Fudge of the Irish

Fudge of the Irish

Once you start eating this fudge, you cannot stop. It is utterly addicting, and you will be angry at your own lack of self-control as you reach for another piece. This is a true family favorite and I make it for St. Patrick’s Day, during the holidays, for birthdays, for gifts … for no reason at all. The best part is how ultimately simple this recipe really is.

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Fudge of the Irish
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Fudge of the Irish

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Refrigerate4 hrs
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 80 1 inch pieces
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream/fluff
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips (or 6 ounces dark chocolate chips and 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

For topping:

  • 3 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon green nonpareils (sprinkles)
  • 1 tablespoon gold nonpareils


  • Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add chocolate chips and marshmallow cream and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and heavy cream over medium-high heat and stir constantly until mixture begins to boil. Watch carefully and keep at a rolling boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove mixture from heat and slowly stir Irish cream into the hot cream mixture. Pour this hot mixture over the chocolate chips and marshmallow cream in the mixing bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Once the fudge has chilled, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. Drizzle the white chocolate over the fudge (it helps to do it off a spoon). Evenly spread sprinkles over the top and chill for 1 hour. Remove the fudge by lifting the parchment paper out of the pan, then cut into 1-inch or 2-inch pieces.


Nutrition Facts
Fudge of the Irish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Barb
    March 11, 2021

    This recipe sounds delicious but is Bailey’s Irish Creme GF?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      March 12, 2021

      Bailey’s Irish Cream is said to be gluten-free, but it contains whiskey, which is why it’s often questioned. Distilled spirits, even those made with gluten-containing grains (like whiskey is) are considered gluten-free unless something is added after the distillation process that contains gluten. However, some people with celiac or people with a high sensitivity to gluten have reported that they have reactions to whiskey. It’s kind of a tricky one, so it’s more of a personal judgement.

      You could, however, use another Irish cream liqueur that doesn’t contain whiskey – most of them will use whiskey, so you might need to look for just a “cream liqueur” rather than “Irish cream liqueur” – that uses rum or sometimes wine or other spirits. Note that some brands of cream liqueurs use caramel coloring, so you’ll want to check the label or check with the manufacturer in those cases.

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