishes that taste like Cadbury eggs but resemble something else altogether. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous—you decide which is which.    

1. Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

We are told by those who know that homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs are even more delicious than the store-bought kind. At least they have fewer unpronounceable chemical additives and you know how old they are. The best part about knowing how to make your own creme eggs is that when the stores are empty of Easter candy, you can just make another batch anytime you want! The complete recipe with pictures is at Food52.

2. Supersized Cadbury Egg

For those of you who would like a somewhat larger Cadbury Creme Egg, here's the way to do it: Pimp My Snack's recipe for making your own giant creme egg at home! Insulin not included.

But there's a shortcut, if you happen to have a lot of Cadbury Creme Eggs already. Epic Pudding Time shows you how to combine your eggs into one giant egg, if that's what you want to do.

3. Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are boiled eggs covered in sausage and breadcrumbs and then fried. This recipe is not that at all—it just looks like a Scotch egg. It's a sweet treat consisting of a Cadbury Creme Egg covered with a sweet batter and rolled in cookie crumbs. Sweet all the way through! Get the complete recipe at CakeSpy.

4. Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a delight, but so are Easter candies. This recipe is an illusion, like the Scotch eggs above. The Cadbury eggs are topped with properly colored buttercream frosting and the "paprika" is red cake sprinkles. The directions are at Serious Eats.

5. Cadbury Irish Creme Eggs Jello Shots

Cadbury eggs are not an ingredient in this recipe, but the results look and taste like one—with a kick! The chocolate layer contains Irish cream liqueur, and the "egg" on top is made of sweetened condensed milk in gelatin. It's a time-consuming recipe, but impressive for a party.

6. Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches

Once again, this recipe is not what it appears to be. Sure, it looks like a sandwich, but it's made with pound cake for the bread, tinted coconut for the lettuce, and egg salad made with Cadbury egg chunks folded into buttercream frosting. The recipe suggests cutting these into small pieces, which only makes sense, considering the amount of sugar in them.

7. Jelly Bean-Stuffed Peeps Dipped in Cadbury Creme Egg

If your family has hauled home way more traditional Easter candy than they are likely to consume, you can combine a few into this monstrous recipe. I'm not sure why you'd want to, but at least afterward you can say you did it.

8. Cadbury Creme Egg Foo Young

Possibly the ultimate in illusion desserts, Jessie Oleson of CakeSpy has outdone herself with Cadbury Creme Egg Foo Young. The egg part is a pancake cooked with chunks of Cadbury eggs in it. The gravy is melted peanut butter, and the whole thing is served on a bed of rice …pudding.

9. Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Eggs

You may find these for sale at county or state fairs, but not until fair season starts in the summer. Meanwhile, WikiHow has the recipe for deep-frying your own Cadbury Creme Eggs. Caution—they should be eaten soon after frying, and fried sugar is very hot.

Now, how about that insulin shot you've been thinking of?

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Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique
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Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. Can’t escape the office? Take a cue from real-life soldiers and try a technique called tactical breathing—also known as combat breathing, four-count breathing, and diaphragmatic breathing—to lower your heart rate and regain control of your breath.

“It’s one you can use when things are blowing up around you”—both literally and figuratively—“and you need to be able to stay calm,” explains clinical psychologist Belisa Vranich, who demonstrates a version of tactical breathing in Tech Insider’s video below.

Vranich is the author of 2016’s Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health. Watch, learn, and—of course—inhale and exhale along with her until you feel zen enough to salvage the remainder of your workday.

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10 Creepy Candles to Get You in the Halloween Mood
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Candles are always a handy household accessory, but they're especially useful around Halloween, when they can be used to light jack-o'-lanterns, summon spirits, or simply brighten a long, dark night. These spooky lights are more suited for tabletops than pumpkins, or soirees than seances, but they'll still make your upcoming costume shindig extra festive (and fragrant, to boot).

1. KISA CANDLE

PyroPet’s cat-shaped Kisa candle looks like an ordinary wax feline. But as it melts, a hidden surprise reveals itself: a macabre metallic skeleton with charred bones and bared fangs.

The Kisa candle costs $34 and comes in three colors: pink, gray, and an ultra-spooky black. Not into cats? Additional PyroPet offerings include birds, bunnies, reindeer, owls, and dragons, all with the same silver framework.

