Need a great idea for leftover Halloween candy? Make Reese’s fudge to serve through the holidays. This 3-ingredient easy fudge recipe can use any leftover candy.
For this Reese’s fudge recipe, you can use any leftover Halloween candy bars you like best. I’m a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup gal myself (which is lucky, since my kids don’t eat them and I can take theirs). But this easy fudge recipe would also work with Kit Kat bars, Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, or really any leftover candy you have. And bonus: You can freeze the fudge to give throughout the holiday season.
Start with the basic 2-ingredient fudge recipe (this time using chocolate chips and chocolate frosting), and mix in your favorite candy. That’s it! More questions about how to make easy fudge? Find everything you need to know about fudge on our FAQ page.
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how to make Reese’s fudge
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl, place 2 2/3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips and one can of chocolate store-bought frosting. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir very well, using the residual heat to completely melt the chocolate.
- If desired, stir in a pinch of salt. This is optional, but I find the salt helps to balance the sweetness.
- Stir in 1 1/2 cups of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, or any chopped candy bars of your choice!
- You’ll need 15 to 20 individual peanut butter cups, a few more if you’re using the mini size. For the regular size cups, cut them in quarters. For the mini cups, cut them in half.
- If you like, snag a few extra peanut butter cups to stick in the top of the fudge.
- Scrape the mixture into a prepared 8 x 8-inch square pan that has been greased well or lined with lightly-greased parchment paper or no-stick foil.
- I prefer using the parchment paper or foil so you can pull the fudge out of the pan to cut it.
- A 9 x 9-inch pan will also work if that is all you have, but the pieces will be just a bit thinner.
- Chill several hours until well set and cut into squares.
can I make this fudge with sweetened condensed milk?
Absolutely! You can choose any of our easy fudge recipes and just stir in the chopped leftover Halloween candy. This recipe calls for the 2-ingredient fudge, the chocolate chip and frosting mixture. But you may also use the sweetened condensed milk fudge recipes we have here. For example, the candy would be fabulous in our milk chocolate fudge, chocolate fudge, or even our chocolate peanut butter fudge.
leftover Halloween candy ideas
Need more ideas for leftover Halloween candy?
- Stuff Rice Krispie Treats with candy!
- Try a Nutella candy bar tart.
- You can even make peanut butter cup pumpkin bread.
printable Reese’s fudge recipe
Use leftover Halloween candy to make this easy, 3-ingredient Reese's Fudge! Chocolate fudge filled with Reese's peanut butter cups.
- 2 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 16 ounces
- 1 container chocolate frosting 16 ounces
- 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped Reese's Peanut Butter cups
Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with greased parchment paper or non-stick foil. Set aside.
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and frosting. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir the mixture very well until smooth.
Stir in the candy. If desired, use extra chopped candy or reserve some of the candy to place on the top of the fudge.
Let the fudge chill very well, about 2 hours, before cutting into squares.
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