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Fudge Candy Corn

There were three driving forces that prompted this recipe, and they are, in order of importance:
  1. I think candy corn is really gross. But I like to decorate with it.
  2. Despite said aversion, I feel that it is my duty, as a dessert blogger, to provide a candy corn-related recipe during the month of October.
  3. I have never made fudge before in my life.
Having said that– this fudge actually kind of tasted like candy corn (which was probably totally mental), and I absolutely LOVED it. 
And it’s the easiest thing in the world to make. 
Being a first time fudge maker, I really wasn’t looking for things to get too out of hand– so it’s just your standard, run of the mill, sweetened condensed milk fudge recipe!

4. I love fudge and will be making it in every holiday form forever more.
Fudge Candy Corn
Recipe Source: a can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 cups white chocolate chips (I found that Nestle Toll House melted best)
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • Food coloring: yellow, orange (I used gel)


  1. Line a 9×9 baking dish with wax paper.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine white chips and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into prepared baking dish and chill for 15 minutes. (Keep remaining fudge in saucepan, heat off).
  4. Stir fudge over low heat until melted and smooth again (should only take a minute or two).
  5. Pour 1/3 of mixture into a medium mixing bowl and whisk in orange food coloring (or 2 yellow + 1 red). Pour over the white layer in baking dish. Let chill for 15 minutes.
  6. Again, reheat the remaining 1/3 of fudge over low heat until melted and smooth. Whisk in yellow food coloring and pour over orange layer in baking dish.
  7. Let chill for 3-4 hours or overnight (best results).

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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56 Responses to “Fudge Candy Corn”

  1. Amanda Joy posted on October 11, 2011 at 11:12 pm (#)

    This turned out so cute. I am not much of a fudge eater, but this intrigues me:)

  2. Mama J posted on October 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm (#)

    Adorable! Just got done pinning it on Pinterest. :)

  3. Art By ASM posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:44 am (#)

    Thease are so cuuute! I bet my daughter’s class would love these!

  4. Jen @ Blog Giveaway Directory posted on October 12, 2011 at 7:51 am (#)

    Too cute! I have an aversion to candy corn too but your fudge looks amazing. Off to pin it to pinterest now.

  5. sugarspiceiced posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:34 am (#)

    Your fudge looks perfect! I love candy corn themed treats. I’ve only made fudge once before. You have inspired me to give it a try this year.

  6. Jenny posted on October 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm (#)

    You are hilarious…you don’t like candy corn & you make a candy corn fudge recipe & like it! :-) Love it!

  7. Zach, Megan and Skyli posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm (#)

    These were so delicious! Thanks for bringing us some! I was actually hoping you would post the recipe, ’cause I’ve been craving them!

  8. The Outlaw Mom posted on October 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm (#)

    Wow! Those look amazing! I totally am going to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm (#)

    Love this! It’s so cute and your photos are beautiful! :)

  10. SarahCollett posted on October 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm (#)

    So even though we are dairy free, I did sneak a bite of this… I do make tiny exceptions for the exceptional. AND THIS IS JUST THAT. SO delicious! Thank you so much!

  11. Something Swanky posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm (#)

    @SarahCollett You are too sweet! I knew I was horrible bringing some to you, but we just had SOOOOO MUCH and I’d been eating it ALL DAY!!!

  12. Jacqueline posted on October 13, 2011 at 12:48 am (#)

    Not only eye catchingly beautiful, but it sounds so easy too. I saw it on These Chicks. I know what I want to make soon.

  13. Q @ JAQS posted on October 13, 2011 at 1:12 am (#)

    What a fun idea!

    I would love if you can link it up to my weekly party @

  14. Teri@thefreshmancook posted on October 13, 2011 at 10:25 am (#)

    This is adorable! Halloween and candy corn just seem to go together, don’t they? I linked to you from Cast Party Wednesday. Thanks!

  15. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:41 am (#)

    Love this!

  16. Leslie posted on October 14, 2011 at 10:28 am (#)

    This is so cute… Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Jill @ posted on October 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm (#)

    Beautiful fudge! We love it and just shared it on our Fun Finds Friday. Please feel free to stop by and grab a Featured button!

  18. Adrianne posted on October 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm (#)

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is brilliant. Love it! So glad you linked up at Freestyle Friday!

  19. Stephanie posted on October 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm (#)

    Love this!! I’ve never made fudge either, but I definitely think I’ll have to try this!


  20. Patti posted on October 15, 2011 at 11:59 am (#)

    Quite clever – makes my mouth water!!
    Stop by to enter giveaway of 100 printed postcards!

  21. Jenna posted on October 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm (#)

    im totally making these.. like this week! Thank for sharing! :)

  22. Happier Than a Pig in Mud posted on October 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm (#)

    Wow, and it’s diet too! No? …my bad. This looks great, love the pretty colors-enjoy:@)

  23. Wray Sist3rs posted on October 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm (#)

    I love fudge and this looks devine!


