Christmas Goodies: Aunt Diana’s Kahlua Fudge

This fudge has been a delicious Christmas staple in my family for years – I couldn’t really tell you how long; it just seems like it has always been around. Growing up, my Aunt Diana would make many batches of this delicious confection every year, and every year she would always gift a brick of it to my dad. I remember staring it in the fridge, knowing how special it was, and wishing I was in the fudge gifting club.

Aunt Diana was an amazing baker and cook, and she LOVED Christmas so much. She was with us much too short of a time, and it only seems right that I share her beloved fudge recipe today, on the 5th anniversary of her passing. So, here’s a fudgey toast in honor of her memory; a shout out and some love to my dear Aunt Diana.

Aunt Diana's Kahlua Fudge

1/4 C Kahlua
1 1/3 C sugar
7 oz jar of marshmallow creme
2/3 C evaporated milk
1/4 c butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C milk chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
First, gather your ingredients


If you’re making a single batch, as listed above, I’d recommend a 5 qt sauce pan for cooking, and either a large loaf pan (pictured) if you’re giving a whole brick to someone, or an 8×8 pan if you’re going to cut into squares and package as shown above.


Or, if you’d like to make a double batch, I’d recommend a stock pot and a 9×13 pan. Whatever you choose, make sure to line it in foil!


Before starting to cook, I like to have my chocolate chips, vanilla, lined pan, and nuts (if you’re using them) prepped and ready for action.


Combine sugar, marshallow creme, Kahula, salt, evaporated milk and butter in a large saucepan.


Cook over medium to medium-high heat, bringing to a rapid boil. Make sure to stir! Here’s what it will look like along the way.


When it gets to boiling, (takes about 10 minutes to get there for me) stir constantly for an additional 5 minutes. Make sure you keep stirring or you’ll have some burned bits in your fudge. It will probably still be pretty delicious regardless, though.


Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and stir.


Add nuts and vanilla.


Pour into a foil lined pan and refrigerate until firm






3 thoughts on “Christmas Goodies: Aunt Diana’s Kahlua Fudge”

  1. I attempted to make this today. Thanks for the step by step. I’ve never made fudge before. I didn’t have kahlua so I used baileys. Hope it turns out.

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