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Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge

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.

Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge by FamilySpice.com

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 and her last class valentine’s party.

My husband has no love for Valentine’s Day, that “Hallmark Created Holiday.” His motto is that we don’t to wait ’til February 14th to buy flowers or say “I love you.” We can (and should) do it all year long. Not to mention, roses cost half the price when it’s NOT Valentine’s Day.

Of course, I don’t get showered with flowers and chocolates all year long. But I do get things like homemade barn doors and refinished kitchen cabinets. My man is a handyman. He may not be enthusiastic about all of my DIY projects, but he’s pretty darn good at building things. And I’ll take barn doors over roses any day of the year.

Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge by FamilySpice.com

Now, chocolates, that’s a different story. My kids know I have an obsession with all things chocolate. I have been accused of stealing Halloween chocolates. And perhaps even a few Valentine chocolates, too. I suppose with age, I don’t hide my chocolate fetish like I used to. But what I lack in self control, I excel at sharing.

My to my husband’s dismay, I have introduced many sinful treats to my kids: root beer floats, apple pie à la Mode and my personal favorite, fudge. One of our favorite things to do when we travel is to discover and sample the varieties of fudge. Some are more sugary than chocolatey, some have peanut butter or other nuts mixed in.

Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge by FamilySpice.com

Chocolate fudge, though, is only as good as the chocolate you use. For this Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge, I mixed in high quality dark chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate. The raisins were soaked in rum, so they were extra juicy and plump, with just a hint of rum flavor. Super dreamy. Even my Valentine hubby, couldn’t get enough of the fudge. And he’s not a big chocolate fan, like me.

So whether for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Halloween or Groundhog’s Day, share the love AND the fudge!

Yield: 36 pieces

Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge

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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine rum and raisins. Allow raisins to rest a couple hours to macerate.
  2. 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
  3. Heat the pot over low heat to gently melt the chocolate, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Sprinkle top evenly with reserved raisins.
  7. 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.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar and cocoa powder (optional) and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

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
Disclosure: I did receive a stipend from Sun-Maid Raisins to develop a heart healthy recipe using their raisins. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.