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Pumpkin Spice Fudge Recipe

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Pumpkin Spice Fudge Recipe

When Collin asked me to make this recipe, submitted by Hip2Save reader Stephanie B., I was a little intimidated because I’ve never really made fudge or candy before and never used a candy thermometer. I thought the chances of me doing something wrong and burning it were really high! πŸ™‚ But guess what? This was actually super easy, fun and tasty! This fudge tastes like caramel with a hint of pumpkin spice flavor. I really like the texture because it comes out very smooth and creamy (not grainy at all) and the nuts add a great crunch. This is especially a great recipe to use during the holidays.

My Notes: Buy the candy thermometer! Mine is from Walmart and was only about $4. I used a non-stick cookie sheet with a lip and buttered it so there was no sticking. I added the nuts to the top after pouring the mixture on the pan because I thought it looked prettier, but you could mix them in the pot at the end – it’s your preference.

Pumpkin Spice Fudge Recipe

Ingredients:
2 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. butter (no substitutions)
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 (12 oz.) pkg. white chocolate chips
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
1 c. chopped pecans or macadamia nuts (optional)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

How to make pumpkin fudge

Directions:

Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a heavy saucepan: cook over medium heat until the sugars dissolve, then continue cooking until the mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly. Boil until the candy thermometer reaches the the soft-ball stage between 234 ~ 243 degrees. (This takes about 18 minutes).

Remove from heat, stir in the white chips until they are all melted and mixture is smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well. Pour into prepared pan, and cool to room temperature. Cut into squares, store refrigerated in an air tight container. Makes approx. 60 pieces.

Pumpkin Fudge

My kids don’t like nuts so I left them out of half the batch. I thought it would be cute to cut out pumpkin shapes with a small cookie cutter. They loved it!

Pumpkin shaped fudge

And since I didn’t need a whole pan of fudge sitting in my kitchen, we shared with neighbors and my kid’s teachers. Great little gift idea!

Fudge wrapped as gifts

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime![/h2s_box]

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Comments 14

  1. Jill W.

    I have been using this recipe for years and it is awesome! I am not a great chef or baker but this is my go to recipe for a special treat this time of year and most everyone loves it- like most fudge it is very rich and little bite goes a long ways but the pumpkin taste so delicious. You can make it without the nuts if someone is allergic or just doesn’t like them (me! ;-)) and it is still yummy!

  2. Kat

    I have seen posts before from teachers saying they won’t eat anything homemade, because “you never know.” What is the consensus on this, from those of you wuo are teachers?

    • Emily

      I won’t eat anything homemade. You just never know!

      • Kat

        Thank you. I would probably be the same way, but still love to make treats for people. I don’t think I will risk it this year and just do store bought gifts for teachers.

        • Lala

          Ladies!!! Never ever, please!!! Homemade gifts for teachers

    • Jac

      Ditto–i won’t eat anything homemade, because β€œyou never know.”

  3. Isabella

    Honestly as a teacher, it just depends on who it comes from. I hate to be that way but you have to be sometimes.

    • Kat

      Thanks!

  4. Ger

    Lina~ thanks for all the wonderful recipes, I’m loving them! Stephanie B. ~ thank you too!

    • Lina Darnell

      You are welcome! Enjoy πŸ™‚

      Lina

    • Stephanie

      You’re so welcome. I love to share great recipes πŸ™‚ Especially fudge! Yum!!

  5. Stephanie B.

    I’m so glad you shared this recipe. It’s my absolute favorite fudge recipe. And that’s saying a lot, because I like fudge…a lot! πŸ˜€ Enjoy!

  6. Sarah

    I made this for a dinner party tonight and even the kids liked it! Big hit! Passing it along and adding it to my recipe book. Thanks so much!

  7. Heather

    As a former elementary teacher, it all depended on which family made the homemade treats. I had no problem eating homemade goodies from supportive/involved parents, but “troublesome” or parents who sent their kids to school dirty, I avoided. I still sent gracious thank you notes to all for their “thoughtfulness.” πŸ™‚

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