Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge Bites

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Super soft and creamy fudge spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne then coated with white chocolate. These Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge Bites are sure to spice up your Valentine!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge stacked on a white plate with a bite out of one piece so the inside is visible.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge Bites

Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge Bites is actually super simple to make. There are no intricate steps involved and the fudge is made right in the microwave!

For this recipe, I adapted my easy fudge recipe. You need good quality chocolate. I often reach for Ghiradelli but lately, I’ve been loving Scharffen Berger. The flavor is deep, rich, and so chocolatey. And it melts so smooth.

The fudge center is made with bittersweet chocolate. You can use chips, chunks, or baking chocolate. If using baking chocolate, it needs to be coarsely chopped.

Hot chocolate fudge coated in white chocolate and topped with heart sprinkles on a piece of white parchment paper.

How to make spicy hot chocolate fudge in the microwave?

Melt the chocolate with sweetened condensed milk. I popped mine in the microwave for 1 minute then again in 10-second intervals until the chocolate was melted and the fudge was smooth.

Then stir in some cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and a little nutmeg. This is by far the best part of the whole recipe. Because we are using bittersweet chocolate, the fudge isn’t overly sweet. It’s an incredible balance made better with a little heat.

A clear mixing bowl filled with melted fudge that's being stirred with a white silicone spatula.
Mexican hot chocolate fudge pressed into a square baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Pour the fudge into an 8×8-inch pan lined with parchment paper and smooth it out evenly. The fudge needs to refrigerate for two hours or until it has set.

Remove the fudge from the pan and slice it into 1-½ to 2inch squares. You can get 25 slices of spicy hot chocolate fudge if you cut them 1-½ inches wide.

Melt white chocolate chips and dip each piece of fudge until evenly coated. The simplest way to dip the fudge is to use a fork. Set the fudge on the tip of the fork, dip in the melted wafers, and tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess.

Mexican hot chocolate fudge sliced on white parchment paper with a knife next to it.
Plain and white chocolate coated fudge on a baking sheet with a bowl of white chocolate next to it.

How to melt white chocolate chips?

Place the white chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Fill a small pot with about an inch of water and bring to a simmer. Set the bowl of white chocolate chips over the pot and stir continuously until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

This process takes several minutes. Don’t rush it. Keep the heat low and stir non stop. This is the best way to prevent white chocolate from seizing and will yield smooth melty chocolate.

Mexican hot chocolate fudge coated in white chocolate stacked on a white plate.

To make these Mexican hot chocolate fudge bites extra special for Valentine’s Day I decorated the top with little heart sprinkles. Aren’t they cute?

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Mexican hot chocolate fudge coated in white chocolate stacked on a white plate.

Spicy Valentine's Fudge Bites

Yield: 25 fudge bites
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Super soft and creamy fudge spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne then coated with white chocolate. These Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge Bites are sure to spice up your Valentine!


  • 10 ounces (283 g) bittersweet chocolate, chips or coarsely chopped baking chocolate
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 ounces (340 g) white chocolate chips
  • Valentine’s sprinkles, optional


  1. Combine the baking chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Heat in increments of 10 seconds if additional heating is needed. 
  2. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne. 
  3. Spread the fudge mixture evenly into the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  4. Lift the parchment paper and fudge out of the pan. Slice the fudge into 1-½ to 2 inch pieces.
  5. Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pot of barely simmering water. Stir continuously until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  6. Using a fork, dip each fudge piece into the melted wafers. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl and wipe any excess off on the rim. Place the fudge bite on parchment paper.
  7. Top with sprinkles if desired. Allow fudge bites to set for at least an hour before serving.


Store fudge in an airtight container and layer with parchment paper. It will keep for up to 1 week at room temperature or 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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  1. What a perfect little treat for Valentine’s day! Love that cayenne kick the hearts are adorable. We’re both repping Ghirardelli this week! My post goes up tomorrow 😉 PS- pinning!

  2. This fudge is pretty much what V-Day dreams are MADE OF! I am seriously swooning over all that chocolate-on-chocolate action going on! Oh, and Ghirardelli chocolate for the WIN!

    1. Yes! You can never have too much chocolate, right? Especially for V-day!

  3. Jen, my husband is like your husband!! and he would love these spicy fudge bites!!! love the cayenne pepper!! these are like Mexican chocolate fudge bites, love these! and I totally love indulging a little (ok or a lot) on chocolate during Valentine’s Day .. and love making gifts for my kids 😛

    1. Yes, Mexican hot chocolate fudge bites. That’s what I was aiming for. They are so addictive, you husband and kids will certainly love you for them!

    1. There is just something so great about spicy chocolate. It’s a beautiful contrast. Thank you so much for the pin, Mariah!

    1. I’ve never been to one of their ice cream shops. I feel as though I’m missing out on something great!

    1. Thank you so much for the pin, Blair!

    1. Isn’t it the best?! I am majorly addicted to their chocolate.

  4. These look amazing Jen! Love the addition of cayenne. You don’t see that too often in desserts.. Great idea!

    1. Thanks, Kelley! It’s a wonderful contrast of flavors.