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posted: 11/21/14

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Chocolate Amaretto Fudge! You are only four ingredients away from this amazing fudge!

Chocolate Amaretto Fudge!  You are only four ingredients away from this amazing fudge!

So yesterday was Quinn’s surgery. I think that I underestimated how stressed I was about it until the night before . . . and then the drive there when I felt so full of stress that I was going to burst.

But when we got there, Quinn was the picture of calm. She let them do all the things they needed to do  . . . . measuring her oxygen, taking her blood pressure, changing her into a gown. And then pretty much as quick as it began, it was over. And she was fine.

 . . . . Sort of.

Don’t get me wrong! The surgery went totally fine. But general anesthesia is a lot for a little body! It took her awhile to wake up, and when she did, she wasn’t super happy about it. But still, she was pretty much the picture of calm and so brave, even when they took out her IV.

Chocolate Amaretto Fudge!  You are only four ingredients away from this amazing fudge!

She ended up being in more pain than we thought she would be. It was difficult for her to move, and agonizing to see her wince with pain. When we got home with her, she went straight to bed and just conked out . . . which we also didn’t expect. Both things did nothing good for my anxiety about it all.

Can I be honest? I worry that as you are reading this you are judging me for talking about my own anxiety about it all, rather than my empathy for poor Quinn. But please let me assure you that I can do both. I can be totally anxiety ridden and thinking about losing my son during surgery, and also full of compassion for Quinn, who is undergoing something SO big when she is so little. I can do both.

Chocolate Amaretto Fudge!  You are only four ingredients away from this amazing fudge!

Anyway.

Things felt a little better when she got up from her nap and she was happy and more rested, and in less pain . . . but even as I write this, I’m still worried about her. I want to fast forward two weeks when all the bandages are off, all the pain medicine is gone, and she’s back to jumping on her brother’s back and trying to ride him like a horse.

But! At the end of the day when we were saying what we were thankful for, Quinn said, “I’m thankful for Mom, because she takes such good care of me.” And then my hearted melted and my insides turned to jelly and all my anxiety melted away . . . for a little.

And when I was putting her to bed, I said to her, “I’m so proud of you, Buddy. You did so great today.” And she said, “You did great today too.”

From the mouths of babes, right?

Chocolate Amaretto Fudge!  You are only four ingredients away from this amazing fudge!

Let’s talk about this fudge, okay? Because it’s chocolate with booze in it, which I’m pretty sure is the answer to this kind of day.

Based on what you guys have been sharing and liking on my Facebook Page, you guys want CANDY! Especially candy that is good for the holidays, easy to make, and would make a nice addition to a tray of goodies. This Chocolate Amaretto Fudge, is totally that. And hello? It’s FOUR ingredients! It doesn’t get a lot better than that.

Oh wait. It does. You know, when you add BOOZE!

Hang onto your hats people, theres a lot more candy where this came from.

4.65 from 17 votes

Chocolate Amaretto Fudge

Serves: 36 pieces
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Chocolate Amaretto Fudge! You are only four ingredients away from this amazing fudge!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chocolate chip I used milk chocolate
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 TBSPs amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Line an 8 by 8 square pan with aluminum foil.
  • Melt the chocolate chips over medium heat. While they are melting, stir in the sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly.
  • When it is fully melted, add the vanilla and the amaretto and fully combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and place in the refrigerator for at least four hours, though overnight is best.
  • Remove the foil lined fudge from the pan, remove the foil, and cut. Store in the refrigerator.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Lynn says

    I’m using semi-sweet chips how much more amaretto should I use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Same amount of amaretto :)

  2. Leslie Jirouschek says

    See these fudge recipes….!

  3. Shari says

    5 stars
    Is there a reciped for Kahlus fudge?

    • Lisa Longley says

      No, but I think you could just sub the Kahlua for the Amaretto.

      • Cheryl says

        Think I will try substituting frangelico – I’ll let you know how it turns out. ????. Thanks for the recipe!

        • Lisa Longley says

          Let me know how it goes!

  4. Lawrence says

    Hi , Quick question. Why does the Amaretto Fudge require only 2TBSP of Amaretto while the other fudge requires 1/4 of a cup of the booze ( Bailey’s and Fireball whiskey). I love Amaretto, can I increase to 1/4 cup with out destroying the mixture?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It was the first recipe I did with alcohol, and I was nervous to use too much. So I think you can definitely try with 1/4 cup!

  5. Kg says

    Im sorry but confused the writter kept saying she. Then reffered to her son quinn who was having surgery.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I lost my second child, a son named Elliot, during a surgery when he was one week old. So I was referring to the anxiety I felt because of that trauma while dealing with my daughter (Quinn’s) surgery.

  6. Pam says

    I have a dumb question to ask. Can kids eat this? Does the alcohol freeze out?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I wouldn’t personally give this to my children because the alcohol does not cook out.

  7. Mary Esther says

    5 stars
    I’m so sorry about your son. I just lost my daughter in September. She was 36 years old and also slipped away during surgery. Needless to say I don’t feel like celebrating. But we all have obligations. For some reason I thought amaretto fudge sounded so good!saw your recipe then read your beautiful post. I think it’s a sign that I picked the right recipe. Thank you and God Bless you and your beautiful family.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh Mary, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I would not wish the loss of a child on anyone. The loss of a one week old and the loss of a 36 year old are no where near the same thing, but I can tell you that my loss has become less painful with time, and I hope yours will as well. Give yourself a lot of grace this holiday season and do only what sounds okay. I’m hoping the fudge brings a small smile.

  8. tina says

    if you were to use amaretto oil do you know how much to use ?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I have no experience with amaretto oil, but it looks like it is similar to using vanilla extract in a recipe, which would require different ratios of everything, not just the amaretto. I would look for a basic fudge recipe (or use the one on the side of the can of sweetened condensed milk) and then just add few drops of the oil and taste it, seeing if you need more before the fudge sets.

  9. Murphey says

    Hi, hope all is well. Followed the recipe. Doesn’t taste like amaretto at all. I used white chocoate and slivered almonds. Almost used frangelica instead, used Kailua instead of vanilla. Anywhoo….my fudge is bland and so hard I can hardly cut it. Any advice?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Murphey! If I’m being honest, my advice would be to follow the recipe. Given the number of changes you made (especially switching from chocolate to white chocolate), its basically a completely different recipe, so I’m not really able to give you much insight as to what went wrong without making it myself.

  10. Loisanne Madden says

    I want to use this to coat plastic spoons , to be used in coffee. think it will work ?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Loisanne, that sounds dreamy! Unfortunately, I don’t think this recipe would firm up enough to work for that.

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