I love making finger food for New Years Eve, and no New Years Eve party is complete without dessert. This Baileys Fudge is smooth and creamy with a delicious hint of Irish cream. It’s so easy to make and the perfect New Years Eve menu idea.
New Years Eve is such a fun holiday for entertaining. Instead of going out to a restaurant, I love spending time with friends and family at home. Whether I’m entertaining guests, or whether we’re going over to a friend’s house – I always bring dessert.
Fudge is such a great addition to any holiday party, and this Baileys fudge is always a hit. It’s a great New Years Eve menu idea because it tastes delicious, is a little extra special thanks to the Baileys, and is easily made ahead of time.
The fudge has a creamy chocolate flavor and perfectly smooth consistency. The Baileys cuts the sweetness, and makes it the perfect grown up dessert.
How to Make Baileys Fudge
This chocolate fudge recipe is so easy to make. There’s only 4 ingredients, and you don’t even need a candy thermometer.
I like to use a double boiler for making fudge because it melts the chocolate more evenly. You’ll melt together chocolate chips and a can of sweetened condensed milk over low heat. Gently stir to ensure everything melts together smoothly.
I use semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe because the flavor is a little richer (which I prefer), but you can also use milk chocolate for a creamier fudge or even 50% dark chocolate for an even richer fudge.
Once smooth, remove from the heat and stir in the Baileys along with a little corn syrup. Make sure to stir quite vigorously so everything mixes evenly. You can also add in some chopped walnuts too. I like the added texture and they make the fudge taste a little less sweet too.
The chocolate fudge mixture is then poured into an 8×8 inch square pan (9×9 inch works too), and place in the fridge to chill.
This Baileys fudge is creamy, chocolate-y and has a delicious hint of Irish cream that makes it perfect for the holidays. It’s the perfect grown up chocolate fudge recipe, and a delicious dessert for your New Years Eve menu.
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- 18 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1/4 cup Baileys
- Line an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper or line with aluminium foil and grease lightly.
- Using a double boiler, add 1 inch of hot water to the lower pot. If you don't have a double boiler, in a medium saucepan add 1 inch of hot water. Place a large glass bowl over top, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the hot water.
- Heat the double boiler over low heat.
- Add the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to the upper pot of your double boiler or the glass bowl. Gently stir as everything melts together.
- Once fully melted, remove the the upper pot/glass bowl from the burner and stir in the corn syrup. Then vigorously stir in the Baileys.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and allow to chill in the fridge for 4 hours.
- Cut into squares and serve.
- Fudge can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature.
- For firmer fudge, store in the fridge.