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Halloween Layered Fudge

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
  • Makes
    about 2 pounds


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cups 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


  • Line an 8-in. square pan with foil; butter foil and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Using foil, remove fudge from pan. Cut into 1-in. squares.

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  • hidecogal
    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 likecandy corn.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    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
    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

  • kalinator
    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.

  • wild_violet1964
    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!!

  • 4Huskers
    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.

  • delowenstein
    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

  • skricket
    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)

    Oct 26, 2013

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

  • mkaskela
    Oct 25, 2013

    The orange extract is a nice touch.