Easy Swirled Easter Fudge is a white chocolate fudge candy recipe with condensed milk, mini Easter eggs, sprinkles, sparkles and a swirl! This white chocolate fudge is the perfect Easter treat!
How to Make Fudge Candy
For those of you new to this blog you will see that I am a huge fan of fudge and I just simply LOVE making it. I can't help but make so many different kinds, especially using white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, my favorite method.
Also the best method, in my opinion.
There are literally endless types and variations of fudge that I still can't believe it myself. Once you have a base recipe such as this one you are only limited by your imagination.
By the end of this fudge swirl recipe post, you will feel confident and be able to make your own fudge recipes as well. That is my goal and we will achieve it together.
I want you to be able to make this Easy Swirled Easter Fudge and experiment to make your own version, anytime you want.
In order to become the best fudge maker possible you need to be willing to try anything and everything you think might work. You will amazed at what does. Really.
Even fudge candy that doesn't look the way you want, or think it should, will still taste AWESOME! I can almost guarantee it.
Easy Swirled Easter Fudge Can be so Much More
I am also a HUGE fan of spring and Easter. This Easy Swirled Easter Fudge uses my two favorite pastel colors for spring, even though you can definitely use whichever colors you prefer or have on hand. Mini egg fudge made with condensed milk is so simple, but you can make it more than an Easter treat.
The colors you use in your swirl can also be holiday specific, or not.
For example at Christmas my swirl would be red, green and white.
Valentine's Day: red, white and pink.
Halloween: orange and black.
My son wanted red and yellow swirled fudge for his sleepover. You get the idea.
As long as you have the colors, anything truly goes. There are no rules here at all.
Once you see how easy fudge making is, and all of the options you have, you will be excited to create your own fudge masterpieces too!
After seeing this recipe, and all of the others on this blog, I believe you will fast become a master fudge maker too! ?
White Chocolate Easy Swirled Easter Fudge
As far as I am concerned, white chocolate fudge is definitely the way to go if at all possible.
White chocolate fudge, using condensed milk, creates an amazing final result, every time you make it. It stores great, is so easy to make and is basically foolproof.
Well not totally foolproof.
I added these popular cream eggs to a fudge a couple of weeks ago, as soon as the eggs were on store shelves, I was so excited to create an easy Easter swirled Easter fudge with mini eggs. I always am.
I added them right before pouring the chocolate into my pan and with one too many stirs they all melted. Way too much inside the fudge. You could barely see them.
My husband was so sweet as he ate a piece. Telling me how good it still tasted and that he could still see the tiny bits of chocolate and yellow.
I appreciated his effort but I really wasn't feeling any better overall until I stopped feeling sorry for myself and joined him.
He was right. Ugh. You could still taste the creamy eggs and the fudge was still so tasty. It just didn't look the way I wanted. I guess it sucked to be me. ?
You see, I still make a mess of my fudge recipes too and no matter what they always disappear, lightening fast. I'm the only one who notices or thinks there is even a problem.
Mini Egg Fudge with Condensed Milk
I can't wait for the time when all of the Easter candy starts to roll on out, especially the little, mini eggs. I just love them all.
I am super thrilled to check them all out and see what the various companies have done differently with all of their mini eggs. Thank goodness, some stay the same.
There are just so many things you can do with mini eggs and I just love the taste of them all, for so many reasons. Am I the only one? I just can't be.
To me it means spring and making simple, colorful, cool desserts, just like this one.
Every year I experiment with all of the different candies that I see, not just mini eggs. As you would expect, some things work better than others. Make no mistake though, everything always tastes great.
I mean, how can you go wrong with all things chocolate?
When Patrick was small I used to be thrilled checking out Easter chocolates because I always found some different things for him! ?
My husband used to say that I enjoyed Easter more than Patrick and he is probably correct. That does happen from time to time! lol
As it is I still love the holiday and my son could care less. I keep telling him to wait until he has children. That is when I think he will love it again but only time will tell.
Easter Eggs Fudge Recipe
This Easy Swirled Easter Fudge recipe is the perfect bright and tasty dessert for this time of year. Grab your favorite mini chocolate eggs and get ready to have some fun with these fudge swirl recipe!
As you can imagine this white chocolate fudge swirl recipe is not limited to mini eggs and sprinkles or sparkles.
You can use any of the treats in your Easter candy aisle at the store to make this wonderful condensed milk fudge.
Except if it's around Christmas time then you would witness me making this exact same recipe with different colors and different treats, but the recipe is still exactly the same.
Now that I think about it wouldn't it be incredible if there were such a thing as mini chocolate Christmas eggs? Yep, now I am getting ridiculous!
