Sunday, October 27, 2013

Snickers Fudge Recipe for #SundaySupper Halloween Party

As many of you know, Halloween is my favorite time of year. We even had a Halloween engagement shoot at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, zombies, Vodoo Queen and all. We will also have Halloween elements at our wedding next fall.
As soon as SundaySupper Halloween Party was announced, I knew what I wanted to make. Gabe and I are both obsessed with Snickers Fudge. While I am not a big candy person, I love fudge and Snickers Fudge is my favorite. As a child, snickers was my favorite candy bar to find in my plastic pumpkin.

Making this fudge is easy but messy. It's a good idea to have everything measured out in advance, so you can grab the ingredient and go to the next step. I the mistake of not being prepared and had a major fight with caramel that sat too long in a bowl.

Snickers Fudge
(from about.com):

Ingredients
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips (I used butterscotch)
2/3 cup peanut butter, divided
1/2 stick (2 oz) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1.5 cups marshmallow cream or fluff
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups chopped salted peanuts
1 package (14 oz) caramels

Directions: 
1. Prepare a 9x13 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. (I used a 8x8 pan so my fudge would be thicker)
2. Place the chocolate chips, butterscotch or peanut butter chips, and 1/3 cup of peanut butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted, stirring after every 45 seconds to prevent overheating. Once the chocolate mixture is melted and completely smooth, pour half of it in the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Set aside the remaining chocolate mixture for later use, and place the pan in the refrigerator to set the chocolate while you prepare the next layer.
3. Place the butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally until the mixture comes to a boil. Once it reaches this point, stir continuously while boiling for five minutes.
4. After five minutes, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the marshmallow cream, remaining 1/3 cup of peanut butter, and the chopped peanuts. Spread this over the chocolate layer in the pan, taking care to not disturb the chocolate and to spread it in an even layer. Return the pan to the refrigerator to set the peanut layer.
5. Unwrap the caramels and put them in a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of water. Microwave until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating. If the caramels are very stiff and resist melting, add another tablespoon of water, but only if completely necessary. (Adding too much liquid will make the caramel soft and cause it to ooze from the fudge once it is cut.)
6. Once the caramel is melted and smooth, pour it over the peanut layer in the pan. Smooth it into an even layer, and return the pan to the refrigerator to briefly set the caramel, for about 10 minutes.
7. If the remaining chocolate-peanut butter mixture has stiffened, microwave it briefly until it is melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate over the caramel and spread it into a smooth, even layer. Allow the fudge to set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
8. Once set, remove the fudge from the pan using the foil as handles. Cut the fudge into small 1-inch squares, and put them in paper candy cups to serve.

This fudge came out perfect and delicious!!!!

Now lets check out what the rest of the SundaySupper family is making for our Halloween Party! There are a ton of great Halloween recipes here.

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47 comments:

  1. How funny the you love so much Halloween, never imagine that, congrats for your wedding hope is really spooky :)

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  2. Congratulations on your engagement,Megan! Very fun photo of you and your fiancé and the monster =)

    Your fudge looks absolutely scrumptious! I need to take up running so I can afford more than one piece =)

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I am hiding that fudge so I cannot go eat it all.

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  3. I'll take the whole tray please and thank you.
    And what fun to have the Halloween elements at your wedding too!

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  4. What a great idea to have Halloween elements at your wedding - it will be so creative and unique - I love it! Fudge is my weak spot too, and I am definitely going to try this one!

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    1. Thanks Katy! We were originally going to get married in October but it was sooo expensive. Nearly 10k more. September it was!

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  5. I love that top photo of you two!!! And though I've never heard nor eaten Snickers Fudge, I love it, too!!! So decadent and irresistible!!!

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    1. Thanks Liz!!! I had a hard time picking out just one for this post. It was such a fun photo shoot!

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  6. Love the engagement photo...and the tasty fudge.

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  7. That's a great engagement pic! And I could eat that tray of gorgeous candy by myself... too much maybe?!?!

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    1. Thank you Paula!! It was so much fun :)

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  8. You are too fun! Love the pics of the Halloween Engagement shoot!

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    1. Thank you Isabel! So happy Busch Gardens allowed us to do this shoot!

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  9. Oh man, this fudge is calling my name. Pinned.

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  10. Megan,
    I've been loving all of your Halloween photos on Instagram! and dude, LOVE this snickers fudge!! it has all of my favorite things!! yum!

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    1. Thanks Alice! It was so much fun, I had a hard time not sharing every photo on instagram!

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  11. I love your spooky engagement photos! You two are adorable, and it looked like a lot of fun. This fudge is totally, decadently epic!

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  12. Oh my gosh! I am so drooling over your fudge! It looks so good!! I am loving the Halloween Engagement! So much fun!!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! Your Snickers recipe this week looked divine as well.

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  13. What a cute photo of you both! I'm not always crazy about fudge, but I can't say no to anything with snickers!

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  14. I adore the dress you wore for that photo shoot! Y'all look great! And so does this fudge. I'd take this over the wrapped candy bar any day.

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    1. Thanks Courtney! I got it at Nordstrom Rack for less than $30! I've got to get this fudge out of my house, I cannot stop eating it.

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    1. I feel the same way about the word Snickers :)

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  16. Congrats! Looks like such a fun photo shoot! I hope you are celebrating your engagement with lots of this fudge!

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    1. Thank you Shaina!!! It was so much fun :)

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  17. Oh my goodness, so cute! Love the engagement photo! haha And love that you will have Halloween elements at your wedding. Hope you share photos of that.
    This fudge is kinda amazing and I bet is delicious! Great recipe!

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    1. Thanks Nicole!!! I will be sharing tons of photos :) Wedding date is 11 months from today!

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  18. That pic is so cute! I love fudge and this sounds like a great spin on it.

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  19. Amazing! I love everything going in these

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  20. That is such a cute picture :). And yeah, this fudge sounds super dangerous. I want some!

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    1. Thank you heather! We had a great time w/ the shoot - many photo memories for sure.

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  21. I think I have this recipe pinned, it looks amazing. Thanks for reminding me that I must make it soon!

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  22. I love that engagement photo! My husband is Halloween obsessed, and I'm sure if we would have gotten married anywhere near Halloween, the wedding would have been a full-on zombie party :)

    Love this fudge! I'll take 2 or 3 big chunks please!

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  23. Great photo, Megan! Your fudge sounds great for Halloween!

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  24. I would never have thought to make my own Snickers, Megan. I am so impressed with how yours turned out! And that photo is a hoot! I can't wait to see your wedding photos. You are an adorable couple.

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  25. This looks and sounds soooo good! I'll definately have to try it, and I'm putting it my "just sounds yummy" recipe box. Also, what a fun photo shoot! Thanks so much for sharing on #SundaySupper.

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  26. That is awesome that you share in each others love of Halloween. I can't wait to try this fudge!!

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