Kahlua Fudge

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Can we all agree Kahlua is the best for baking? My Kahlua frosting is still a favorite, and now I think this Kahlua fudge is a close second. It adds such a distinct flavor to the chocolate, and I added espresso powder to really bring out the coffee flavor. I hope you like your fudge rich because one piece of this fudge will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving! It has espresso, so does that mean it’s OK to eat for breakfast?…

Anyway, it’s also a bonus that fudge is really easy to make, and you don’t have to dirty very many dishes. If that’s not motivation for you to try this, I don’t know what it. It even has sprinkles on top! 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz. can of condensed milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur 
  • 1 tsp espresso powder 
  • 2 tbs butter
  • Chocolate sprinkles (optional, topping)

Melt the butter in a saucepan on low-medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until completely melted. Add the condensed milk, stir and remove from heat. Dissolve the espresso powder in the Kahlua before stirring into the mixture. 

Line a pan with parchment paper, and pour the coffee and chocolate fudge mixture into the pan, distributing evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the top with chocolate sprinkles if you desire, and leave the container in the fridge to cool until solid, which may take at least two hours. I even put mine in the freezer to speed up the process. 

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Once hardened, pull the fudge out of the pan with the parchment and cut into squares. If left out, the fudge will melt, so keep it in the fridge when you’re not planning to eat it. Because of the high amount of liquid in it, I found that it melted a bit faster than my usual fudge recipe. I hope you like it! Enjoy! 

Kahlua Fudge
Serves 20
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 14 oz. can of condensed milk
  2. 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/4 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur
  4. 1 tsp espresso powder
  5. 2 tbs butter
  6. Chocolate sprinkles (optional, topping)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan on low-medium heat
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted
  3. Add condensed milk, stir and remove from heat
  4. Dissolve the espresso powder in Kahlua and stir into chocolate
  5. Line small pan with parchment paper and pour fudge into pan, smoothing top with a spatula
  6. Top with sprinkles if desired and refrigerate until solid
  7. When solid, pull the fudge out by the parchment and cut into squares
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Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Frosting

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Raise your hand if you need a margarita! I know I do. It’s only appropriate that we kick off this Monday with margaritas! Ok, maybe not real margaritas but margarita cupcakes are JUST as good (I promise). And of course, I topped these spiked margarita cupcakes with a tequila lime buttercream frosting and lime slice, so while you’re eating these you can pretend you’re actually sitting on the beach drinking a real margarita.

With just a hint of tequila, it’s not overpowering but still tastable, especially in the frosting. They’re not too far off from a margarita, but unfortunately they won’t give you the same buzz (sorry guys!). I brought these to work last Monday and, needless to say, everyone loved them. I think this is one of my new favorite cupcake recipes! The cupcake and frosting recipes yield 12-15 cupcakes. Mine made 14. 

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Margarita cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of two limes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs tequila 
  • 1-2 tsp milk (optional)

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Mix in the sugar and beat for 1-2 minutes until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add in the lime zest, juice, vanilla and tequila and mix until well-incorporated. Mix in the flour mixture and if the batter is too thick, mix in 1-2 teaspoons of milk to thin the batter. Separate the batter between the cupcake cavities and bake on 350 for 18-20 minutes. 

Cool completely on a wire rack. 

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Tequila lime frosting ingredients: 

  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 tbs tequila
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 drops of green food coloring

To make the frosting, beat the butter until smooth and mix in the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Add the tequila, lime juice and a pinch of salt, and mix until fluffy. If you want a greener color, add a drop of green food coloring to the finished frosting. 

Pipe the frosting onto cooled cupcakes and garnish with a slice of lime! Have a happy margarita Monday!

Vodka Watermelon Popsicles

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Watermelon totally embodies summer. It’s cool and refreshing, and immediately makes me think of picnics and sitting poolside. And it’s even more perfect when it’s blended into a popsicle with a little kick of vodka. You just can’t beat watermelon. I made these vodka watermelon popsicles with my awesome new popsicle mold, and they were incredibly easy. Plus, as far as frozen treats go, these are pretty darn good. They do use soda to get some added flavor, but fruit popsicles are a great treat that are healthier than ice cream, so you can’t feel too guilty. You can certainly make them without the vodka, but I found that it made the popsicles a little bit softer, which was nice. It’s a small enough amount of vodka (because you still need the popsicles to freeze) that you can’t really taste it, but it’s nice to know it’s there either way!

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Ingredients (10 popsicles):

  • 1/2 of a mini watermelon
  • 1/4 cup dragon fruit vodka (can substitute flavorless or Watermelon flavor)
  • 1 cup Sprite (can substitute other lemon lime soda)

First cut the watermelon in half and into pieces, removing the peel. You’ll only need half of a small watermelon to make 10 popsicles, which is how many molds I had. Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor until very fine. The seeds should puree with the melon.

Add the soda and vodka to the watermelon, and mix for just a few seconds until combined. Distribute the mixture evenly between each cavity in the popsicle mold and freeze for several hours.

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Once frozen, enjoy! One of these might just be the treat you need to get over this Wednesday hump day…