If you're a lover of everything pumpkin spice and chocolate, this one's for you! I personally adore pumpkin spice and I am also a huge fan of fudge. One of the things I love about this is that it is so easy to make. Not including the spices, all you need is two ingredients!! What separates this fudge from the rest is that it's bursting full of pumpkin pie spice flavors!!
What is fudge?
Fudge is a type of creamy candy that is traditionally made by blending butter, sugar, and milk together and cooking it until it is heated throughout and mixed until smooth. Because of the particular method of cooking as well as the ingredients involved, it is softer in texture than that of hard chocolate. A lof of the time, sweetened condensed milk is used to make easy chocolate fudge recipes as it cuts down significantly on cook time and is more simple to make. It does require some time to fully set before it can be enjoyed.
- Chocolate chips- the chocolate element that makes this recipe "fudge"
- Sweetened Condensed Milk- makes the fudge softer and easy to bite into
- Pumpkin Pie Spice-a blend of ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon
How to make Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge
Be careful when making this easy pumpkin spice fudge recipe, especially when melting chocolate over the stove. It can burn quickly so pay close attention to the heat and monitor the chocolate. Keep your saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently so the chocolate heats evenly. Once you see the chocolate has melted, you can incorporate the condensed milk and stir until smooth. I suppose you could melt your chocolate in the microwave for an even quicker fudge although I don't have a microwave so I've never tried this!
How to set Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge
While this decadent treat can be made a few different ways, modern fudge relies on sweetened condensed milk to give it that characteristic of being firm, yet slightly flexible at the same time. It is creamy and should be mixed until it reaches a smooth texture. Once all of the ingredients are fully incorporated, the final mixture will be thick but it should be able to be spread easily with a spatula.
Line a dish with parchment paper and chill for at least 3 hours. Once this stage is completed and the chocolate is fully set, your fudge is ready to be eaten!
Storing Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge
There aretwo different ways that I like to store this fudge and it mostly depends on the weather. If you live in a climate that stays warm throughout the elater months in the year, I suggest keeping it in the refrigerator until you think you're ready to enjoy it. Storing this fudge in the fridge is not a necessity whatsoever but if you feel like it will melt on your counter, definitely save yourself some trouble. For instance, if you live in South Florida, I would suggest storing it in a cooler place.
If the temperature is moderate outside in the locatin you live, storing it away from heat (not close to the stove or oven) in an airtight container is best practice. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge will stay fresh at room temperature for a week and up to two weeks stored in the refrigerator.
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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Fudge is filled with pumpkin pie spices! It is not overly hard and soft enough to bite into.
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Lay parchment paper in a 9x9 inch baking dish, set aside. In a saucepan over low heat, slowly melt chocolate chips; be careful not to burn them. Once chocolate has melted completely, turn off heat, slowly stir in sweeteened condensed milk and spices, and stir until mixture has combined completely. Spoon mixture into a lined baking dish and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Cut into bars and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Double Boiled
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 250
- Sugar: 28.9 g
- Sodium: 3.6 mg
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 32.6 g
- Protein: 3.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0.9 mg
Keywords: fudge, chocolate fudge, pumpkin spice fudge, pumpkin spice chocolate fudge