Frightening Fudge: a Scary-Good Recipe

Christina Biuckians, Staff Writer

Every fall, I take the time to bake pumpkin muffins, a family favorite. While I still love that recipe, I wanted to venture out and try to make a new dessert. So, after watching countless Tastemade Halloween videos, I decided to take a stab at making my own Halloween Treat.

Inspired by my classmates’ answer to “What should I bake next?”, I decided that “Mummy Fudge” (chocolate fudge with icing on top) was a delicious challenge I was willing to take on. I tried it out, and personally, I think it came out great. The recipe was easy to follow, and there was not much hassle involved.

Since I figured others would love to make fudge too (the finished product certainly boosts your confidence), I wanted to share this recipe with the NDP community. Without further ado, here is a fun recipe you can make to impress your friends, have a delicious snack, or just use to enjoy the baking process. (courtesy of Melissa H.’s “One Bowl Chocolate Fudge” recipe on All Recipes).



  • 16 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Tube of white decorating frosting
  • Candy eyes (1 pack)


  • 8×8 Glass Pan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Rubber Spatula (this is to stir the fudge and pack it into the pan – you can use alternatives, but this works well)
  • Microwavable bowl



Step 1: Gather your ingredients (note: the vanilla isn’t pictured – I forgot it amid my photoshoot)






Step 2: Line your 8×8 pan with aluminum foil. The aluminum foil keeps your fudge moist.






Step 3: Chop up your chocolate, then place it in your microwavable bowl with the condensed milk. Microwave on high in 30 second increments for about 2 minutes, or whenever your mixture is smooth*. (Another side note: the picture shows the chocolate before chopping – I needed to chop up the chocolate into smaller pieces for easier melting in the microwave)






Step 4: Add vanilla to your chocolate mixture.








Step 5: Pour chocolate mixture into your tin-foiled pan and pat down/flatten. Once ready, put it into the fridge and let it set for about 2 hours.

Before Setting:






After Setting:







Step 6: Carefully remove fudge from the pan and cut into rectangles. Frost them to look like mummies**, add candy eyes, then enjoy!







Side Notes:

*Chocolate Melting: Melting chocolate in the microwave takes patience and a watchful eye. The chocolate can easily burn if someone’s not careful, so here is a resource on tips for melting chocolate:

**Since I didn’t have a special frosting tip for the mummies, I put the tube of frosting into a sandwich-sized Ziploc Bag, tied a rubber band around it, and cut the tip of the bag off to make it look right. Here’s a website I used to learn this “Ziploc Method” –

Final Thoughts:

I had so much fun making and sharing these little bites of joy, and I really hope you have as much fun as me! Happy spooky season!