Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients)

Guys, I gotta tell you I haven’t been this excited about Fudge for a long time. My wonderful neighbor and friend (thank you “S”) dropped off some Fireball Whiskey Fudge the other day. I fell in love at first taste. And the funniest thing about that is that I’m not a huge fudge person and I don’t care much for Whiskey.

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Fireball Whiskey Fudge


The other strange thing is that “S” doesn’t really cook/bake much. And yet there in front of me was one of the best fudges I’ve had since my Mom’s and I haven’t had that since the ’70s. So how could this be – I had to know what magical alchemy was at play and I knew as soon as “S” shared her recipe that I had to share this with you. Maybe you’ll want to make a batch for the holidays or share some as a Christmas or Hostess gift.

About Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients):

It turns out that Fireball Whiskey Fudge is not only uber delish, with the perfect texture and a fantastic flavor, but it also’s super easy and takes minutes to make. The only hard part? It has sit before you can eat it. And that’s kind of a bummer because you’ll want it right away, lol! Console yourself by licking the bowl. Yeah, it’s that good!

When you taste the Fireball Whiskey Fudge you won’t even guess that’s there is Whiskey in it, unless maybe you already know. And while Fireball Whiskey reminds me a bit of the Red Hot candies, you don’t pick up a lot of that flavor, either. The Fireball Whiskey just adds a little sumpin’ sumpin’ that kind of tickles your taste buds and wakes up the flavor of the chocolate. It’s highly nuanced if I can use that term. There’s just a hint of the warm flavors and it makes the chocolate taste better if that’s possible.

Not having any Fireball Whiskey, and eager to try this fudge myself, I cheated and made my batch with Bailey’s! Again, you don’t really think “Bailey’s” when you taste the fudge, but the Bailey’s, just like the Fireball Whiskey, leaves behind a subtle note. The Bailey’s fudge, which is actually in the pics is a little stiffer that the fireball fudge was. Probably because there is more alcohol in the Fireball Fudge so it set a little looser.

I can’t wait to make more though – I can see myself going on a fudge bender, making batch after batch with everything in my cupboard, so many batches that people are going to get tired of all their fudge gifts! And this fudge is the perfect easy thing to whip up for a Christmas or Hostess gift. There’s no need, though, to tell anyone how easy this is. It can be our little secret. Let them think you slaved away!

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Making Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients):

After getting the recipe (and shocked at how easy and simple it is) I did a little research. It turns out that this fudge is based on the Foolproof Eagle Fudge, from the condensed milk that’s in the recipe. If you know about this fudge, you’re probably already nodding but if you are like me, you’re gonna be, “Wait! Did you say Condensed Milk?” Yeah, I straight up did.

This fudge is three ingredients, Chocolate Chips, Condensed Milk and the Hooch. There was vanilla in the original but I left it out – I didn’t want it masking the subtle taste of the booze. Besides, have you looked at the price of good vanilla these days? Why waste a drop of it when you’re not going to taste it.

Those three simple ingredients are probably something a lot of us have on hand. That makes this fudge a little dangerous – it can be stirred up at the drop of a hat. It’s probably a good thing you have to wait for it to cool and firm. I use the microwave; just be careful in melting the chocolate, stop and stir and then heat a bit more and repeat. If it gets too hot it can seize and burn. And do note that you’re only going to use a partial can of the condensed milk. Measure it out, one cup. That’s because your liquor is going to be part of the liquid ingredients. If you don’t measure out and use the full can of condensed milk, your fudge won’t set right. (If this happens to you, use it for hot chocolate.)

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Saving Money on Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients):

There is no better time than right now, smack dab in the middle of the Winter Holiday season to stock up and buy baking goods. The next great sale will be Easter, with only Valentine’s day promising discounted chocolate, so buy accordingly. Check out my list of what you should be looking for on my Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Sales post.

Liquor, like so many items, has “seasonal” sales. Liquor stores also have great sales during many holidays, but for your “fancier” items, the winter holiday sales are one of the biggest. If you’re the type that likes to stock up, sign up for email alerts and watch for the annual sales at the end of February, beginning of March, too.

