Kids from miles around appear at our neighbor’s house on Halloween, looking for this treat that they’ve come to expect.
There are recipes that bake candy corn into the fudge, but this is the real, unadulterated fudge. Add candy corn on top for a festive touch.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Add sugar, milk, and chocolate, and stir constantly until chocolate is melted. Boil for 13 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add vanilla (and walnuts or peanut butter) and beat until creamy. Work quickly. Pour at once into a buttered pan, cool slightly, and mark into squares.
Optional: Add candy corn on top before you let the fudge completely cool.