Next up in my boozy fudge series: DRUNK TURKEY FUDGE. Be the hero at Thanksgiving this year, and bring the dessert for grown-ups. OOh, this would be perfect for those Friendsgiving things I hear so much about. Three-ingredients, a few minutes to make, and full of booze. For this Thanksgiving fudge, I mixed together Wild Turkey with powdered sugar and melted chocolate. And a warning: You can taste the booze. A lot. It’s strong. Remember, you can use pretty much any liquor. So far, I’ve tried vodka, whisky, tequila, rum, Bailey’s, gin… It’s all delicious.
The chemistry of liquor and chocolate does vary a bit, so some fudge is thicker and some is thinner and takes longer to set, but it still works beautifully. For fudge that sets quickly, you can spread the fudge with your hands in the baking dish. For fudge that sets less quickly, refrigerate it to harden.
I found some pumpkin spice chocolate chips in the supermarket, so I bought some of those, melted a few and piped zig zags on top. This part is very much optional, especially if your supermarket doesn’t carry this seasonal item.
Here are some handy video how-tos. Full recipe below!
you will need:
1 (12 ounce) package (2 cups) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 pounds (about 8 cups) confectioner’s sugar
1 cup Wild Turkey Bourbon Whisky
1/2 cup pumpkin spice chocolate chips (optional)
what to do:
Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Crease the edges so the sides are also lined and you can later use the parchment paper to lift the fudge out of the pan. If necessary, snip the corners of the paper with scissors.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to melt at 30 second, then 15 second, intervals just until melted, stirring well each time.
While the chocolate is melting, place the confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the Wild Turkey into the sugar. The mixture will look like icing. If the mixture feels too thick, add a bit more liquor.
When the chocolate is melted, quickly pour the chocolate into the sugar and Wild Turkey mixture and stir very well. Scrape the chocolate, liquor and sugar mixture into the prepared baking pan. Spread evenly.
If desired, melt the pumpkin spice chocolate chips, pour into a disposable decorating bag or ziploc and pipe zig zags on top of the fudge.
Let the fudge set at room temperature just until firm, about an hour. Lift from the pan and cut into squares. If the fudge is still too soft, place in the refrigerator to firm.
Makes 60 one-inch pieces.