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Mexican hot cocoa fudge is a deliciously sweet, creamy simple fudge recipe with all the flavor of a good Mexican Hot Cocoa! You are gonna love this Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge recipe for a spicy addition to your gourmet fudge platter for the holidays.
It’s finally cooling off here Phoenix, today was only about 50F. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…I don’t want to hear it. For us desert dwellers, anything below 70 is cold. Yes, I pull out my big comfy sweaters when for anything 70 and below. What I love on a cold winter day is a huge mug of hot cocoa and every so often, I turn it into my easy version of “Mexican” hot cocoa. Desserts with a spicy and sweet combination are so delicious!
As a matter of fact, this easy fudge recipe is the perfect dessert to serve for Cinco de Mayo! Imagine a spicy Mexican dinner, complimented with a margarita and a couple of pieces of smooth fudge for dessert. Hello, delicious!
Smooth and Spicy Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge
When I was on my fudge kick a couple weeks ago, I was also craving a spicy cocoa then I thought….this would make an amazing fudge! Everyone really seemed to love the spicy kick of the fudge, especially because it’s just a tad different than all of my sweet gourmet fudge recipes.
The fudge is so easy to make, you can enjoy the spicy chocolate fudge recipe any time the spicy-sweet tooth hits you.
Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge
Delicious sweet, creamy fudge with all the flavor of a good Mexican Hot Cocoa! You are gonna love this Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge for a spicy addition to your fudge platter.
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Heat milk in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Place chocolate chips in a large glass bowl and pour warm milk over the chocolate. Let sit for 30 seconds-1 minute. Stir mixture until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated with the milk. Add vanilla, cayenne, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour into an 8x8 baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper or foil. (If you really love spicy foods, sprinkle extra cayenne on the top of the fudge.) Place in refrigerator for several hours to firm. Once firm, remove from pan and cut into 64 pieces.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 64 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
Francine Anchondo says
I would love to make this. I love fudge.
Melissa Shirley says
A few summers ago me and my mother made Mexican chocolate fudgesicle and they were so yummy that we ddid not have them in the freezer very long. So I would bet these are amazing.
Traver Freeman says
This looks amazing!
Hollie Jahnke says
It looks really good!!
Janet m says
Different from my fudge recipe but looks and sounds yummy.
Denise W says
I love the idea of adding a bit of spice to one of my favorite eats, the tastiest of treats. Chocolate. It does seem to need a kick now and again, and this recipe sounds like it more than does the trick.
Allicia Cormier says
This sounds delicious, and it looks like it would be really easy to make too.
Tina Reynolds says
It sounds really good and unique. I make fudge every year for friends and family. Always looking for a new flavor. thanks for sharing
Missa Lynn says
I love cayenne, and chocolate, so this sounds delicious!
I love this recipe – it has all the things I like, starting with condensed milk – that’s a dessert all by itself. 🙂 I also like adding cinnamon to my chocolate, but I never thought of adding cayenne.
ROBYN PARIS says
I love fudge and this recipe sounds wonderful. I think I may try it.
Buddy Garrett says
It sounds great. Cayenne adds a nice spicy touch to it.
Brenda Cushman says
Don’t knock it to you try it i guess sounds different but good!
Angela Winesburg says
Very cool idea to add some cayenne pepper, I’d love to try it 🙂
Susan Smith says
I never tried fudge with cayenne pepper in it before but I would love to!
Lisa Canada says
Hot Cocoa and Fudge in the same recipe?! Yum! I also like spicy foods. I’d try this recipe!
barb stenby says
I Love fudge and this looks like a really delicious recipe! Going to try this for sure!
carey p says
I seriously just checked my kitchen for these items! SO FREAKING GOOD LOOKING!
Gina Marie benway says
Ok now this is something I could eat everyday!!! YUM
yummy! Would love to try it.
Deborah Marshall says
Can’t wait to try this recipe.
I’ve never had fudge with cayenne pepper in it! It must give it a good kick!
Melanie Montgomery says
I love fudge, it’s my favorite holiday treat.
