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Spicy Mexican Chocolate Fudge

4.54 from 13 votes

posted: 04/11/13

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This Mexican Chocolate Fudge recipe is the most amazing combination of spicy and sweet!
 This Mexican Chocolate Fudge recipe is the most amazing combination of spicy and sweet!
There’s this restaurant not far from our house that we are addicted to. And by addicted, I mean that last summer we went there every. single. weekend. Apparently we think we are millionaires.
Reasons I love this restaurant (It’s relevant, I swear):
  1. They have the best Bloody Marys I have ever had.
  2. The ambiance, it’s hip and fun without getting dirty looks when our kid screams.
  3. The Sriracha Mayo. Greatest dipping sauce for fries ever.
So it was about this time last year that we were out to eat there and enjoy a delicious and peaceful meal, complete with all three. I was deep in conversation with our good friend, Erin, who was in town visiting. Always the multitasker, I was simultaneously enjoying my Bloody Mary, talking to Erin, and feeding Quinn (who was about nine months at the time) pureed sweet potatoes.
This Mexican Chocolate Fudge recipe is the most amazing combination of spicy and sweet!
You understand where this is going, right?
I absentmindedly dipped the small plastic spoon into the very spicy Sriracha Mayo and then into my daughter’s mouth.
Now. To be fair, they were in very similar sized receptacles, and they were very similar in color.
I know.
Not my finest moment as a mother. As Quinn started crying and literally began to paw at her tongue, which had to feel like it was on fire, all I could think of was the eggs in the mayo and how she wasn’t supposed to be exposed to those yet.
Erin, Nathan, and I all just kind of sat there with our jaws open not really sure what we should do next.
I think that we gave her an ice cube to suck on (not from my Bloody Mary, thankyouverymuch), and she recovered relatively quickly.
This Mexican Chocolate Fudge recipe is the most amazing combination of spicy and sweet!
But! A year later, what is Quinn’s very favorite thing when we go out to eat there? Yes, the fries dipped in Sriracha Mayo. I realize that this story is doing very little to sell me as Mom of the Year, but I wasn’t exactly in the running anyway. :)
It was no surprise to me that when I gave Quinn a tiny bite of this fudge that she would absolutely love it and immediately want more. What did surprise me is that Gavin loved it just as much. He normally has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to spicy food.
Even though this fudge is made with cayenne pepper, and are on the spicy side, the chocolate balances the heat so well. It is not only delicious, it comes together in less than ten minutes. If you are uneasy about making fudge, you are definitely going to want to give this a try. It’s so easy!
And, it’s just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
4.54 from 13 votes

Spicy Mexican Chocolate Fudge

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  • 3 cups milk chocolate morsels
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Line an 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Heat the chocolate and the sweetened condensed milk over medium low heat until the chocolate is melted. Be sure to keep stirring so it melts evenly.
  • Add in the vanilla and the other spices. If you are concerned about the spiciness, add only 1/8 a tsp of the cayenne pepper and taste it, adding more slowly.
  • After everything is thoroughly combined, immediately pour the fudge into the pan. Allow it at least four hours to set in the refrigerator.
  • Remove from the pan, cut and enjoy. Store in an air-tight container outside of the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Author: Lisa Longley

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Recipe inspired by the amazing Dorothy of Crazy for Crust and her recipe for Mexican Chocolate Truffles.
Looking for another delicious fudge recipe? How about my Easter Egg Fudge?

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Sandra Kohlmann says

    I need to find an appropriate substitution for sweetened condensed milk for recipes like this one. It sounds, and looks, awesome.

    • Lisa Longley says

      You totally do!!

    • peggy blazer says

      you can also substitute fat free sweetened condensed milk for the regular. It cuts the fat calories

    • Leslie Kinsinger says

      You can use sweetened canned
      coconut milk as a a substitute in your recipes.

      • Katherine says

        Coconut milk or coconut cream?

        • Gudetama says

          Not cream or milk, Sweetened condensed coconut milk. You can even buy evaporated coconut milk at stores. Sweetened condensed coconut milk is very simple to make homemade also.

  2. FrugalFoodieMama says

    I love chocolate with a little spiciness. I used to get this truffle from a chocolatier in Columbus that was a dark chocolate with a little kick. It was SO good! Love the idea of this fudge. :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      This was SO insanely easy to make. You are going to love it!

  3. Tara @ Suburble says

    Looks delicious! I love a bit of spicy with my chocolate (have you had the Lindt bar with chilis?). That’s too funny that Quinn loves spicy foods now! I wish my kids had that much variety in their tastebuds!

  4. Rachel Willis says

    Wow. Going to need to give this a try! And I can totally relate to the Quinn story. Um, ya. No ‘Mother-of-the-Year’award happening here, either!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Stress ate all the left over fudge today. TOT. A. LLY. WORTH. IT.

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    That moment can happen to anyone, I swear. I’m sure I’ve done similar. This fudge is amazing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I should do a collection post from all my favorite bloggers called: Epically Bad Mom Moments. :)

  6. JILL PLENTY says

    Oh. My. I definitely need to try this – maybe even today. It’s gloomy & raining all day so what better to do. I love Mexican Chocolate cupcakes so this has got to be a great thing too. And….. my birthday is Cinco de Mayo. I plan to have a Cinco de Mayo birthday posting on my blog so I will definitely give you a “shout out” (link) thanking you for the recipe. :) – MamaGing.com

  7. Lisa says

    Love this…all your fuge recipes look AMAZING!! Love your blog! Sooo funny! How big of a can for the SCM?
    Thanks!! Lisa

    • Lisa says

      woopsss…FUDGE not FUGE!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much Lisa!! Okay. I don’t have a can of SCM in my house right now to look at the exact size, which is super weird because I normally have like 10. I’m 99% sure it is 14 oz.


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