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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Recipe: Kahlua Fudge

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The very first time I made this fudge, I accidentally made brownies.
To be fair, I was (one) a teenager who'd never made fudge before, (two) cooking by myself, and (three) the recipe for the fudge was on the same paper as the recipe for the brownies, so I just started reading the wrong one without realizing.

I figured something had to be amiss when I started adding eggs and flour and preheating the oven, but at that point I just had to follow through and make the brownies. They were delicious all the same, but really, I'm more of a fudge girl, so this is the recipe I'd like to share.

Fudge ingredients

What's in it:
1 1/3 cups sugar
7 ounces (one jar) marshmallow fluff
2/3 cup evaporated milk (The 5oz can is in truth, just shy of 2/3 cup, but I wasn't going to buy the bigger can and then throw the rest away.)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips (I did all semisweet, because the bags of milk chocolate chips actually have less in them for the same price as the semisweet. And I refuse to be taken advantage of in the grocery store.)
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Putting it together:

1. Line an 8" square baking pan with foil.
2. In a 2 quart saucepan, melt the butter, and add sugar, fluff, evaporated milk, Kahlua and salt.
3. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring constantly for five minutes. You may want to consider some sort of protection for your hands and clothes at this point (especially if you haven't taken outfit photos yet). Molten sugar is bound to jump out of the pan and get on you. My hand got burned, but you wont see the scar in my photos, I'm photoshopping it out.
4. Remove from heat, and add all the chocolate you haven't eaten yet. (I know you've been snacking.)
5. Stir until melted.
6. Add nuts and vanilla. And possibly another tablespoon of Kahlua if you like your candy extra boozy.
7. Pour into prepared pan. Get someone to help you do this. That pot is crazy hot!
8. Refrigerate until firm. Waiting is hard, use this time to lick all the remaining fudge out of the pot.

Yields two pounds.

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And before you know it, that is all that will be left.

27 comments:

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just had lunch but wouldn't mind some fudge now!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

monica said...

that is some seriously yummy looking fudge

Lyosha said...

sounds yammy!~ I'll definitely try!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Closet Fashionista said...

Mmm delish! Though I would do without the Kahlua, haha :)
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Chaucee said...

holy moly that looks delicious! whenever i have sweets in the house i just have to eat them, that's why i can't make anything or bake anything sweet! ha.

Courtney Erin said...

OMG...I need a plate of that. Now.

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Jill said...

I'll have to try out that recipe once lent is over (made the terrible decision of giving up sugar.)

Thanks,
Jill (www.lifeloveandcake.com)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

You make it sound so easy! I tried and failed to make fudge at christmas! It just didn't set! Someone said I didn't get it hot enough but the thermometer said I did! So I had a vat of chocolate fudge sauce instead!
Daisy Dayz

em.me.ma said...

wow i have never thougtha bout making my own fudge how long do they last for?

jess said...

Oooh! My mom would love this.

woreout said...

I've never considered making my own fudge but after reading this post I may give it a go. I must admit though that I love your colorful serving dish with the girl holding the lovely cake. Where ever did you get it?!

Alex Elizabeth said...

OMG fudge with Kahlua? Pretty much amazing. I should try to cook more, but it's so difficult without a real kitchen in New York and only one tiny burner.

Ali said...

ugh fudge is such a beautiful and delectable thing. I've never made any before, so maybe.. maybe I will.. make this (if I don't slurp it all up before it cools e__e!)

sacramento said...

It looks soooooooooooooo delicious.
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Amber said...

Kahlua spiked fudge sound ridiculously good. That stuff looks dangerous..for my ass.

k come karolina said...

you look great!i love it!!!



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K.
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Mmmm!!! I love good fudge! So GOOD!
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Mmmm!!! I love good fudge! So GOOD!
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Daniela said...

I'm not a huge fan of fudge but the recipe seems easy enough to make for others

rlutz said...

YUM...drool... anything with marshmallow fluff make me very happy!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

YUM!!!! Alcohol and chocolate- two of my favourite things (I kid, I kid...somewhat truthful though!) And how adorable are your new plates housing the fudge!

Bonnie said...

Mr. A and I bought fudge this weekend, but it didn't make it home. Actually, it didn't make it out of the parking lot. Whoops!

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Mochachocolata Rita said...

omg! SC is a fudge maniac, he'd so love this! can I use marshmallow to replace the jar of marshmallow fluff? (i don't think I can find marshmallow fluff here)

christine said...

hmmmmmmm haven't had fudge in ages! That looks aHHmazing especially on the cute plate :)

Christine

DelaChic

Agora tô pronta said...

So Delicious!
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Gray Skies said...

I've never tried to make fudge. I always thought it was complicated, but after reading this recipe it doesn't seem to be. And the kahlua makes it very tempting to try :)

Jessica said...

I love making fudge with the marshmallow fluff - it's so tasty! Truth be told, I always get two jars of fluff because I snack on one while making the recipe!