Easter is one of my favourite times of the year in terms of food. I have a not so secret guilty pleasure I love Cadbury's Mini Eggs! Apart from eating them from the bag in secret when my kids are around so I don't have to share them, I love using them in recipes you can find the Cadbury Mini Egg Cheesecake that I love to make this time of year in amongst our Favourite Easter Family Recipes, today I'm sharing a variation of my Slow Cooker Fudge that I make as an Easter Treat to gift at this time of the year. So here it is my Easter Slow Cooker Fudge made with Cadbury Mini Eggs.
I love how easy this recipe is to make - I've made it with the kids as using the slow cooker means that unlike with a traditional fudge recipe where you have to be very careful with the temperature the slow cooker controls the temperature and makes it easier to make.
This batch I mixed up with dark chocolate - I happen to know that one of our relations doesn't like milk chocolate and only dark so instead of splitting the chocolate that I used between two different sorts this time I just used the dark chocolate chips in the mix and the result was a delicious more bitter fudge than the one that we would normally make at Christmas.
Love this variation of fudge then check out our video for Chocolate Orange Fudge which can also be made in the slow cooker!
Ingredients for your Cadbury Mini Egg Slow Cooker Fudge
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500g of Dark Chocolate Chips or Chocolate - but you could use a combination of dark and milk, or even just milk for this recipe
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1tbsp of Butter
1/2 pint of Condensed Milk (this is around a 395g can)
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What we used to make and gift our Slow Cooker Easter Egg Fudge
We have a large slow cooker, although only having 4 in the family it makes much more sense as we can batch cook and put it in the freezer. When making the fudge it means that I can easily double or triple the recipe especially useful when making the fudge as gifts instead of as a family treat.
I have used square baking tins to set my fudge in in the past but recently started to use a rectangle tin with some silicone coated parchment paper which is kinder to the environment than normal greaseproof paper.
Layer the bottom of these cute Easter Gift boxes with some of the parchment paper and then add in some of your homemade gift and you have perfect Easter Gift Boxes to hand out to friends and family filled with homemade Easter Fudge.
And just because I don't always want to share - I have an Easter Plate that I fill with the fudge and have it out over Easter weekend to enjoy little bites of as and when.
Cadbury Mini Egg Slow Cooker Easter Fudge
- 328 g Cadbury Mini Eggs
- 1/2 pint Condensed Milk
- 500 g Chocolate Chips Mix to your taste
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- Pour the condensed milk and vanilla extract into the slow cooker.
- Add in the chocolate chips and Unsalted butter.
- Put the slow cooker on low and stir.
- Set a timer for 10 minutes and stir when it goes off.
- Repeat the setting of the timer and stirring for 2 hours until the fudge is smooth and melted together nicely.
- Place half the mini eggs into a bag and crush with a rolling pin.
- Line a baking tin and sprinkle the crushed mini-eggs over the bottom.
- Add in a few whole mini-eggs.
- Pour in the fudge and mix in the crushed and whole mini-eggs whilst in the baking pan.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining whole mini-eggs and then push in.
- Place in the fridge and set for a few hours.
- Cut the fudge into cubes.