Easter Vegan Mini Egg Fudge is the perfect Springtime chocolate treat to celebrate Easter and it's super easy to make.
It's always good fun to do a bit of baking at Easter.
Well, I say baking but this delicious vegan mini egg fudge is a no-bake fridge cake.
So no need to put that oven on.
Chocolate fudge is studded with mini eggs and topped with more mini eggs and sprinkles.
- 🍬 Vegan mini eggs
- 🔪 Don't chop them with a knife
- 💭 What flavour of fudge?
- 🍫 What's the best type of chocolate for making fudge?
- 🍫 Melting chocolate in the microwave
- 🍫 Melting chocolate in a bain-marie
- ⭐ Decorating fudge
- 📖 What you need to make Vegan Easter fudge
- 🥛 Vegan condensed milk
- 💭 Lining a brownie pan
- 🌡️ Storing fudge
- 🧁 Vegan Easter treats
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- 💭 How to make Easter Mini Egg Fudge
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🍬 Vegan mini eggs
The star of the show is the mini eggs.
And the good news is you can now buy vegan mini eggs.
I buy the ones called Good Eggs by Doisy and Dam, but there are other brands out there.
If you live in the UK, you can pick these up from Asda.
I used two packets of these in the fudge and to decorate.
I also use them to make vegan mini egg tiffin.
🔪 Don't chop them with a knife
They are rather difficult to chop into pieces for adding to the fudge and I decided it was just too dangerous and I valued my fingers too much.
Yes, the shell is rather crisp.
My solution, well my husband Graham suggested it actually, is to pop them in a bowl and bash them with the end of a rolling pin.
Crushed mini eggs are added to this vegan mini egg fudge and a mixture of whole and crushed mini eggs is added as decoration.
💭 What flavour of fudge?
This Easter fudge is chocolate flavoured.
Perfect for Easter and a good chocolate hit for us chocoholics.
🍫 What's the best type of chocolate for making fudge?
Dark chocolate is my preference for fudge. It gives a really rich flavour.
You have two choices, bars of dark chocolate or chocolate chips.
I used chocolate chips, which are a cheaper option when making fudge, as you need quite a lot of chocolate.
It also melts quicker.
You can melt chocolate bars or chips in the microwave or in a bain-marie.
🍫 Melting chocolate in the microwave
Want it quick, with less washing up? Melt your chocolate in the microwave.
Melt it for 30 seconds, check it, give it a stir and then give it 10-second blasts until it has melted.
DON'T overcook it. You have to keep an eye on it. Remember it's fast.
🍫 Melting chocolate in a bain-marie
Bain-marie is the name for the method when you melt chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pot with simmering water.
The chocolate melts from the steam, just keep stirring.
💭 Bain-marie tip
One thing you have to remember is to make sure the bowl is big enough to sit on top of the pot and above the water.
If the bottom of the bowl touches the water there is a good chance the chocolate will seize and go grainy.
⭐ Decorating fudge
As I already said and as you can see from the photos, I decorated this dairy-free Easter fudge with whole and crushed mini eggs.
I also sprinkled on some pastel coloured sprinkles.
Of course, you can go crazy decorating this vegan chocolate fudge.
You could skip the mini eggs too.
Here are some topping ideas, all vegan of course.
- Mini marshmallows
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Dark choc chips
- Jelly Tots (or other vegan jelly sweets)
- Dried cranberries
- Dried mango pieces
- Chopped nuts
- Mini Oreos
- Chocolate buttons
Use one or a selection of these to mix through the fudge or just to decorate the top of the fudge.
📖 What you need to make Vegan Easter fudge
You only need three main ingredients to make this simple creamy fudge.
- Dark chocolate - bars or choc chips
- Condensed milk - vegan
- Mini eggs - vegan
- Pinch of salt - optional
- Sprinkles - optional
🥛 Vegan condensed milk
One of the main ingredients of this vegan mini egg fudge is condensed milk.
Condensed milk is a type of milk where the water content is removed and sugar is added until you have a thick caramel-like consistency.
Until recently this was primarily a dairy product, but now it is also made with coconut milk instead of dairy milk.
There are several brands that now make it and it can be used in the same way as regular condensed milk in recipes.
Even big brands like Carnation now sell vegan condensed milk.
💭 Lining a brownie pan
A square brownie pan is the best baking tin to use for making vegan mini egg fudge, it's just the right size.
