bailey fudge on a white board with christmas tags
bailey fudge on a white board with christmas tags

Baileys Fudge

Time
Prep: 15 mins
COOK: 25 MINS
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 36

One bite of our Baileys fudge is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! Don't keep it all to yourself though, why not share with friends and family as a great homemade Christmas gift.

bailey fudge on a white board with christmas tags
Really beautiful fudge. My first time making fudge and I can honestly say I will never buy it from the shops again. 
AnnMarie

Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

150ml

Milk

4tbsp

Demerara sugar

450g

Butter

115g

You will also need...

20cm square tin lined with baking parchment

Step 1 of 5

Put 100ml of the Baileys liqueur and all the other ingredients into a large non-stick saucepan, reserving 50ml of the liqueur to stir through the cooked fudge at the end (for extra flavour).  Melt everything together over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Step 2 of 5

Bring to a steady boil for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan to prevent it from catching. 

The mixture should reach 113-115°C on a sugar thermometer if you have one.  If you don't you can drop a little mixture into a bowl of ice-cold water - if it forms a soft, round ball that doesn't stick to your fingers then it should be ready.

Step 3 of 5

Remove the fudge from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Add the remaining liqueur and mix thoroughly.

Step 4 of 5

Beat the mixture until it just loses its shine and becomes very thick (this should take about 5-10 minutes).  The longer you beat once it starts to thicken, the crumblier the final fudge will be.  If you like it smooth - beat it only until it comes away from the sides of the pan, so its thick enough to still just about pour into a tin.

Step 5 of 5

Press into the prepared tin with the back of a spoon and leave to set before cutting into squares.

The fudge will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Baileys Fudge is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 34.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handmade Baileys Fudge This is so easy to make and everyone loves it. Went like "hot cakes".
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty This was easy to make and delicious. The family loved it. You can really taste the Baileys.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Made this fudge as presents for family lovely and easy to make and taste delicious, everyone loved it.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth I had some Bailey's left over from Christmas, so decided to give this a go. It was gorgeous! The recipe made plenty to go around, and everyone that it loved it. Will absolutely make again.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy recipe I found this recipe fool proof and so easy to do. It comes out perfect everytime
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely treat Beautiful, creamy, grown up fudge. Its perfect to make & give as a gift at Christmas. Everyone I've given it too has loved it. It's my go to fudge recipe ❤️
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Made this a few days ago and I love it. It's now my favourite flavour. I'll definitely be making more very soon.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Moreish! I made Baileys fudge for my family and friends. It was easy to make and tasted delicious. I’ll be making it as Christmas presents as well.
Date published: 2021-08-31
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