Bailey’s Irish Cream & Pistachio Fudge

Today is March 1st. That means St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon! Just like last year, I aim to post one Irish-y, St. Patrick’s Day recipe each day up to March 17th. Wish me the luck of the Irish for this endeavor! To get things rolling, I’d thought I’d start off with a St. Patrick’s Day recipe that is both incredibly easy and incredibly delicious. I’m telling you, you don’t even need a stove for this one, you could just use a microwave. There are no candy thermometers, no baking, just a bit of mixing and a little chill time. Which is great, because it will give you time for a little chill time as well. This fudge tastes so dreamy folks will surely believe you must have slaved over it all day, when you’ve really been kicked back with some sort of refreshing adult beverage! (We are talking St. Patrick’s Day after all :p ). Give this one a whirl, you’ll be glad you did!

Bailey’s Irish Cream & Pistachio Fudge

recipe from Butteryum who adapted it from Eat Good 4 Life

yield: One 9×9 pan. Number of pieces depends on how you slice it 🙂


  • 36 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, blanched and chopped
Line a 9×9 pan with foil and lightly grease with butter (or use nonstick foil); set aside.In a heavy-bottom sauce pan over low heat, combine the first 3 ingredients and stir constantly until the mixture is completely combined.  Remove from heat and stir in pistachios.  Pour into prepared pan and chill until set. Cut and serve.

32 Responses to Bailey’s Irish Cream & Pistachio Fudge

  1. Reblogged this on Willamette Food Adventures and commented:
    So I had to repost this, mostly because I’m jealous I didn’t think of the combination. I’ve added amaretto to the basic chips and condensed milk recipe but this recipe seems so much more indulgent. This fudge would indeed make a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  2. so good! have to try to make this for st patty’s

  3. ciara says:

    hi there,
    i stumbled upon your pic on tastespotting. i received a bottle of o’dowd’s irish cream for christmas and have yet to crack it open. do you know if there is a big difference in flavor? i’m not a irish cream drinker. Thanks in advance!!

    • liadh1 says:

      I’ve never had O’Dowds Irish cream. I’m sure it is similar in flavour to Bailey’s. Give it a try!

  4. Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!

    • liadh1 says:

      Thank you! They were difficult little buggers to photograph!

      • Lisa says:

        I am trying to figure out how I will display them…. Btw, they tasted sooooo much better than I anticipated”….having my first BIG luck of the Irish party this year and so glad to see your posts

        Does this freeze well?

      • liadh1 says:

        I’m so glad you liked it! I have never attempted to freeze this fudge. Most likely because it always gets eaten up before I can turn around. I did take a glance online though and it looks like it can be done successfully. For all the tips on freezing/storing homemade fudge, take a peek at this blog post: Good luck with your Luck of the Irish party! I’m sure you’ll have a great time!

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  6. Janis says:

    I stumbled upon this recipe on tastespotting. The short list of ingredients made me fall in love with it even more.

    One question, though. How long do you cook the mixture? Is it only until completely mixed or do you wait for a little for it to boil or something?

    Thanks! And thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • liadh1 says:

      You only cook it until it is completely mixed, no need to boil. It really is that easy and very tasty as well!

  7. nikki says:

    Can you use something other than pistachios? I’m allergic to them, but I really wanna try this.

    • liadh1 says:

      I’m sure you could substitute in another nut if there is one that you prefer. Good luck with the recipe!

  8. ButterYum says:

    Well Hi there Lea and Jay…. I’m thrilled to have found this post. I’m so glad you liked the fudge, and thanks so much for posting a link back to my blog!! Take care, Patricia (ButterYum)

    • liadh1 says:

      Hi Patricia! Glad you found us as well and thank you so much for sharing your delicious Baileys Cream fudge!

  9. lilo says:

    Can you use milk chocolate and almonds instead?

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  11. Marie says:

    Hi! This looks so yummy! Do you know if you can substitute the alcoholic Bailey’s with the cream (no -alcoholic) in the dairy section?

    • liadh1 says:

      I have never tried the substitution you are suggesting, but it sounds to me like it might work. Give it a try! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  13. Jessica says:

    How long does it take in the fridge to normally set? Just made this recipe about 15 minutes ago!! 😛

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  15. Hi Lea, Would you be able to change the source of the recipe to the original which is from my blog Eat Good 4 Life? Butteryum states that on recipe as well. I would greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • liadh1 says:

      Hi Miryam – It looks like Butteryum had adapted your recipe slightly and I did follow her version when I made mine. What I did do is change my notation to mention that Butteryum had adapted her recipe from your original and provided a link to your blog. Hope that is ok with you.Best- Lea
      P.S. Love this recipe!

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