The season of desserts and sweets has officially begun. Between pumpkin spice fever and stocking piling Halloween candy, there is no escaping the sugar rush. With Halloween parties coming up, everyone is bringing out their sweetest concoctions. But I don’t have any candy recipes of my own. So I turned to my great grandmother’s recipe box and found an awesome recipe for chocolate fudge. She called it “Million Dollar Fudge”. I call it wickedly delicious.
The fudge disappeared so fast, I suspect there are sugar gremlins lurking about. 😉 This is a really simple one pot recipe. So whipping up more for Halloween won’t be a problem. And it’s perfect to bring to your next Halloween bash.
To make this delicious chocolate fudge recipe, you will need:
- 4 ½ cups of sugar
- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- 12 oz. of chocolate chips
- 12 oz. of sweet baking chocolate bars – (I had to buy 3 bars to get 12 oz.)
- ½ bar of bitter baking chocolate
- 7 ½ ounces of marshmallow fluff
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Almond bark to decorate (optional)
You read right…4 ½ cups of sugar! That is a lot of sugar, and that’s what makes it so perfect for the Halloween candy craze.
To start this wickedly decadent chocolate fudge, mix sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high to high heat. Boil for 5 minutes while stirring it frequently.
Next add in all that delicious chocolate. I recommend breaking the chocolate bars into smaller pieces so they melt faster. You will want to keep stirring the mixture so the chocolate is thorough combined.
Add in the marshmallow fluff and vanilla. Keep stirring, you don’t want the chocolate or sugar to burn. Mix until everything is completely melted and mixed together.
Grease a jellyroll pan very well. Then pour the chocolate fudge into the pan. Let the fudge sit out to cool into fudgey yumminess.
If you want to add a spooky touch, you can pipe spiderwebs all over your chocolate fudge while it is still warm.
Melt a few squares of almond bark in the microwave. Let it cool just a bit and scoop it into a piping bag (or a sandwich bag like I did). If you are using a sandwich bag, cut off one of the bottom corners then you can start piping webs.
The corners turned out really well…but it kinda got muddled in the middle. Just goes to show you that not everything goes smoothly while blogging. 😀 It still tastes delicious and when you cut it into squares, you can’t really tell.
Once it has cooled and set completely, you can cut it into small squares for everyone to enjoy.
This was my first time making fudge, and it turned out super sweet and decadent. I don’t normally eat fudge so I had to check with some of my fudge loving friends to see if it was too sweet. They loved it and reassured me that fudge is supposed to be super sweet.
This chocolate fudge is a delicious, sugar rush inducing dessert that will have all of your ghouls and gal pals wanting more.
Before you treat others with this sweet fudge, treat yourself to a new set of cookware available at Heartland America.
This 11 piece set from Bella is made from nonstick ceramic and aluminum that will look great on the stove in any kitchen. Not only is the saucepan large enough for make delicious fudge, but this set has an assortment of pans and skillets for all your cooking needs. Supplies are limited so pick up this set while you can.
With Halloween drawing nearer, I hope you take time to treat yourself and your family to something sweet. Next week we will continue with the Halloween fun. This time it will be an adorable and handy way for your kids to collect their treats. Until then remember you are always welcome at Home with Heartland.