Chocolate Lovers' Fudge with Jack Daniel's® Whiskey

This dense, rich fudge has a special secret--a couple of shots of Jack Daniel's® Whiskey! Not enough to overpower, but there is just enough to let you know it's there. No special equipment is required other than a double boiler, and if you don't have one, you can create one by using a bowl or smaller pot over a larger pot for the hot water. Just make sure the smaller bowl or pot doesn't touch the water as it bubbles. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
16 pieces


  • 3 fluid ounces whiskey (such as Jack Daniel's®)

  • 4 tablespoons Nuts, pecans

  • 3 (4 ounce) bars Candies, milk chocolate

  • 3 (3 ounce) bars dark chocolate, cut into chunks

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Pour whiskey into a small bowl, add pecan halves, and allow them to soak in the whiskey for about 3 hours.

  2. Line 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Cut 2 pieces of foil about 14 inches long, and cut or fold each to an 8- inch width. Cover the bottom and 2 sides of the pan from left to right with 1 piece of foil. Use the remaining foil piece to cross the first layer of foil from top to bottom of the pan. Press foil firmly into the corners, and fold any excess over the sides of the pan. You will now have a double foil sling to lift the finished fudge from the pan.

  3. Drain pecans, reserving 2 ounces of the whiskey, and set aside.

  4. Place milk and dark chocolate in the top of a double boiler over 1 inch of simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, smooth, and shiny, about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove melted chocolate from the heat and slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk, stirring until well blended. Add melted butter and salt, stirring continuously. Mix in reserved whiskey and stir until mixture is creamy and smooth.

  6. Pour into the prepared pan. Use an offset spatula to spread smoothly and evenly. Arrange 16 pecans on top, in 4 rows of 4 pecans each. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

  7. Use the foil sling to lift the fudge from the pan. Place the fudge on a cutting board and cut into 16 pieces with a bench scraper or sharp knife.

Cook's Notes:

It is especially helpful to have all ingredients measured and ready to go at the start, so they can be added quickly, and in the right order.

You can also cut your fudge into smaller pieces; just make more soaked pecans for the top. As you add pecan halves to the bowl, make sure you add enough whiskey to cover.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 178mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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