Mint Julep Fudge

 Whether bourbon is your drink or not, you will love this simple Mint Julep Fudge!

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon www.lemonsforlulu.com

I love bourbon.  Not that I actually drink a lot of bourbon, unless it’s in a frothy, sweet milkshake that is.  I like to keep my favorite bottle handy because it is one of my favorite ingredients to use in my food.  I find it adds a deep, rich undertone to both savory foods like pork bbq and sweet foods like Butterscotch Bars and German Brownies.  In fact, I’m sort of addicted to using bourbon.

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon www.lemonsforlulu.com

In just a couple of weeks we’ll be watching a little something called the Kentucky Derby.  It is the only sporting event that I can think of where thousands of people party all day (in all their finery nonetheless) for a race that literally lasts two minutes.  While some people actually care about the horses and the race, I’d wager that a majority of the Derby watching crowd are in it for the mint juleps.

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

I must admit, I do not care one lick for mint juleps.  I like the idea of mint juleps however, so I made mint julep fudge instead.  Now I am completely in LOVE with mint juleps!  This fudge is the best thing since Christmas!  It is soft and smooth with lots of mint flavor from all the Andes Mint chips.  The bourbon is subtle (kids and bourbon don’t mix) you could add more or less depending on your taste.  Just like the Derby, these lasted about 2 minutes in my house.  Unlike the Derby, I can have more right away (no fancy hat required).  Yes indeed, I love bourbon.

 

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Mint Julep Fudge
 
Ingredients
  • 10 oz package Andes Crème De Menthe baking bits
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
Instructions
  1. Line an 8 x 8 with parchment paper, set aside. In heavy saucepan over low heat combine all abut ⅓ cup of the Crème De Menthe chips, 1 cup semi sweet chips, vanilla and 1 cup sweetened condensed milk. Stir until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and stir in bourbon. Spread mixture onto prepared pan.
  2. Meanwhile melt white chocolate chips with remaining sweetened condensed milk and mint extract. Dollop milk mixture over chocolate fudge and swirl together with an offset spatula. Press remaining mint chips on top. Chill until firm.

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20 Responses

  1. These sound fabulous! What a clever combination, perfect for the Derby Party I just got invited too :)

    • So easy too, Lisa! I bet it would go fast!

  2. What a great combination of flavors – can’t wait to try this!

  3. I want all of the fudge now! What a fun recipe, Tanya! I love the mint and chocolate combination!

    • Thank you Julie!!! This is a new favorite!

  4. This is nothing short of awesome! I love the clever twist on the mint julep here. I’m a huge fan of bourbon, so I think I need to try these out soon!

    • Why thank you Davie! I will definitely be making another batch ASAP!

  5. YUM Tanya! These look fantastic! Such a creative recipe – love the combinations of flavors!

  6. This looks so tempting.. Have never used bourbon in food, but just might have to give it a try. Pinning. Found on Show Stopper Saturday.

    • The bourbon isn’t as strong as you’d think, it just bake it delicious! Thanks Julie!

  7. Visiting from Marvelous Mondays. They sound delicious, I’d love to bake with bourbon as I can imagine it works really well in baked treats. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us. Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  9. I rarely use bourbon but that might need to change! This fudge is SUCH a delicious, fun idea, Tanya!!

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    • I need to make more,it was too good! Thanks Julianne!

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