This white chocolate fudge is flavored with Don Q Gran Añejo, giving this rum fudge a taste of a classic hot buttered rum. Perfect for gifting!
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About Buttered Rum Fudge
I love gifting food during the holidays (because, hey, that’s what us foodies do) and one of my all-time favorites to gift is fudge. I may be a little biased, but I really think it’s one of the best food gifts. It’s easy to make, keeps well, and can be made in tons of flavors.
I already have a few favorite fudge recipes up my sleeve, but this buttered rum fudge has quickly become my new obsession. It’s got that perfect blend of white chocolate fudge and hot buttered rum that brings out all the best memories of the holidays.
How should fudge be stored?
For best results, I recommend storing the fudge in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. This ensures the fudge stays firm and will have a longer shelf life (about two weeks).
If storing fudge on the counter, be aware that it may soften or appear to “melt” a little. However, this doesn’t always happen; it all depends on the exact temperature of the room. So when storing fudge at room temperature, be sure to keep it in a cool, dark place. It’s also best to wrap or separate each piece of fudge with plastic wrap or wax paper so that the fudge does not stick together.
Can you freeze fudge?
Yes! Fudge freezes very well. For best results, wrap each piece of fudge with plastic wrap or wax paper and store in an air-tight container or freezer bag.
Fudge can be frozen for several months.
How to make fudge
Overall, all good fudge recipes have the same basic ingredients:
- Chocolate of your choice.
- Sweetened condensed milk (or similar substitute ingredient.)
- “Usually” a bit of butter, depending on the next ingredient
- Flavorings of your choice.
No matter what combination of the above ingredients you use, I highly recommend using quality bar chocolate (made with bar chocolate, not chips or melting wafers). To incorporate the ingredients correctly, fudge should be mixed quickly, and a good bar chocolate will melt better and give a better consistency while stirring.
This is also another reason why Don Q Gran Añejo rum was a great compliment to this recipe, as it’s delightfully smooth and lush with pronounced notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and honey.
Notes & tips for this buttered rum fudge
- I mentioned this above, but I do think it’s worth repeating: fudge should be mixed quickly so ensure that all the ingredients incorporate, so I recommend measuring all ingredients out before you begin.
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Buttered Rum Fudge
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add white chocolate, butter, and sweetened condensed milk. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat for 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until chocolate has completely melted.
- Quickly add rum, vanilla extract, and salt to fudge mixture, then stir thoroughly until white chocolate has absorbed the rum and extract.
- Pour fudge in the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top in an even layer. If desired, dust the top of the fudge with ground cinnamon.
- Refrigerate fudge for at least 3 hours or until set.
- Lift fudge out of baking dish by gripping excess paper/foil along the sides, then transfer fudge to a work area. Peel back paper/foil from edges of fudge, then cut fudge into 1 inch squares or cut with festive cookie cutters.
- Serve fudge immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.