It’s Cadbury Egg season and there’s no better way to celebrate than with this homemade fudge inspired by the classic Easter candy. A sweet cream filling sandwiched by layers of rich chocolate fudge will knock everyone’s socks off!
For more Easter treats, be sure to try our Easter Rice Krispie Treats (shaped like a nest with robin eggs). Or give our Malted Milk Cheesecake a try next.
What are Cadbury Eggs
Cadbury eggs are chocolate shells with a cream filling (to resemble an egg). It’s a bizarre treat, and you can usually only eat one since they are huge.
But today, I’ve got an easier alternative. No chocolate molds needed, but the same sweet taste.
If you love Cadbury Eggs do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of this fudge. It doesn’t take too long and you’ll be the talk of the town when you walk into a gathering holding a plate of these treats.
- Unlike other homemade candy recipes, this Cadbury egg fudge requires no boiling on the stove top or checking temperatures with a candy thermometer.
- You just whip the cream filling ingredients together, melt some chocolate and layer the different parts together.
- There’s no baking either; the fudge sets up in the fridge in about 30 minutes.
When you bite into a square of this fudge you get that classic fudge texture with amazing chocolate taste followed by a layer of creamy Cadbury egg filling.
This fudge is VERY rich so just a small square of it was enough to satisfy my sweet tooth!
Move over Carrot Cake, there’s a new Easter dessert recipe in town!
Here’s what I used for the homemade “Cadbury Egg filling”:
- Corn syrup- yes it’s a must for today’s recipe! I use the light corn syrup.
- Butter- Unsalted or salted is fine for today’s recipe. Leave out the kosher salt if using salted butter.
- Vanilla- Be sure to choose pure vanilla extract or make our homemade vanilla extract.
- Powdered sugar- this is used to “thicken” the filling.
- Milk- Any kind of milk will work! Even dairy free.
- Yellow food coloring- I prefer gel food coloring for deeper color and less coloring needed.
For the fudge layers you need:
- Milk chocolate (chocolate chips, chunks or melting wafers)- Typically I choose the Ghirardelli melting wafers (dark chocolate works great too). They melt smooth and taste amazing.
How to Make Cadbury Eggs
Make the Filing.
- Whip together the softened butter with corn syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk and a pinch of kosher salt.
- Remove 2/3 of the mixture and place it in a separate bowl.
- Add a drop of yellow food coloring gel to the remaining white mixture and mix well to combine.
Melt the chocolate.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave safe glass bowl.
- Heat in the microwave for 20 – 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
Layer the fudge.
- Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour half of chocolate in the pan to cover the bottom of dish.
- Spread the white layer over the chocolate. Drop yellow layer over the white layer, spreading gently with a knife.
- Pour the remaining melted chocolate over, spreading evenly.
- Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- A hot knife makes it so much easier to cut fudge smoothly! I place my knife in boiling hot water for a few seconds or so before removing (just be careful to avoid burning yourself!). A knife that’s just been through a hot rinse in the dishwasher will also work well.
- Don’t love milk chocolate? Semi-sweet chocolate chips work well here too, although the milk chocolate gives it a more authentic Cadbury Egg flavor.
- The food coloring is technically optional. Your filling won’t have the signature cream yellow color of a cadbury egg center but the taste won’t be affected.
This delicious homemade fudge is ideal for Easter, of course. I plan to have it on our Easter Sunday dessert table alongside these Easter Rice Krispie Treats and Easy Flower Candy
But this recipe also a great way to get your Cadbury Egg fix when the iconic candies disappear for the season.
A rich chocolate fudge with buttery cream filling is welcome in my house anytime of year! Treat yourself to this decadently delicious fudge and you’ll be very happy indeed.
These look delicious. I was reading the reviews and see some positive and negative. So I tried this a mine was a negative and the chocolate came out very hard and crumbled. I been making fudge for a short time but I use a recipe that works well and comes out creamy and soft, I have a chocolate egg mold, I will be making a candy shell and add fudge and then the filling it with the yellow and white like a regular Cadbury. The only difference is it will have the fudge . That is my idea and will see if the works.
I use the Guardadelli chocolate wafers. So sad I wasted my time and money not easy to assemble because of the parchment paper not sitting right and stuff is difficult to spread . Put it in the frig for 30 minutes. Had knife soak in boiling water . What a mess it all cracked and stuff oozed out. I used really sharp knives the chocolate needs to be softened with some maybe canola oil. Or use individual cups in cupcake holders. If only I had a family to eat it with a spoon but I was planning on mailing these . You definitely couldn’t use them for anyone but your family. So much work cleanup waste of ingredients. I wish I knew the amount of canola oil to help you others . It is tasty. It is like some people dip strawberries in just chocolate melted wafers and you take a bite and the chocolate falls all over the place. So sad . I didn’t see the comments.
Hi, I’m in the UK so corn syrup not a common ingredient in shops. Do you know of something similar in the UK? Desperate to try the recipe as looks incredible 😍
Double thumbs up!
I bet these would work perfectly made as individual treats in paper cupcake liners – no need to cut!
I am definitely going to try this. When I start getting really desperate for Cadberry eggs in a few months, this will be ideal.
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Thanks for the recipe. It looks yummy.
I followed the recipe exactly as is. After leaving fudge cool in the fridge for half an hour I go to cut it into sqaures for dessert. The chocolate was to hard it just cracked with any pressure from a knife & the gooey middle oozed out. I ended up with a huge mess. It did taste true to a Cadbury creme egg but, it definintly did not look like the picture.
Hi Desiree, running your knife under warm water (then drying it) right before cutting helps make smooth cuts through chocolate. The center definitely is softer than the outer shell, but it shouldn’t ooze out making a mess, more like…softly squish out, hehe! You can also try cutting the chocolate before it completely hardens if that helps. Making these in a silicone brownie bite pan is another alternative. Hope this helps!
I had the same problem cutting them, the chocolate cracked all over the place and the filling oozed out. What a mess! Do you spray the brownie bite pan?
I don’t spray my brownie bite pan, it’s silicone, so once they are set up, they pop right out!
Hi Aimee…i am so happy to have stumbled upon your website..thank God for google plus!! I am definitely going to be making these for Easter! They look so yum and am sure are easy breezy to make. Please do check out my website when u get a chance. It’s not as fancy as yours but I hope u like it! Happy to be a follower. You can follow me to if you like my recipes!
OH! MY! GOSH!!!! YUM! I’m dying over these right now.
Awww thanks 🙂
These look delicious! My kids will flip. I don’t normally use corn syrup, but for this I will make an exception. Please consider adding this recipe to my Easter series link up. I know it will be a hit! Here is the direct url – http://hammocktracks.com/savannahs-savory-bites/easter-egg-bread-feature-friday-all-things-easter-linky/
Everything in moderation 🙂
Love that the list of ingredients are easy to find. Nothing worse than having to driving to several stores just to make one recipe.
GOOD JOB!!! Looks VERY tasty!
This looks SO good! I have featured it over on this week’s edition of Makin’ You Crave Monday. Come on over & check it out – and link up something new this week while you’re at it! 🙂
I am SO glad that you posted these! Cadbury Creme eggs are my husbands favorite and I’m sure he will love these!! Thank you!
These look great! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love having you and hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters
Can’t wait to try this! I shared it on my blog today: http://www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-ideas.html
I’m so loving this! I was devastated last year when Hershey’s started putting the peanut/nut allergen warning on Cadbury eggs since I’m severely allergic to peanuts. Now I’ll just have to make this lovely treat instead!
Oh my sweet heavens! This is unbelievable… Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
Such a great easter idea!
Mal @ The Chic Geek