When I was a kid, every summer my family and I went on vacation in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. And every year we went, we had to go to my favorite place–The Fudgery. It’s a chain fudge shop, but I always associated these vacations with miles of beach, backyard grilling, and, yes, delicious fudge from The Fudgery. There’s nothing like taking a bite out of that sweet, smooth, chocolately
Since I was working in Boston this past summer, I never got to go to North Carolina or my favorite fudge shop. Fall had come and I’d been experiencing a fudge withdrawal for far too long. I was perusing Pinterest one day (as I do most days) and saw several recipes for fudge. A light went on in my head. Pumpkin fudge. Chocolate pumpkin fudge. WHITE chocolate pumpkin fudge. I looove sweet + salty. Every one does salted caramel…but what about salted maple? I knew I had to try my hand at making it. And that is how this Salted Maple White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge (yes, it’s a mouthful) recipe was born.
The consistency of this fudge is firm but a bit sticky. I liked this consistency, but if you want it to be less sticky, I recommend adding more coconut oil and/or letting it freeze for longer.
What you’ll need:
- 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin (more if desired)
- 1 11oz. bag of white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice (more if desired)
- milk chocolate chips for topping
- pinches of sea salt
- microwaveable bowl
- small greased or parchment paper-lined square baking pan OR tupperware container. This is what you’ll pour the fudge mixture into and stick in the freezer. I used a tupperware container.
What to do:
- Open bag of white chocolate chips, dump in microwaveable bowl.
- To this bowl, add coconut oil.
- Microwave for 30 seconds on half power, stir, and repeat until melted.
- When completely melted, add pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, and little sea salt. Stir until completely mixed.
- Pour into square baking pan/tupperware container. Sprinkle chocolate chips and sea salt on top.
- Place in freezer for about an hour, or until hardened.
- Cut fudge and enjoy!