Candy Corn Fudge
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 12 ounce packages of white chocolate chips, divided. Preferably Ghiradelli
  • 1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons of shortening, divided
  • Orange food coloring, preferably gel (can also combine red and yellow coloring)
  • Yellow food coloring, preferably gel
Instructions
White Layer
  1. Prepare 8x8 inch square pan by lining with waxed paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a DRY small /medium microwavable bowl, put 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening
  3. Microwave thirty seconds at 50% power.
  4. Add ⅓ cup of sweetened condensed milk and microwave for sixty seconds.
  5. Remove from microwave and quickly stir the milk and chips together until almost smooth.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and place in refrigerator.
Orange Layer
  1. In DRY small/ medium microwaveable bowl, place 1 and ½ cups of white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening.
  2. Microwave thirty seconds at 50% power.
  3. In the meantime, add orange (or combination of red and yellow) coloring to ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk to reach desired shade, stirring to blend thoroughly.
  4. Add milk to softened white chocolate chips and stir gently to distribute milk somewhat.
  5. Microwave for sixty seconds.
  6. Remove from microwave and quickly stir the milk and chips together until smooth.
  7. Pour over firm white layer and return pan to refrigerator.
Yellow Layer
  1. Repeat steps for orange layer -- EXCEPT use yellow food coloring.
  2. Place layered fudge in refrigerator and let set until fully firm, about 2 hours.
  3. To serve, let set at room temperature for ten minutes to soften slightly before cutting, especially if it has been chilled overnight. Cut with sharp knife, warmed with hot water. Dip into hot water and wipe before beginning additional long cuts to keep the colors clear.
Variations:
  1. Traditional Candy Corn: Trim one edge of the fudge so you have a clean straight cut. Make an inch thick slice all the way across the chilled fudge. Lay the strip on your cutting board so the layers are visible and cut into equal triangles, alternating the angle of your knife and leaving a bit of space at the white layer when it is at the apex.
  2. Variation Two: Press peanuts into the top of the last layer before placing in the refrigerator to set up. For extra peanutty flavor, press peanuts into the top of the second layer before chilling it and adding the last layer.
  3. Variation Three: Figure out where you plan to make your cut for fudge pieces. Press a line of candy corn into the top and cut the finished fudge so that a candy corn adorns the center of each piece.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at https://www.apinchofjoy.com/2012/10/candy-corn-fudge/