  24. TidyMom posted on October 16, 2011 at 10:44 am (#)

    so cute!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great weekend!

  25. Ces posted on October 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm (#)

    I agree. candy corn is nasty. But I love fudge so I will try this. thanks so much
    I’m a new follower

  26. Heather posted on October 17, 2011 at 11:22 am (#)

    This is awesome, I love it (even though I do love candy corn ;)
    Featured you on my blog today, swing by if you’d like:

  27. clingmom posted on October 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm (#)

    Made this over the weekend and getting rave reviews from co-workers! Turned out so cute! Easy peasy too! :)

  28. Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress posted on October 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm (#)

    Yummy! Featuring this on my blog Wednesday! Have a wonderful week!

  29. Venassa posted on October 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm (#)

    That looks so yummy. Id love to try it sometime.

  30. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts posted on October 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm (#)

    Now that’s one candy corn I could eat. Love those two ingredients. I’m with you for the old candy, it’s only good for bringing a bit of color to the home. Thank you for sharing this one at Joy of Desserts, Ashton.

  31. Vicki Bensinger posted on October 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm (#)

    I love candy corn and fudge so I’m certain these must taste great. Looking forward to making them and getting more cavities!

  32. Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn posted on October 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm (#)

    I spotted this on Joy of Desserts. I will have to try this, it is so cute!

  33. Mandi posted on October 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm (#)

    LOVE this! We’ll have to give this a shot!

    Mandi at BBM

  34. Christina Williams posted on October 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm (#)

    I LOVE candy corn inspired sweets! This is soooo adorable. Would love to have it on the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop on

  35. Carolina HeartStrings posted on October 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm (#)

    This is so perfect for a party! Looks so yummy. Come over and visit. We have a terrific pumpkin panna cotta recipe to share.

  36. Michael Ann posted on October 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm (#)

    These are darling! I do not care for white chocolate but I would make this for other people to eat for sure!

  37. Mindie Hilton posted on October 19, 2011 at 10:11 am (#)

    I am in love with your fudge. I would love for you to link this up to my ongoing Fall linky. I also have an anything goes linky you are welcome to join fri-mon, come strut your stuff.

  38. Lady Behind The Curtain posted on October 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm (#)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured today at CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY by Lady Behind The Curtain. Come over and get your “featured” button. Thanks for sharing with us last week I hope you can join us again!

  39. Trish posted on October 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm (#)

    Well I can see for the comments that you are getting some serious love for this little recipe! You deserve it! I’d love for you to link up to my party here if you get the chance :)

  40. Kara posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm (#)

    This fudge looks amazing!! Such a good recipe! :D Thank you so much for the post!! So pretty!

    Kara :)

  41. Peggy Clyde posted on October 23, 2011 at 12:45 am (#)

    This looks very yummy. You might want to look at my blog and see the candy corn cookies I make at Halloween time. Thanks.

  42. Adam Jensen posted on October 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm (#)

    how many pieces of “candy corn” fudge did this recipe make…..I would like to send this to school with my son for halloween, so I was curious if I will need to double the batch or not
    Thanks……it’s a great idea!!!

  43. hellopalz posted on October 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm (#)

    I wanna taste it already! appetizing color

  44. cheapcraftymama posted on October 25, 2011 at 7:32 am (#)

    I love these! I’m including them in my post about “Top 10 Halloween Treats” at
    I will be posting it in a lot of linky parties!
    Please check it out and you can follow the button at the top of the page to grab a button to show that you were featured.

  45. debcom posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm (#)

    so cute, going to pin it @pinterest :)

  46. Sassy Babies posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm (#)

    This looks fabulous! We are highlighting this on our Sassy Babies blog. We would love it if you dropped by! Thanks!

  47. Robin posted on October 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm (#)

    My daughter has been begging me to make this since she saw the photo…making it today! I have a quick question. How do you link up all those tiny icons for the link parties at the end of your post? Mine are always huge! Thanks!

  48. Kassie posted on August 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm (#)

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  49. posted on October 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm (#)

    Fantastic job! Your fudge looks yummy. I’d love it if you linked this candy corn project to my Candy Corn Roundup post.

  50. Lisa posted on October 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm (#)

    My 5 year old daughter has a candy corn obsession, so we were very happy to find this recipe on Pinterest. We are making it right now, and can’t wait to try it later. Thanks for the cute and easy recipe.

  51. Courtney posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:56 am (#)

    I found these on Pinterest and had to share them on my websites Facebook page today. They just look so tasty! Thanks for the great idea!!

  52. Karen posted on October 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm (#)

    Anyone looking for the peppermint fudge in the jar recipe it’s here:

  53. Mandy posted on October 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#)

    I made these the other day and something must have gone horribly wrong because the fudge never got firm. It was very gummy and impossible to cut, plus it didn’t really taste that great. ( I used Nestle Toll House chips.)

  54. Georgia posted on October 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm (#)

    they all look very seasonal! Don’t like candy corn? Can’t imagine! I love it!


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