Irish Cream Fudge: Two Delicious Flavors - One Great Irish Expression!


Irish cream fudge ... mmmmm...

Nothing expresses Irish culture quite like Baileys Irish Cream, the delicious beverage that comprises 50% of the spirits exported from Ireland.

And we have found from experience that Bailey’s goes great with the taste of good ‘ol chocolate fudge…

Sooooo – what better way to get your Irish mojo working than throwing a bang on party, filled with two of Earth’s most delicious flavors?


Irish Cream Fudge:  Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ lb butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk – 12 oz
  • 2 pkgs Nestles milk chocolate chips – 12 oz each
  • 1 pkg Nestles semi-sweet chocolate chips – 12 0z
  • 14 oz jar marshmallow cream
  • 2/3 c. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 c. coarsely chopped pecans
Irish Cream fudge recipe.  Plate of delicious fudge squares.

Irish Cream Fudge:  Preparation

  1. In a large, glass mixing bowl combine: chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, Baileys, vanilla and pecans. Set aside.
  2. Line a 10"x15" baking dish with foil and lightly butter.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine: sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Over medium heat, bring to a boil.
  4. Stir constantly and cook slowly for 11 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and pour milk mixture over the chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream mixture in large glass mixing bowl.
  6. Mix all ingredients with spoon.
  7. Stir slowly for about 5 minutes until ingredients are mixed well.
  8. Pour mixture into your prepared baking dish.
  9. Let chill in refrigerator until set.
  10. Yield: about 5 lbs.

Variations

Now, let your creativity take wings and explore variations.

Substitute toasted slivered almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews or hazelnuts for pecans. Add a touch of flair by gently pressing nuts on top of fudge before refrigerating.

Substitute cappuccino, caramel, butterscotch, peanut butter or white, vanilla flavored baking chips for chocolate chips.

Substitute sweetened condensed milk for evaporated milk.

Switch-up flavors of Baileys Irish Cream - hazelnut, crème caramel, mint chocolate and coffee.

Presentation Tips

People eat with their eyes. Not only must home chefs be masters at the art of cooking, we should learn the basics of artistic plating.

Different sizes and shapes of white plates are good because they put the focus solely on the food.

When you're serving individual plates of Irish Cream Fudge, consider a small square white plate. Put an odd number of pieces on each plate i.e. three, not four, five not six.

For a pretty table presentation, arrange fudge on crystal cake stand.

Put a white paper doily on top of the plate before arranging the candy to add a wee bit of Irish class.

Play around with different ideas and before you know it, you'll be expressing your Irish food stylist self!

Beware...

In the beginning, Baileys unique mixture of cream and whiskey was marketed toward elderly spinsters, with sophistication.

We're not certain where we went wrong, but after consuming 3-4 pieces of our heavenly fudge, our elderly spinsters fell asleep.

However, their synchronized snoring did remind us of a sweet Irish lullaby – Go figure!

Delicious!  Where Can I Find More?

One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to live your Irish side is to serve Irish food.  And guess what?

We have many, many more Irish recipes for you to explore in our section on Irish food recipes!  If you would like to focus on Irish desserts, visit our main section on dessert recipes here!

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