This Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge recipe is the perfect treat for the bourbon lover in your life!
Need a make ahead dessert bite for a party? Or perhaps just an extra special something for your sweetheart? This rich Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge recipe is sure to please everyone but especially the chocolate and bourbon lovers in your life.
Nothing says love to me like chocolate. And nothing says love to Pat like bourbon. So I knew this Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge recipe would be an instant hit for both of us. Bourbon is highlighted twice in this recipe – once in the fudge itself and again in the bourbon sugar sprinkled on top. The sugar topping was new to me, but don’t be put off by it; the crunch of the sugar and sea salt is a fantastic contrast to the silky smooth dark chocolate fudge.
A few things to keep in mind:
1) You need to start this recipe the night before (or early in the day). The bourbon sugar needs to “dry” out for 8 hours, and the fudge needs to chill for at least 4 hours, so plan accordingly.
2) A little elbow grease is necessary to pull this fudge together. There are a few minutes of serious stirring here, but consider it your arm workout for the day.
I find this fudge best retains its shape and flavor when chilled. Of course, having a pan of decadent Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge stare you in the face every time you open the fridge isn’t ideal for your New Year’s healthy eating resolutions, but you won’t hear me complaining…my mouth is too full of fudge for that.
To make the bourbon sugar:
To make the fudge: