Baking

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and stir.

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Add nuts and vanilla.

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Pour into a foil lined pan and refrigerate until firm

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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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