Make some delicious Buttered Rum Fudge this holiday season. This fudge is not for anyone under 21, but it sure does add a delicious and boozy treat to any holiday party. The spicy flavors of rum and cinnamon come together with white chocolate chips to make the creamiest fudge you have ever had.
Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe
I was reading about Christmas traditions the other day and I had a good laugh about some of the traditions practiced in other countries. I am sure people here in the US have some crazy traditions. However, in general, those of us in the US have pretty normal-sounding traditions. I mean, it is a lot better than Austria where it is basically like Halloween in December. This comes from the Krampus tale where bad kids will be taken away by what appears to be a demon. People walk around in masks depicting this Krampus character, attempting to scare each other.
There was one tradition I came across that I was actually thrilled over. I even thought about taking it up myself, however, I am sure I would just end up hurting myself. In Venezuela, they all ride roller skates to church the morning of Christmas. I found this to be pretty fun although it would get pretty cold and maybe a little dangerous.
I believe the craziest tradition I have is to make mounds and mounds of fudge, including this Buttered Rum Fudge. It probably looks like I have a problem when I am making up the candy and fudge I need for presents and parties. It is piled everywhere on the days I do all the baking. Besides this fabulous buttered rum fudge, I make Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge (you can adjust the colors), Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (mmmmm) and Boozy Chocolate Fudge (what can I say? ‘Tis the season!)
Even though my family may not have crazy traditions like some countries do, I am sure my fudge-making tradition might sound a little off to some people. Outside of the usual traditions, all of us have our routines to look forward to over the holidays and even get to add to them each year. Make this Buttered Rum recipe part of a new tradition for you and your family!
How Do You Make Buttered Rum Fudge?
Grease an 8″x8″ cake pan and line it with parchment paper for later. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together. Lightly stir until no lumps appear from the chocolate chips. At this point, add in all the rest of the ingredients and gently stir to combine them thoroughly. Pour the chocolate mixture into the lined pan and place in the fridge for at least two hours or until the fudge has set up properly. Before placing in the fridge, sprinkle the top with cinnamon, walnuts, and sea salt if desired, for a prettier and tastier presentation. This is best if served immediately.
Tips for Making Buttered Rum Fudge
● If you don’t prefer the alcohol, stores often sell extracts with the buttered rum flavoring instead. You’ll just want to add in a bit of water to make up for the liquid difference since you won’t need near as much extract as you did rum.
● If you need the fudge to set up quicker, you can utilize the freezer which should cut the time in half. Just be sure to cover the fudge so no condensation builds upon the top of it.
● Fudge can be stored in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container. It will last up to two weeks in either situation. Fudge should never be stored at room temperature due to its ingredients.
Common Questions about Buttered Rum Fudge
Why is My Fudge Soft?
With this specific fudge recipe, you should not need to worry about your fudge ending up too soft. This fudge is pretty close to foolproof and does not involve a lot of work to reach the perfect end result.
With some fudge recipes, the mixture needs to reach a certain temperature in order to harden up appropriately. There are other recipes that will require a certain amount of beating in order to firm up correctly. If not beaten long enough or heated to the right temperature, the fudge will end up soft, no longer how long it is left to cool or sit, untouched. There’s really no way to fix this unless you make a new batch.
What Makes Fudge Crumbly?
Most fudge recipes will not end up crumbly unless you are purposely making the type of fudge that is meant to be that way. With this type of fudge, the sugar is heated a lot more quickly so that it crystallizes quickly. There is no syrup involved in this recipe, as that would prevent the crystallization from occurring.
How Long Will Fudge Keep?
Fudge that is kept in an airtight container will last up to three weeks in the fridge or freezer, although I do not usually like to keep mine beyond two weeks. If you start noticing white spots popping up on the fudge, that means it is getting old and needs to be tossed. If the fudge is drying out, this is also a good indication that it should be tossed. If you decide to store your fudge outside the fridge, it will only last a couple of days.
Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe Ingredients:
● 24 oz White Chocolate Chips
● ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
● 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
● ½ cup Spiced Rum
● 1¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon, divided
● ½ cup Chopped Walnuts, divided
● ½ tsp Coarse Sea Salt
Buttered Rum Fudge Mise en Place:
Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe Directions:
1. Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ cake pan and line it with parchment paper.
2. In a double boiler (or a bowl snugly fitted over a saucepan filled with simmering water), melt 24 ounces of white chocolate chips, ¾ cup of sweetened condensed milk, and two tablespoons of unsalted butter.
3. When the chips are melted, add in ½ cup of spiced rum, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ cup of chopped walnuts less tablespoon of walnuts to sprinkle on top of the fudge.
4. Mix well until combined.
5. Spread the buttered rum fudge mixture in the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
6. Dust the top with ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of course sea salt. Sprinkle the reserved tablespoon of chopped walnuts evenly on the top of the fudge.
7. Place the pan of buttered rum fudge into the refrigerator and allow it to chill for two hours.
8. Remove the butter rum fudge to a cutting board when set, and cut into 36 even squares.
9. Serve immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
- 24 oz White Chocolate Chips
- ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
- ½ cup Spiced Rum
- 1¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon, divided
- ½ cup Chopped Walnuts, divided
- ½ tsp Coarse Sea Salt
- Lightly grease an 8" x 8" cake pan and line it with parchment paper.
- In a double boiler (or a bowl snugly fitted over a saucepan filled with simmering water), melt 24 ounces of white chocolate chips, ¾ cup of sweetened condensed milk, and two tablespoons of unsalted butter.
- When the chips are melted, add in ½ cup of spiced rum, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ cup of chopped walnuts less tablespoon of walnuts to sprinkle on top of the fudge.
- Mix well until combined.
- Spread the buttered rum fudge mixture in the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
- Dust the top with ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of course sea salt. Sprinkle the reserved tablespoon of chopped walnuts evenly on the top of the fudge.
- Place the pan of buttered rum fudge into the refrigerator and allow it to chill for two hours.
- Remove the butter rum fudge to a cutting board when set, and cut into 36 even squares.
- Serve immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
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