Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge with Pecan Crunch

Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge {Spoonful of Flavor}

Happy Friday! There is no better way to end the week than with something so incredibly creamy, sweet and seasonal. I promise that I will be sharing more savory recipes soon, but I wanted to end the week on a sweet note. I’m one of those people who thinks almost anything can be made better with chocolate. So I decided to combine it with one of my favorite fall flavors – pumpkin!

I wasn’t really sure whether I would like the combination of pumpkin spice and chocolate, especially with something as rich as fudge. But who was I kidding, didn’t I just say that I’m one of those people who thinks almost anything can be made better with chocolate? And it should have been no surprise that this fudge is mouthwatering. Wow! This fudge is one of those where you can’t just have one piece. While I think that the pumpkin fudge would be fine by itself, the chocolate elevates it to a whole different level. The pumpkin spice layer has your mind thinking of fall, to the point where you can almost hear the leaves rustling and smell the homemade pumpkin pie coming out of the oven.  Just as you taste the earthy, spicy pumpkin, the chocolate fudge is pulling you in the other direction with a flavor so incredibly rich and creamy. Combined, it is the perfect seasonal flavor.

This recipe makes a large batch of fudge so there is plenty to enjoy yourself and share with others. Rather than mix the pecans into the fudge, I spread a thin layer over the top to add another dimension and a little bit of crunch.

Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge {Spoonful of Flavor}

Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge {Spoonful of Flavor}

Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge {Spoonful of Flavor}

Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge with Pecan Crunch
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    For the pumpkin layer:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
  • For the chocolate layer:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • For the pecan topping:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To make the pumpkin layer, combine sugars, milk, butter, pumpkin puree and spice in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Once boiling, stir constantly until mixture reaches 240 degrees, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove pan from heat and quickly stir in white chocolate chips and marshmallow crème until melted and smooth. Spread pumpkin fudge into foil pan and let set.
  3. To make the chocolate layer, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and marshmallow creme in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture boils. Once boiling, stir for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over pumpkin layer. Spread chopped pecans over top of chocolate and press down lightly with the back of a spoon to set in chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight. Remove fudge from pan, remove foil and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Spoonful of Flavor original with pumpkin fudge layer adapted from Very Best Baking.


  1. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    Oooooo this looks so good! Pumpkin and chocolate is always a great combination. I love these guys 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks Zainab! I agree, pumpkin and chocolate work together perfectly.

  2. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies

    Beautiful pictures, as always! I’ve never tried pumpkin and chocolate together, but this fudge is calling my name. Love how thick each piece is!

    • Ashley

      You should try it Jamie, the combination of flavors is so delicious!

  3. Ashley

    Ooo I haven’t made fudge since last Christmas! This sounds absolutely amazing … especially with that pecan crunch!

    • Ashley

      The pecan topping is a must have 🙂

  4. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Did you take these pics with your new lenses?? Because, wow, they look awesome! And these squares look super delish… definitely the perfect way to end the week 😉 Happy weekend!

    • Ashley

      Yes, these shots are the first ones with my new macro lens! Enjoy the weekend, Consuelo!

  5. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    Yum!!! These look fantastic, Ashley! You’re such an awesome baker! And yes, every Friday should end on a sweet note ;). And I’m with you…everything taste better with chocolate! The photos are amazing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    • Ashley

      Thanks Min, you are too sweet! Enjoy the weekend 🙂

  6. marcie

    I’ve never been much of a fudge person, but this one?? I’d be all over it! I love all of those flavors.

    • Ashley

      You should definitely give it a try, Marcie! You might be surprised how much you like it 🙂

  7. Kelly

    Yum, love the pretty layers in this fudge. It looks so good and the fall flavors are perfect for this time of year. Love the extra crunch from the pecan topping too. Definitely a great way to start the weekend, thanks for sharing Ashley 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks Kelly! The pecan crunch is my favorite thing about this fudge. Enjoy the weekend!

  8. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

    This looks SO good. STopping over from SITSSHAREFEST linky and I so want someone to make these for me. 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks Andrea! I wish I could share them with you.

  9. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an amazing looking fudge Ashley! I love chocolate and pumpkin together and I like that you put the nuts on top instead of mixing them in. Looks so pretty!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Christin!

  10. Stephanie

    Yum, these look delicious!

