Halloween fudge is an elegant treat with its smooth chocolate base tinged with subtle orange flavor. It’s a quick last minute treat that you can make in a few minutes to take to the office, to say thanks to a neighbor or just because. You’ve probably guessed by now that I am a fudge fanatic – any excuse to have fudge!!
You can use chocolate melts or semi sweet chocolate chips for the chocolate layer. A 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips is the equivalent of 2 cups – no measuring needed. I’ve always found orange candy melts on the shelf, but you could also use food coloring if all you can find is white melts. If you want a darker orange, add a little extra paste food coloring. I like the subtle flavor of just ¼ teaspoon of orange extract. You can boost the flavor by adding an extra 1/8 teaspoon of flavoring and still keep a balance with the chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles for a festive touch!
- 2 cups chocolate melts
- 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk, dividd
- 8 ounces orange candy coating
- ¼ teaspoon orange extract
- Orange paste food coloring, optional
- Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with foil or waxed paper, leaving an extra 3” of foil or paper on each end. Spray generously with cooking spray. Set aside
- In microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate and 1 cup milk for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat 30 seconds in microwave and stirring until mixture is smooth, usually about 90 seconds total.
- Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan and place in refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
- Place orange candy coating in microwave safe bowl and add remaining milk, then microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat 30 second microwave bursts and stirring until mixture is smooth.
- Stir in extract and food coloring if desired.
- Spread orange layer over cooled chocolate layer
- Chill for an hour or until firm.
- Using waxed paper or aluminum foil “handles” remove fudge from pan to cutting board.
- Cut fudge into 1 inch squares.
Need more Halloween ideas? Check these links: Preschool Party Snacks and Games How to Make Pom Pom Spider How to Make a Halloween Wreath Elegant Halloween Fun Foods for Kids Halloween Party Candy Corn Fudge Grasshopper Guts Smashed Frogs Zombie Brains Dirty Bones Witch’s Brew aka Cider Smoothie Halloween Fudge
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