Now, back to serious conversation with talk of my love of all kinds of condensed milk fudge.
I always give fudge away as a super simple and inexpensive edible gift. Am I the only one that gives edible gifts?
I have some of this delicious candy hidden away in my freezer just in case the need or want arises. Any excuse will do but it is better if I have one.
It is funny because pretty much everyone knows that I always have some white chocolate fudge around.
The reality is that my freezer is usually so full of freezer bags and containers, big, small and smaller, that no can find anything. Except me.
For the record, I have been keeping the fudge candy, and other sweet candy kinds of things, in the exact same place for years and am amazed they can't find it. Ok. I am not amazed but somewhat shocked?
Regardless, I can't remember a time that we were ever out of fudge and I have little bits or ends of different types too. A sort of fudge catch-all if you will.
Do you need to add food coloring?
In order to make this white chocolate fudge swirl recipe look teal and purple, you must add food coloring or gel or use the color appropriate for the occasion.
That being said, if you like, you can skip the coloring and just enjoy a terrific piece of Easter fudge with loads of candies in it!
The only way to make your fudge teal and purple is with food coloring, either liquid or gel.
You can either use a couple of tablespoons from the bottles of liquid food coloring that I sometimes use, but I find that a drop or two of the gel coloring works better.
More often than not, the cheaper varieties of liquid food coloring can make the fudge cheaper to prepare but you won't get the same intensity of color.
If you're making fudge for a certain holiday, just make sure that the sprinkles, sparkles or any other decorations you want match the color inside the fudge. It's an easy way to impress and your friends and family.
What Is White Chocolate?
Before we discuss white chocolate, we need to say what chocolate really is. It all starts with cocoa beans. The taste and type of chocolate is determined by how the beans are treated and what kinds and amounts of additives are used.
White chocolate is a type of chocolate confection consisting of cocoa butter, not cocoa beans, sugar, and milk solids. It also can include other sweeteners and flavoring like peppermint, almond or vanilla.
White Chocolate is known for it's white or ivory color and higher melting point. For more detailed information on white chocolate you can have a look here.
What forms does White Chocolate come in?
White chocolate can come in chips, squares or melts. For the record, melts are small disks that have an easy melting point and are similar to chips. It is important to know that if a recipe calls for chips and all you have is baking squares or the opposite, you do have a couple of options.
Without a kitchen scale, be aware that 1 ¼ cups of chips are the roughly equivalent to an 8-oz bar of baking chocolate. It you have a scale it is much easier weigh out replacements in ounces.
White chocolate chips tend to be thick and clumpy due to additives that make them somewhat resistant to melting. White chocolate baking squares or bars melt a lot easier than chips, which is great for making candies or a chocolate sauces.
A tablespoon or two of butter or shortening will help melt the chips or whatever type of chocolate you are using into a nice smooth texture if you're having problems and melting is not going well.
It is also necessary to discuss the type of chips or chocolate used. Cheaper brands usually include more fillers that make them in most cases, more resistant to melting.
A good rule of thumb is to check the ingredients on the package and if there is vegetable oil listed, know you will most likely need to add a tablespoon or two of butter or shortening to achieve desired results. Regardless, now you know a trick to solve the problem if it arises!
Substitutes for White Chocolate
There are quite a few substitutions for white chocolate if you don't have any around, have a look below. Keep in mind that different kinds of chocolate will possible change the flavor and color of the chocolate dessert you're creating.
Regardless, substitute the exact same amount of whichever type of chocolate you desire.
Milk chocolate is a sweet chocolate that you can either use in recipes, especially cookie recipes, or just to snack on. It contains at about 10% cocoa with added sugar, milk and cocoa butter.
White Chocolate Almond Bark (Confectionery Coating) comes in a different forms from chips to blocks to squares. Despite its name, it doesn't contain nuts and is valued for its texture, taste, and melting ease.
You're most likely going to have to add 1 tablespoon or two of butter or shortening as well since it doesn't contain any cocoa butter or chocolate liquor to assist in the melting process.
Unsweetened chocolate Made solely of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, the taste of this chocolate is bitter and usually unsuitable for eating, so it's generally only used in baking. It's perfect in cake, cookie or brownie recipes.
Dark chocolate Since it's sweeter than unsweetened chocolate and has less sugar, it's quite popular with those that want a sweet treat but are health conscious because again, it has less sugar than other chocolates. It has 35% cocoa.
Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened dark chocolate that also contains at least 35% cocoa. It is mostly used in baking and is great for recipes that call for a strong chocolate flavor.
