Easter Egg Fudge

Have I told you about my friend Cathy?

{Ok, I know that I have, here and here and here, but indulge me.  I love blogging about my friends.  Life is often too busy to tell people how awesome they are.}

Cathy is all sorts of awesome, but let’s just highlight a couple parts of her awesomeness.

1.  She does a dead on impression of a giraffe.  I would post a picture, but given that she also has a blog and a significant amount of photo evidence of her own, I’m going to just leave it up to your imagination.

2. She loves my husband.  (Not it a weird way.)  I read somewhere that part of having a happy marriage is having friends who will despise your husband when you are angry with them, but let it all go once you have.  Cathy is awesome at this.

3.  She’s an amazing mom.  From the time Gavin was a little tiny baby, I have called her in my most horrible parenting moments, and she is there with a calm and empathetic ear.  I’ve seen her lowest lows as a mom, and I can tell you that she is still amazing and loving with her girls.  I am so lucky to have her to talk to about the craziness that motherhood brings.

4.  She doesn’t hold a grudge.  Once she’s done being mad about something, she’s really done.  And as someone who is still seething about that time in fifth grade when one of my friends made a rude comment to me, this is something I truly admire.

5.  She is just an all around amazing friend.  I realize that this sounds super cheesy, but hear me out.  A few years ago I planned a surprise birthday party for Cathy.  It was so much fun to plan, and one of the reasons was because almost everyone RSVP’ed yes, and they all wanted to know what they could do to help.  And it’s not just that Cathy befriends awesome people, it’s more that all these people love her so much that they really wanted to celebrate her, and they really wanted to help make a perfect party for her.  Not everyone can say that.  Not everyone would have a heard of people wanting to come and celebrate a milestone birthday party.  But Cathy has been such a good friend to all these people that they couldn’t wait to celebrate her.

{I could go on and on, but I’m already running the risk of sounding a bit stalkery.}

Recently I went to read her newest blog post over at Lemon Tree Dwelling and found this:

And did I think about all the things I love about Cathy?  Nope.  I quickly shot her off an email with a picture of my fudge and the words, “Damn you, Cathy.”

It’s good to pick friends who are better people than you.

Three things you should know:
1.  Cathy had absolutely no idea I was making this recipe.  As a matter of fact, she mentioned to me that she was photographing malted milk ball fudge, but I was too busy thinking about what I need to tell her to pay attention.  Oops!
2.  When you read the post, I’m the jerk friend who blew the whistle on the Pyrex incident.
3.  Great minds think alike.

Love you Cathy!

This recipe is almost entirely from Pursuit of Hippiness’ Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge.  Because it’s awesome.

Easter Egg Fudge

  • 1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 3 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • a drop or two of red food coloring
  • 11 oz package of Mini Robin Eggs Whoppers
  1. Crush the Whoppers.  I used a food processor, but you could just keep them in the bag  and take a rolling pin to them.
  2. Line a 9×9 pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate in a bowl and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.  White chocolate is sensitive, so make sure you don’t cook too long.  Start by cooking on the shorter end of that time frame, and add time until it is almost melted.  Stir to combine.
  4. Add in the vanilla and almond.  Add a drop or two of red food coloring to make it a sweet pink color.  Stir in the eggs and pour into the pan.  Let set several hours in refrigerator.
  5. Optional:  Reserve 1/2 a cup of the crushed eggs and press it into the top of the fudge immediately after pouring.

Comments

  1. says

    Lisa – I’m glad you decided to post your fudge, anyway. You’re right, they are entirely different recipes. And I’m sorry I had the same idea at the same time (seriously….!?) And, most importantly, I hope you won’t be holding a grudge on this one…..!! Love you! :)

  2. Bob says

    Love the fudge idea, fudge being about the best thing I can do in the kitchen.
    Just a note of correction in bullet 5, the correct spelling for the contexts would be “herd”, not “heard”.
    I have spent too many years proofreading as you can see.

  3. Connie Sumner says

    I just made the fudge a few minutes ago.. It looked awesome – until I added the 3 teaspoons vanilla. It turned the pretty pink into a putrid color that looks like bloody discharge. I’m sure it will taste good, but if I ever decide to make it again, I think 1 tespoon of vanilla will have to do!

    • Debi says

      If you check the spice aisle of your grocery store, you should be able to find clear vanilla extract. I know Super Target sells it, and I think Super Wal-Mart does too.

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