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Fireball Whiskey Fudge

Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients)

  • Servings: varies
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 1/2 cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet, milk chocolate or a combination
  • 1 cup condensed milk (not evaporated milk, and note this is about 3/4’s of the can)
  • 1/4 cup Fireball Whiskey or another liquor of choice

Line an 8 or 9″ square pan with foil; Place one piece, the width of the pan going in one direction, and a second piece, crossing over the first at right angles, extending foil over edges of the pan.

Stovetop Directions:

Add chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk to heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir gently and often. Remove from heat when chips are just melted. Stir in liquor. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan by lifting edges of foil. Cut into squares.

Microwave Directions:

Add chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk to a 1 quart glass measure. Cook on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir, Return to microwave and continue to cook for one-minute intervals, stirring after each, until the chips are melted. Remove from microwave and stir in liquor. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan by lifting edges of foil. Cut into squares.

Notes:

  • You may have to really stir quite hard; this makes a chocolaty mass.
  • Any type of chocolate chip or a combination works for this recipe
  • Alternatively, rather than two hours in the fridge, the fudge may be cooled at room temperature for 8 hours and then chilled for an hour before cutting. The chill time helps to get a clean cut.

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I’ll be sharing Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients) at Fiesta Friday 255, hosted this week by Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens.

Fireball Whiskey Fudge is so easy it's hard to believe how good it is! It can be made with any kind of booze. Try it with Bailey's! Minutes to make; it does have to sit to firm up. #FireballFudge #FireballWhiskeyFudge #BaileysFudge #EasyFudge

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25 thoughts on “Fireball Whiskey Fudge (Three Ingredients)

    • FrugalHausfrau

      That’s so funny! So now you know he’ll never drink your secret stash, lol! I liked it a LOT and I don’t even like fireball!

    • FrugalHausfrau

      I’m glad you liked it! It’s so easy it’s hard to believe it’s so good. Oh, all those wasted years without this fudge in my life, lol!

  1. Well, the way my week’s been going, I think I’m really up for making this. And yes, I’ll include the chocolate and the condensed milk, too. Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday!

  2. So, what does the fireball whiskey taste like? Jeez, I just read the entire post and I’m not sure if you said bourbon or whiskey! lol Anyhoo, is it a cinnamon taste to it? Thanks, your friendly and somewhat confused reader! lol

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Hi Lisa, I wrote this late maybe I should take a look and clarify! Fireball Whiskey tastes like whiskey with those red hot cinnamon candies. So yes it has a cinnamon taste but not the way cinnamon tastes when you bake but a strong, hot cinnamon taste. Their motto is Tastes like Heaven, burns like hell. Hope that helps. The flavor of the whiskey and the red hot cinnamon does come through in the fudge but much more subtle than you’d think. You don’t taste this and think “There’s fireball in this” or There’s Whiskey in this” or even “There’s cinnamon in this” but it all melds and morphs into a delicious taste that has you wondering what you just ate and the flavors really do enhance the fudge. It’s not a one note just chocolate and sweet taste fudge but the flaovrs don’t whop you over the head, either. I hope that makes sense?

  3. Wow, Mollie! You’re my idol for even attempting fudge. Looks amazing! I may get brave and try this. As for vanilla, the late, great Anthony Bourdain (whom I adore) himself said that he used imitation vanilla all the time because he could not taste the difference not countenance the price of the real stuff…….if that helps. Merry Christmas dear friend!πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸ¦ŒπŸ₯ƒπŸ«

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Interesting~ Cooks illistrated did a bunch of blind taste testings with vanilla and no one could detect the difference between the real vanilla and the fake stuff in any of the baked goods.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      This fudge is super, easy, too.It’s like so easy it’s hard to believe it’s good if you know what I mean! I grew up back in the day whey you boiled your fudge using a thermetor or dropped a bit if it in cold water and then tried to form a ball with it before you knew it was ready and then had to beat it forever. Mom would beat it then pass it to one of us kids and we’d beat and when we got tired pass it back to her! Then you had to wait. and wait. and wait! There’s still a part of me that thinks if something is too easy it just “can’t” be good, lol!

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