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Bailey’s Fudge

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posted: 11/13/16

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This Bailey’s Fudge is easy to make, tastes absolutely delicious, and is the perfect amount of rich amazingness!

In little cubes, the Bailey's Fudge has chopped up Andes chocolate on top.

You guys.

The most embarrassing thing happened to me the other day.

So I was at Target looking for cookie cutters shaped like ninjas because, I mean, why wouldn’t I be doing that on a random Tuesday night?

Side note, they are for a Christmas post that is coming your way soon ;)

In front of a bottle of Bailey's, a stack of Bailey's Fudge topped with chopped up Andes chocolate

I was walking around listening to my podcast and shopping, which has become my newest and very favorite pastime #nerdpastimes, and I guess going there I just assumed that ALL the Christmas stuff would be out. I mean, I’m working on all my Christmas posts, so it stands to reason that Target would have all their partridges in pear trees in a row . . . . that was supposed to be like ducks in a row . . . I sense it fell flat . . .

Anyway!

So, their Christmas stuff is not in fact all out as I thought it would be, but there were a bunch of guys opening boxes and putting it out. Given that shopping trips alone to Target are more rare than my house being clean and going with the kids makes me want to stab myself in the eye with all the plastic spoons Target has to offer . . . I thought I should just go and ask them about it. I mean. There had to be some ninja cookie cutters in those unpacked boxes. #firstworldproblems

In little cubes, the Bailey's Fudge has chopped up Andes chocolate on top.

So I ask one of the guys about it and made a joke about something because obviously I’m hilarious and need to show that to everyone all the time . . . . and you guys. I think he thought I was flirting with him! All of the sudden he worked into the conversation that he is married. You guys. It wasn’t a conversation. I was asking about cookie cutters!

All of the sudden it occurred to me “OMG. He thinks I’m flirting with him!!!” And as the thought occurred to me, approxiatmely 0.2 seconds after he mentioned his wife, my face went BEET red. Which I’m sure was really further evidence that for him that I was the most desperate of housewives. I was dying. I am not even kidding when I tell you that I seriously considered explaining to him, much in the same way that I have done here with you, dear wonderful strangers of the whole inter webs.

But then he quickly told me he didn’t have the cookie cutters and I swallowed what was left of my pride, hung my head, and high tailed it to the baking section where I promptly bought them out of chocolate chips, Ande’s pieces, and all the sweetened condensed milk I could get my hands on.

I already had Baileys.

#duh

In little cubes, the Bailey's Fudge has chopped up Andes chocolate on top.

And here, you have the Bailey’s Fudge bought from that fateful night, lol.

It is phenomenal, delicious, and so ridiculously easy. This fudge is perfect for gift giving because it is so insanely easy to make. And it is totally addictive. I made a video for this post (YAY!! . . . Other side note . . . did you know that you really get shown only like 1% of what I post on FB if you don’t interact with the posts . . Facebook loves showing you videos though, that’s why so many food bloggers you love have been doing them.) and because of that and the needs for a pan to make, a pan that was done . . . and a video retake that required ANOTHER pan, I literally have so much of this fudge.

And I’m okay with that :)

This fudge is fine out of the fridge, but if you want it to be very firm I would keep it in there. Enjoy peeps!

EDITED TO ADD: I have had a lot of complaints from people of this fudge not setting. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of Baileys, and when I originally made it I only used 1/4 cup. I’ve made it both ways and had it set, but I’m editing the recipe just to be on the safe side.

4.91 from 53 votes

Bailey’s Fudge

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This Bailey’s Fudge is easy to make, tastes absolutely delicious, and is the perfect amount of rich amazingness!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips about 21 ounces
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk (see note)
  • 1/4 cup Baileys see note
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Andes baking chips

Instructions

  • Line an 8 by 8 inch pan with aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for one minute, stir, and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the Baileys and the vanilla extract until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and top with the baking chips. Press in slightly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for four hours until firm. For firmer fudge store in the refrigerator.

Notes

I have had a lot of complaints from people of this fudge not setting. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of Baileys, and when I originally made it I only used 1/4 cup. I’ve made it both ways and had it set, but I’m editing the recipe just to be on the safe side.
Please do not use the entire 14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk in this recipe. Be sure to pour it into a glass measuring cup and only use 1 cup or 8 oz.
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. Nicki Tedesco says

    The top of the fudge looks like Andi’s candies…is it? I want to make this recipe this weekend…Thank you for posting it:)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yup! You’ll see listed in the ingredients how many Andes baking chips you’ll need.

  2. Margaret says

    Can you tell me what are Andes baking chips?

    • Lisa Longley says

      In the US we have Andes Candies and they are these great little bite sized chocolate bars. The chips are those just broken up. There is a link to them in the post, but if you can’t find them, you could top this with mini chocolate chips.

  3. Selkielass says

    Before I make these, I need to ask if they are okay for children and non alcohol drinkers, because of the liqueur. We don’t drink alcohol but do cook with it when the alcohol cooks off?? I’m not seeing that in the recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      There is really no cooking of the Baileys in this recipe, so the alcohol that goes into the recipe will be the same amount that people eat. In general it takes about 3 hours of cooking for alcohol to cook off.

  4. Trudy says

    Can dark chocolate chips be used in place of milk chocolate?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes!

  5. Lynette says

    4 stars
    What on earth is a baking chip? Baileys happens to be my favorite drop. I always get a liter for my birthday and then another for Christmas which is just around the corner.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Ande’s baking chips are a bag of Ande’s candies that have been roughly chopped. You can find them in the baking aisle. If you can’t find them you can top this with really anything. I would suggest mini chocolate chips.

  6. Candice says

    5 stars
    Hi Lisa! Any idea roughly what the shelf life is for the fudge? I’m trying to plan my attack for holiday baking :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      It tastes best in the first two weeks but freezes really really well!

  7. Jan says

    Can this fudge recipe be frozen?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! It will freeze really well.

  8. Elisabeth Lewis says

    I thought I would make this for Christmas and was curious as to how long it will last? How far ahead of Christmas can I make it?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m sorry I’m getting back to you so late. This has a 2 week shelf life but freezes very very well.

  9. Debbie says

    Hi Lisa Does the Andes give a hint of mint to the fudge?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Just the tiniest bit.

  10. Tracy says

    Wow! I really did a mess of this and it still turned out amazing! I don’t have a microwave so I melted the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over water on the stove. Then as I was adding the Baileys I thought ‘do other people keep their Baileys in the fridge? The cold seemed to be messing with the chocolate, although I was pouring it in slowly as stiring, then as I was adding the vanilla I realized something was wrong…I forgot to add the condensed milk!! **Oh, and also I made just half a batch. I’m surprised after all that it turned out perfect!! Best fudge I’ve ever made!!! So yummy!!!! Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh my gosh, you are too funny! I’m so glad it still worked out for you! Thank you for making my day with this comment.

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