Easter brings in a time of spring awakening and after lent, those tantalizing luxuries we gave up can now be indulged. Including chocolate! If you’re looking to bring chocolate back into your life, then we’ve got the best Easter fudge recipe for you.
Cadbury Mini Eggs fudge can be made by simply heating chocolate, condensed milk and butter until it forms into a thick fudge mixture. After the fudge combination has cooled, it’s time to add in the mini eggs, pour into a tray and leave to set – ready to be devoured by kids and adults alike.
What else could you possibly want at this time of year other than some yummy mini egg fudge? So go on, crack open that yellow bag of goodness. Heck why not crack all the Easter eggs you’ve received to make this delicious easy easter fudge recipe!
If this recipe sound like a bit you, then carry on reading to learn how you can make this addictive fudge…
What are Cadbury Mini Eggs?
Cadbury first introduced mini eggs in 1967! Cadbury Mini Eggs are milk chocolate eggs coated in a sugar candy shell. The sugar candy shells come in a variety of colors, and the satisfying sound that the hard candy makes when you crunch through the surface is similar in sound to an actual egg breaking, and tastes absolutely cracking!
What do Cadbury Mini Eggs taste like?
Imagine you are eating a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar with an added layer of a crispy sugar crunch. That description doesn’t really hit the spot does it? Let’s try again. Cadbury Mini Eggs taste relatively close to an M&M candy without the peanut. Likewise, they both have a hard sugar coating encasing the delicious chocolate filling.
Can you get Cadbury Mini Eggs all year round?
Unfortunately, Cadbury Mini Eggs are a seasonal easter treat. They usually arrive in grocery stores around the end of February-early March just before Easter. Most mini egg lovers will bulk buy the tasty treat in attempt to satisfy their craving throughout the year, because there is nothing quite like a Cadbury Mini Egg.
Cadbury Mini Eggs fudge recipe
Easter has arrived and you’ve got an abundance of mini eggs – which is never a bad thing! But if you are looking for alternative ways to savor their sweet taste, then a packet of mini eggs wouldn’t go amiss in our mini egg fudge recipe.
This easy easter fudge recipe is simple to make so you can get the kids involved too, and is the perfect activity to do together after completing an easter egg hunt.
We’ve decided to make this classic speckled egg the star of the show by adapting a delicious marbled fudge recipe. If, however, you’re more of a dark chocolate lover, then you can always choose to halve the recipe by using 4 cups of dark chocolate chips, 1 can of condensed milk, 2 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP corn syrup instead. Go on, you know you want too…
Equipment and tools for Mini Eggs fudge
Whilst some recipes might suggest you chop the mini eggs, this can be tricky due to the wobbly nature of these delicious oval eggs. So rather than risk losing a finger or two, we recommend crushing them using a sandwich bag and rolling pin instead.
- 2 x large microwave safe bowl
- Measuring cups
- Silicone spatula
- Rolling pin
- Sandwich bag
- 9x9inch baking tray lined with parchment paper
- Airtight container
- Start off by crushing the mini eggs using a sandwich bag and rolling pin. They don’t have to be a fine powder as you want to be able to feel and taste the texture of the eggs. Instead you want aim for sizeable chunks, halves and quarters.
- In one microwave safe bowl, put in the semi sweet chocolate chips with a can of sweetened condensed milk and 2 TBSP of butter.
- In the other bowl, put in the white chocolate chips with a can of sweetened condensed milk and 2 TBSP of butter.
- Next, melt the white chocolate chip mixture first as this will take longer to set whilst the other is melting. Heat the mixture in the microwave on high power for 40 second intervals until it has all melted, making sure you stir each time you check on it. Note: the mixture will turn into a thick fudge like consistency.
- Do the same for the semi sweet chocolate chips mixture.
- Once both of the separate fudge mixtures have formed, stir in 1 TBSP of corn syrup to each.
- Now you can decide whether you want to add the mini eggs in with the fudge mixtures at this stage, or as you layer the semi sweet and white chocolate together.
- Take your lined baking tray and scoop out a bit of the semi sweet chocolate fudge mixture. Press it in.
- Alternate with the white chocolate fudge mixture while sprinkling in the mini eggs. Remember to leave some of the crushed mini eggs so you can sprinkle on top.
- Now you should have created a marbled swirled fudge slab. Use the spatula to marble the two chocolate fudges together.
- Sprinkle on the remaining mini eggs and use the spatula to press them in.
- Let the fudge cool completely and then you can set it up further in the refrigerator.
- Set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
- Cut on a chopping board with a sharp knife and serve. This should yield 81 pieces of fudge.
- Store your fudge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. Take out 20 minutes prior to serving for maximum pleasure in every bite.
Can you melt mini eggs?
You can melt mini eggs in the microwave. Use a microwave safe plate/bowl and a microwave cover. Heat the mini eggs on high power in 30 second intervals and check that they have not burned.
Caution: mini eggs when being melted can get really hot and may burn you if your try to eat it straight away.
Do mini eggs used to be Dairy Milk?
Mini eggs are filled with the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. This is what makes the mini eggs taste so yummy and addictive!
What size pan do you use for fudge?
Depending on the recipe you are using will determine the size of pan you use for fudge. In terms of a saucepan, we recommend using a large saucepan (4 quarts) to facilitate for any fudge rising as the sugar mixture cooks and bubbles.
In terms of setting the fudge, we recommend using an 8×8 inch baking tray, lined with baking parchment paper for standard fudge recipes.
Looking for innovative ways to enjoy you leftover easter candy? Thanks to this easy easter fudge recipe you can say your farewells to these little eggs in the most delicious way possible. After all, who can say no to the combination of chocolate, fudge and candy?
We hope you love this recipe a much as we do. Mini egg lovers unite!
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