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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.

4.88 from 31 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. Jo b says

    I had a go at this recipe and mine didnt set. I poured it into sterile jars and labelled it “Baileys chocolate spread”. It was lovely! Every cloud has a silver lining

  2. Gabby says

    Is this recipe kid friendly?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Nope! It has alcohol in it.

  3. Monica Gallo-Elwell says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. Easy and set perfectly. Thank you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy you liked it Monica!

  4. Deborah Rice says

    Just add a warning that your fudge might not set if it is raining, snowing, or is a very humid day. The moisture in the air can be absorbed into the fudge and dissolve the sugar crystals.

  5. Cheryl says

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it’s the best fudge ever!! I used 1/8 cup Bailey’s and 1/8 cup Kalhua and left off the mint chips because the grocery store was out of them. Rich, creamy, delicious!! Took some to my sister’s for Thanksgiving today and it got rave reviews!! I’m about to have another piece right now!! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oooo the combo is such a great idea!

  6. April Garza says

    Hi! I can’t wait to try this recipe!! A couple of questions though. I.) Does this fudge need to remain cold in order to stay set or will it hold up at room temp after setting? and II.) How long will the fudge last refrigerated?

    Thank you! :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      It will hold it’s shape sitting out but it will be softer than a typical fudge. It will last about two weeks. Enjoy!

  7. Laura says

    5 stars
    Love this and all of your recipes that I’ve tried. Can’t wait for more!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Laura!

  8. Katie says

    5 stars
    Sorry, there are a LOT of comments on this post, so I haven’t read all of them, but if it hadn’t been mentioned yet, I’d like to recommend that people try this recipe using other Bailey’s flavors. We made this fudge recently using the Chocolate Cherry Bailey’s, and it’s been very popular with my coworkers. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Kerrill Lewis says

    Found you when looking for a Hot Buttered Rum recipe (found lots of those). Glad to find your fudge recipes and excited to start making the different ones. What I do when I find a recipe I want to try is print out the recipe, read it, then go through all the reviews. I make notes of the tips, alternate ingredients, and other helpful comments on the print-out. I also note the website, date printed, email address for comments, and name of person having website/recipe for reference. This takes time, but it helps!! So glad I found you!
    Regarding the Bailey’s Fudge, in reading the comments it seemed that there was confusion about “1 cup” of sweetened condensed milk and what that meant. One cup of any liquid is 8 ounces. It doesn’t matter if it is a thick liquid or watery liquid, one cup is 8 ounces. Just my observation.

  10. Carrie T says

    4 stars
    I sadly did not have Baileys or alcohol of any kind when I made this but I did have a sugar free hazelnut flavored coffee syrup on hand that I used instead. It worked out pretty well.

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