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Beer fudge is a unique and easy fudge to make and perfect for the beer lover in your life. I make this decadent Dark Chocolate Guinness Fudge several times a year and it’s always a hit!
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Dark Chocolate Guinness Fudge
Beer Fudge is simply a fudge made with the addition of beer. It does require slightly different proportions of chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to get it to the right consistency.
I’m all about creating delicious and easy gourmet fudge at home. This dark chocolate Guinness fudge is easy to make, but it does take a little longer to prepare than most fudge recipes. However, reducing the beer is the only way to have any sort of beer flavor in the fudge. And you want that hint of beer flavor, don’t ya!?!?!
I usually make this fudge every St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not green and festive, but it is made with an Irish stout beer and that’s what counts in my book. The beer flavor isn’t super strong, but you do get a hint of it.
Making Fudge with Beer
The salty pretzels are great addition to the fudge. Not only do you get that sweet-salty combo, pretzels are a great pairing with beer. I like the way each piece has its own pretzel, but you could crush them up and mix them in or use crushed up pretzels on top if you didn’t have enough whole pretzels. Either way, it will be delicious.
Don’t worry, this fudge is super simple to make. No double boiler need. In a saucepan bring the beer to a boil for 20-25 minutes in order to reduce the beer. In the microwave, heat milk and chocolate in small bursts and once the chocolate is melted, combine with the beer it’s time to pour into the pan. It’s super easy!
This Dark Chocolate Guinness Fudge uses sweetened condensed milk and dark chocolate chips to make a delicious and creamy fudge. A quick tip: line your baking pan with parchment paper before you pour the fudge into the pan. It allows you the ability to easily remove the entire block of fudge out of the pan for easy cutting and serving.
Beer Fudge Recipe
While, this recipe specifically uses Guinness, there is no reason you couldn’t try this recipe with other dark beers. Try Negra Medelo…that would be a great option. However, I think a light beer wouldn’t work for this recipe just because the dark chocolate would overpower the light beer flavor.
If you haven’t noticed…I love fudge. I love sharing my simple fudge recipes with y’all, so make sure to let me know what you think in the comments below! And if you try one, please leave a comment and star rating.
- 1 bottle Guinness beer
- 16 oz dark chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 20-25 mini-twist pretzels
- In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the beer to a low boil and cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 20-25 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with wax paper letting some of the wax paper hang over the side (to help the fudge be lifted from the pan later); set aside.
- Add the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute and stir. Continue heating in 30 second bursts and then stirring until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in beer reduction and vanilla.
- Pour fudge into prepared pan. Top with pretzels. Chill in refrigerator until set, about 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into squares.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 square
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 448mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g
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