I have never added “spice” to chocolate recipes, but it seems to be pretty popular. I really should take the plunge!
Debra Guillen says
My husband loves spicy things so I might have to try this one out on him.
I never tried fudge with a kick in it before but I would love to!
Sounds so amazingly delicious! I was about to go make some, then realized I didn’t have enough semi-sweet chocolate chips in the house, sadness!
mmm Fudge…should I send you my address so you can send me some….?? I will happily taste test for you.
Jane H says
The beauty of this recipe to me is that although I really like fudge, it usually gets sickeningly sweet very quickly. This recipe has the zip to offset much of that sweetness.
Nora T says
The Cranberry Orange Fudge is exactly what I need to complete my Christmas treats, thank you so much for sharing it.
Nora T says
That hit of cayenne takes it over the edge!
Patricia E. says
I would love to try this recipe, I love that it has spicy (cayenne) with the sweet chocolate.
I’d double the pepper for twice the fun =)
Brent Bechtel says
Looks muy deliciouso..or however you say it in spanish :/
Jake B says
I love fudge, I want to try this recipe so bad. Thanks for the great blog!
Susan O'Bryant says
I’m a big fan of Mexican Hot Chocolate anything! I love it spicy, too, so I’d be one who’d sprinkle a good bit of cayenne on the top. Thanks for the great recipe (and the giveaway, too!) 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Melina R says
The recipe sounds delicious. I think the pepper will give it a spicy kick.
Kim Keithline says
I love fudge I could eat a ton of it, so I would love to make this recipe
Susan Climan says
Usually I find fudge to be too sweet, but this recipe sounds good with all of the spices.
Kat Emerick says
Sounds so good on a cold day!
heather s says
The recipe looks unique and tasty. Thanks!
S. Carter says
My Grandmother use to make fudge for Christmas. I would love to try this recipe.
Misha Estrada says
This is a unique take on the usual fudge.
David Balkin says
Wow that sounds spicy and rich at the same time.
Kathy Pease says
This looks so delicious..I love fudge and this one seems like it would not be too complicated to make 🙂
Denise Donaldson says
It sounds delicious! I am going to make some for Christmas today.
Marcia Goss says
I’ve never had spicy fudge before, but I think my husband would like it.
April V. says
I’ve never tried Mexican hot chocolate but since I love chocolate and I love cayenne, I may have to try this.
Different twist on adding the pepper. Will try this for New Year’s celebration.
elishia bakle says
I love the fudge it was so easy to make …i thought the pepper was going to overpower it but it tasted great!
BILL HOFF says
We are always looking for a way to “spice” up an adult party
Karen D says
Sounds like a really easy recipe – I’ll have to try it.
yvonne J says
My kind of recipe. Quick and easy!
Stacy F. says
I am sooo tempted to make this! I’ve always been intrigued by sweet & spicy desserts, but too chicken to try !
liz l says
Even as a diabetic I could eat this
Michelle Tucker says
This sounds so good. I am getting the ingredients tomorrow morning when I go buy the few things I forgot at the grocery store.
Dawn Keenan says
My husband would just love this! I’m bookmarking this page!
Hannah McNally says
I tried making fudge once but the recipe was really complicated. I’m going to try this one instead – it looks simpler! I would never have thought that Cayenne had a role in fudge! 🙂
Natalie Yeoman says
this recipe looks so good i cant wait to try to make this fudge
The recipe sounds good. I like that it uses cinnamon since that’s one of my favorite flavors.
They cayenne pepper is a very interesting flair for fudge.
Jen H says
Looks delicious! Going to have to try it!
Jen H says
This looks delicious! I will have to try it!
Fudge is my favorite! I can’t wait to try this!
Tara Woods says
This would be a new twist for me. I have never had spicy fudge before.
The cayenne pepper addition intrigues me!
EMMA L HORTON says
SOUNDS GOOD AND LOOKS VERY EASY TO MAKE
Ellie Wright says
Spicing up fudge is an interesting idea. I will have to try it.
This looks tasty! I’d love to try it.
