With Halloween spooking just around the corner (can you BELIEVE it’s less than a week away?!), I can guarantee you that no matter how hard you munch on miniature packages of candy, you’ll inevitably be left with some stragglers hiding out in the pantry. Or maybe you have something I do not, aka willpower, and won’t inhale every wrapped good in sight but would rather make something fun with it. If that’s the case, I admire you. And also, I’ve got you covered!
Since the foreseeable future is filled with lots and lots of candy, I figured I’d make this week all about the sweet stuff. Whether you’re using up leftover candy, or making something from scratch that tastes just like one of your favorites, after this week you’ll probably want to visit with your dentist. Just a friendly suggestion.
To kick off this week, I made you something extra special and ultra scrumptious.
It’s supported by luscious, creamy chocolate.
It’s topped with chopped salty peanuts.
And hidden inside all of the above are little nuggets of Oh, Henry! candy bars.
Have you ever had an Oh, Henry! bar before? They’re harder to find nowadays, but I happened across a snack size bag in the Halloween candy section at Target and couldn’t pass them up. It consists of peanuts, caramel and fudge all topped in chocolate, and it’s utter perfection.
But sometimes, perfection can be improved upon. Nothing can be too perfect, right? So that’s where taking those glorious candy bars and transforming them into irresistible fudge comes in…
So can we all get a unanimous “Ohhhhh Henryyyyyyyy”?
- 1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate candy melts (like by Wilton)
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 pkg Kraft caramel bits
- 2 Tbsp milk or heavy cream
- ¼ cup chopped sundae peanuts
- About 5-6 miniature Oh Henry candy bars, roughly chopped into bite-sized pieces
- Line an 8×8″ pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips, chocolate candy melts and the sweetened condensed milk, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. The mixture will eventually melt down but still remain VERY thick; this is normal. Remove the melted mixture off the burner and stir in the chopped Oh Henry candy bars. Let sit.
- Meanwhile, in a medium microwaveable bowl, melt the caramel according to package directions. Stir in the milk or heavy cream and continue microwaving in small increments until completely melted and smooth.
- Spoon the chocolate fudge into the bottom of the prepared dish, smoothing into an even layer. (If it gets super stiff from sitting, gently turn up the heat for a sec to warm it back up). Top with the caramel, smoothing evenly. Lastly, sprinkle with the chopped sundae peanuts.
- Allow the fudge to sit at room temperature for about 3-4 hours or until firm. You can also expedite this process by placing the fudge in the fridge for about an hour or two before cutting into squares. Keep refrigerated to hold its shape.
I hope you enjoy this awesome fudge as much as I did! It’s truly wonderful and a great way to use up a fun, oldie-but-goodie candy bar fave!
Have a fantastical day!!