If the word “fudge” doesn’t make your mouth water, you might not be Irish—or breathing for that matter! The sweet treat is even more alluring when you add “Irish cream” to its title. That’s why we’re sharing this easy recipe to whip up a batch in your own kitchen.
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
½ cup Irish cream (homemade or store-bought)
Line an 8-x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a heavy-bottom, medium-size saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and evaporated milk, allowing butter and sugars to melt over medium heat. Place a candy thermometer in the pan and continue stirring until the mixture reaches 236 degrees F. Remove from heat when it reaches this point and stir in the morsels and Irish cream. Pour into the baking pan and transfer to the refrigerator to chill until solid. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Want to get creative? For added flavor, try stirring in nuts or marshmallows during the last step. For presentation points, drizzle melted white chocolate morsels across the top of your fudge once it has set but before you cut it into squares.
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