March 21, 2016
Mini Egg Fudge!
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Delicious & scrumptious Mini Egg fudge that is seriously easy to make at home, no boiling or sugar thermometers involved!
So, its less than a week away until its Easter 2016… so its time for my last few delicious Easter related recipes of the year. I actually find this a little tragic, as I LOVE Easter chocolates such as Mini Eggs & Creme Eggs and it breaks my heart a little that they’re going to be off the shelves in less than a week.
But anyway, an easy recipe today that even the worlds biggest fudge novice can make & enjoy as its not like normal fudge.. its cheats fudge! Normal fudge is something I would consider is similar to my Easter fudge, whereas cheats fudge is just SO EASY to make!
By cheats fudge, I do not by any means mean that its low fat.. or sugar free, because LOL no its not.. I mean that its incredibly easy to make, and you don’t need a sugar thermometer to make it like normal fudge.
The recipe itself is based on my other ‘cheats fudge’ recipes such as my peppermint fudge inspired by Carnations fudge which were big successes in themselves.. so this is a winner.
Mini Egg theme
After the success of my Mini Egg drip cake, and no-bake Mini Egg cheesecake recipes recently, I knew my Easter fudge this year had to be Mini Egg related. It’s a simple mix of a chocolate, condensed milk and the chocolates. The darker the chocolate the harder the set, but usually a rule of 400g to a tin of condensed milk is ideal.
The fudge itself is white chocolate based as I thought that would make it more Easter-y as its light in colour, and brings out the Mini Eggs well. The crunch of the Mini Egg is delicious against the fudge texture, and of course its super addictive.
Some find it sweet, so I cut fairly small squares of fudge so that you don’t feel so bad about eating it.. theres a method in my madness see. I also state below that this can last 2-3 weeks in the fridge, but it NEVER lasts that long in reality.
Last year I posted my classic Easter fudge recipe, which in itself is delicious – and is made like proper fudge.. so if you fancy giving that a go then do, but if you want something easy and quick to make for your Easter sweet treat, then give this delicious recipe a go! Enjoy!
Mini Egg Fudge!
- Line a tin with parchment paper – I use a 9×9″ square tin as it makes a nice depth of fudge!
- Put the chocolate, chopped, into a heavy based pan, along with all of the condensed milk.
- Melt on a low heat, stiring often so that the chocolate doesn’t catch on the bottom and burn and so that all the ingredients mix together well.
- Once melted, leave the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes, stiring occasionally to prevent a skin.
- Once cooled, pour in 3/4 of the crushed Mini Eggs and quickly stir through pour into the tin and smooth over the mixture.
- Pour on the rest of the crushed Mini Eggs and press into the top of the fudge and store in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours to set, or overnight!
- Once set – remove from the tin and cut into the squares (I cut 1″ squares) , return to the fridge for another couple of hours to finish setting – ENJOY!
- This recipe will last better in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks if it manages to last that long.
- You can also easily half or double the recipe, the setting times will just change slightly.
- If you don’t let the mixture cool enough, the Mini Eggs will start melting quickly so don’t worry if they do, it’ll just start marbling the mixture slightly – stop mixing as quickly as you can and set it in the fridge to prevent a mush!
- You can easily swap the Mini Eggs to any other Easter Treat you fancy!
- I use this tin!
- Recipe Updated March 2022 - The recipe used to use 400g of chocolate and 100g icing sugar
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Please help how could I make just a vanilla fudge would it just be leave out the mini eggs?
How much vanilla would u suggest using.
Hiya! You definitely can do this, though you may want to use a slightly smaller tin. Hope this helps! x
Could you make this with a mixture of dark and milk chocolate? I’ve made the bailey’s fudge before and usually use a mixture of milk and dark. I’m worried this will be too sweet if using only milk chocolate? Thanks!
Hiya! Try using 200g each milk and dark chocolate – hope this helps! x
Does this recipe work using vegan condensed milk? Have you tried that out?