Taryn Tener says
This seems like the perfect mix of spicy and sweet! I would make two batches, one of this recipe, and one regular fudge, too!
Paula Hafner says
It looks interesting and unique. I like mine sweeter, though, with marshmallows!
Julie Hawkins says
I love Mexican hot chocolate, never thought of fudge like this before
Terri Moore says
Thank you for this recipe I really like cinnamon in my hot cocoa. And wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Monica Jamer says
It reminds me of firework chocolates, which I love!
Gina M (Wild Orchid) says
That fudge looks amazing! I haven’t tried the combo of spice with chocolate, but have heard it is very good!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Lauren Olivia Wood says
Microwave fudge is such an amazing timesaver when your holidays are packed!!!!
staci mefford says
sounds delicious thank you for your generosity
Morgan Hood says
This sounds amazing!!!!!
pat cipolla says
Cayenne makes it good
Jennifer Reed says
I am intrigued by the Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge recipe. Honestly, I do not usually care for cayenne with chocolate but the cinnamon addition makes it interesting.
MARSHA C says
YUMMY IN MY TUMMY
Tara Huff says
This sounds delicious! I love the addition of cinnamon. I’ve never had fudge made with cinnamon before!
Laura Tucker says
That touch of cayenne really intrigues me…sounds delicious!
Kimberly Hilbert says
I would have thought adding cayenne was just crazy, but I have tasted chocolate with chiles and it is pretty good if it doesn’t overpower the flavor.
beth shepherd says
I like the spicy add to it. Yummy!
this fudge looks delicious. thank you!
Debra L Vanderpool says
This looks wonderful I am a recipe addict. Love the site!
Debra P says
I just love spicy hot chocolate and fudge. I am going to try this. Happy Holidays!
that fudge looks so good! mmm! i’m going to have to try that recipe! 🙂
I’ve had Mexican chocolate before but have never attempted to make it myself! Thanks for the recipe!
Merry \ Sunshine On My Shoulder says
This cayenne kicks this up a notch “Bam” Emeril style.
Love mexican chocolate!
joe gersch says
i love the idea of the cayenne pepper in the fudge
Vanessa Valdez says
Stephanie Larison says
This looks so good! I’ve never heard of using cayenne pepper in a recipe like this before, but I bet it gives it that extra kick to it.
Erika JM says
I like this recipe, and the sweet meets spicy combo.
Brittney House says
It sounds really delicious. My mom would love if I made her something like this.
Crystal M says
Sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it.
Tammie Venne says
I have never tried this type of cocoa or fudge but it looks interesting
Deanne Patterson says
I absolutely love fudge around the holidays. I have never heard of Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge. This is a different twist to what I am used to. I enjoy different foods and would like to try this. Thank you for the recipe.
Priscilla S. says
I’m very traditional when it comes to fudge so I’m not sure about the addition of cayenne pepper and cinnamon but I would definitely be interested in trying it. I’ve never had Mexican hot chocolate.
Katie heath says
I love fudge! Never would have thought to put cayenne pepper in it but I’m sure it’s good!
Maggie C says
This looks like a fudge I couldn’t screw up. 🙂
I am curious about the mixture of chocolate and cayenne. I do like candy that is both sweet and hot, like Atomic Fireballs and Hot Tamales. And I do like chocolate so I would be willing to give this combo a try.
Lisa V. says
The cayenne addition sounds good.
Theresa Smith says
I actually tried this fudge and it is great! I had made some from a package mix and it turned out all hard and didn’t taste good at all. My husband loved this recipe and wants me to make another batch.
Wendy O'Neal says
So glad y’all loved it Theresa! ~wendy
Mary Jenkins says
No matter how many times I have made fudge, it never turns out. I am much better at consuming it than creating it.I would love a fudge with a bit of zing!
Erica B. says
Yum fudge sounds good right now!
Pat B says
The recipe looks yummy and it’s so easy – I’ll have to try it.
Daniel M says
sounds like a good one always like fudge around the holidays
I have never had fudge with cayenne, sounds interesting.
Michelle S says
This sounds like a very pleasing article. I only try sweets once, and I’m sure my husband would love me more if I made this.
