‘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? Especially chocolate fudge.
Homemade fudge is always a great addition to the holiday treat tray. Especially when it is spiked with booze. You can’t buy this at the store.
OMG can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? 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”.
This easy fudge recipe will be the hit of the holidays. Chocolate is welcomed all year long, but especially this time of year.
The holiday madness has begun. 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.
Santa is also making his rounds attending ALL the parades. This year we are taking the grandkids for a ride on the Polar Express! Maybe I should slip Santa some of this delicious fudge recipe?
EDIBLE GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS
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.
Edible food gifts are great to GIVE and to RECEIVE. In fact, check out my post 28 Unique Edible Gifts for Christmas.
The first thing I think of that makes a GREAT food gift is gourmet 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. I know they would appreciate this boozy fudge recipe.
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS EASY HOMEMADE FUDGE
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.
The one thing he also loves is condensed milk. This chocolate fudge just happens to be sweetened with condensed milk.
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.
This is a super easy fudge recipe. It just happens to contain one of his favourite ingredients too, condensed milk! Yup I know, he certainly has a sweet tooth.
You will need:
- milk chocolate
- dark chocolate
- vanilla extract
- condensed milk
- Himalayan sea salt (for garnish)
As you can see this is a VERY SWEET treat. Hubby does have a nice collection of bourbon, so it was not hard to pick out one for this delicious fudge recipe.
I would recommend as with ALL the alcohol I cook with, use ONLY alcohol YOU like. I mean, if it is something you will not drink, don’t cook with it. Also, be sure to use GOOD QUALITY chocolate, it does make a HUGE difference.
HOW TO MAKE BOOZY BOURBON FUDGE
This easy fudge recipe requires really NO cooking at all. If you can melt chocolate, you can make this like a pro!
Here is what you do:
- cut the chocolate into chunks
- grease and line a pan with parchment paper (makes it so much easier to get the fudge out of the pan)
- melt the chocolate (complete instructions in the recipe card below)
- add the butter and condensed milk
- add the bourbon and vanilla
- pour into pan
- top with sea salt
- let the fudge set (this is the HARDEST part)
- when ready, remove from pan, but into squares and EAT!
See, I told you this was a super easy fudge recipe.
Here are a few suggestions. I used an *(affiliate link) 8×8 baking pan. For the salted top, I used *(affiliate link) Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. It works nicely. Be sure to line your pan with *(affiliate link) parchment paper to make it easier to remove the fudge from the pan.
When it is time to cut the fudge, be sure to bring it to room temperature for at least 30 minutes. I ALSO like to heat my knife under hot water between cuts.
How do you store the fudge? Well, I like to keep it in a sealed container. I usually place it in the basement (it is cooler there), and to HIDE it from everyone LOL! It will last for a few weeks. Who am I kidding, it will be eaten LONG before that.
BOOZY FOOD AND 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 homemade fudge tastes delicious. Beats anything in the store that’s for sure. After all, it is hard to buy good-tasting boozy sweets, and certainly no alcohol fudge options.
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.
How about whiskey fudge. Oh, I know wine fudge. Fudge with alcohol has NO limits. Rum fudge sounds like a plan too. Just remember not to give this to the kiddos.
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.
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! This is the BEST chocolate fudge recipe I have ever made.
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From our house to yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
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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 into 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.