Fudge has always been one of my favorite candies. I love all varieties, from English clotted cream fudge to high-end candy shop stuff to the sugary peanut butter kind sold at school bake sales. And no trip to Rehoboth Beach would be complete without a box (or two!!) from The Candy Kitchen on the boardwalk; I’m partial to the maple walnut variety. And the vanilla, the butter pecan, the chocolate cheesecake…You get the point.
So, when I learned that June 16th had been designated as National Fudge Day, of course I had to whip up a batch or two of my favorite treat.
Finding myself short on time, I decided to skip my tried-and-true classic fudge recipes and attempt one of the many “quick” methods that are all over the Internet. Most of these recipes call for some combination of chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and a couple of other add-ins, with no special equipment required other than a microwave. (In contrast, more traditional recipes combine ingredients like sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder, and generally require a candy thermometer and boiling on the stovetop for some period of time.)
Chocolate deviled eggs? What?
When most people think of chocolate eggs, they’re usually thinking of Easter candy–Cadbury Creme Eggs, for example, or traditional buttercream Easter egg candies. This version of “deviled eggs” is a bit less seasonal, making it ideal for potlucks and summer picnics.
I’ve always loved deviled eggs. So much so, in fact, that I’ve started eating them for breakfast and/or lunch, a couple of times per week. I also have a bit of a fascination with foods that look like other foods. I actually made a Pinterest board about them! So, I put these two together and created a tasty treat which resembles an authentic deviled egg, but is most definitely for dessert.
These white chocolate candy eggs are made using a silicone candy mold and are filled with a jam or jelly filling of your choice. I used an apricot jam from Trader Joe’s. Any flavor of jam would work well, so feel free to experiment based on your preferences. You can also adjust your buttercream flavoring so that it pairs nicely with the jam you choose. Coconut buttercream with strawberry would be a tasty combination, for example. You could also fill your eggs with peanut butter, chocolate ganache, etc. The possibilities are endless!