Pumpkin Fudge

This Pumpkin Fudge is rich, creamy and perfect for fall. I love the texture and the pumpkin spice flavor in this fudge. Marshmallow creme makes this fudge super soft and tender.

Pumpkin Fudge - creamy and so good! A fall staple. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comIt’s officially fall (hello Pumpkin Bread) and we decorated our house for Halloween last week. Let me rephrase that. It looks like Halloween threw up on my house.

For some reason my husband grumbles when I buy any decoration that we have to store in our garage/attic but when it comes to Halloween anything goes. He sprung this little surprise on me as this year’s addition to our entryway. IMG_7178To put this in perspective, my husband is 6′ 6″. This thing is obnoxiously huge. My Christmas wreaths aren’t looking too space consuming now…hmmm? Pumpkin Fudge - creamy and so good! A fall staple. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThen I have 5 witch hats that I’ve hung from the ceiling with fishing line in my kitchen. Floating hats look really cool…when they actually stay where they’re supposed to.

But every morning when I wake up, a few of them have bit the dust – lying on my kitchen table. They are the bane of my existence.

What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results? Pumpkin Fudge - creamy and so good! A fall staple. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI’m waiting for my husband to come back from his work trip to make them stay for good. He fixes everything permanently whereas I like to stick some tape on it and hope it stays. Pumpkin Fudge - creamy and so good! A fall staple. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comBack to the fudge. I’m really picky when it comes to fudge. I like it creamy. Not too dry. Not to flimsy. This has the perfect fall taste to it. It has just enough pumpkin flavor to satisfy us pumpkin lovers and to win over the non-pumpkin lovers.

The recipe calls for a candy thermometer which I’ve never owned surprisingly, but finally bit the dust and bought one here. It gives you confidence to make sure you’ve boiled it long enough to set up but I’ve also included instructions for those who don’t have one.

I even made a Pumpkin Fudge movie. Turns out my 10-year-old is better at technology than I am so you can thank him for this.

Pumpkin Fudge
  • 3 ⁄4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 ⁄3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 ⁄2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (11 ounce) package white chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients (butter, sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice); cook mixture over medium heat.
  2. Bring mixture begins to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil mixture until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage (234-243 degrees). It's best to use a candy thermometer but if you don't have one you can boil the mixture until it gets foamy and once it's foamy boil for an additional 4-6 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted. It's important to remove it from the heat so that the chips don't get overheated and turn grainy.
  4. Add the marshmallow cream, pecans, and vanilla and stir to combine well.
  5. Pour into a buttered 13x9 inch baking pan; cool to room temperature.
  6. Cut into squares; store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. I like eating it at room temperature.
Recipe Notes
Source: Food.com


Pumpkin Fudge - creamy and so good! A fall staple. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. Your Pumpkin Fudge looks delicious! I love the movie. You 10 yr. old did an awesome job!

  2. Fudge, it’s been so long since I had some. Making homemade fudge is on my bucket list for a long time already, it never seem to be in the mood. Yours looks so fluffy.

  3. oh my word! Yummy! And that spider ugh crazy big!

  4. Hi, I was very excited to try this recipe, even if it did call for a candy thermometer but do the nuts have to be in the fudge? I just don’t like them. I did enjoy your article about your husband and the Halloween decorations. I love Halloween. 🙂

  5. That spider… EEEEKKKKK!!!! I need a 10 year old around my house to help me figure out this video thing… in the meantime I’ll be munching away on this terrific fudge!

  6. Since I do not eat any type of chocolate, wondering if I can use peanut butter chips instead

  7. If this doesn’t win my work’s Halloween bake off I don’t know what will!!

    • Good luck!

      • Bethany Croney says:

        Well, actually I didn’t enter it into the contest because it never set 🙁 It’s firm on the top but inside is pretty gooey. It’s still delicious but I didn’t feel like it was worthy enough to be in a contest. I thought I waited till it got foamy and then did the 4-6 minutes of boiling. This is my motivation to buy a candy thermometer, I guess.
        Kinda bummed but I still brought it to work for my co workers to munch on and everyone loves it anyways- just not award winning fudge (due to my inability to get it to soft ball stage, not the recipe or the writer of the recipe)

  8. You have a typo in instruction #2.