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Halloween Layered Fudge Recipe

Halloween Layered Fudge Recipe

Here's an easy and foolproof fudge recipe that screams "Halloween!" thanks to the brown and orange colors. You can also try making the fudge with mango flavoring. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:64 servings


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 8 ounces white candy coating
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange paste food coloring
  • Candy corn, optional


  • 1. Line an 8-in. square pan with foil; butter foil and set aside.
  • 2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and 1 cup milk on high for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Chill for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating with remaining milk; stir until smooth. Stir in extract and food coloring. Spread over chocolate layer. If desired, sprinkle with candy corn.
  • 4. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Using foil, remove fudge from pan. Cut into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"To hazel clark, along with the other answer answers You can go to your baking section and it should be there or in the section where you buy choc chips. It is called bark. It comes in choc and white choc. Usually in my area it isn't called candy coating, it's choc bark or white bark. They come in thick squares in a block .

I look forward to making this this next week for the fall along with cookies made to look like
candy corn."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"Made this fudge for a party, and it was a huge hit! Instead of using candy coating for the top layer, I just used white chocolate chips. Didn't use the orange flavoring but instead put in just a drop of vanilla (so it wouldn't be too sweet) for the top layer. Also, felt the top layer was a little thin, so I marbled it with the bottom layer, making swirls using a butter knife. Great effect, looking really neat for Halloween!"

Hazel .C
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"Loved your halloween recipes, what is candy coating please, maybe we call it by another name in the UK, can you enlighten me please. Many Thanks. Hazel Clark"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"This recipe was exactly what it promised. An easy to follow recipe with a festive halloween touch. I was a bit worried when it seemed there was a lot less milk left over for the melting of the second batch, but it melted quite smoothly and I had no issues. The only substitute I made was white chocolate chips rather than candy coating."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"To all the folks out there who are NOT diabetic informed! This recipe IS DIABETIC FRIENDLY!!! With only 9 grams of carbs. it is not that bad compared to other sweets out there. Let me say again what others have. Diabetics CAN have some sugar!! Just not very much it's all about choices and exchanges. The nutritional facts state you can exchange 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat which means for this piece of fudge I have to give up 1/2 starch like bread and a 1/2 serving of fat like butter. I have been diabetic for years now and occasionally I DO eat some candy I just don't eat other things that day. I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of pieces of this fudge and still maintained my diabetic diet!!"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"This was so easy and took such little time. It will be a nice addition to the other Halloween treats plus it's delicious! As others suggested it would be nice to use red or green for Christmas. This is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"I tried this recipe for the first time! I used two packages of Make and Mold candy wafers: chocolate Truffle and orange-colored vanilla wafers. I did use the sweetened condensed milk as recipe instructed, but I used a double boiler to prepare this fudge. I DID ad about 2 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. more of evaporated milk-just enough to keep orange layer spreadable! I kept the orange extract as is and omitted the food coloring since I already had the candy wafers available! I didn't use chocolate chips! This IS a great recipe for a Halloween treat! I covered the fudge after adding orange layer to the chocolate layer and then I chilled fudge until firm! I did chill the chocolate layer 10 minutes as recipe stated! delowoenstein"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"Embarrassed to admit I actually had a little trouble with this. The top layer was quite thin and really hard to spread on the fudge layer. The 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk had very little left in it after I used the 1 cup for the bottom. I used vanilla candy coating and melted it in the microwave. Did I over-heat it? Under-heat it? Help! (It is tasty)"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"I am thinking of making for Christmas using red and cherry extract in place of the orange."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"The orange extract is a nice touch."

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