Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cinnamon Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Fudge and {Earthquakes}

Night #1:  It was about 2:20 am and I was sitting in the living room of my dorm.  I was all by myself and the couch started to shake.  My first thought was "GHOSTS!" and my second thought was, "Don't look under the couch."  Naturally, I got on Facebook because what else comforts a person in their time of fear better than Facebook? I was confirmed sane as I read through all of the earthquake statuses.  I live in Missouri and I never thought I'd feel an earthquake.

Night #2:  It was about 11:55 pm and when my bed started shaking I didn't freak out since, ya know, I'm an expert in the earthquake field now.  But, really, I did freak out and I started texting all of the people that didn't believe me the first night I told them about the earthquake saying, "Did you feel that?! I know you felt it this time!"  

So, now I can say I've felt an earthquake.... a record-setting earthquake.

Did you guys feel the earthquake? Have you felt one before? Share your stories!

Other than earthquakes, nothing too exciting has been happening, but I did make this pumpkin fudge.  I'm not going to lie, it was a little heavy on the cinnamon, so I decreased the amount of cinnamon in the recipe below for your taste bud satisfaction.  Other than that, it was good.  It's a really moist fudge; not crumbly... it has a bit of elasticity and it's very rich.  I recommend cutting it into small pieces.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Fudge
Adapted from: All Recipes

1 (10 oz) package pumpkin spice marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallows, sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt. 
  3. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and pour in semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips.
  5.  Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. 
  6. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.


  1. Did I miss that there was an earthquake in Missouri recently?? I did feel the one that hit the east coast this summer. I was standing in my kitchen and I thought it was my dog who was rolling around on the floor. It was pretty mild here in NC. Yummy combo of pumpkin and chocolate fudge...looks decadent!

  2. Oh my god!!! How delicious do thie bites look like.And which one combination! Very originel;)

  3. I hope everyone is safe after the quake.
    Looking at the choco fudge squares make my palate command my entire being : go ahead, try that! What are you waiting for? Let me see, my cupboard is kinda complete...milk, choco chips...all set except for the marshmallows. Headin to the store to get this fudge ready...Bye!

  4. Yummy! Love the idea of using pumpkin marshmallows.

  5. I live in DC and we had that big one (5.8!) just a few months ago. It was so scary and it took me a while to figure out what the heck it was, since it was my first time experiencing one.

    Hope you're safe! These fudge squares sound divine. I wish I could find pumpkin spice marshmallows--super jealous :)

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  7. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, so of course it has been a year of earthquakes for us. Starting with the 7.1 earthquake in September 4th, and then the devestating February 22nd 6.1 earthquake that killed 182 people and destroyed my husband's business. So I am pretty much over earthquakes by now, I think we have had something like over 5000 aftershocks. Our house has minor damage and we are so thankful that we were one of the lucky families that still has a house, jobs and all of our family members.

  8. I experienced my first earthquake in August here in Virginia- it was a bit unsettling! The fudge looks really yummy! :)

  9. I live in The Netherlands and we actually had an earthquake a couple of months back! I felt it a little bit, but because it is Holland(and you know how Dutchies can be) i thought 'huh the ground is shaking, must be my friend who was tapping the ground with his large feet'.

    But it turned out to be an earthquake like facebook said. A lot of people felt it also, but panicked. Holland and earthquakes dont mix.

    Btw I want to try this recipe... :) but i will just use normal marshmallows. We dont have pumpkinflavor here.


  10. I was 6 or 7 when I felt my first earthquake! It's not something we're used to in Belgium so when it happens it's kind of a frightening deal! I remember it was really noisy because everything in the attic fell down... Scary moment for me but then my parents taught me what it was and how & why it happens so I had a passion about earthquake for a while! :D

  11. ohmygosh I just stumbled across your blog and it is adorable!!! I absolutely love it (and you!....too soon?....ok jut kidding.......no I'm not your blog is awesome) This fudge looks fantastic and your photography is beautiful I can't wait to read more of your posts!

  12. That fudge looks delicious! I'm from the Bay Area in California, so I'm very familiar with earthquakes. I'm still amazed you had some in Missouri. I've never heard of one there. And they still freak me out, BTW!

  13. i've never heard of pumpkin spice marshmellows but they sound so good :).

  14. Yes, I felt the earthquake too. Wow! Seems like we might even know each other.

  15. This fudge is amazing. I couldn't get pumpkin spice marshmallows anymore, guess they were a thanksgiving flavour and have been edged out by Christmas and gingerbread ones, but what I did do to get the pumpkin spice flavour is sub out about 1/6 of a cup of the evaporated milk with international delights pumpkin spice creamer (I got that idea from a can of evaporated goat's milk which said it could be used in place of cream in recipes for lactose intolerant people, so I figured creamer might have a similar consistency to evap milk in my fudge) and it worked.


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