Kahlua and Dark Chocolate Fudge

Right before Christmas I made Irish cream and pistachio fudge which made it to my Christmas goodie bag. It was a real success so I figured I had to make another batch. We didn’t get to enjoy the Irish cream batch because I had to give it all away to family and friends so we really had to have it again. This time I made it with dark chocolate and a different type of liquor.

The Irish cream fudge used white chocolate which is the chocolate that is highest in fat and sugar so the texture was slightly different nevertheless the dark chocolate and Kahlua fudge was also fantastic.

You can use another type of liquor, nuts or even use bittersweet chocolate if you prefer. You can get creative and make your own version. I am pretty much using the Irish cream and pistachio fudge as my master recipe.

Anyhow if you get to make this I hope you enjoy it!


Kahlua and Dark Chocolate Fudge

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 40 pieces


36 oz dark chocolate chips, I always use the Ghirardelli brand, 3 bags
1 can sweetened condensed milk, I use organic
1/2 cup Kahlua liquor plus 3-4 tablespoons
1/3-1/2 cup raw pistachios



Line a 8x8 square baking pan with tin foil and lightly grease it.

In a medium sauce pan, on low heat, combine all of the ingredients except pistachios. Stir constantly until chocolate has almost melted.

Turn off heat and continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted. Add pistachios and pour evenly into prepared pan. Let cool until set, remove foil and cut into small squares.

I store the fudge in an air tight container for up to two weeks.

NOTE: You can use baking bars instead of chocolate chips as the content of fat and sugar is different and you will obtain a better result. The only downside is that they are more expensive since you will need 36 ounces. For me the chocolate chips worked fine :-)

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  1. These look delicious! Thanks for posting! Oh – and I love your photos.

  2. Aww, I want to make these but I don’t really know what to buy when it comes to espresso powder. I guess I’ll try using instant coffee. And I second the photo loving. Can we get a photography tutorial? Please? :) When I make your recipes, I always take pictures and the pictures are always ugly and very unlike yours. Yours are so perfect, like they all belong in a book.

  3. Hamannde,

    I think instant coffee will work, let me know when you try them. I am actually making another batch today because they are already gone and they are so good :-) I actually going to used them for the mocha popsicles I want to make. I am loving the popsicle making :-) and so easy since there is no baking involved….

    About the photo tutorial, the trick is on the camera really!! I bought a niece decent camera for Christmas this year and even if the food looks bad the camera makes it look nice, and I am not kidding. I also bought an extra lens for close ups. It is an awesome machine. I really just shut and try to use different angles as well as trying to shoot in the day light. Besides that I don’t take nothing else into consideration because I really don’t have the time to use diffusers, and other props people use to make their photography better. Maybe one day but for now this is just it. Using a decent camera is what makes the pictures look awesome :-)

    The camera and lenses I use are:


    and the extra lens:


    I would actually give a tutorial if I thought I actually used tricks, props and photography techniques to make my pictures better, but I really don’t. I just use this awesome camera and use natural light :-)

  4. How funny, I have the Canon T1i (one step below your camera) and the same lens! But you’re obviously doing something different. Thank you very much for your advice! :)

    I will let you know if the instant coffee works!

  5. Hamannde,

    I some times use construction paper for my backgrounds which I forgot to mention, but really nothing much. Finding the right angle is kind of key for taking good pictures, which I sometimes can’t find :-)

  6. You make it sound so easy but I think it’s incredibly difficult. I’ll take 250 pictures of something and not a single one comes out nicely. Oh well, I guess there’s nothing to do except practice more. :(

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