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Oct 09

Halloween Fudge

This Halloween Fudge is orange and black and perfect for your class party!

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Halloween has been woefully neglected so far this year. I know, I know. It’s only October 9. But, really, that’s like December in blog months. I’m very behind!

My house isn’t decorated. My Halloween decorations are still tucked firmly in the closet.

Jordan has a Halloween costume…by chance. Remember that cheer/dance uniform I got her (the one that spawned this post)? She’s going as a HS dancer for Halloween. Provided she doesn’t change her mind, that’s done at least.

I haven’t made cutesy treats. I haven’t even come up with any cutesy treats! Unless you think orange and black fudge is pretty cute?

I do, so we’re calling it. I made a Halloween treat!

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This fudge is super easy to make. You’d think it wouldn’t be (I thought it wouldn’t be) but it is! Thanks to my friend Jocelyn, who makes the best layered fudge (check out her Neapolitan), it really is totally doable!

Yes you have to get two pans dirty. But it’s worth it!

This fudge starts with one key ingredient:

Halloween Fudge Process (1 of 2)

These Halloween moresels from Nestle! You can find them at Walmart and Target. At Walmart I found them with the baking items, at Target I found them in the Halloween section.

It takes a few minutes, but you separate the colors into two piles: orange and “black” (semi-sweet). Then you make two batches of fudge, one orange and one black!

Orange and Black fudge, perfect for Halloweeen! crazyforcrust.com

For the “black” or semi-sweet layer, you add enough additional semi-sweet chocolate chips to make a total of 1 and a 1/2 cups. The Nestle bag has about 1 cup of semi-sweet, so you only need to supplement about a 1/2 cup.

The orange was just shy of 1 cup. I supplemented with white chocolate chips, enough to make 1 and a 1/2 cups.

The fudge is made the “easy” way, with sweetened condensed milk. Do the fudge you want on the bottom layer first. You don’t have to put black on the bottom, do what you prefer!

Once the bottom layer is chilled for about 10 minutes, you make the top layer and smooth it on gently. Then I topped mine with candy corn, to make it even cuter.

Note: if you can’t find the Nestle chips, you can use Wilton candy melts in orange. You can find those at the craft store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.) If you can’t find those, you can use vanilla almond bark or Candiquik (in the baking aisle at places like Walmart) and color it with candy color (NOT food coloring). I think they have candy color at Walmart, but they for sure have it at craft stores.

This fudge will be perfect for your Halloween parties. Class parties too – Jordan loved it!

Orange and Black fudge, perfect for Halloweeen! crazyforcrust.com

And, er, if you’re from San Francisco…this is perfect for baseball. Or anyplace where the Football team is orange and black!

Halloween Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Nestle Toll House Halloween Morsels
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or a little more)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or a little more)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 24 pieces candy corn (or more if you want smaller fudge pieces)

Directions:

  1. Line an 8” square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Open the bag of Nestle Toll House Halloween Morsels and separate the orange pieces from the semi-sweet ones.
    Starting with the semi-sweet morsels from the Halloween mix, measure how many were in the separated pile and add enough semi-sweet chocolate chips to make 1 and 1/2 cups total. (You will get about 1 cup from the Nestle package, and will need to add about 1/2 cup extra chocolate chips.)
  3. Add the semi-sweet chips to a pan with 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread in prepared pan using an offset spatula (or, if you’re careful, spray your hands with cooking spray and press to fit - be careful the mixture is hot!)
  4. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes before starting the second batch.
  5. Measure how many orange chips were in the separated pile and add enough white chocolate chips to make 1 and 1/2 cups total. (You will get about 1 cup from the Nestle package, and will need to add about 1/2 cup extra white chocolate chips.)
  6. Add the white chips to a pan with the remaining 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread carefully over semi-sweet layer with an offset spatula. Immediately press candy corn in the top. I did 4 rows of 6. Use more or less depending on the size of your fudge.
  7. Chill to harden, slice, and serve at room temperature.

Notes:

For a Christmas treat, use the Nestle Christmas colored morsels!
Note: if you can't find the Nestle chips, you can use Wilton candy melts in orange. You can find those at the craft store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.) If you can't find those, you can use vanilla almond bark or Candiquik (in the baking aisle at places like Walmart) and color it with candy color (NOT food coloring). I think they have candy color at Walmart, but they for sure have it at craft stores.

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55 Responses to “Halloween Fudge”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on October 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm (#)

    Oh this fudge is too cute!!! I love everything about candy corn, so I love that you used it to garnish this fudge :)

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  2. jackie posted on October 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm (#)

    so festive!

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  3. Tahnycooks posted on October 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm (#)

    This a great recipe to have my 3 year old separate the colored chips from each other! This recipe is darling! Love it!

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  5. Joy R posted on October 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm (#)

    What a great recipe Dorothy, I can not wait to get these chips and make it with my daughter. I am trying to teach her to cook and this seems simple enough for her to do with a little help from mom. Pinned it! Thanks.

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  6. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on October 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm (#)

    Yay for fun layered fudge!!!! I love this so much…and it totally counts as a cute Halloween treat!!!!