Hiya! I have not tested this yet – would you also need to use vegan chocolate? x
Hi, every time I try to make fudge this way it doesn’t set, what am I doing wrong 🥺 x
HIya! Are you definitely using full fat condensed milk? x
Not sure what I did wrong but the white chocolate and condensed milk mixture went very thick amd oily and started separating.
What have I done wrong?
I followed your instructions and ingredients exactly….?
Hiya! Usually this is down to overheating, You could try adding it to a pan on a low heat and mixing like crazy. Add a tad more melted chocolate if needed. Hope this helps! x
Would love to try this out. I was just wondering if you can use milk chocolate instead of white, does it need the same amount stated in the recipe?
hiya! Yes absolutely, this should be fine! Hope this helps! x
Could I use m and m’s? I was thinking about green and red for Christmas?
Hiya! Yes this should be fine! Enjoy! x
Can you do this with milk or dark chocolate and would the quantities be the same?
Hiya! Use 450g milk chocolate, or 400g dark chocolate. Hope this helps! x
would this recipe be vegan or vegetarian?
These look amazing. I can’t wait to treat the kids with these, oh and the wife of course…
Do you pop these straight into the fridge to set or do you have to wait for the fudge to cool down first? X
Straight in the fridge!
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I made your kinder Bueno fudge last week and it was amazing! I was wondering for this recipe, could you do half milk chocolate half white chocolate?
Love your recipes, they’re my constant go to!
Yes you definitely can do!! And so glad you like it x
Do you have to keep the fudge in the fridge? I wanted to make some to post to friends. Would it be okay when it arrived?
As this is condensed milk fudge often it needs the fridge yes. It is winter though so it may be okay, but try adding maybe 100g more white chocolate so its firmer?
What’s not to love about a super sweet treat that doesn’t take much to knock up and that you can bag up for gifts 😊
I made these at Easter and the recipe was so quick and easy to follow. They tasted delicious!!
Followed your recipe but used milky bar eggs instead because I couldn’t find mini eggs (doh!) & It came out amazing! I made it to chop up & dish out as Easter treats too the family & leave on their doorstop. Thank you for this recipe, lots of my friends are asking for it now, so I’m sending them this link 😁👍
So easy and straightforward to make! Delicious and everyone enjoyed it! I used m&m eggs instead and they were really good!
Normally you would have to boil the condensed milk or sugar and cream to get it to setup, I assume the setting comes from the amount of chocolate?
Not for condensed milk fudge you don’t, typically it’s just a mix of condensed milk and chocolate. Classic fudge needs boiling.
Hi! Would it be possible to leave out the mini eggs and make this as a quick vanilla fudge? Would it still set firm?
Thank you 🙂
Yes it should be fine! It will naturally be thinner though as the total weight volume will be less!
Just made this and it was sooo nice and really easy! Did not expect it to taste this good considering how easy the recipe is!
Ahh yay! And I know right?! I love these recipes so much for that reason!
Making my mouth dribble as I look at this lol Once the ingredients are melted do you keep it on the heat to stir in the icing sugar are take it off ? Nice touch with the galaxy golden eggs !! Adds a touch of indulgence 👌🏻
Remove it when mixing in the the icing sugar etc! X
Can you swap the white chocolate for milk chocolate ??
Do you have any tips on cutting it? I made it yesterday and was going to cut it this morning to take to work but it seemed like it was going to be difficult to cut and take some time so thought I’d leave it till i get home lol x
I just use a large sharp knife and cut!
Hello Jane, are the condensed milk fudge a “squidgy” kind of fudge like your rolo caramel fudge recipe is or does it set more firm? Random question I know 😂
These set firm if kept in the fridge!
Ive tried to make this 3 times and it never sets…. what am i doing wrong ???
Are you sure you’re using the correct ingredients? There’s no reason why it shouldn’t set unless the ingredients are different.
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This looks delicious!!
Thank you so much, Gracie!
This really does sound super easy! I will give it a go 🙂
Thank you! That was my aim 🙂 enjoy!
Looks delicious and beautifully presented as always Jane! 🙂 xxx
Awwh thank you Lauren! 🙂 xxx