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Kahlua Fudge Recipe

Kahlua Fudge Recipe

“This is a tasty variation on fudge.” Indeed, it is! This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:81 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 24 ounces Baker's white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua (coffee liqueur)


  • 1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. In a large saucepan over low heat, cook and stir white chocolate until melted. Add milk and remaining butter; stir until blended. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and Kahlua.
  • 2. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 79 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Kahlua Fudge

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nadinas User ID: 4279916 155067
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"As I suggested previously, I let mine set up for longer than needed BEFORE putting it in the frig. I didn't use nuts in mine and it came out great. Like all white fudges, I had to let this set up for a full 24 hours before I could eat it! I will say this, use COOKING SPRAY or MELTED butter to grease the foil. It was hard to peel off the fudge. OR just grease the pan and flip it out!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 918144 69034
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I cooked the whole can of sweetened condenced milk, 4 tbls. butter and 1/2 cup kahlua to 205 degrees. Then removed from heat and added white choc. and stirred until melted. Then added nuts and poured into prepared pan. It came out great every time.

This is definitely a 'keeper' recipe."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 69027
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"This is now a new favorite fudge for Christmas. It definitely has to stay in the refrigerator so it doesn't "melt", but that's ok. I made batches for all my kids and ourselves, and everyone loved it !"

nadinas User ID: 4279916 96790
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Just a suggestion to all the fudge makers out there: If it isn't setting up correctly, the best thing I have found with any fudge is to let it set out at room temperature for 12-24 hours BEFORE putting into the refrigerator or freezer.

Also, take into consideration humidity in your area, if it is too humid, it will not cook properly no matter what you do!
I have been making various fudge recipes for 3 years now and this is the best way to get it to set."

Regina Ranney User ID: 3418517 130219
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"Even before the corrections to the recipe, I thought this was the best tasting fudge I have ever tried. For personal preference, I used a slightly less amount of Kahlua and increased the pecans. Absolutely delicious... even though it is Kahlua flavored, it is reminiscent to me of Butter Brickle Ice-Cream. I look forward to trying the revised version you have posted, as I agree with other's experiences that it did not set up well."

swiddekind User ID: 5262994 106743
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Excellent taste, could not stop eating it."

Brenda McGowan User ID: 3850004 96608
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Very good flavor but I also had trouble with mine not setting up. Went great on ice cream! I will try the revised recipe."

Marie P. User ID: 3461986 130218
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"After reading your concerns, we brought this recipe back to our test kitchen. We altered the butter and condensed milk. We also tried different brands of white baking chocolate and had the best results with Baker’s brand white chocolate. After several tries, we came up what we now feel is a truly foolproof fudge recipe—one that holds its shape and cuts well. This is the corrected version of Kahlua Fudge.

We appologize for the errors in this recipe, thank you for taking the time to post your comments.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

jtate76 User ID: 3367119 96788
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"I also had trouble getting it to set -- twice. I may try again some day and try the stirring it 4-5 min. after melting. I would like to know, though, can you use white chocolate chips instead of baking chocolate?"

mamasquish User ID: 4901222 98295
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I too am one of the many who had difficulty getting the recipe to set even when I gave up on the fridge and put it outside in 20 degree temperature for four hours...very disappointing."

sherrilynnhildebrand User ID: 2397453 167031
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Tasted okay, but was a gooey mess. Won't be making again."

19beate52 User ID: 3179324 152890
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I have made this twice. It just doesn't get firm. What a waste of money. When you consider that a lot of people are not employed and really do not have the extra money to just through away the fudge."

emilyinmichigan User ID: 15606 152826
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Like others before me, I made this recipe twice thinking that I had done something wrong when it didn't set up. Neither batch set up. Very disappointing. I appreciate the suggestions to cook the mixture a bit after adding the Kahlua, but I won't be making this recipe a third time. Tasted fine but as written, this recipe does not work."

ALFeller User ID: 5715721 171427
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"THe flavor was great but it would not set. Someone at our potluck used this as a dip for their apple which was a great idea. I will have to try and cook it next time to let it set up."

sparkles033103 User ID: 1186073 209068
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Love, love, love the taste of this recipe - it is delicious! However, I too could not get it to set up, even after being in the fridge overnight. I will try the suggestion of baking it a few minutes longer after adding the Kahlua, hopefully that will solve the problem. Will definitely make and try again though, as it really is delicious!!"

Kml9876 User ID: 1575811 98294
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"This has been sitting in the fridge for more than the required time and has not set up! It tastes great though. I wish there was a way to save it or use it somehow."

wjdahler User ID: 1379815 167566
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Was hesitant to try since people were commenting about having trouble getting the fudge to set. Took someones advice to cook for a few minutes after blending all ingredients together. I constantly stirred the entire mixture over low heat for about 4-5 minutes before pouring into pan. Started setting up quickly. Left in refrigerator overnight & it was perfect. Definitely a keeper! I used Ghirardelli white chocolate."

just2grand User ID: 1658062 69026
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Didn't set up at all....just a gooey mess, but it tastes good! It's in a bowl in the fridge and we take spoonfulls whenever we get a sweet attack."

janein lorain User ID: 5680754 79250
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"p.s. I just reviewed two of the white chocolate fudge recipes that came up - the ones using cream cheese and have made that successfully - anyone have any comments on how much of the kahlua you could add to that and keep it firm? I'm not much of a chemist!"

janein lorain User ID: 5680754 167564
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"It also did not set up for me - I used white baking chocolate that came in a 24 oz. block -its a store brand that I have used in previous years for a bark recipe and it worked out fine. Some times I wish submitters would use the brand names as they have done with recipes in Southern Living- especially in recipes that can be touchy like candy making. My brand was Aldi's."

mysbhvn User ID: 1020241 96607
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"I have made this recipe twice now in two days. It has not set up either time. What a waste of expensive ingredients! Is there something missing in the instructions/ingredients? After being in the fridge overnight it was still a soft, unusable mess. Anyone have any thoughts about how to fix this? I love the idea of kahlua fudge to go with my baileys fudge but not if its going to be like this when I make it. Love for some input!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 918144 152824
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"I love this fudge. Everyone I've given it to has wanted the recipe. I'm going to try other liqueurs like amaretto. My first batch didn't set up and reheating it didn't work. The second time ,after everything melted and blended together, I cooked it for 3-4 minutes and it set up just like the picture."

kdad User ID: 5672973 209067
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"didn't set up wasn't specified if the chocolate ounces were melted weight or solid"

icedrop User ID: 421487 166463
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"We can't stop eating this! Makes a very nice gift."

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