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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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