If you’re looking to make your Halloween candy a little less ordinary, you have come to the right place.
This week, I invited Pedro, my friend’s brother (and who I also I learned, enjoys watching my videos) over to come shoot a video with me.
I wanted to make something easy, chocolatey and Halloween-themed since the Halloween count-down has begun. For a video like my poppyseed lemon cake, it took about 6-8 hours to film and obviously I wasn’t going to have a nine-year old stick around for that long, so I chose this three-ingredient chocolate fudge.
The base recipe begins with three ingredients (condensed milk, chocolate and butter), but as I like to complicate everything, I also throw in 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/4 tsp of salt for additional flavor. It doesn’t make the fudge recipe any more difficult, but it does improve the overall flavor of this decadent treat.
I should also mention that is a microwave fudge recipe – so all you need to do is dump the ingredients into a bowl, stirring every now and then for 3-5 min.
Because this recipe calls for such few ingredients, it is important to use good quality chocolate as its taste is quite prominent. I use local brands, Wedel and Milka, but any chocolate that you enjoy eating plain will work fine. I also use a combination of milk and dark chocolate because I want a balance of sweetness and bitterness. You could go with all-milk or all-dark- whatever you prefer.
I wanted Pedro to have a little fun while making this fudge, so I bought a variety of candies and sweet treats- coloured M&Ms, candy eyes, Kit Kats, Oreos and Pecans (which somewhat resemble brains) so that we could decorate the fudge Halloween-style. This is also a great way to use up your leftover candy after Halloween.
I say, mission accomplished.
Whether you’re 8, 18 or 28, bring this fudge to a Halloween party and it will be a success. You can’t go wrong with condensed milk, chocolate and a whole lot of candy.
Scary never tasted this sweet.
Microwave Chocolate Fudge
- 525 g (18.5 oz) chocolate, broken in to small pieces (we used a combination of milk and dark- 300 g dark, 225 g milk)
- 1 cup (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup (55 g) unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
Optional add-ins for Halloween:
- Candy eyes
- Kit Kat chunks
- Brown, yellow, orange, green, red M&Ms
- Oreo chunks
- Line an 8 or 9 inch square pan aluminium foil and brush the foil with melted butter.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, butter, salt and vanilla.
- Place in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, stirring every 45 seconds or so until everything has melted completely and the mixture is homogenous. You can also do this step by placing the bowl over a pot of simmering water (to create a bain-marie/double boiler) and melt the ingredients stirring every now and then. The mixture should be thick and glossy.
- Working quickly, pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Scatter atop the toppings (i.e. M&Ms, candy eyes, etc) if using by gently pushing them in.
- Chill the fudge for an hour in the refrigerator or until firm to cut.
- Cut into small squares.
- Store the fudge in an airtight container or in the refrigerator, where it would last around two weeks. You can also freeze the fudge if you like
If you’re looking for other spooktacular treats, check out my Frankenstein Brownies or my Halloween Pops where I show you how to decorate marshmallows like Frankensteins, Oreos like Pumpkins and Oreos like Mummies.