Whether you’re looking for an edible gift or want to indulge yourself. take your chocolate fudge to the next level with this easy yet decadent chocolate rum raisin fudge. Sponsored by Sun-Maid Raisins.
So Valentine’s Day has come and gone. It certainly hasn’t left a big imprint in our house. Now that the kids are in middle-high school age, we are no longer making or buying valentines and sweets. Last year was my youngest last year of elementary school so she gave away chocolate covered marshmallows with homemade rainbow valentines.
All I want for Valentine’s Day is what I what for everyday: a clean house. But with three kids, that doesn’t happen daily. So instead, I’ll take some chocolate or a batch of this rum raisin fudge.
Making fudge with cream or sweetened condensed milk
Now fudge aficionados will argue the merits of fudge making. Traditionally fudge is made with a combination of heavy cream, butter and sugar. This is what keeps the fudge soft and easy to chew.
You can also make fudge with sweetened condensed milk. Both have their positives. You can control the sweetness of the fudge with the cream based fudge. Some may say that cream based fudge even tastes better.
But fudge made with sweetened condensed milk is sooooooooooooo much easier to whip up. It’s simpler, cheaper and honestly, I think it tastes just as good as cream based fudge.
This recipe for rum raisin fudge, just like my recipe for pomegranate fudge, is made with sweetened condensed milk, as well as my Oreo peppermint fudge. If you want to try a cream based fudge, then try this recipe for cappuccino fudge.
Can I use spiced rum for this fudge?
To make this rum raisin fudge, the raisins are soaked in, you guessed it, rum. You can use any of your favorite rums. I personally prefer spiced rum, even my homemade pomegranate spiced rum.
Whatever rum you do use, your fudge is only as good as your chocolate. I mixed in high quality dark chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate. This rum raisin fudge was such a hit, that even my mom made some after tasting it. And she has never made fudge before!
So whether for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Halloween or Groundhog’s Day, share the love AND the rum raisin fudge!
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
- 3/4 cup Sun-Maid raisins
- 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp powdered sugar (optional)
- 1/2 tsp cocoa powder (optional)
- In a small bowl combine rum and raisins. Allow raisins to rest a couple hours to macerate.
- Place a small pot inside a larger pot filled partially with water to make a double boiler. In the top pot, add sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips
- Heat the pot over low heat to gently melt the chocolate, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
- Reserve 1/4 cup of raisins for garnish. When the chocolate is completely melted, thick and smooth, stir in the remaining raisins and rum. Stir until fully incorporated and remove from heat.
- Lightly grease and line 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Pour chocolate mixture into the prepared baking dish, gently tapping the dish to smooth out the fudge surface and to remove air bubbles.
- Sprinkle top evenly with reserved raisins.
- Refrigerate fudge for at least 4 hours to set. Lift the paper containing the fudge out of the pan and cut fudge into 1-inch pieces or desired other size. Dip your knife into a glass filled with hot water between slices if it is starting to stick to the fudge.
- Dust with powdered sugar and cocoa powder (optional) and serve.
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Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88 Total Fat: 3.6g Saturated Fat: 2.3g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 14mg Carbohydrates: 13.4g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 1.6g