Mini egg fudge
I’m going to go right out there and say it: Mini Eggs are the absolute best part about Easter. Their crunchy, sugary shell, their heart of chocolate… I could go on. But more importantly there is a way to make them even better: make them into mini egg fudge.
What could be better than a really easy recipe that will have people falling over themselves to get another piece? This is my favourite fudge recipe because it’s also insanely easy. If you want to do it in a hurry it will literally take about two minutes of your time.
Sure, there’s no denying that it’s a little passed ‘unhealthy’ and ‘too sugary’, but it’s not something you’re meant to eat boatloads off. It’s a treat. Something to have a square or two of.
OK, that’s perhaps not what is likely to happen, but – much like the suggested serving size of Mini eggs, which is 12 (12!), by the way – this is more a ‘guideline’ than a rule. So ignore it to your heart’s content. Maybe this way you will only have half a portion of Mini eggs and we can pretend the fudge surrounding them doesn’t count…
How so simple?
The trick to this recipe is that it uses condensed milk. This, along with the melted chocolate, essentially the two of these combined ensure that your fudge will set, but set in a way that is smooth, creamy and delicious.
There are also two ways to make it. If you’re really strapped for time, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds, but does risk burning the chocolate. Your other option is making a bain-marie. Fancy as that sounds, it’s basically a pot with some boiling water in it and a bowl over the top. The chocolate will melt slightly slower this way, but it is the safest way to ensure your chocolate melts and you can whisk it smooth.
Whilst the best part of this Mini egg fudge recipe is, of course, the Mini
If you want to make two versions, simply do it in two batches and put a break half way down the tray you are setting the Mini egg fudge in. I used a piece of tinfoil.
But mini eggs are ridiculously expensive and I just want to eat them!
I hear you. How is a pack that feels like it’s got less than a handful in it about a pound? Well, many reasons about marketing, time-scarcity and other sensible-ish reasons, but let’s be real, half your pay check for a few bags to make fudge seems a bit much. Helpfully though Aldi are currently doing their own version. No one will taste the difference and they’re 69p a bag. Winning.Print
This Mini egg fudge is both awesome and ridiculously easy to make. It’s also a great basic recipe for any fudge you want to make – laded with Mini eggs or otherwise. You can also make it on the hob or in the microwave, take your pick.
- 200g dark chocolate
- 150g white chocolate
- 1 tin (~397g) of condensed milk
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 240g Mini eggs
Start with some therapy – bash two-thirds of the Mini eggs so that there is a variety of pieces of different sizes. Also line a high-sided baking tray (roughly 30×20 cm) with greaseproof paper. If you’re making two flavours, make a divider out of tinfoil and place it halfway down the tray.
Using a bain-marie
Put a pyrex bowl over a pan of simmering water and add the dark chocolate to it. Let it slowly melt over the heat. Once melted, take it off the pan and add in the orange extract and half of the condensed milk, then mix with a spatula. Add in half of the crushed Mini eggs and fold them in. Pour into one half of the baking tray.
In a clean bowl, add the white chocolate and melt over the pan. Once the chocolate is melted, take it off the heat and mix in the vanilla extract and remaining condensed milk. Fold in the rest of the crushed Mini eggs and decant into the tray.
Take your remaining whole Mini eggs and press them into the top of the fudge. Set overnight in the fridge and then slice into squares.
Using the microwave
Put the dark chocolate in a bowl and melt carefully in the microwave – don’t let it go for longer than 10 seconds without checking it, chocolate burns easily. Once the chocolate is melted, add in the orange extact and half of the condensed milk and mix. Fold in half of the crushed Mini eggs and pour into one side of the tray.
Repeat with the white chocolate. Melt and then mix in the vanilla extract and remaining condensed milk. Fold in the rest of the crushed Mini eggs. Press the whole Mini eggs into the top and set overnight.
- Category: Sweets
- Cuisine: British
Keywords: Mini egg fudge