Halloween Fudge

Recipe for Halloween Fudge


1 tablespoon butter
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup whole milk
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter (optional)


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.


Makes about 64 small squares.

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Fudge Failure

It’s been cooling in the pan for an hour and still hasn’t set up. I followed the directions to the T :(

How many ounces of

How many ounces of unsweetened chocolate is 2 squares?

That is 2 ounces, Lex. Each

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That is 2 ounces, Lex. Each square is 1 ounce. Enjoy!

This isn't a comment on the

This isn't a comment on the recipe, but a comment on the current state of affairs as pertaining to Halloween treats. I know of no parent that would allow their child to ingest an unwrapped, homemade treat. Unfortunately, those days of trust and innocence are over. :-(

The recipe doesn't specify

The recipe doesn't specify what size pan you should pour the fudge into.

For best results, use an

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For best results, use an 8x8-inch pan.

I've made fudge many times

I've made fudge many times before, but this recipe was a complete failure. After boiling it for 13 minutes, taking it off the heat, and adding the vanilla, it seized almost as soon as I started beating it. It welded itself to the spoon and turned into a solid block of dry "fudge." I ended up having to chip it out and everything is soaking in my sink right now.

The flavor was very good, but it did not work for me at all. It's back to my aunt's recipe for me.

We tested this recipe with no

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We tested this recipe with no problems. We have made some slight changes to the instructions. Please note that you have to work quickly once the mixture is taken off the heat.