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  7. lynn konkin posted on October 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm (#)

    what are halloween morsels/
    thanks

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 13th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      They’re made by Nestle – chocolate chips and orange white chips for Halloween!

      Reply

  8. Kristin posted on October 9, 2013 at 5:12 pm (#)

    My school colors are orange and black. The entire building is covered in it. This will be perfect for a Halloween treat!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 13th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Totally!! Thanks Kristin!

      Reply

  9. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen posted on October 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm (#)

    Such a cute recipe for Halloween! Pinning!

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  10. Christina posted on October 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm (#)

    I love these! Totally a cute Halloween treat.

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  11. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on October 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm (#)

    This is such a neat Halloween idea!! Yummmm!

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  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on October 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm (#)

    Your layers are so PERFECT! Whenever I make things like this, inevitably one is thicker than the other or they run/bleed and I have ‘hills and valleys’ when I stack them up. Super noticeable on camera. Yours are …perfect. And I bet the taste is amazing.

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  13. Mary. posted on October 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm (#)

    Let’s not forget to make PINK fudge for B.C.A. month? Please?!

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  14. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on October 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm (#)

    Love Halloween Treats! This is a really fun way to use those chocolate chips :)

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  15. Erin | The Emerging Foodie posted on October 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm (#)

    This is so cute! I love it. What a fun idea! :)

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  16. Tieghan posted on October 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm (#)

    Holy moly, that fudge look picture perfect!! So fun and festive!

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  17. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted on October 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm (#)

    I’m being totally lazy about Halloween too – so busy with baby preparations! This fudge looks super yummy :)

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  18. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on October 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm (#)

    I have got to buy those chips … have looked at them and resisted… why??? Love the layers and candy corn … of course!

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  19. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:13 am (#)

    What an adorable Halloween treat! I had no idea that Nestle made such cute morsels for Halloween. I’ll definitely have to see if I can fine those! And I’m so glad to have read the tip on making layered fudge. I’ll probably be making a layered fudge this weekend, so this post will definitely come in handy : )

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 13th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Enjoy Jamie – I can’t wait to see what flavor you’re making!

      Reply

  20. Megan I The Emotional Baker posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:39 am (#)

    These are perfect for Halloween! I love the little candy corn on top. Simple yet elegant!

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  21. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines posted on October 10, 2013 at 6:12 am (#)

    The fact that you have Halloween decorations, even if they’re not out yet, puts you far above me. Dudette has a bunch of skeletons that she decorates her room with, but that’s about it. Oh….I do have a Halloween mat that I put outside. Does that count? :) I love the fudge though. I’ll be preparing a treat for Dudette’s class soon and I may just make this fudge. It’s adorable.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 13th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Ha, they’re all from last year. I need to get them out at some point!

      Reply

  22. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on October 10, 2013 at 6:37 am (#)

    Love this fudge! I saw those Nestle morsels at Target the other night, now I wish I picked up a bag! So festive for Halloween!

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    • lynn konkin replied on October 10th, 2013 at 6:55 am

      thank you for telling you got the morsels t target. I am going to make these treat for a birthday party.

      Reply

  23. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:31 am (#)

    This sounds amazing!!!

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  24. tash @ the velvet moon baker posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:40 am (#)

    This fudge looks gorgeous, totally wishing I could get these morsels in Ireland right now

    Reply

  25. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:46 am (#)

    This is SO cute! The layers are definitely eye catching and would be perfect for any Halloween parties. I’ve woefully fallen off the Halloween bandwagon … don’t feel bad! This looks delicious!

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  26. Peggy posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:43 am (#)

    Awesome Job! I have a Question? Could u tell me where I could find the Pretty Straws u you in your pictures. LoVe them. Thank u for your help.

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    • Peggy replied on October 10th, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Meant to say you use

      Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 13th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Peggy! I find them on Etsy a lot of the time. If you search “paper straws” on there, you’ll find tons! Sometimes Michaels/Joann’s or Sur la Table have them too!

      Reply

  27. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry posted on October 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm (#)

    I am lacking behind on the Halloween cheer as well. This fudge is exactly the firm kick in the backside I needed. I’ll have to make it tonight!

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  28. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:23 am (#)

    So darn cute and creative. Halloween is my favorite holiday. And I am just lovin’ this festive fudge! Candy corn on top is the perfect touch. ;)

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  29. The Bearfoot Baker posted on October 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm (#)

    I love fudge and this one seems perfect! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Amy posted on October 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm (#)

    Dorothy, this definitely qualifies as a “cutesy” Halloween treat! I had no idea you could use sweetened condensed milk for fudge. I’ve only done the more traditional route, although I did use marshmallow fluff one time and it turned out fabulous! And the candy corn on top is the perfect touch. Love it!

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  35. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 am (#)

    That fudge is so pretty! Perfect for Halloween!

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  36. Ronda Tatum posted on October 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm (#)

    Dorothy what a great Halloween treat. I can’t wait to make for my family. Just a note, I pinned this recipe to my Halloween Pinterest board and it was featured. It now has 496 repins !! What a BIG hit!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 21st, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Um, WOW!!!! Thank you SO much for that pin!!

      Reply

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