3 Ingredient Halloween Fudge – a Great Way to Use Leftover Halloween Candy
Feeling like you’ve got a candy overload after all your Halloween festivities? Or did you buy a ton of candy for trick-or-treaters and then have a bunch of it leftover? Make this 3 Ingredient Halloween Fudge to help use up some of that leftover Halloween candy!
Have you been hitting up any Halloween Trunk or Treats or events yet? Andrew and Camden dressed up like Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat this year, and they’re crazy-cute, so I felt like we needed to show off their costumes.
We hit up a few Trunk or Treats over the past week so that Andrew and Camden could show off their costumes (and make me feel like they were worth the money!). In fact, Camden went to two with my mom and three with us. After five chances to practice holding up his bucket and saying ‘Tick-OR,’ we got a lot of candy. So I decided to use some of the leftover Halloween candy to make a treat to send to work with Andrew.
This Halloween fudge is a great way to use up a bunch of candy, and the selection of candy can be as random as you want. Anything goes in this easy, versatile recipe.
3 Ingredient Halloween Fudge – the Ingredients
Alright, like the title suggests, there are only 3 simple ingredients for this recipe:
- 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips (1 regular sized bag)
- 1 can chocolate frosting (you can use chocolate, chocolate fudge, dark chocolate – whatever sounds good to you!)
- Assortment of Halloween candy that you sneak out of your child’s candy stash – the more random, the better!
Grab those few ingredients and you’re set to go!
Making the 3 Ingredient Halloween Fudge
The directions for this recipe are only slightly more difficult than the list of ingredients.
Line an 8×8 square baking pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray so your fudge doesn’t stick.
Pour the bag of chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl (or, if you’re like me and you keep a huge Costco bag of chocolate chips in your pantry because you bake so much – and your husband always wants puppy chow – measure 1 3/4 cups of chocolate chips into your mixing bowl). Microwave the chocolate chips in 30-40 second increments, stirring each time the timer goes off, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Scoop the entire can of chocolate frosting into the bowl. Heat the frosting and melted chocolate for 25 more seconds. Then stir until chocolate frosting is melted and combined with the chocolate. The fudge should be melted and smooth, but very thick.
Working quickly, pour the fudge mixture into the baking pan and use the back of a large spoon to smooth the fudge out.
Decorating the 3 Ingredient Fudge
The fudge will begin to harden quickly, so make sure you decorate fast. Have your candy already unwrapped before you start heating the chocolate so you’re all ready to go.
Once your fudge is smoothed out, press candy randomly over the top of the fudge. Place it as close together as you want, so you can fit a good amount on the top, This is a great baking project for kids to help with, because there is no pretty or perfect necessary for this decorating!
Some of my favorite candies to use when decorating this 3 ingredient Halloween fudge: m&ms, snickers, Kit Kats, Reese’s, Tootsie Rolls, Sour Patch Kids, Butterfingers, and Skittles. I don’t recommend crunchier candies, like butterscotch discs or SweeTarts.
Storing the Leftovers
This fudge can basically be stored any way you like:
- On the counter: store in a covered, airtight container for up to 5 days.
- In the refrigerator: store in a ziploc bag or airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
- In the freezer: store double bagged or in an airtight container wrapped with plastic wrap for up to 2 months.
I’ll store this in the freezer and pull out a few pieces when we have people over. It’s also nice to keep in the freezer, because we can get out just 1 square if we just want a little something sweet.
Tell me: what do you do with all the Halloween candy? Do you know other great recipes to use up some? Or do you let the kids eat it all, even if it lasts until Christmas?
When you make this 3 Ingredient Halloween Fudge, be sure to take a photo and post it on Instagram. Make sure to tag me (@biscuitsandgrading)! I can’t wait to see it!
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Use your leftover Halloween candy to make this colorful and easy fudge!
- 1 bag (1 3/4 c.) chocolate chips
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- assorted Halloween candy
Line an 8x8 square baking dish with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Open candy wrappers.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips in 30-40 second increments. Stir every time the timer goes off, until chocolate is heated and smooth.
Scoop frosting into bowl and heat for 25 seconds. Stir the chocolate and frosting together until smooth.
Pour mixture into 8x8 pan and use back of large spoon to spread evenly.
Working quickly, decorate top of fudge with random candy assortment.
Let fudge set. Place in refrigerator to help harden quickly.