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Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Are you looking for an idea for a great handmade (and lovingly wrapped) Christmas present?  This recipe for Bailey’s Irish cream fudge is sure to please your friends.

I love fudge, and I love Baileys, so what’s better than the two things on their own? Why, the two of them together of course!

Get ready to make this tasty, boozy fudge with the recipe below.

Bailey's Irish cream fudge in a red striped box on top of a blue tablecloth next to a pinecone on a bine bough.

Bailey’s Irish cream is a traditional favorite liqueur.  The flavor is rich and creamy and it can be used in all sorts of holiday desserts to add a special touch to any sweet treat.

Making Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

The fudge is easy to do.  If you don’t have Bailey’s Irish Cream on hand, try my Homemade Bailey’s recipe. It tastes good, is easy to make and costs much less than the original Bailey’s.

To make this recipe you will need these ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup of Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 – 7 oz-jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 pkg of butterscotch chips
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

The fudge is easy to make. Just be sure to cook it as long as the recipe suggests so that it will set well.

A pile of Bailey's Irish cream fudge on a white plate against a red background.

Fudge makes a great Christmas gift.  Just line a Dollar Store holiday gift box with some tissue paper, add your fudge and you’ll have a personalized gift that everyone will love. 

Be sure to include the recipe! Your gift recipients will want to make it themselves!

Yield: 36 pieces

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge

The flavor of this holiday fudge is made extra special by adding Bailey's Irish cream to the ingredients list

Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup of Bailey's Irish cream
  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 - 7 oz-jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 pkg of butterscotch chips
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine Bailey's Irish cream and the instant coffee.
  2. Microwave on high for 10 seconds. or until melted and dissolved well.
  3. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter, milk, sugar and marshmallow cream.
  4. Slowly stir in the Bailey's coffee mixture; mix well and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butterscotch chips and vanilla extract.
  6. Stir for 3-4 minutes. until the mixture is smooth. Pour into a foil lined 8 x 8" pan.
  7. Chill to set and then cut into pieces.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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