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Air Fryer Creme Egg Croissant Recipe

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Want to experiment with your air fryer? Love Cadbury’s Creme Eggs? You’re in for a treat with this exquisite air fryer Creme Egg croissant recipe! Made in less than 10 minutes, this fun Easter recipe is quick, easy and unbelievably indulgent. Keep reading to learn how you can make these air fried Cadbury’s Creme Egg croissants for yourself…

A close up of someone holding an air fried Creme Egg croissant cut in half

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Air fryer Cadbury’s Creme Egg croissant

Trust me my lovely, these glorious creations are a treat you absolutely need in your life! I guarantee, once you’ve tried them, they will forever be a part of your Easter recipes armoury!

Even if you’re a beginner baker, they’re really really easy to make. And wonderfully indulgent! And all you need is 2 ingredients. Well, 3 if you’re like me, and you want them to look their absolute best. But I’m not sure you can really call beaten egg for brushing an ingredient?!

Anyway! All you really need is a pack of ready made croissant dough and some Cadbury’s Creme Eggs. That’s it. Yes, really! It’s even easier than my Creme Egg rocky road!

If you’ve been toying with the idea of investing in an air fryer, I guarantee this recipe will clinch it for you. It’s worth the investment, just to try an air fryer Creme Egg croissant!

Creme Eggs on a full sheet of croissant dough

Can you cook croissants in an air fryer?

You can absolutely cook croissants in an air fryer! You can bake them from scratch, use ready made dough (just like in this air fried Creme Egg croissant recipe) or use pre-cooked ones to make a nice lunch. Like croissant sandwiches, air fryer boiled eggs or cheese and chive scrambled egg croissants.

Pretty much anything you can do in an oven, you can do in an air fryer.

Someone taking an air fried Creme Egg croissant from an air fryer drawer

Can you make air fryer Creme Egg croissants in advance?

Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it. These beauties are at their best, freshly baked.

But don’t forget to let them rest for a few minutes. Otherwise you’ll be biting into what feels like sugary molten lava. Ouch!

Someone taking a Cadbury's Creme Egg from a bowl

Ingredients and substitutions

Unsure about the ingredients? Not sure about a substitution? Here’s everything you need to know…

  • Croissant Dough – Obviously you can make your own from scratch, but this can be very time consuming. I like to use Jus-Rol ready made croissant dough (affiliate link) for a speedy short cut. It tastes great and works perfectly in this recipe. It’s also available in most UK supermarkets.
  • Cadbury’s Creme Eggs – There are no substitutions here. You absolutely have to use a Cadbury’s Creme Egg. The authentic and original. It’s the only way.
  • Egg – This is entirely optional. It’s only used to brush the pastries before air frying them. This helps them achieve a lovely deep golden brown colour. It also makes them super shiny and appealing! They will still taste amazing without this though, so it’s your call.
Someone taking an air fryer Creme Egg croissant from a wooden board

Air fryer Creme Egg croissant recipe tips

Here are a handful of tips you’ll find helpful when making this recipe. I made the mistakes so you don’t have to!

  • Don’t line the drawers with baking paper/a liner when you’re preheating the air fryer. It will fly up and burn on the heating element! Not great.
  • Using the right amount of dough is key. If it’s too thick, it won’t cook through. If it’s too thin, the Creme Egg might seep out.
  • Make sure you properly seal each seam, or the Creme Egg might burst out during air frying.
  • Can’t find ready made croissant dough? You can use ready made puff pastry instead.
  • Find Creme Eggs a little sweet? You might prefer to use Cadbury’s Caramel eggs (affiliate link) instead. They work just as well!
A bowl a wrapped and unwrapped Creme Eggs

Time management

Have limited time? Struggle with recipe timings? Or juggling around other things? Here’s some time managing info to make your life easier.

These air fried Creme Egg croissants really are best eaten fresh from the air fryer. If they’re left to go cold, they just don’t have the same texture, taste or appeal.

The best time shortcut you can use, is ready made croissant dough. As the hard work is already done for you.

It only takes about 1-2 minutes to prepare air fryer Creme Egg croissants, and 8 minutes to air fry them.

If you really need to make them in advance, you could wrap the Creme Eggs in the pastry and seal them. Then store covered in the fridge for up to 1 day. When needed, simply brush with beaten egg (optional) and air fry as per the recipe.

Unbaked air fryer Creme Egg croissants being brushed with beaten egg

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Air Fryer Creme Egg Croissant – Step by Step Picture Recipe

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Ingredients

Here is what you will need to make 6

  • Half a 350g (12.3 oz) Pack of Ready Made Jus-Rol Croissant Dough
  • 6 x Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
  • 1 x Beaten Egg, brushing (optional)

Essential equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Pastry Brush, for brushing (optional)
  • Air Fryer *
  • Baking Paper or Air Fryer Paper Liners #

#I like these air fryer liners (affiliate link) as they have holes in to help with air flow.

