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This Halloween Fudge is orange and black and perfect for your class party!
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!
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 Morsels!
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!
How to make Halloween Fudge:
- 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!
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 Recipe
- 12 ounces (1 bag) Nestle Toll House Halloween Morsels
- 1 ½ cups (255g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups (255g) white chocolate chips
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can) (divided)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (divided)
- Orange Gel Food Coloring
- 24 pieces candy corn (or more if you want smaller fudge pieces)
- Line an 8” square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Add the semi-sweet chips to a bowl with 5 ounces (liquid measure) sweetened condensed milk (180g by weight). Heat on 50% power for one minute, then stir, heating in additional 30 second increments until melted and smooth (as needed; all microwaves cook differently). Stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla. Spread in prepared pan using an offset spatula.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes before starting the second batch.
- Add the white chocolate chips to a bowl with 5 ounces (liquid measure) sweetened condensed milk (180g by weight). Heat on 50% power for one minute, then stir, heating in additional 30 second increments until melted and smooth (as needed; all microwaves cook differently). Stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla and a few drops orange food coloring. Spread in prepared pan using an offset spatula.
- Immediately press the top with even rows of candy corn (or other sprinkles).
- Chill to harden, slice, and serve at room temperature.
- Sweetened condensed milk (in the US) comes in 14 ounce/360g cans (this is a weight measurement, not liquid). It's approximately 10 ounces liquid measurement. To split it in half you'll measure 5 ounces into a liquid measuring cup OR weigh out 180g.
- Gel food coloring is best because it's not water-based, and it will not break your chocolate. It's also brighter and more rich in color than grocery store food coloring.
Last Updated on May 30, 2020