Halloween Fudge

Recipe for Halloween Fudge


1 tablespoon butter
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup whole milk
2 squares (1 ounce each) 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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Halloween fudge recipe

Could canned condensed milk be used in place of whole milk?

making homemade fudge

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Hi, Margaret. Fudge can be fussy, so we wouldn’t recommend using canned condensed milk in place of whole milk.

Bakers chocolate squares

I have used this recipe for 60+ years, with 2 squares (2 oz) of Bakers chocolate. The box now says 4 pieces are 1 oz, so I assume 8 pieces of chocolate should be used.

chocolate baking squares

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Hi, Jackie. Normally, as you know, one square of baking chocolate is equal to 1 oz. If you are unsure, perhaps you can try using a kitchen scale to be sure.

Tried this and worked great!

I tried this recipe and it worked great. Thank you for sharing such an easy recipe. As it stands, I am not much of a baker but even I was able to do this without issue. Thanks again and looking forward to trying more recipes.

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!

What does a square of chocolate weigh?

I looked it up. Bakers Choc. always weighed one ounce per square but has recently changed to 1/2 oz. - so do we use the old standard or the new?

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.