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Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Fudge

4.87 from 46 votes

posted: 12/13/17

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This Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Fudge is your favorite liquor and chocolate COMBINED! Make this easy homemade fudge recipe with condensed milk in five minutes! It’s so fast and delicious. You won’t be able to eat just one piece.

For even more great easy fudge recipes make sure you look at these 25 easy fudge recipes.

A pile of the Jack Daniel's Fudge which is shaped as small cubes.

One of my most popular recipes this time of year is my Bailey’s Fudge. Actually, all of my fudge recipes are really popular this time of year, but especially the Bailey’s Fudge. Guys. People like their liquor and their chocolate together. Maybe a reason why this Red Wine Chocolate Cake is so popular.

I recently got a comment on my Bailey’s Fudge recipe from someone asking me to make Jack Daniel’s Fudge. And I was immediately intrigued.


I like whiskey.

Next to a glass of whiskey is a tower of cubed Jack Daniel's Fudge

Also . . . . at the risk of all of you coming together to start an intervention for this weird blogger stranger who’s posts you sometimes read . . . . I started another blog . . . . that is only cocktails.

Shake Drink Repeat is my new little fun side hobby because I have an abundance of free time.

Guys. I like sarcasm too.

SDR is a work in progress, but my hope is that in the future (read: After Christmas when I have more time), it will be the home of tons of fun and obscure cocktails that you can play with at home.

A close up photo of the Jack Daniel's Whiskey Fudge that is shaped as a cube.


Let’s talk about this fudge!


The key to making an easy homemade fudge is to start with sweetened condensed milk. The basic ratio is 14 oz sweetened condensed milk to 3 cups of chocolate chips. But when you start throwing in other liquids (like whiskey) or other things (like Nutella) you have to tweak things a little bit.


  • Make sure that you stick to the recipe. I know, this is not a novel idea, but it’s pretty important.
  • When you measure the sweetened condensed milk, use a glass measuring cup and measure to the 8 oz mark. Do NOT use the whole can.
  • Make sure you buy SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK. It looks incredibly similar to the evaporated milk, but they work very differently. Your fudge will not set if you use evaporated milk.
  • Before cutting this fudge, stick it in the refrigerator (covered) for an hour. It will make it cut much more smooth.
  • To get the crisp edges you see on my fudge, I actually used a pairing knife and sliced of a tiny bit. You don’t need to do that if you aren’t a food blogger. It still tastes great with rough edges.
A pile of cubed Jack Daniels fudge. One of the top cubes has a small bite out of it.
This Jack Daniels Fudge Recipe is so easy and delicious!
4.87 from 46 votes

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Fudge

Serves: 25 pieces
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
This Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Fudge is your favorite liquor and chocolate COMBINED!  Make this easy homemade fudge recipe with condensed milk in five minutes!


  • 3 1/2 cups chocolate chips I used milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk see note
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s whiskey


  • Line an 8 by 8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl melt the chocolate chips in the microwave according to package instructions.
  • Stir in the sweetened condensed milk, the vanilla extract, and the whiskey.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish.  Cover with aluminum foil and let set completely (about four to eight hours).  Refrigerate for 1 hour before slicing. This last step of refrigeration is optional, but makes the fudge slice nicely.
  • Enjoy and store in an airtight container for two weeks.


Make sure you measure this out. A can from the grocery store is 14 oz and more than you need. Also make sure you are buying sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk as they are on the shelf next to each other and that is an easy mistake to make.
Author: Lisa Longley
This Jack Daniels Fudge Recipe is so easy and delicious!

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  1. Frances McPhilomy says

    I have used this recipe exclusively. Just changed out the alcohol.
    Comes out perfect each time. Also sometimes I add different nuts.
    I receive a lot of good feedback and requests for more

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like it!

  2. Audrey says

    I’m looking forward to trying your fudge recipes. I have a question. Why does some fudge have to be stored in the refrigerator while others like your chocolate, peanut butter & Jack Daniels don’t?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I can’t speak for other people’s recipes, but my fudge is perfectly fine at room temperature for two weeks.

  3. Beverley says

    I have not made this yes but have all the ingredients and will soon, I have a question. I live in an incredibly hot nad humid tropical climate, no AC in the kitchen and no central air – it can hit 50C in the kitchen. Where can I set the fudge? I read not to store it in the fridge but given where I am I think that is all I can to – any suggestions? thanks

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would try and see if it sets on the counter, and then if it doesn’t, absolutely put it in the fridge!

  4. Donna Tate says

    Is it possible to increase the whiskey a bit? Mine was almost non-detectable in the taste.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Unfortunately no. If you do that, you run the risk of the fudge not setting. If you aren’t concerned about that, have at it! I’ve had people do that and then scoop it into truffles.

  5. Patty O says

    I made this for a Super Bowl party and it was a big hit. I even got some orders to make more. It is sooo easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy everyone loved it!

  6. Laci says

    I use this recipe every year. it’s worth it.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like it!

  7. Maureen says

    I don’t have any JD. But, my son has a similar brand. Will any whiskey suffice? I’m not a whiskey drinker. If you think only JD will do, I can buy a small bottle. Thanks

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yup! Any whiskey will work.

  8. Mandy Kennedy says

    Can I heat and melt chocolate and condensed milk on the stove instead of the microwave?

    • Lisa Longley says


  9. Cynthia says

    5 stars
    Hi Lisa, could you please tell me the conversion of chocolate chips and Condensed milk in grams ?
    Also whiskey in ml?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Chocolate chips – 595 grams, Sweetened condensed milk – 312 grams, whiskey – 59.15 ml

  10. Charmaine Parrish says

    Hi, I made this fudge and I think I stuck to the instructions the best I could but it’s not firm when I cut it. Can I do anything to salvage it ? Thank you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      You could spoon them into truffles, and dip them in chocolate!

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