Mexican Chocolate Fudge

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! Did you make anything special for the occasion? I had plans to make some treats this past week, but I was limited on time and ingredients. I decided to make chocolate fudge, with a bit of a spicy kick to it. I based my Mexican Chocolate Fudge off of this recipe. Luckily, I had all of the ingredients readily available and it did not take long to make.

Mexican Chocolate Fudge with Chopped Nuts
Mexican Chocolate Fudge with Chopped Nuts

Ingredients for Mexican Chocolate Fudge:
21/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Prepare the fudge: Place the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a double boiler and stir continuously, until the mixture is smooth and melted.

Flavor the fudge: Remove the melted mixture from heat, and add the remaining ingredients (salt, cinnamon, chili powder, vanilla extract, and chopped nuts) to the mixture. Stir until evenly distributed.

Form the fudge: Spread out the mixture in an 8×8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Chill the filled pan in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until hardened. Lift the fudge from the pan, peel off the paper, and cut the fudge into desired shapes.

Makes: ≤2 pounds

The fudge can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for about a week. I added only 1/2 tsp of chili powder, but those who prefer a strong kick can add a dash more. The fudge allows a lot of room for creativity, such as varying the amount or types of nuts, or even leaving those out and adding in other ingredients such as marshmallows. I personally prefer crunchy nuts to contrast the smooth, sweet chocolate.

This was actually my first time making fudge, and it was a success! Since it was for Valentine’s Day, I used one of my heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the fudge (this part may not be so easy if you wait until the next day to cut it like I did). This will be one of my go-to recipes for a quick and easy treat!

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17 thoughts on “Mexican Chocolate Fudge

  1. Looks crazy good, Ada! Love chocolate and spicy 🙂 And the heart shapes make them even better. Hope you had a lovely and romantic Valentine’s Day. Fun to see you here again.

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