Personalized Fudge Easter Eggs
Personalized Fudge Easter Eggs can be mad
e from scratch at home. All it takes is a little patience and time. I used to buy my kids personalized fudge Easter Eggs from Mrs Cavanaugh’s in Utah. Don’t get me wrong hers are delicious and gorgeous. But I have grown from needing just two eggs to over 10. 10 eggs at $5-$7 each is a bite on the budget. Plus, I always add a few other items to the grand kids Easter goody package. (note: After I went to all this trouble the price drops to $4.50 each)
I make a pretty good fudge so I thought I have this… I can make my own for a whole lot less than $70.00. And I did! BARELY ha ha.
I had to buy a egg mold. Once I figured out that a cookie cutter shaped like an egg did not really look like a egg to dip and decorate. Plus it was a little large.
This is my first attempt.
The next time I used a mold for eggs which worked some much better. This is all I had to work with a couple of weeks away from Easter. I guess I should have started sooner.. Oh Well!! It was a small cake mold I bought discounted at 70% off. I bought 2 so I could do the entire batch of fudge at one time.
2nd Attempt, Ahh Much Better
Frugal as I am, I re-used the fudge from this pan and pressed it into the mold. Chilled and removed and then chilled again. Next time I would pour the liquid fudge directly into the molds and chill. They would come out so much better. I think?
At this point I had eggs that would work. In order to dip the chocolate around the eggs they needed to be very firm. Make sure that your kitchen is not too hot either. You don’t want melting fudge and hot chocolate.
I had bought some cute candy bunnies on clearance and JoAnn’s so I was determined to use them too. I glued them on with my frosting that I used to write the name onto the eggs.
One thing I found out by accident when using store bought tubes of frosting Tips are different for different brands. I had Wilton tips and another brand of tube frosting. Could not use my Wilton tips. Because I cook after the stores are closed I had to make do with what I had or wait until the next day. I chose to make do.
I had a disposable pastry bag with tips that fit it perfectly so I squeezed the entire contents of the tube frosting into my pastry bag. Use it to write the names on my Personalized Fudge Easter Eggs. Chill one more time. I found the cutest boxes to place them into for gift giving at Bakers C & C too. Prices are near wholesale and most of the employees are into cake decorating or are chocolatiers.
- 3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 12 oz package milk chocolate chips
- 1 13 oz marshmallow cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped smore candies
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, milk, butter over low heat until sugar is melted. Turn to med high heat and boil. Turn heat down to medium.Stirring constantly boil for 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 238 degrees. Remove from heat and add milk chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla. Stir vigorously until blended. Pour into greased 9" x 11" baking dish. Add candies and semi sweet chips and swirl them into the fudge mixture. Cool slightly and pour into molds. Chill. Remove from molds and dip in chocolate. Chill and then personalized with frosting tip.