Of course, you could use a rectangular tray and make a much thinner fudge, but I find a brownie pan just right.
Grease it with vegan butter or spread (margarine), then for easy removal, add a long strip of non-stick baking paper with a bit of extra over the edge which you can grip to remove the fudge.
🌡️ Storing fudge
Homemade fudge can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Wrap it in non-stick baking paper (you can pop a slice between the layers to stop it sticking).
Store it in an airtight container.
🧁 Vegan Easter treats
Here are a few more vegan bakes and no-bakes you might like to try as well as this moreish fudge.
- Air Fryer Fruit Scones - these can also be oven-baked
- Biscoff & Chocolate Pastry Swirls - so, so good
- Biscoff Tiffin - gorgeous no-bake bars with the flavour of Biscoff
- Chocolate Mousse - an easy 3 ingredient vegan chocolate mousse.
- Coconut Loaf Cake - a super soft and moist cake with a wonderful coconut flavour from my main blog
- Easter Brownies with Mini Eggs - another chocolate treat with vegan mini eggs
- Easy Chocolate Muffins - with extra chocolate chips
- Easy Coconut Ice - that retro classic
- Jam Doughnut Muffins -these taste just like doughnuts
- Lemon Muffins - topped with icing
- Quick Vegan Iced Buns - the perfect last-minute treat
- Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins - with buttercream and vegan white chocolate mini eggs
- Vegan Snickers - a healthier version of a Snickers bar, these bites are made with dates.
Check out my cakes, bakes and desserts page for more ideas.
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💭 How to make Easter Mini Egg Fudge
Step-by-step photos. Keep scrolling for the full printable mini egg fudge recipe (with full ingredient list and nutritional info).
- Grease and line a brownie pan.
- Break up some of the mini eggs. by popping them in a bowl and gently bashing them with the end of a rolling pin. Reserve some whole eggs for decoration.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bain-marie (see above for tips).
- Add the vegan condensed milk to the melted chocolate, add a generous pinch of salt (optional) and stir well.
- Now add most of the crushed mini eggs (reserving some for the topping) and mix in well.
- Pour the fudge into the lined tin and smooth out with the back of a spoon.
- Press whole and crushed mini eggs into the fudge, then decorate with sprinkles (optional).
- Pop the fudge in the fridge for an hour to set (it could well be set quicker), then remove carefully from the pan and cut into squares.
- Serve and enjoy!
Easter Vegan Mini Egg Fudge
- 400 g dark chocolate chips or 4 x bars chocolate (100g/3.5 oz bars)
- 370 g vegan condensed milk
- 150 g vegan mini eggs
- 1 pinch salt optional
- 1 teaspoon sprinkles optional
- Grease and line a brownie pan.
- Crush most of the mini eggs by popping them in a bowl and gently bashing them with the end of a rolling pin. Reserve some whole for decoration.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bain-marie. Whichever way you melt it, keep an eye on it and don't leave it to melt for too long or it will seize.
- Pour the condensed milk into the melted chocolate and a pinch of salt and mix well.
- Add most of the crushed mini eggs to the fudge (reserving some for decoration) and mix well.
- Pour the fudge into the lined brownie pan and smooth out with the back of a spoon.
- Press whole and crushed mini eggs into the top of the fudge, then add sprinkles for extra decoration and pop in the fridge for an hour to set (it could set faster).
- Once set cut it in 5 rows, each way to give you 25 pieces or fudge or you could cut less rows for bigger pieces.
- Baking paper - leave an overhang of baking paper when lining the pan for easy removal.
- Chopping mini eggs - don't try to chop the mini eggs with a knife, the shape, smoothness and thickness of the shell make it dangerous and too easy to cut yourself, so pop them in a bowl and bash gently with a rolling pin. Don't have a rolling pin, bash them with a can of tomatoes.
- Melting chocolate in the microwave - Melt it for 30 seconds, check it, give it a stir and then give it 10-second blasts until it has melted. DON'T overcook it. You have to keep an eye on it. Remember it's fast.
- Melting chocolate in a bain-marie - melt chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pot with simmering water. Make sure the bowl is big enough to sit on top of the pot and above the water. If the bottom of the bowl touches the water there is a good chance the chocolate will seize and go grainy.
- Storing the fudge - wrap it in non-stick baking paper (you can pop a slice between the layers to stop it from sticking). Store it in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
- Size matters - cut the fudge pieces as big or small as you like. It cuts very easily.