*I use a Ninja Foodi AF400 Max Dual. But most air fryers will work for this!

Instructions

First, remove the ready made croissant dough (half a 350g | 12.3 oz pack) from it’s tube, and carefully unroll it.

A sheet of croissant dough on a kitchen worktop

Then tear across the perforated lines to split it into large triangles.

Croissant dough torn into large triangles

Next, using a sharp knife, halve each of the triangles again. (So a pack that makes 6 croissants, will make 12 air fryer Creme Egg croissants.)

Small triangles of croissant dough on a worktop

Now unwrap your Creme Eggs (x 6 – or as many as you are making) and place each one in the centre of a croissant dough triangle.

Cadbury's Creme Eggs in triangles of croissant dough

Then wrap the Creme Eggs up by folding each of the 3 points inwards. It should completely cover the Egg.

A Creme Egg being wrapped up in croissant dough
A Creme Egg being folded into croissant dough

Next, gently pinch all the seams together using your fingers. It doesn’t have to be neat, it will puff out during air frying anyway.

A Creme Egg fully wrapped and sealed in croissant dough

Once all your Creme Egg croissants are wrapped, brush them all with a little egg (x 1 beaten). (Optional.)

Creme Egg croissants being brushed with beaten egg

Preheat your air fryer to 170ºC/338ºF. (I put mine on for 2 minutes.) Then place a liner or some baking paper into the bottom of the drawer.

Top with a few of your Creme Egg croissants. Don’t overcrowd as this can effect the cooking time.

Creme egg croissant parcels in an air fryer drawer

Air fry at 170ºC/338ºF for 5 minutes.

Partially cooked Creme Egg croissants in an air fryer drawer

Then carefully flip them over and air fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Until a lovely even golden colour.

Golden, freshly cooked Creme Egg croissants in an air fryer drawer

Finally, allow your air fried Creme Egg croissants to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before eating. Just so the filling can cool a little.

Then serve and enjoy!

Air fryer Creme Egg croissants in the drawer of an air fryer. One is cut in half.

Air fryer Creme Egg croissant variations

Loved your air fryer Cadbury’s Creme Egg croissants? You should try some of these tasty filling alternatives!

  • Cadbury’s Caramel Egg
  • Cadbury’s Salted Caramel Egg
  • Lindt Lindor Truffles
  • Cadbury’s Caramel (block chocolate bar, divided)
  • Kinder Bueno
  • Galaxy Caramel (block chocolate bar, divided)
  • Rolos
  • Ferrero Rocher
Creme Eggs on triangles of croissant dough

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Air Fryer Creme Egg Croissant - Printable Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Love air frying? Love Creme Eggs? Made in just 10 mins, this air fryer Creme Egg croissant recipe is quick, easy and absolutely exquisite!

Ingredients

  • Half a 350g (12.3 oz) Pack of Ready Made Jus-Rol Croissant Dough
  • 6 x Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
  • 1 x Beaten Egg, for brushing (optional)

Essential Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Pastry Brush, for brushing (optional)
  • Air Fryer *
  • Baking Paper or Air Fryer Paper Liners #

Instructions

  1. Remove the croissant dough from the tube and unroll so it's flat. Tear along the perforated lines so you have several large triangles.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut each large triangle in half. So you have several smaller ones.
  3. Unwrap the Creme Eggs and place each one in the centre of a croissant dough triangle.
  4. Fold each of the 3 corners in on itself, over the Creme Egg. It should be completely covered.
  5. Carefully pinch the seams together. Ensuring the Creme Egg is no longer visible. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each Creme Egg croissant.
  6. Lightly brush each pastry with a little beaten egg (optional).
  7. Preheat your air fryer to 170ºC/338ºF. Place a sheet of baking paper (or an air fryer paper liner) in the drawer, and top with Creme Egg croissants. Don't overcrowd, cook in batches if necessary.
  8. Air fry for 5 minutes.
  9. Carefully flip over and air fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Until a shiny golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool at room temperature for about 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

Notes

#I like these air fryer liners (affiliate link) as they have holes in to help with air flow.

*I use a Ninja Foodi AF400 Max Dual. But most air fryers will work for this!

See the main post for a more detailed, step by step picture recipe.

Be sure to read the sections Ingredients and Substitutions, Recipe Tips and Time Management for lots of helpful information before you begin making this recipe. You can find them in the main body of this post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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Emma is a professional blogger. Utilising over 20 years of cooking experience, she’s passionate about making your life easier, one recipe at a time! Drawing on her 12+ year background in recipe research and development, photography, copy writing and marketing, Emma has turned kitchenmason.com into a successful career. Known as ‘the organisation queen’ among friends, she is passionate about creating easy to follow recipes that anyone can follow and enjoy. She lives in Nottingham (UK) with her husband, daughter and 2 naughty cats. In her spare time she can be found reading a good book, training at the dojo preparing for her black belt grading, or dreaming up the next crazy colour combo for her hair!

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