Candy-Bar Fudge

Who wants some? I have both hands raised and I already had my fair share of these. But self-restraint is overrated—at least that’s what I’m telling myself when it comes to this Candy-Bar Fudge.

Candy Bar Fudge ~ The easiest fudge you will ever make, click the picture to see how.

Want to know what else rocks about this candy-bar fudge aside from the taste . . . the recipe—all the prep is done via the microwave. 

Call me lazy, but I love that. I realize it, it’s not that much shorter, but the perception is that. And as they say, perception is everything—although I don’t always agree with this, but in most baking situations, I do. This being one of them.

So grab your microwave safe bowls and let’s get started. Oh, and if you are looking for a holiday candy to make that ships well—add this to the list.

This is a Better Homes and Gardens recipe that I gave the slightest tweak to by swapping out the peanuts for salted almonds. For those sticking to the peanuts, I recommend salted peanuts. It’s going to add so much more flavor by giving you that sweet and salty combo.

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Candy-bar Fudge

Yield: 64 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 - 3 hours


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 30 vanilla caramels, unwrapped*
  • 1 tablespoon water*
  • 2 cups salted almonds
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate pieces


Preparation: Line a 9x9x2-inch or 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Butter the foil; set pan aside.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonPhi @ The Sweetphi Blog says

    Consider both my hands raised…and also I’m telling my hubby to put both his hands in the air…we both want these asap lol! They look so yummy!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThe Blonde Chef says

    Oh, man. These look dangerous! Considering I have a plate of homemade reeses peanut butter cups in the fridge, I’ll have to come up with a reason to make these next week! Also, I am so excited that this is fudge! It always makes me think of Christmas :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMedha @ Whisk & Shout says

    Holy yum! I honestly don’t know how to feel about this because I know it will be delicious and I also know I’ll eat all of it embarrassingly fast :) Delicious!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCaroline says

    Hi Naomi,
    If I can’t get my hands on “30 vanilla caramels unwrapped” (since I would need the dessert to be non-dairy), what do you think that’s the equivalent to in store-bought caramel sauce? Since the caramels get melted anyway, I figure I can just mix store-bought non-dairy caramel sauce with the nuts in that stage. About 2 cups? One a half? (And probably leave out the water in that case?) Thanks!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJulia @ Sprinkled With Jules says

    Can I PLEASE take your leftovers? These look delicious! I can’t believe they are possible in the microwave.

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAshley@blondegirlcravings says

    oh wow, looks amazing!!!!!!!!! Is it chewy like caramel or more fudge-like?