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WICKED WITCH FUDGE

This Wicked Witch Fudge is a a SPOOKY twist on old fashioned fudge. Vanilla fudge tinted green and topped with witch sprinkles make it a FUN TREAT for the holiday!

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If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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HOMEMADE FUDGE

Fudge is such a yummy sweet treat. I love the creamy, sugary, squares that I eat every holiday season.

I don’t know why, but I really only eat fudge during the holidays. I mean, fudge is delicious all year round and is so easy to make.

A lot of fudge recipes, the easy microwave versions use just two ingredients, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate.

I wanted to make my fudge the old fashioned way! This recipe doesn’t use sweetened condensed milk which I love. This is an old fashioned or traditional fudge recipe that you boil. It may have a few more steps, but it is totally worth it in the end.

To show you that fudge isn’t just for Christmas, I made a Halloween fudge recipe with marshmallow fluff that is not only festive but so cute with the adorable witch sprinkles I found!

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MARSHMALLOW FLUFF FUDGE INGREDIENTS

  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Evaporated milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • White chocolate chips

CAN I USE MARSHMALLOWS INSTEAD OF FLUFF FOR FUDGE?

Yes, you can. Switch out the 7oz of fluff for a 10oz package of marshmallows.

CAN I USE MARGARINE INSTEAD OF BUTTER FOR FUDGE?

It’s not a good idea. Margarine contains a lot of water which messes up the chemistry of the fudge and it might not set up as it should. I would always use a high quality butter.

WHAT DOES MARSHMALLOW FLUFF DO?

When added to fudge, it makes it smooth and creamy. No wonder it’s called Fantasy Fudge!

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HOW TO MAKE MARSHMALLOW CREAM FUDGE

ONE: In a large bowl, combine the white chocolate and marshmallow cream. Butter the 9×13 dish.

TWO: In a sauce pan (at least 4 quarts) combine the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes or until the temperature reaches 235F.

THREE: Pour the boiled sugar mixture over the fluff and chocolate. Stir to melt and combine. Pour in the vanilla and green food coloring.

FOUR: Pour into a 9×13 prepared pan. Decorate with witch or spooky sprinkles and candies. Cool and slice into 1 inch squares.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

green fudge with sprinkles in a pan


WHY IS MY FUDGE CRUMBLY?

Crumbly or dry fudge comes from overcooking or over heating the sugar when boiling it. Fudge is made by forming tiny sugar crystals that stick together. If the sugar crystalizes too quickly it forms large crystals which gives the fudge a crumbly texture.

CAN YOU FREEZE FUDGE?

You can freeze your white fudge in wrapped in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in a an air tight container for up to 6 months in the freezer.

HOW LONG DOES FUDGE LAST?

Your old fashioned fudge will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature or up to 1 month in the refrigerator. Just be sure to keep it in an air-tight container so it doesn’t dry out.

three pieces of fudge in cupcake wrappers

TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS

  • when cutting into squares, use a plastic knife. The fudge doesn’t stick to it as bad as a metal one making smoother cuts.
  • use a candy thermometer or digital thermometer to make sure the temperature is correct.
  • make sure and use a 4 quart or larger pot when boiling the sugar mixture. It bubbles and pops and you don’t want to get burned.

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MORE EASY TREATS

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Wicked Witch Fudge

Yield: 36 squares
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Vanilla fudge tinted green and topped with witch sprinkles make it a FUN TREAT for the holiday!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12oz)
  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • 12oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the white chocolate and marshmallow cream.
  2. In a sauce pan (at least 4 quarts) combine the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Boil for 8 minutes or until the temperature reaches 235F.
  4. Pour the boiled sugar mixture over the fluff and chocolate. Stir to melt and combine. Pour in the vanilla and add the green food coloring.
  5. Pour into a 9x13 pan. Decorate with witch or spooky sprinkles and candies. Cool and slice into 1 inch squares.

Notes

*if you love this recipe as much as I do, please leave me a comment and rate it 5 stars. Thank you!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 square
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Amy

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

This fudge is seriously ADORABLE. Love it and love how easy it is to make fudge this way with the marshmallow cream! Such a fun treat!

Kathleen

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

Okay, this has to be the cutest, spookiest and best fudge ever and I love that you made it the old-fashioned way! I am making a batch just to bring to our young neighbors!

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