Semi-sweet chocolate This chocolate is also made with at least 35% cocoa and is the most versatile form of chocolate. It's ideal for baking and eating and can be found in many chocolate chip cookie recipes. It also has cocoa butter and sugar added.
What can I include in Easy Easter Swirled Fudge?
The best part about this fudge, besides the rich and creamy taste, is the wonderful swirls. Remember you can add anything you can think of into it, depending on the occasion, if any. This delicious fudge looks so gorgeous and tastes absolutely incredible.
I have listed some suggestions below but I wanted to suggest something first. Walk up and down the aisles of your local market and have a look at some of the other Easter treats that are popular.
Buy what interests you and remember everything will work to make this Easy Easter Swirled Fudge, even chopped nuts. Whatever you decide to purchase I want you to end up with a swirled white chocolate fudge that is perfect for your family!
Remember that if you are wanting your treats to be included inside your fudge, one swirled layer or both, just add the treats and stir, right before you pour your fudge to set in your prepared pan.
Keep in mind that chocolate treats will melt a little once added to the chocolate. Stir a couple of times only before pouring for the best result.
If you need more suggestions, or if you have more ideas please let me know because the longer the list the better and I like to try different things too! Remember anything and everything goes!
- cream filled cookies
- dried fruits
- broken pretzels
- toffee bits
- butterscotch chips
- chocolate chips
- caramel chips
- chocolate covered caramels
- sprinkles or sparkles
How long will condensed milk fudge last?
At room temperature
Fudge made with condensed milk will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature, in an airtight container.
In your fridge
If you keep your fudge in an airtight container in your fridge it will last up to a month.
In your freezer
You also have the option of freezing portion sizes of your choosing, wrapped in parchment paper or plastic wrap, and frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag with as much air removed as possible, for up to 3 months.
When you need some frozen fudge, place pieces or bag or container on your kitchen counter to thaw ideally overnight and get to room temperature. Yes I have tried a piece practically frozen and I still loved it. Waiting can be difficult.
I want to let you know that I include some cake mix, cookie mix or flour to this easy swirled Easter fudge, and all of my fudges that are made with condensed milk.
The fudge has a firmer consistency or texture and you can add so many flavors to your white chocolate fudge too!
That is what I call a WIN WIN.
I don't microwave my flour before adding it, and I might just be lucky, but you might want to. I have included what to do to your flour, cake or cookie mix before you add it to your fudge.
I will mention that if you are adding something like a chocolate chip cookie mix to your fudge, like I do in our Easy Cookie Dough Fudge, you have to remove all of the chocolate chips before treating the mix in the microwave or oven.
As you might or might not expect the chocolate chips will melt! ?
Right below I have included information you need to make your choice on what you want to do.
If you are conflicted just leave the flour or mix out and see what you think about the results! My close friend never uses it but I always do.
Have a look below, give the recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments. As always I love to hear!
How to make raw flour safe to eat
I have been doing it for a long time and have never gotten sick. My grandparents who lived on a farm served us cookie dough with raw flour and farm fresh eggs and never got sick. I might just be lucky.
That being said I want to give you some information on the risk you take consuming raw flour, or in this case cake mix, and what you can easily do to avoid getting sick.
To toast the flour in the oven, spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. With the microwave you just heat for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring every 15 seconds, and you're good to go!
I microwaved the flour in a microwave-safe bowl in 15 second intervals five times and it worked beautifully.
Regardless of your chosen method, the flour must reach a temperature 0f 165 degrees to be deemed safe to eat and it is just that simple to ensure it's safety. I have never done this myself but that doesn't mean you won't want to!
If you would like further information on E. coli linked to raw flour take a look here.
For more info on baking the bacteria away look here.
For more information on microwaving away the bacteria look here.
It is generally recommended that you DO NOT ingest or even just taste anything that contains raw flour. Make sure it has been cooked before eating it. This includes flour being used as a thickening agent.
For more information about the FDA recommendations, check this link out.
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Easy Easter Swirled Fudge
- ½ cup candy eggs, malted or not
- sprinkles or sparkles
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Stir together white chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat, until melted and smooth, for around 10 minutes.
- Stir in cake mix or flour until blended, around 5 minutes.
- Mixture must be smooth.
- Remove from heat, and immediately divide into two bowls.
- Add a couple of drops of gel color using toothpicks to each bowl and blend.
- Line and spray an 8x8 inch baking dish, then drop in a little of each color at a time, being a little messy about placement.
- Take a fork and marble your fudge.
- Sprinkle with candy eggs and sprinkles, then refrigerate overnight.
- Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!