Crystal F says
I think it sounds different. I’ve never thought of adding something spicy to fudge. I know my hubby would love to try it. Thank you!!
Tabathia B says
I love the recipe but not a big fan of spicy fudge so I would omit the cayenne
I will be trying this the day before with the kids. It looks really easy.
Jennifer Heintz says
Adding cayenne pepper and cinnamon to a fudge recipe is something I would have never thought of! Thanks for a new recipe to heat up my fudge. I’m sure my husband, who has both a sweet tooth and a spicy appetite will enjoy this.
Heather D. says
I like everything about the recipe except for the cayenne pepper.
Dominique W. Brooks says
This looks good. I wish my son appreciated chocolate (as in liked at all) more!
Robby Rob says
sounds easy to make and i like spicey foods. might be fun to try.
Rochelle Johnson says
I do this to my hot chocolate but never thought about using it in fudge. thanks
Diana B says
What a fun recipe. I’ve had Mexican hot chocolate before, but never thought of making spicy fudge.
Cheryl B. says
I haven’t heard of using cayenne pepper in a brownie before, interesting recipe.
Ceinwyn R says
I love spicy chocolate-I eat the Lindt chili chocolate bars often.
Linda F says
I like how simple and easy this recipe seems to follow and it looks delicious too.
Sarah Hirsch says
this fudge recipe sounds great, I would love to try it!
Mary Cloud says
Looks great and very easy to make
jennifer Lleras says
seems easy and delicious!
Courtnie Miller says
This looks amazing. I’d love to try it!
Interesting recipe. Never heard of fudge with Cayenne pepper in it before.
This recipe sounds wonderful. I was in Mexico a few years ago and developed a love of Mexican hot chocolate, my family would love this recipe.
natasha hudnall says
I have never heard of hot fudge….I am curious to try how it tastes
Christina Sparks says
I would like to try this, I like to try things that have a bite to it
Carol Mclemore says
Very neat idea I wouldn’t mind making this to try it out.
Denise B. says
This is not the type of fudge I would like to eat. I love vanilla fudge made with butter and heavy cream.
maleficent m says
this looks so easy and yummy.
Robert Hickerson says
I would love the extra heat in the fudge.
Deb C says
I think I would have to taste it to decide. The pepper and cinnamon are unusual in fudge but they could turn out to be delicious. So many things go with chocolate that we don’t normally associate with it.
Wendy R. says
Sounds like really unique fudge! I’m not so sure that I would enjoy the cayenne in it though. I might make it with just the cinnamon.
Art C says
Sounds delish I want to make some
Sarah Hayes says
Ive never tried fudge like this before. it sounds really good
This recipe sounds amazing…I may have to try it…
Kyle Banderman says
This fudge sounds really good!
Candice M says
The next time I make fudge, I’m gonna try this recipe.
Jim S. says
Would it be better with marshmallow fluff instead of evaporated milk?
Wendy O'Neal says
Hi Jim! I’ve never made fudge with marshmallow fluff, but I’ve heard you can. PS….this recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. Enjoy! ~wendy
YANELIS MARTINEZ says
it looks simple and yummy
I have such fond memories of my father’s Christmas fudge. This looks like a great one, too.
Cindy Gray says
I’m going to give this a try!
Laura Royal says
It look real easy to make and very yummy!
Mary Calabrese says
It looks simple and easy to make. And yummy too.
Veronica G says
The sweetened condensed milk makes it very rich, but the spice is a good way to add another aspect.
Alicia Thibadeau says
It looks delicious! I must try this.
Looks good!!!!! What a quick recipe!!! Love it
Holly B says
That looks soo good, must try!
Kat Nett says
I know my son would eat every bit of this !
Lisa M says
Is it the cayenne pepper that makes this Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge? It looks good.
Carly D. says
I just bought some fudge today but I wish I saw this first! It sounds more delicious!!
James Robert says
The only fudge I have ever had is the Kraft fantasy fudge, this sounds great
tara darity says
sounds great! would love to try!!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
This Recipe Looks Delicious! I Must Try It!
