Bailey’s Taste of Irish Old Fashioned Fudge

This recipe was submitted by Elizabeth T, into March’s Food Challenge, where the theme is GREEN and the prize is a $200 Circulon Cookware Set!  Thanks for entering Elizabeth!


  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1/4 cup syrup (light)
  • 1/4 cup Bailiey’s and 2 TBSP later
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Butter or spray to grease pan


  1. Line pan with foil or grease , can be any size, I use a bread pan because it makes more uniform pieces.
  2. Combine in a 3-quart or larger sauce pan – milk, sugar, syrup, butter, Bailey’s and about 6 drops of green food coloring.
  3. Place on stove, medium heat, stir until it boils
  4. Heat to about 235 F degrees on a candy thermometer – DO NOT STIR
  5. Remove from heat and cool until it reaches 120 F degrees, add 2 TBSP and another 6 drops of food coloring.
  6. Stir or beat, a lot like folding until the gloss is gone. For this recipe it takes about 5 minutes. Pour into greased or lined dish once there is a matte finish. Pour as soon as the gloss begins to go, this is a sign that the fudge is setting. Sometimes my batch sets in the pan. Remember Old fashioned fudge is a bit harder than marshmallow fudge and tends to crumble a bit. It will not lay flat either, part of its appeal is this imperfection.
  7. Once it cools you can slice it and serve.

Makes about 3 lbs. This item makes a wonderful gift and is very rich and creamy. It can be adapted for other seasons or made with other liquors. This is a perfect fudge for spring because it is rich and creamy.

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