This is a great recipe when you’re short on time and you need delicious, meaningful gifts for your favorite people. I mean, SPIKED. HOT. FUDGE. SAUCE. Who wouldn’t love that? You can put it on any sweet thing or eat it from the jar – and you totally should!
Very few ingredients are used here. You’ll need a can of evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk), a bag of semisweet chips, 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter and whatever spirit you’d like to use for the spike. I like bourbon but you could use rum, Chambord, Grand Mariner – you name it!
One batch will yield three 8 ounce jars (I usedthese quilted Ball jars) with about 4 ounces left over for you to enjoy (or you can make a 4 ounce jar mini gift). You can omit the alcohol and replace it with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract if you’d like a kid-friendly version. Make the jars pretty by adding wooden spoons and a sprigs of evergreen tied with festive ribbon.
There are all kinds of ways to use this sauce, and you probably don’t need any advice from me on how to enjoy it but recently I’ve been using it as fruit dip with strawberries. So good!
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Last year’s twentieth day advent recipe was
Spiked Hot Fudge Sauce
- 1 can 13 oz. evaporated milk
- 1 package 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup 200g granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3-4 tablespoons bourbon rum or choice of spirit
- Combine milk, chips and sugar in a saucepan and place over medium heat, whisking constantly until chocolate is melted. Bring mixture to a boil and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter and bourbon. Pour into jars and cover tightly. Store in the refrigerator.
- Hot fudge sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.