Looking for a last minute treat to add to your Easter dinner table? This Robin Egg Fudge has a great vanilla malt flavor and is packed full of Easter candy.
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One of my favorite candies are Whoppers. I can remember my parents buying boxes of them for my brother, sisters, and I to share on a Friday night. Anyone else love the chewy chocolate duds that you would sometimes find in the bottom of the box? No? Maybe that’s just me. I also loving buying an extra box of candy to make these Whoppers snack bars for lunch boxes!
So of course this time of year, I go crazy for those pastel colored robin eggs. So far 2 bags have come and gone from our home…and it isn’t even Easter yet. No, I didn’t eat them. Well, I didn’t eat them directly that is…
I took those fun colored eggs and created a delicious Easter fudge. My husband took one bite and declare it amazing! That is huge stuff, people!!! My guy is not a sweets eater. (I know…how does that man survive living with me?) So, if he declares this an amazing recipe, you need to run to the store immediately to buy the ingredients and make it.
Plus, beating the Easter candy with a wooden spoon is really fun. Both times I made this fudge, my kids helped me crush the eggs. They thought it was the coolest thing!
Of course, I had to monitor the kiddos because they were really going to town on that poor bag. You want chunks of eggs, not dust. So make sure you aren’t having a bad day when you start crushing them.
Start by stirring the malt powder into the sweetened condensed milk. Then heat the milk, white chips, and butter until melted and creamy. Next you are going to stir in some marshmallow cream. Make sure you spray your measuring cup with a little bit of non-stick spray, and that marshmallow cream will come right out.
I usually let the fudge mixture cool for a few minutes before stirring in most of the crushed candy. If it is too hot, the colored candy coating will start to melt off. Work quickly to stir the candy in without over stirring, then pour it into a foil lined pan. To make the top of the fudge prettier, I sprinkled the remaining crushed eggs on top and pressed them in gently. Let the fudge cool and set before trying to cut into squares. You can refrigerate it if you like, but I usually just let mine sit on the counter for a few hours (+4) or overnight.
You can run a sharp knife under hot water and dry it off because the heat on the knife will help the fudge cut nice and smooth. Although, there are chunks of candy inside the fudge, so some of the pieces will be a little bit chunkier and misshapen.
My prediction is that this robin egg fudge will disappear in a hurry from your Easter table. We have made it twice now, and both times it was gone in a hurry. Well, to be honest the second batch did get mailed out to family in their Easter baskets, but I’m sure that will disappear fast too!
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- 1/4 cup vanilla malt powder
- 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 cup marshmallow cream
- 1 - 10 ounce bag Mini Robin Eggs, crushed*
- Line an 8x8 pan with foil and set aside.
- Stir together the malt powder and sweetened condensed milk in a large saucepan until dissolved.
- Add the white chocolate chips and butter. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and creamy.
- Stir in the marshmallow cream until creamy again. Remove from the heat and cool for 5-6 minutes.
- Set aside 1/2 cup crushed robin eggs. Stir the rest of the candies into the fudge mixture quickly and pour into the prepared pan. Top with the remaining robin eggs. Let fudge set completely before cutting into squares.
- Store in a sealed container on the counter for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for longer. Makes 36-49 squares, depending on how big you cut them.
*Want to make this all year long? Substitute malt balls for the robin eggs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
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