Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bailey's Irish Cream and Pistachio Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream and Pistachio Fudge - ButterYum

Time of this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge - FUDGE!!  My selection, Bailey's Irish Cream and Pistachio Fudge.  It's so good, and it's so easy to make - it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish, requires only 4 ingredients, and there's no need to use a candy thermometer.  I found the recipe on the blog Eat Good 4 Life by Miryam.  She also has a tempting Kahlua and Dark Chocolate Fudge recipe that's just as easy, as well as all kinds of sweet treats and savory fare.  Lovely blog - I hope you'll stop by and pay her a visit.


Bailey's Irish Cream and Pistachio Fudge
makes one 9x9 square pan
adapted from Eat Good 4 Life

36 ounces white chocolate chips
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
6 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
1/3 cup pistachios, blanched and chopped (more is okay)

Lined a 9x9 pan with foil and lightly grease with butter (or use nonstick foil); set aside.

In a heavy-bottom sauce pan over low heat, combine the first 3 ingredients and stir constantly until the mixture is completely combined.  Remove from heat and stir in pistachios.  Pour into prepared pan and chill until set. Cut and serve.

Note:  I reduced the recipe to 1/3 which worked perfectly with one bag of chips and a small airplane size bottle of Irish Cream (50ml).





56 comments:

  1. This fudge is fantastic!! I'm gonna use it for my christmas presents!!!

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  2. Hey thanks so much for linking me in :-) This is one of my favorite fudges. It made it on last years Christmas goodie bags and it was a super success so this year it is making it on the list as well.

    Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog. Now you also have a new follower from me :-)

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  3. Your Bailey's fudge looks SOOOO much better than mine! :-)

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  4. That sounds yummy! I am doing 12 Days of Fudge for Christmas. I might need to try this one.

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  5. Ok, you had my attention at Bailey's and locked me in with pistachio! One question though, do you think I should buy extra so I know I have 1/2 cup for the fudge? Bailey's doesn't stay too long at my house! I found a recipe years ago to make your own Bailey's but it is not as good as the real thing! Definitely putting this on my Christmas list!

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  6. That looks delicious and your photo is GORGEOUS! I hope you will stop by and visit me, I'm #12 the EggNog Fudge :)

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  7. This is a keeper, off to make it now.
    Thanks Patricia. Happy Holidays to you!

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  8. What a wonderful shot and the fudge looks awesome... right for this festive season..:)
    Reva

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  9. Is that gorgeous or what? My kids would love this! The big ones!

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  10. Looks delish. I heart fudge!!!

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  11. Fantastic fudge recipe! Very unique but absolutely delicious! I'm saving this one.

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  12. I made some Maple Pecan fudge using the white chips and sweetened condensed last month and just loved it. I know I would love it with pistachios too. It is so beautiful! I will vote for you! Yum.

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  13. I love the simplicity of this recipe and how it looks great! BTW, I just voted for your picture. ;)

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  14. White chocolate and Bailey's???? You get my vote...fabulous!!!

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  15. My heavens, they look delicious! All this fudge is making my mouth water.

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  16. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
    Miz Helen

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  17. WOW. This looks amazing. I love fudge.

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  18. Mmm, sounds yummy!!

    -Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

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  19. Just the name of this makes me hungry! I love pistachio anything and with Bailey's...perfection!

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  20. This post is absolutely fetish-worthy and I've been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

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  21. Great taste combination! I am craving for it.

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  22. Oh yummy!

    I'm #2 (Nutella fudge w/ sea salt). I would love for you to stop by my blog if you haven't already :)
    http://thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com/2011/12/nutella-fudge-with-sea-salt.html

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  23. Thanks for the "like" on my Cappuccino Fudge! This looks great!
    http://kitchenjoyblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/crazy-cooking-challenge-cappuccino.html#comment-form

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  24. I love the white and green combination of this fudge. Great choice

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  25. Holy mackeral that sounds good!

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  26. it looks so rich and delicious! I love the combination of flavors

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  27. Butter Yum, this is an awesome Fudge! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. Oh. My. Goodness. That fudge looks AMAZING. SO smooth. YUM!!

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  29. THIS IS AWESOME!!! You got my vote for sure :) ...

    Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

    Love your blog by the way, "butteryum"...hehe awesome!

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  30. This looks like an amazing fudge.

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  31. No wonder this recipe won. It looks amazing!

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  32. This is my kind of recipe - so easy and so delicious! You have also used two of my favorite ingredients - Irish Cream and Pistachios. Thank you for sharing this delicious treat!

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  33. i LOVE fudge. white chocolate anything is a winner in my eyes, but this combination of pistachios and irish cream is amazing. oh, how my mouth waters. :)

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  34. This looks fantastic and perfect because my mom is allergic to chocolate (because white chocolate isn't made from the cocao plant, we're all good). I was thinking of adding some dried cranberries into half to make it appear Christmas-y, too (plus, I just happened to have some). If it's bad, I'm only ruining a handful. I do white chocolate lollipops with pistachios, golden raisins and dried cranberries and it's an A+ in presentation. Can't wait to make this!

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  35. Hi,
    that makes my mouth watering, just by looking at the photo. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  36. Nice fudge link up!
    Goodness your Bailey's Fudge look great! I saw this on Southern MOM Cooks St. Patty's Day Link up. I would LOVE and be honored if you came an linked it up to mine. I just posted it today.

    Everyone who links up any of their St. Patrick's Day post will get a pin from me on Pinterest! Also if you are on Pinterest, I'll follow you! Join in the fun.

    Susie

    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-blog-hop-link-up.html

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  37. So awesome! Thanks for linking up in my St. Patrick's Day Ideas & Recipe link up! You rock. I just gave you a pin and now following you on Pinterest! Have a super week! Susie

    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-blog-hop-link-up.html

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  38. This looks amazing! I would love some pistachio fudge. There so pretty too!

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  39. What a great fudge! My husband LOVES pistachios, he would eat this so fast!

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  40. I tried to leave a comment before... think it got deleted...
    I made this last night at midnight (snack time?) to bring to my father for his birthday. It was my first time making fudge and it came out beautifully! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Excellent - so glad you liked it. Happy Bday to your Dad!

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  41. Patricia, I just love your blog and have been following it for a couple of years now! This fudge is the most AMAZING fudge I ever have had the priviledge to make. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing these perfect recipes and I simply think you are the most talented food photographer, all your pics should win the awards! Butteryum blog rocks!!

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    1. Wow - thank you for your incredibly kind words. Much appreciated!! Glad to know you like this recipe too. It was a big hit with my family and friends. Have a great weekend!

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  42. Patricia, this fudge recipe is the best I've ever made! Been following your blog for a few years now and just wanted to say a hearty thank you for your generosity in posting all these delish, successful recipes. All your food photos should win all the awards, according to my humble opinion. Butteryum Rocks!

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  43. How far in advance could I make this fudge for a party? Thanks!

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    1. They're good for a few days if you store them in an airtight container. After about 3 days they start to look a little dry and chalky around the edges (although they still taste amazing, they're not as pretty). I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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  44. I was wondering if you could use roasted salted pistachios..sweet/salty combination, or should I get some plain ones? Sounds amazing!

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    1. Hi Linda - I think roasted salted pistachios would be wonderful. Let me know how it turns out.

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  45. Thanks for your quick response!! Can't wait to try it!! Thank you!

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  46. OMGosh thanks for sharing this recipe. I had some of this fudge the other day and I had to have the recipe! Close to heaven!!!!

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  47. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...this looks like it was made in Heaven.
    I pinned it and can't wait to make it.
    xoxo

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