Mexican Chocolate Fudge

Mexican Chocolate Fudge
(c) Elizabeth LaBau
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 64 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
54 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 64
Amount per serving
Calories 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 10mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mexican chocolate fudge features cinnamon and a hint of spice in a smooth chocolate fudge, topped by crushed Mexican chocolate. Mexican chocolate can usually be found in the international food section of major grocery stores, and common brands include Ibarra and Abuelita. It differs from regular chocolate in that it is grainy, with a noticeable crunch from undissolved granulated sugar crystals, and it often includes spices like cinnamon.

If you cannot find Mexican chocolate, you can omit this step from the recipe, but do not try to substitute other chocolate varieties—they will not have the intended taste and texture.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 disc (3.1 ounces) Mexican chocolate (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare an 8x8-inch baking pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine the marshmallows and chocolate chips in a small bowl and set aside.

  3. Place the butter, milk, sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.

  4. Bring the mixture to a boil.

  5. Continue to let the candy boil, stirring constantly, for five minutes.

  6. Remove from the heat.

  7. Stir in the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and vanilla, mixing until well-combined.

  8. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

  9. While fudge is still wet, sprinkle the chopped Mexican chocolate on top.

  10. Place in the refrigerator for 90 minutes to set the fudge.

  11. Once set, cut into 1-inch squares to serve.