This white chocolate Halloween candy corn fudge recipe is a festive, delicious treat to add to any Halloween party. It's no-bake, easy to make, and looks just like candy corn!
This colored white chocolate fudge recipe is perfect for Halloween parties or just as a fun project with the kids! It offers a tasty spin on the traditional confection.
You will discover the smooth and creamy taste of the fudge combined with the familiar honey-flavored notes of classic candy corn in each bite.
It's the ideal way to indulge in the spirit of the holiday. Best of all, it's a simple recipe any level baker can make easily!
Why You Will Love This Halloween Fudge
- Requires only 30 minutes to prepare using minimal ingredients.
- It's the perfect Halloween treat.
- It's a fun activity to share with your children.
- Versatile recipe. You can easily modify it using different chocolate chips or by adding other seasonal candies to customize your creation.
- Great flavor and texture. This fudge has a rich, smooth, creamy texture that melts in your mouth.
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe, and they're all a quick trip to the grocery store away. You'll find the list below and the amounts can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- White chocolate chips: Choose your favorite brand for melting.
- Sweetened condensed milk: Gives the melted chocolate chips the texture you want in a creamy fudge.
- Salted butter: A bit of saltiness and richness to balance out the sweetness in the white chocolate fudge.
- White cake mix: Adds a bit of vanilla flavoring to the fudge that tastes like candy corn!
- Yellow and orange gel food coloring: To make the different colored layers. Be sure not to use food color drops. This recipe works best with gel food coloring.
Substitutions and Variations
- Additional Mix-ins: Add your favorite cookies or candies, such as crushed Oreos, pretzels, small pieces of your favorite chocolate bars, M&M's, chopped nuts, dried fruits, or other Halloween-themed candies to create different flavor combinations.
- Change Shape: Once the fudge has been set, slice the fudge into squares, and then cut each square diagonally to create triangles instead.
- Different Holidays: You can change up the colors of the food coloring gel in order to use this same white chocolate fudge for other recipes.
How to Make Halloween Fudge
This is a no-bake fudge recipe, so it's very easy to make. You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time! The highlights are right here. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact instructions.
To make the different colored fudge, we will be making each layer individually.
- Melt the white chocolate, condensed milk, and butter in a pan.
- Add the cake mix and stir until dissolved.
- Add the yellow food coloring and mix it into the white chocolate fudge..
- Pour the yellow fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Repeat the process to make the orange fudge. Pour the orange fudge over the yellow fudge into the baking dish.
- Repeat the process one last time without any food coloring to make plain white fudge. Pour it over the orange fudge.
- Top with sprinkles and chill overnight.
- Remove the fudge from the dish and cut it into squares. Enjoy!
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this spring fudge.
- Room Temperature: Store for up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place such as a cabinet or pantry.
- Refrigerator: I don't recommend storing it in the fridge because it dries it out.
- Freezer: Wrap the fudge squares in plastic wrap and then freeze for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container, or heavy-duty freezer bag.
- Thawing: If your fudge is frozen, defrost it overnight in the refrigerator.
What to Serve with Candy Corn Fudge
This Halloween fudge is wonderful on its own or served as part of a larger dessert spread with all your favorite snacks and goodies like:
- Caramel Popcorn
- Fresh fruit
- Candy corn for decoration
- Fall pies such as mini apple pies or pumpkin pie
- Pumpkin cream cheese dip or apple dip
- Warm apple cider or spiced pumpkin latte
- Fully soften your butter so it melts and incorporates into the Halloween fudge easily.
- Allow your fudge time to chill in the refrigerator for at least a few hours though I recommend overnight for best results.
- Line your pan with foil or parchment paper to make removing the fudge easier because it prevents the fudge from sticking to the sides of the pan.
- Only use food coloring gel. Drops won't work.
- Use a sharp knife and run it under hot water to slice your fudge into pieces. Wipe the blade clean between cuts to prevent the colors from mixing and to maintain sharp edges.
The ingredients in candy corn fudge include white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and food coloring to create colorful layers reminiscent of candy corn.
To make clean cuts in fudge, run a sharp knife under hot water. Towel dry the knife and immediately make your cuts. This makes clean cuts and prevents the fudge from sticking.
Since this Halloween fudge recipe isn't baked, it's recommended to heat-treat the cake mix for safe eating. You can do this in the microwave or oven. Microwave the cake mix in a microwave-safe bowl for (2) 30-second intervals stirring in between. Allow the cake mix to come to room temperature before use.
If you prefer to use the oven, place the cake mix on a large cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper. Evenly spread your cake mix out to cover the entire sheet. Cook cake mix at 350 degrees for 5 minutes and allow it to come to room temperature before use.
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Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this Halloween fudge recipe if you would like.
Candy Corn Halloween Fudge
- 11 bag bag white chocolate chips
- 14 ounce can condensed milk
- 3 tablespoons salted butter softened at room temperature, divided
- 6 tablespoons white cake mix divided (heat treated, see directions below)
- Yellow and orange gel food coloring
- ½ cup sprinkles I used white, yellow, and orange
Heat Treat Cake Mix
- MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS for heat treating cake mix: To heat treat the cake mix, microwave the cake mix in a microwave safe bowl for (2) 30-second intervals stirring in between. Allow the cake mix to come to room temperature before using.
- OVEN INSTRUCTIONS for heat treating cake mix: place cake mix on a large cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper. Evenly spread your cake mix out to cover the entire sheet. Cook cake mix at 350 degrees for 5 minutes and allow it to come to room temperature before use.
Prep Your Pan
- Prepare a 8x8 pan with parchment paper. To prepare an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, take 2 sheets of parchment large enough to cover the dish with about 2 inches overhang in both directions. Using your thumbs and index fingers, press the parchment paper down into the corners of the dish to make indentions. Press the paper with your fingers along the edges of the dish to shape parchment even further so it holds up nicely.
Make the Fudge
- In a large saucepan, combine ⅓ of the chocolate chips (this is about 1 cup), ⅓ of the condensed milk (this is a little less than one cup; ⅘ cup) and 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat. Cook on low for 8-10 minutes until the mixture breaks down completely. Use a rubber spatula and stir frequently and scrape the pan.
- Remove from heat and 2 tablespoons of cake mix. Stir for about 1 minute until the mix has completely dissolved into the mixture.
- Add 2-3 inches of yellow food coloring, stirring until the color has completely blended. Return to heat if need be. Add food coloring gel until the desired shade of yellow is met.
- Pour yellow fudge mixture into the center of the 8x8 dish, scraping any excess fudge mixture from the pan using your spatula. The fudge should self level well, requiring zero spreading. Allow the layer to cool and stiffen, slightly before step 6.
- Repeat steps 2 & 3, using the same amounts of white chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter and cake mix, and orange food coloring. Pour this orange mixture over the yellow layer, allowing it to spread, covering the layer completely. Allow this layer to cool and stiffen, slightly before step 7.
- Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining white chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter and cake mix. Do not add food coloring.
- Pour this final layer of fudge mixture over the orange layer, allowing it to spread completely over top.
- Immediately top with sprinkles and place inside the refrigerator to chill overnight before serving.
- When read to serve, remove the fudge from the 8x8 pan by pulling up on the parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut the fudge into 16 equal squares, making three cuts in both directions.