Whether bourbon is your drink or not, you will love this simple Mint Julep Fudge!
A simple fudge recipe packed with a nice kick of flavor in every square.
This mint julep fudge recipe is one to treasure forever. Making this bourbon fudge is super simple and easy but the results are incredibly tasty and delicious. 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. We enjoy this bourbon fudge recipe all year long but it’s always a pleasant addition to the Christmas dessert tables too!
What are mint juleps?
They’re a mixed alcoholic drink or cocktail that is a blend of bourbon, sugar, water, ice, and mint. It’s a pretty popular drink in the southern united states and really popular in the Kentucky derby. We are taking that classic drink and turning it into an edible dessert with this fudge recipe. 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).
- Andes Creme De Menthe baking bits
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
- White chocolate chips
- Mint extract
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Mint Julep Fudge
- Line the inside of an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and then set it aside.
- In a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine all but 1/3 cup of the Creme De Menthe chips, 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk.
- Stir until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the bourbon.
- Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Melt your white chocolate chips with the remaining sweetened condensed milk (1/2 cup) and mint extract.
- Dollop the mixture over the chocolate fudge and then swirl together with an offset spatula.
- Press the remaining mint chips on top.
- Chill until firm
- Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!
A 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk has 1 1/2 cups of milk inside. you may need to use a small rubber scraper or spatula to help squeeze out those last few bits stuck to the inside of the can.
I like to keep my favorite bottle of bourbon 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.
How to melt white chocolate
To help the white chocolate melt it down more smoothly you can add in a tablespoon of milk, butter, shortening, or coconut oil. This is optional and up to your discretion.
Melt your white chocolate by placing it in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving in 30 second bursts, stirring well between each until smooth. This should take about 1-2 minutes.
You can also melt your chocolate in a heat-proof bowl above a pot with an inch of simmering water on the stove for a DIY double boiler method if you don’t wish to use the microwave. Just stir constantly until melted and then remove from heat.
How long is homemade fudge good for?
This fudge can be good for up to a week or two if kept stored in an airtight container in a cool and even temperature location. You can even store it in the fridge but note that the chocolate may discolor or separate creating a powdery white appearance. This is normal and to be expected with chocolate being stored in cold locations.
Can I freeze fudge?
Yes, this fudge can be kept stored in a freezer for up to three months. I recommend having it cut into individual serving-sized pieces and is individually wrapped in plastic wrap in an airtight container for best storage. Then when you want to grab a bar, all you have to do is grab a piece and let it thaw on the counter for a few minutes to soften and then enjoy whenever you want.
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- 10 oz package Andes Creme 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
- Line an 8 x 8 with parchment paper, set aside.
- In heavy saucepan over low heat combine all abut 1/3 cup of the CrÃ¨me 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.
- Meanwhile melt white chocolate chips with remaining sweetened condensed milk (1/2 cup) 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 317Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 17mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 41gProtein 5g