  11. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    Found these from Saturday Show Stopper…gosh, these look gorgeous! Perfect fudge for this time of year. 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by Tina!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by Jennie, you should definitely try the fudge.

  12. Maria

    Ohhh your fudge looks AMAZING!!! I actually made some fudge for the first time ever last night, and it was a complete disaster 🙁 I’m gonna give it another try soon! This looks sooo good!

    • Ashley

      Don’t feel bad Maria, last year I tried a different pumpkin fudge recipe and failed miserably. I had to toss the whole thing in the garbage. As with any candy, the key is heating it to the right temperature. You should definitely give it a try again 🙂

  13. Erin {Delightful E Made}

    Hi Ashley ~ Stopping by from Saturday Dishes, and had to come check out your Fudge Looks so yummy!! Pinning!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing, Erin!

  14. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    This fudge looks amazing, Ashley! I need to make some fudge one day. It’s actually something I’ve never made! I may just have to start with this recipe. 🙂

    • Ashley

      You should definitely try making it sometime. I love making it around the holidays and giving it as small gifts.

  15. a quiet life

    this look and sounds fabulous! gorgoeus photos~

    • Ashley

      Thank you!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for sharing Emily!

  16. Ellen

    I can vouch for the deliciousness of this fudge, since you generously shared some with you coworkers. Thanks for the treat.

    • Ashley

      I’m always willing to share 🙂

  17. Winnie

    Hi Ashley :0
    These are really GREAT !!
    I saw this post about a week ago and I just had to try this recipe.
    We LOVED it. Very easy-to-make and the taste is DELICIOUS !
    I’ve just posted them last night (gave you full credit put a ling to your post)
    Your’e welcome to see them here

    (My post is in Hebrew. translator on top left side-bar)

    • Ashley

      Winnie, I am so glad that you enjoyed the fudge! I just read your blog post and am glad to see that you were able to adapt it to make it work for you. Thank you for the nice comments 🙂

  18. Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama

    This fudge looks amazing! I have just started loving the chocolate-pumpkin flavor combo this season. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

    • Ashley

      Thanks Carrie! I’m glad to be a part of Marvelous Mondays.

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  20. Karly

    I need more fudge in my life and I would like to start with this Chocolate-Pumpkin Fudge! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Ashley

      Karly, you should definitely try this fudge. I’m glad that I could be a part of What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  21. Karli

    Hey! decided to try the fudge for thanksgiving tomorrow, looks amazing! However mines been in the fridge for 3 hours so far and is still gooey not firming- did i do something wrong?! hahah it looks so good in your pictures 🙂

    • Ashley

      Hi Karli, Is it both the pumpkin and chocolate layer that hasn’t set? From my experience, I’ve found that fudge doesn’t set if I don’t cook it long enough or I don’t stir it while I am heating it. For the pumpkin layer, it is especially important to heat it until a candy thermometer registers 240 degrees. I hope that your fudge is set by now, let me know.

      • Jen

        Unfortunately, mine did the same thing. The chocolate layer was finished but the pumpkin wasn’t. It was very tasty though 🙂

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  26. Carla

    Love the flavor combo of pumpkin and chocolate, so I can’t wait to try this fudge. Pinned!

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  28. Jennifer

    Well, I failed miserably at this 🙁 It was my first attempt at fudge so I’m not all that surprised haha! Not sure where I went wrong, but both layers seem firmer/drier than I wanted and the chocolate layer came off of the pumpkin layer as I started cutting. Might attempt it again…next year!

    • Ashley

      Fudge is so temperamental sometimes. I wish I had an explanation for what went wrong. Don’t feel bad though. I tried making chocolate fudge for a few years before I finally made a batch I was happy with. I’ve made this recipe many times and I will admit that once it came out more firm and crumbly. The only explanation I have is that the temperature wasn’t quite right. I hope that you try again! I am going to try to post another fudge recipe soon 🙂

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  34. Wendy Finn

    i have no idea what’s in pumpkin pie spice (I’m in the UK) so I’ll just make a nice mixed spice blend and see how it goes. It looks fabulous.

      • Wendy

        Ashley I’m so sorry! What a fool I am. Didn’t notice there was s link for the spice mix. I thought it was a readymade thing you could buy in UK stores. Thank you so much. Your site is gorgeous 🙂

        • Wendy

          *US stores. I need to wake up today!

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