Valentine’s Day boozy fudge with dark chocolate and strawberry vodka is the best thing ever in the universe.
I’m not overstating when I say this Valentine’s Day boozy fudge is the best thing ever in the universe. Forget jewelry and boring boxes of chocolate, this is the best gift of all. Dark chocolate combined with the subtle flavor of strawberry and the not-so-subtle flavor of vodka? Valentine’s Day perfection. Of course, I call all my boozy fudges perfection, because they all are. THREE ingredients, minutes to make, filled with booze. Just add my kindle or Netflix and that’s a night right there.
For Valentine’s Day inspiration, I thought, of course, of chocolate covered strawberries. So, I mixed strawberry vodka with dark chocolate chips and powdered sugar to create this easy boozy fudge. You may use any chocolate you like, dark, semi-sweet, milk or white. Some heart sprinkles on top make it even more Valentines-y, but they are optional.
Here are some video how-tos, and the full written recipe is below.
how to make Valentine’s Day boozy fudge
you will need:
2 pounds of confectioner’s sugar
1 cup strawberry Vodka
1 bag (2 cups) dark chocolate chips
heart sprinkles (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. When the chocolate is almost melted, stir well to let the residual heat completely melt the chocolate.
While the chocolate is melting, place the confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the vodka into the sugar. The mixture will look like icing.
When the chocolate is melted, quickly pour the chocolate into the sugar and liquor mixture and stir very well. Scrape the chocolate, liquor and sugar mixture into the prepared baking pan. Spread evenly. If the fudge is too thick for the spatula, just use your hands to spread the fudge in the baking dish.
If desired, sprinkle Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top and gently press into the fudge. Let set at room temperature or in the refrigerator at least an hour. Cut into squares.
Makes about 60 squares.