There are two tricks to this decadent, yet wildly simple Kentucky bourbon pecan fudge recipe:
- use a quality top shelf bourbon
- use the finest dark or milk chocolate semi-sweet morsels or squares you can find (standard brands are okay, but a great bourbon deserves a pairing with a divine chocolate.)
I typically reserve this for holiday baking, it’s a fabulous Valentines Day treat and a well-received host gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it’s perfectly fine to create this bourbon confectionery delight any time of the year. There’s certainly no restrictions on when to indulge!
PS: If you want more farm fresh recipes, we have plenty! Visit our NOURISH section to check out what’s new in the Rural Mom kitchen.
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Rural Mom’s Wicked-Good Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Fudge
(be sure to scroll down if you would like a printable version of this recipe)
1/2 cup of Kentucky Bourbon (plenty of good ones to choose from)
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Morsels (12 ounces)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 ounces)
Optional: 1/2 cup pecans, chopped – ideally, this recipe is made with pecans but you can leave the nuts out for those who may have allergies or if you simply would rather have your fudge without them.
Pour sweetened condensed milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips into a medium sauce pan. Melt over a low heat, stirring every few seconds with a spatula.
Continue stirring until fully melted. Add bourbon and stir rapidly until fully mixed.
Remove from heat. Pour in pecans, mix thoroughly.
Pour fudge immediately into an 8 x 8 baking dish. Use spatula to distribute evenly and smooth top.
Allow fudge to set in a cool place, preferably over night, but at least a minimum of 3 to 4 hours. Cut into squares for serving. Enjoy!
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