Colorful Cadbury Mini Eggs make this 5-ingredient, 10-minute chocolate Easter fudge a festive treat that everyone will love. Great for snacking or gifting!
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About Easter Fudge
Fudge is one of those perfect-for-any-occasion treats. It’s easy for dressing up for any holiday, and that’s exactly the case with this Easter fudge.
You can add any type of candy to this simple chocolate fudge, but I personally prefer the Cadbury Mini Eggs. Their universal appeal and pastel colors make them the perfect choice for a spring-themed dessert.
How long does fudge last?
When stored in a sealed container on the counter, chocolate fudge should last anywhere from two to four weeks.
Can you freeze fudge?
Yes, you totally can!
To freeze fudge, be sure to store it properly. You can either:
- Cut the fudge and wrap each individual piece in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then store in an airtight container or freezer bag.
- Do not cut the fudge and instead freeze the whole block, storing it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Cut the fudge once thawed and ready to eat.
How can you tell if fudge has gone bad?
If you’ve had your fudge for a while, you can tell it’s past its prime if it either:
- Feels hard, dried out, or crumbles easily.
- If the fudge appears to be “melting” (without heat) or has a slimy texture. If freshly made fudge is doing this, try storing it in the refrigerator.
What type of chocolate should you use?
“Cooking chocolate” is a staple in baking – you can find it in the baking supply area, and it typically looks like a large candy bar – and while there are multiple brands to choose from, I do think there are significant differences in the quality of the chocolate for each brand.
Baker’s is by far the most common brand, but I’ve found their chocolate to have a dry texture and the flavor to be a little “off.” It’s not a bad choice by any means, especially if Baker’s is all you can find, but I’ve been happier with my banked goods and candy if I can get my hands on another brand.
And because of this, I highly recommend using Ghirardelli Premium Baking Bars (and for this recipe, their semi-sweet chocolate chips.) Ghirardelli is a little more expensive, but trust me, you’ll appreciate the flavor and consistency you’ll get from a premium brand.
However, if you really wanted to drive home the Easter candy feeling, you could try to hunt down Cadbury Baking Milk Chocolate Chips. I’ve only ever seen them listed on novelty online stores, but some robust baking shops might carry them (or be willing to order them for you.)
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- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and salt. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat for 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until chocolate has completely melted.
- Immediately add vanilla to fudge mixture. Stir with a spatula (making sure to scrape along the bottom and sides) until the fudge is smooth and has a nice sheen.
- Pour fudge into prepared baking dish and smooth out the top in an even layer.
- Allow fudge to rest 5 minutes, then decorate the top of fudge with Cadbury Mini Eggs. Press candy eggs down lightly, so they stick to fudge.
- Refrigerate fudge for at least 3 hours or until set.
- Lift fudge out of baking dish by gripping excess paper/foil along the sides, then transfer fudge to a work area. Peal back paper/foil from edges of fudge, then cut fudge into 1 inch squares.
- Serve fudge immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.