2. BRAIN CANDLE

Brain candle by Creepy Candles
Creepy Candles

This specimen-inspired candle by Etsy seller Creepy Candles would look equally at place in a mad scientist’s laboratory as it would at a Halloween soiree. A wax brain is suspended in green-tinted gel that resembles formaldehyde, but the candle itself thankfully smells like grapefruit. The Brain Candle costs $25 and is handmade to order.

3. HUMAN SPINE CANDLES

Beeswax human spine candles, set of three, by Grave Digger Candles
Grave Digger Candles

Grow a spine this Halloween—or at least buy one. These notched beeswax pillar candles are inspired by the Victorian Era, a period in which physicians created detailed wax models of flayed corpses to teach medical students the literal ins and outs of anatomy. Etsy seller Grave Digger Candles sells them in sets of three for $76.

4. OUIJA BOARD CANDLE

LED battery-operated Ouija board candle by Twisted Nightmares
Twisted Nightmares

This Ouija board-inspired, LED battery-operated candle probably won’t summon spirits, but it’s still spine-tinglingly spooky. Sold by Etsy user Twisted Nightmares, it costs $20 and requires three AAA batteries, which aren’t included with purchase.

5. BLEEDING HEART CANDLE

Bleeding Heart Candle by Cozy Custom Candles
Cozy Custom Candles

Love guts, blood, and Gothic romance? Your heart might bleed for this candle, which turns into a gushing heart when lit. Sold by Etsy seller Cozy Custom Candles, the heart-shaped light source has a white outer shell made from a high-melt point paraffin wax, while its core is made of a red-colored wax blend with a low melting point. The candle hemorrhages vital fluids as it burns, making it the perfect accessory for a bloody good time.

The Bleeding Heart Candle costs $17 and comes in multiple autumnal scents, including caramel apple, pumpkin pie, and sweet cinnamon-pumpkin.

6. PICK YOUR POISON CANDLES

Pick Your Poison candle by Mr. Toad's House of Wax
Mr. Toad's House of Wax

The “Pick Your Poison” candles by Etsy seller Mr. Toad’s House of Wax appear to have been snatched from the shelf of a Victorian apothecarist. But while labeled “Poison Hemlock Oil” and “Tincture of Wolfsbane Poison,” they smell like fresh fallen leaves, pumpkin spice, and other autumnal scents when lit. Both candles cost $21, and are embellished with a sparkly jewel and black velvet ribbon.

7. CREEPY WOODS & GRAVEYARD DIRT CANDLE

Woods & Earth candle by Geeky Girl Scents
Geeky Girl Scents

There’s nothing quite like the aroma of trees and fresh graveyard dirt on a fall night. With hints of wood and earth, this candle by Etsy seller Geek Girl Scents will make your living room smell like a haunted cemetery. An eight-ounce jar costs $15, and a 16-ounce version is also available.

8. WITCH FARTS CANDLE

Witch Farts Scented Soy Wax Candle by The Candle Crate
The Candle Crate

If you’ve ever wondered what witch gas smells like (who hasn’t?), you can find out by purchasing The Candle Crate’s flaming ode to supernatural flatulence. The Etsy seller’s “Witch Farts” candle is more Glinda the Good Witch than Elphaba, with top notes of peach, apricot, and blackberries and middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose.

The soy wax candle costs $12, and is sold alongside other witchy, Harry Potter-inspired products like “Number 12 Grimmauld Place” and “The Leaky Cauldron.”

9. GHOST REPELLENT CANDLE

Ghost Repellent candle by Nola And Neighbors
Nola And Neighbors

Even if you ain’t afraid of no ghosts, you can still keep them at bay with this “Ghost Repellent” candle by Etsy sellers Nola And Neighbors. It smells like lavender and sage, and comes with an instruction label informing owners to light it “at dusk or dawn” for best results—although the ghost’s removal is “not guaranteed.” At $17, it’s still way cheaper than hiring the Ghostbusters.

10. ZOMBIE GOLDEN GIRLS PRAYER CANDLE SET

Zombie Golden Girls prayer candle set by The Eternal Flame
The Eternal Flame

Golden Girls devotees who’d follow the Fab Four to the grave and beyond can light up their lanais with these zombie prayer candles by Etsy shop The Eternal Flame. They come in sets of four (one for each Girl, naturally) and cost $40. Color choices include white, orange, and purple.

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