Daniel G. says
It looks absolutely delicious
kathy dalton says
this recipe is intriguing to me and unique as well. Ive just got to try it
Casey Everidge says
that sounds very yummy! i would love to give it a try
Charlotte W says
This looks like a good fudge recipe to try.
paige chandler says
Will be making this. Love cayenne in just about everything
noelle cagle says
looking at that fudge made my stomach growl. We haven’rt had any this year so far. Maybe we will make some this week.
Alan Saxon says
I think my family would really love this fudge.
Mary Rutter says
Looks like fun to make
Does it have to have cayenne pepper? Our stomachs can’t tolerate very spicy foods.
Wendy O'Neal says
Yes Al, it has cayenne…but you could leave it out and just add the cinnamon. ~wendy
Steve Steckel says
So quick and easy, just perfect fo this cold weather
i have a hard time making fudge this makes it look easy
Wendy Caddy says
I’m curious. I will have to try this.
Linda Lansford says
Sounds like the fudge my man made
steve weber says
Never would have thought to use cayenne in the fudge.
Barbara Montag says
Mexican Hot Fudge – I’d love it!
It looks yummy and easy to make.
thanks for the recipe
I’ve never had hot fudge, but I know the cinnamon will make it wonderfully good.
shirley Talabock says
Would never have thought to use cayenne pepper
Amber G says
My family would LOVE this recipe!
This sounds like something my sister would love!
jules m. says
it sounds really interesting with the cayenne and the cinnamon- i would love to try it! 🙂
I love using cayenne pepper in chocolate recipes – it really cuts the sweetness.
Anything that has to do with chocolate is a match for me. lol
Tiffany Hartwell says
I have never thought of putting Cayenne Pepper into anything sweet. I would like to try it.
Darlene Carbajal says
That looks yummy! I love fudge!
Kimmy Ripley says
I love fudge and this seems so easy to make at home. Thanks for sharing.
jessica edwards says
Looks like a great twist on traditional fudge!
I like the recipe.
Tari Lawson says
I think I would enjoy this fudge with the cayenne pepper in it.
Amy Pratt says
I never dreamed there could be such a variation on fudge. It sounds intriguing.
Cynthia C says
I love the addition of cayenne pepper. Sounds delicious.
Barbara Lima says
Sounds very good!
Kristi C says
This sounds yummy and I love fudge.
amy pugmire says
Looks yummy and not your traditional recipe.
Timothy Anderson says
I’m curious to try the combination of cinnamon, chocolate and cayenne pepper.
Theresa Jenkins says
My Hubby seen the page up on my laptop and told my I had to try this!!!!
kristi demaria says
This fudge looks pretty amazing. What a treat!
Sue Barney says
What an interesting idea to ad Cayenne Pepper! Ill have to give this recipe a try! Thanks!
Jacquelyn Cannon says
The Peppermint Fudge Recipe look delicious also!
Jacquelyn Cannon says
This fudge looks yummy! Please count me in!
I think the Cheyenne pepper will give it a great kick.
Luna S says
I love that it looks simple and easy to make and will leave a big impression.
This recipe sounds delicious.
I would love to try this recipe! The name sounds great.
Donna L says
This recipe sounds delicious. My husband would like it.
Geoff K says
I’m always looking for ways to give my traditional recipes a nice kick, and this one does the trick perfectly for boring old fudge! I will be trying this, and also thinking of variations for hot chocolate, this year. Thanks!
Jodi Kershuk says
I think it sounds great! I had some spicy Lindt chocolate once and loved it!
i love fudge.
it seems so easy!
xty cruz says
This is a great and easy recipe.
Looks like something my mom makes! Delicious.
Steve Stone says
my mom would love this for new years.
Soha Molina says
My friend makes something similar to this and it is yummy.
Linda G. says
wow, sounds yummy and only 7 minutes to make!!!!
I never heard of mixing chocolate and cayenne pepper. I’m very curious to see what the flavor would be like.
