This Candy Bar Fudge is one of the easiest recipes that I have made in a long time. It would make a perfect quick and easy candy to make for Valentine’s Day. Even kids could make this quite easily.
This is one of those recipes though that I almost did not post. This recipe contains canned frosting, and I am not a fan of canned frosting, but in this recipe it works so well and tastes great.
Don’t get me wrong, I love frosting. I just like homemade frosting. Homemade chocolate frosting and homemade cream cheese frosting are so easy, and so much better than what I can buy in a can at the store. Homemade frosting tastes better and does not contain all the extra ingredients that store bought frosting contains.
I can’t remember the last time I bought a can of frosting, but it has been years. Several months ago though, when I came back from visiting General Mills, I received a box of General Mills products as a thank you. In the box was a can of frosting.
This can of frosting has sat in my pantry for months because I was not sure what to do with it and I did not want to just throw it out.
I was recently looking through some old Taste Of Home cookbooks and magazines and found a recipe for Candy Bar Fudge that contained a can of store bought frosting. At first I thought, why would anyone make fudge with a can of frosting, but then I remembered the frosting sitting in my pantry. I thought it might be a good way to use up that can of frosting.
I did have to adapt the recipe to make it nut and peanut free for my daughter. I ended up using M&M’s, but you could easily add almost any candy or candy bar to this. I think peanuts and marshmallows would be good mixed in. That would make it a rocky road type fudge.
I will say that I was very surprised at how good this fudge was, especially with how easy it was to make.
Has anyone else made fudge with canned frosting?
Easy Candy Bar Fudge
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 can (16 ounce) chocolate frosting
- 1/2 -3/4 cup of M&M’s or other candy (If you use another type of candy, you will want to chop it into pieces)
- Line a 8×8 or similar size pan with foil. Grease the foil and set aside.
- Melt chocolate chips and butter. (I did this in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted)
- Stir in frosting until well combined. Stir in candy and mix well.
- Spread in prepared pan and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.
- Cut into squares and serve. This would also look cute cut using heart shaped or other shaped cookie cutters.