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Spicy Mexican Chocolate Fudge

4.69 from 19 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!
4.69 from 19 votes

Spicy Mexican Chocolate Fudge

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  • 3 cups milk chocolate morsels
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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 teaspoon 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 4 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. Lisa says

    This is setting in my fridge right now for a party tonight! Any way to speed up the setting process in the freezer? I started a little too late!! Oops!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sorry Lisa, I’m just getting to this! Did you end up putting it in the freezer?

  2. Amy says

    I’m going to try this with toasted pine nuts added, with one nut stop each piece. I’m making boxes of chocolates for gifts, and want to make sure recipients know it’s spicy. Also, I think pine nuts are a natural addition to this fudge. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Little Red Hen says

    I wonder if I can use real Mexican chocolate for the morsels…hmmmm

  4. Carrie Hoage says

    Really love this fudge,it came out great,thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked it Carrie! Thank you for coming back to let me know!

  5. Melissa Albro says

    What is the yield for this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      About 25 pieces

  6. Marti Z. says

    Can I use Nestle La Lechera SCM? I’m looking forward to making this.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried that! If you do let me know how it goes, it sounds delicious!

  7. Karen says

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! I found it when I was looking for something to do with some Mexican hot chocolate I had (a brand called Abuelita, they are hard discs of dark chocolate, spices and cinnamon. Very grainy texture but great flavor, traditionally melted with milk in a big pot. Yum!). Anyway, I incorporated one disc into the chocolate chips, added a TBS of melted butter with the vanilla and spices (to counter the graininess) and topped it with cinnamon sugar. It’s always a huge hit!! Thank you!????

  8. Sandy says

    I’ve been using the “Fantasy Fudge” recipe on the back of the marshmallow cream jar for years. It’s perfect every time. My question is if I add the 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, how do you think it would work?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think it would be just fine.

  9. Sylvia A Encinia says

    Your story had me laughing out loud. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Sylvia!

  10. Pat says

    Hi ! Have you ever used ground Ancho chili in any of your fudge recipes ? Ancho gives a small kick but no real heat. Thanks.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t, but it sounds amazing!

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