Ann Fantom says
I like the idea of the added kick from the cayenne in this fudge. I’d love to try this recipe
Lisa Weidknecht says
Looks like an easy delicious recipe. I’m going to try it!
Janice Whitaker says
that’s sounds wonderful!!!
Mary Beth Elderton says
This fudge sounds so interesting. I am a chocolate lover but have never tasted it with cayenne or cinnamon.
I have never thought to put pepper in fudge before!
Anything with chocolate is my favorite and I can’t wait to try
Margaret Smith says
This fudge sounds really unique and delicious.
Jessica To says
I like how it has cinnamon in it. Sounds delicious.
Serena Powell says
This recipes sounds absolutely delicious. I love cayenne pepper and put it on pretty much everything, never thought to put it in fudge though.
I really love fudge
Michelle Willis says
This recipe sounds perfect for a cold winter’s night!
Apryl Griffith says
I love fudge! Thanks for sharing!
Maria Iemma says
I am not too fond of heat however my husband and oldest son would love it.
Alyce Poalillo says
This looks easy and has a nice kick with the cayenne which should cut the sweet a bit.
Veronica L says
It sounds delicious, something that I could see my family really enjoying to make & eat
Tammy Horn says
I am saving this recipe to make for New Years. My hubby is going to love it!
Amanda Kinder says
I’ve never tried cayenne pepper in fudge before. I might have to try that.
Christina Barnes says
I want to try this 🙂
Melissa Smith says
I think I will add this to all the goodies I am baking tomorrow. Sounds great
angela cunningham says
this recipe sounds good and also easy
Kelly Kimmell says
I will have to share this recipe with my Mom.
marc Woronoff says
Thomas Murphy says
This fudge looks so good! I want to try it!
This looks like an easy recipe even I could do.
I have never tried adding spice to my hot fudge, but this recipe looks pretty appetizing. I love Mexican recipes. I saved it so I can try this sometime.
Sonya Morris says
Oooo, this would be a great treat with a little kick!
Amanda Sakovitz says
My family would devour this!
Sandy Klocinski says
Easy enough for the kids to help make.
I love fudge! This recipe looks delish!
This looks yummy, thanks for the post.
Jason Vaughn says
It looks delicious. I’ve never used cayenne pepper though
danielle Marie says
i love mexican hot cocoa and fudge. this is a perfect idea for gifts for the holiday…. by gifts i mean stuffing my face.
shelly peterson says
This sounds interesting with the cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
Kyl Neusch says
the spice might be a good addition to try
Kelly D says
This fudge looks great. I am interested to try it with the touch of cayenne pepper.
Elle P. says
We are big fudge fans in my house.. this recipe looks delicious!
Elis B. says
I like the recipe.
Colleen Boudreau says
That looks supper yummy & easy!
Cassandra Eastman says
This recipe sounds delicious, I love trying new fudge recipes!
Laura J says
Oh that sounds so interesting, I have to try it! Never heard of Mexican Hot Cocoa Fudge with cayenne pepper! Oh fun!
Jessica Beard says
I love fudge at Christmastime! I’ve never heard of adding cayenne pepper, but I’m sure it adds an extra yummy taste.
Nicole Dz says
Awesome fudge recipe, I love making fudge for the holidays, my favorite is peanut butter, I am going to have to try this hot cocoa one soon.
Very cool idea to add some cayenne pepper
Tammy Woodall says
When I think of Hot Cocoa – I’ve never thought about putting Cayenne Pepper in it. I’m going to have to try this recipe. I love Hot Cocoa and this sounds like it will definitely warm you up.
Janet W. says
What an interesting recipe! Very unique idea to use cayenne pepper with fudge!
Heather M says
Wow this looks tasty 🙂
Stephanie Phelps says
I really want to try this recipe I know my husband and at least one of my sons will love the heat!
My son loves spicy foods and he’d enjoy this recipe.
Julie Wood says
I love making different fudge recipes and this one looks so delicious and I would love to try the added cayenne pepper to see the added kick it gives to this fudge. I bet it tastes good!
i am gonna make this for my mom yum
Lisa Brown says
the cayenne pepper is a nice twist to this fudge.