This fun Cookie Monster fudge is easy to make and a perfect treat for a Sesame Street party.
Or just whip some up for your favorite Cookie Monster fan.
Cookie Monster Fudge
Cookie Monster Fudge is so easy to make.
This recipe takes our easy fudge recipe that combines melted chocolate with a can of sweetened condensed milk to create the perfect fudge (without the need for a candy thermometer), but instead uses blue candy melts.
Top with cookies and candy eyes so your fudge has the likeness of the famous Cookie Monster.
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watch this quick video to see how to make Cookie Monster fudge
how to make Cookie Monster fudge
you will need:
Confectionary coating wafers can be found online or in the craft store. They melt beautifully, so are ideal for fudge. You'll need 24 ounces of blue candy melts. That's TWO bags. (See instructions below if you prefer to use white chocolate.)
SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
You'll need one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Do NOT substitute evaporated milk.
To decorate the fudge, use broken chocolate chip cookies (store-bought or homemade) and mini Oreos, and candy eyes. Candy eyes are available online or in the craft store. You can sometimes find them in supermarkets.
I used about 1 cup total of a mixture of Entennmann's mini chocolate chip cookies (halved or quartered) and mini Oreos. I used about 1 tablespoon of the candy eyes.
TOOLS YOU'LL NEED:
- 8-inch square baking pan
- non-stick foil
Let's make Cookie Monster fudge!
step one: prep your pan
Line your 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick foil. (You may also use a 9-inch pan, though the fudge will be thinner.)
step two: melt your candy
In a microwave-safe bowl, place 24 ounces of blue candy melts. (This is TWO bags of candy melts, or about 4 cups total).
Microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Stir well, using the residual heat to completely melt the candy melts. If necessary, continue to microwave at 15 second intervals. Stir until the candy is very smooth.
Alternatively, if you prefer to melt the candy melts on the stove-top, set a heat safe bowl on top of a sauce pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until melted.
step three: make the fudge
Once your candy is melted, stir in one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Top with broken chocolate chip cookies and mini Oreos, pressing gently into the fudge. Add pairs of candy eyes.
Refrigerate the fudge for 2 hours to fully set and carefully cut into squares.
what are candy melts?
Candy melts, also known as confectionery coating or melting candy), are chocolate-like products that use palm kernel oil, or other vegetable oils, for cocoa butter, making it easier to work with in candy making.
They melts easily at lower temperatures than chocolate, and it harden more quickly.
The flavor is good but not quite and rich as pure chocolate, but if you enjoy eating it right out of the package you will like it in a homemade fudge recipe.
can I use white chocolate instead?
If you prefer to use white chocolate instead of candy melts, that is fine. You can follow the instructions for this easy vanilla fudge recipe and tint the chocolate and condensed milk mixture with blue food coloring.
Because the chocolate is mixed with the condensed milk syrup, regular food coloring, such as Americolor Soft Gel Paste, should work just fine (often, gel paste food coloring when added to melted chocolate can seize the chocolate).
You may also use specialty coloring for chocolate that is oil-based, called "Candy Colors."
printable Cookie Monster fudge recipe
This fun, blue, cookie-filled Cookie Monster fudge is perfect for a Sesame Street party.
- 24 ounces blue candy melts 4 cups (2 bags)
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
- 1 cup broken cookies and mini Oreos
- 1 tablespoon candy eyes
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with lightly greased parchment paper or non-stick foil. Set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, place the candy melts. Heat at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Stir well, using the residual heat to slowly melt the candy melts. If needed, microwave for additional 15 second increments and stir until the candy is completely smooth.
Stir in the sweetened condensed milk.
Pour the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Top with cookies and candy eyes, pressing into the fudge.
Chill to set the fudge about 2 hours. Cut into squares.
This post was originally published in September 2018 and updated in September 2021,
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These are so much fun. The kids will love them.
This is the cutest Cookie Monster Fudge ever!
Hello, This is a great recipe, thank you for sharing it with us for the thorough blog post.
My family loved this fudge.
This is the cutest darn fudge I've ever seen.
This fudge is so cute.
Nom, nom, nom! This is so cute. I made it for the kids I babysit for and they couldn't stop laughing. They had so much fun making Cookie Monster noises!
Oh, my goodness this is so much fun!
How long does this fudge last? Should it be kept at room temp or in the fridge?
For how long can I keep it refrigerated after making it? Thanks!
You can keep the fudge in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks, however, the black food ink on the candy eyes could start to bleed. If you wrap the fudge in wax paper, then overwrap it in tin foil and place it in a cardboard box inside the refrigerator, it will keep the moisture from getting onto the fudge and this should keep the ink from smearing.
very cute and all.. and im in the middle of making this for my daughters birthday.
soo... when you add cool liquid (the condensed milk) to WARM chocolate, it just gets lumpy. It was impossible to stir. What am i doing wrong? have to run out to buy more blue wafers. THIS looks gross! hahah
Hi Andi, Yikes, yes, cold liquid added to chocolate will make it seize! It should definitely be at room temperature. To avoid this altogether, put the candy melts and the sweetened condensed milk in the bowl together and melt together. Indeed, chocolate and candy melts can be annoyingly finicky!