Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bailey's Vanilla Bean Fudge

This fudge tastes just like a glass of bailey's and cream.  The Bailey's isn't overpowering, but the flavor is definitely there.  It's creamy & smooth and the vanilla bean flecks add a punch of vanilla flavor and pretty specks throughout the fudge.

Bailey's Vanilla Bean Fudge
yield 64 pieces
2 cups sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream
2 cups (~12 oz) good quality white chocolate chips
seeds from 1/2 a vanilla bean
7 oz marshmallow creme

Line a 9x9 pan with parchment or foil.  Combine sugar, butter, cream, and Bailey's in a heavy bottomed pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and use a candy thermometer and cook until 234 degrees (should take 7-10 minutes), stirring constantly.  Once the mixture hits 234 degrees, remove from heat and add chocolate chips.  Stir until the chips have melted and the chocolate is smooth.  Add vanilla bean seeds and marshmallow creme and mix until well blended.  Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and cool until room temp.  Cut into ~1x1 squares and enjoy!

Recipe from Not So Humble Pie