Creamy Delicious Irish Cream Fudge

This Irish Cream Fudge is creamy, fudge-y, and delicious. And you will never guess the secret ingredient that makes it that way! A yummy chocolate treat that also just happens to be gluten free!

This Irish Cream Fudge is so creamy and fudge-y that you will never guess the secret ingredient that makes it that way. Check out this oh so Irish recipe!

Um, what!?!? Yes, that’s right, this is a recipe for Irish Cream Fudge. Perfect for the holidays and a Gr8 treat for St. Patrick’s Day. This is an “adults only” recipe!

Plate of Irish Cream Fudge with a bottle of Baileys in the background.

You know what’s best about this fudge? It’s EASY! And there’s a secret ingredient…a truly Irish ingredient…potato! Sounds strange, I know, but this is creamy, delicious, fail proof fudge, which starts with a potato. And my sister noted that a lot of fudge is grainy and this is not.

Overhead shot of a round plate containing pieces of walnut topped fudge on a green background.

If you’re making baked potatoes for dinner, set aside 5-ounces of an already baked potato and proceed with the recipe. If no baked spuds are on the menu, then just follow the recipe as written.

Three pieces of Irish Cream Fudge topped with walnut on a gold and white napkin.

And if you’ve been lucky enough to make Jurga’s recipe for Homemade Irish Cream, then use that! Yum!!

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Enjoy!

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Irish Cream Fudge

If you are making baked potatoes for dinner, just set aside 5-ounces of an already baked spud. If not, proceed with the recipe as written.
Adults Only recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Chilling Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Irish Cream Fudge
Servings: 36 pieces
Author: Anna

Ingredients

  • 5 ounce russet potato, about 1 small potato
  • 3 Tablespoons Irish Cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar, unsifted
  • 36 walnut pieces

Instructions

  • Line an 8″x8″x2″ pan with parchment paper so it overhangs the edges of the pan. Or, you can line the pan with foil and butter the foil. Set pan aside.
  • Bake the potato in the microwave by pricking the skin several times with a fork. Cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes (depending on the strength of your microwave). Or you can bake the potato in your oven.
  • Cool the potato and peel. Then mash the potato with the liqueur, mixing until smooth.
  • In a 2 quart glass bowl melt the coconut oil and chocolate by cooking in the microwave on high for about 1 minute, stir for 30 seconds. If all the chocolate hasn’t melted, zap it in the microwave for another 15 to 20 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir the potato mixture into the chocolate mixture.
  • Then slowly add the powdered sugar. Stir or knead with your hands until smooth. 
  • Press the mixture into the prepared pan then score the top into 36 squares.
  • Press one walnut piece into the top of each square.
  • Chill for at least 5 hours. 
  • Remove pan from refrigerator and lift the fudge from the pan using the paper overhanging the edges.
  • Using the scored lines as a guide, cut the fudge into 36 pieces. I used a long sharp knife run under very hot water. The fudge cut easily this way. 
  • Set on a serving tray and let your guests enjoy!

Notes

 
Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:
This fudge can be made up to a week ahead of time. Place in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator.
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sm 3/8/19

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