‘Tis the season for sweet indulgence. This Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge is great to GIVE and to RECEIVE! After all, who doesn’t want homemade treats?
OMG can you believe Christmas is LESS than a MONTH away? Has panic mode set in yet? This is the time of year we all need to take some deep breaths and say “I will get it all done on time”.
To help you through your panic attacks, the creative bloggers of #GlobalFoodies have come up with a Chocolate Christmas collection of sweet treats. While you bake, wrap, entertain, or just manage to sneak in a few “me moments”, this recipe roundup will satisfy the chocolate lover in you. HINT: some of these would make GREAT food gifts too.
Snickerdoodle Truffles from Michelle at Honest & Truly
Butterscotch Chocolate Pecan Squares from Veena at Veena Azmanov
Chocolate Christmas Tree Mousse Cups from Denise at My Life Cookbook
Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge from Gloria at Homemade & Yummy
Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies from Arlene at Flour On My Face
Chocolate & Cranberry Snickerdoodles from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours
Italian Chocolate Toto Cookies from Marisa at All Our Way
The holiday madness has begun. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done, and time is ticking very quickly to the BIG day. Santa and the elves are busy in the workshop getting everything done for all the boys and girls. Let’s not forget the other very busy person, Mrs. Claus. Keeping Santa and the elves fed is a BIG responsibility. Oh yeah, she helps look after the reindeer too.
Do you like getting homemade gifts? I’m not talking about the cute and adorable stuff the kids bring home from school. I remember those days from when my girls were young. Now I have beautiful artwork from my grandkids that adorn my fridge, walls and Christmas tree too.
The first thing I think of that makes a GREAT food gift is fudge. This Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge is the perfect hostess gift. You must have lots of parties to attend right? So easy to make, and easy to transport too. Don’t forget those teachers.
My husband LOVES fudge. He is a chocoholic to the core. In fact, if I would let him, I swear he would try to live on desserts alone! It doesn’t matter how full he is after a meal, he ALWAYS has room for dessert.
Me, not so much. I am more of a savoury gal. Wine, cheese, bread, and this time of year pumpkin and gingerbread are high on my “loving it” list of things to eat. Home For The Holidays Festive Crunch Granola (another great gift idea) is my to go snack right now. I will eat it by the handful right out of the jar.
Boozy Food & Drink
I didn’t even tell my hubby I was making this boozy chocolate treat for him. It was a total surprise. You should have seen his eyes light up when I walked into the room with this on the plate. Just like a kid in a candy store. Coming from someone who does not have a sweet tooth, even I thought this tasted delicious. Beats anything in the store that’s for sure. After all, it is hard to buy good tasting boozy sweets.
The great thing about making this chocolate fudge recipe is you can adjust the amount of alcohol you use. Heck, you can even swap out the bourbon for something else. We totally enjoyed our Boozy Bourbon Iced Coffee during the summer, but rum would work too. Speaking of rum, ’tis the season for our favourite treat, Rum & Eggnog Latte. Eggnog season is too short as far as I’m concerned.
So this chocolate fudge really is simple. Chocolate, condensed milk, butter, vanilla and bourbon. Melt it, mix it, and pour into a pan. I also added some pink Himalayan salt on top. Let it sit in the fridge till set. Cut and devour this decadent treat. I find it best served at room temperature.
Head on into the kitchen and whip up a batch. I assure you this is the perfect “pick me up”, and you just might want to hide a few pieces of this for yourself. If your house is like mine, it won’t last long.Try to save a piece (or two) for Santa. He just might like to take a piece of this Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge back home to Mrs. Claus. She deserves a treat too!
From our house to yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
Please share this post, and follow me on social media.
Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge (Food Gift Idea)
- 10 ounces milk chocolate
- 10 ounces dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 14 ounces condensed milk (1 can)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (optional)
Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan, and line with parchment paper.
Cut the chocolate into large pieces. Place in a bowl over hot (simmering) water (on the stove top). Cook until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir often.
Add the butter and condensed milk. Cook for 1-2 minutes until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. **mixture will be VERY thick**
Add the bourbon, vanilla and salt to the mixture. Mix well.
Pour into prepared baking dish. Press into the pan. Smooth top if you wish.
Sprinkle the sea salt over the top (optional).
Place the fudge in the fridge to firm. (about 2 hours)
When ready, remove the pan from the fridge. Take the fudge out of the pan and place it on a cutting board. At this point I like to let it come up to room temperature for about 30 minutes or so.
Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge in to squares. **NOTE** I like to run my knife under hot water to heat it. Be sure to wipe the water off the knife before using.
I like to serve this at room temperature. It will keep for at least a month in a sealed container in the fridge. You can also freeze it as well.
Feel free to use any alcohol of your choice (or none at all). I used both milk and dark chocolate, but you can experiment and try all dark if you like.