Microwave Halloween Fudge

Microwave Halloween Fudge

October is here and that means Halloween! I’m excited about Halloween, but still not sure what to expect here in Switzerland. I’ll have to find out if kids even go trick or treating. Regardless of how (or if) its celebrated here, I decided to make some Halloween themed fudge. I adapted this recipe from one by Melissa H on allrecipes.

Unfortunately, I’m having some trouble finding condensed milk over here, but I did find two alternatives! I used this one, which is really  more of a substitute than anything since I didn’t have the 2 to 3 hours to make the real stuff from scratch. I thought this one worked really well. I just had to be careful to check the temperature of the chocolate mixture after microwaving to be sure the eggs were safe.  I wish I  had the time to make this second one, which is real homemade sweetened condensed milk. This recipe uses real milk rather than powdered milk. I’ll definitely be using this second one if I remember enough in advance to make it!

Don’t be put off by the fact that this fudge is two layers- its really easy! Since you let the first layer set a little bit while you work on making the second one, that makes spreading the second one without mixing them together a cinch! This took me about 15 minutes to make and then 2 hours in the fridge. Its super easy and quick and very delicious. I really recommend you don’t use all milk chocolate because the fudge will turn out way too sweet!

Microwave Halloween Fudge

Prep Time: 11 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 48 squares

Microwave Halloween Fudge

Ingredients

  • 200 g or 7 oz dark chocolate
  • 100 g or 3.5 oz milk chocolate
  • 200 g or 7 oz white chocolate
  • 400 g or 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • orange food coloring (gel or powdered, not liquid)

Instructions

  1. Line a square baking pan with foil.
  2. Chop the dark and milk chocolate and combine in a bowl with the sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Stop every 30 seconds to stir the chocolate mixture. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the chocolate and mix well.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  5. Chop the white chocolate and combine in a bowl with the sweetened condensed milk.
  6. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Stop every 30 seconds to stir the chocolate mixture. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the chocolate and mix well.
  7. Add the orange food coloring, a little at a time, and stir well until your fudge reaches the desired color.
  8. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  9. Put the pan in the fridge and allow to chill until set, about 2 hours, before removing the fudge and cutting.

Notes

Adapted from a recipe by Melissa H on allrecipes.com http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/12751/microwave-chocolate-fudge.aspx

http://www.stumblinguponhappiness.com/microwave-halloween-fudge/


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20 Replies to “Microwave Halloween Fudge”

  1. I can’t wait to hear what Halloween in Switzerland looks like (or doesn’t – ha!). I love this fudge! And I love that it can be made in the microwave even more! Thank you for linking up at Wake Up Wednesdays!

    • Hi Lisa, I’m definitely really curious too! Hopefully, I’ll be able to find out ahead of time if we should expect trick-or-treaters! I’m so glad you like the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing on google+!

    • Thanks for stopping by Lisa. I remember I had the same reaction when I first discovered microwave fudge, though I probably make it way too often now because its so easy.

  2. Great idea! it looks really good! I saw you on monday funday and I thought what a good idea, I’ve never made fudge with microwave! I’m sorry to say I don’t think Halloween in switzerland will be a great show, here in europe (I’m italian and and I know pretty well switzerland) it’s never…

    • Hi Chiarra, thanks for stopping by to check out my microwave fudge. I suspect you will be right about Halloween over here just judging from the displays in the supermarket and not seeing any decorations on houses. However, there are a LOT of international people in Geneva (about 40% of the city) so it might just depend on the neighborhood we live in.

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