Kahlua Holiday Fudge + Drawing: Win 2 Vintage Kahlua Recipe Books

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My cousin, Jeff, is horrified that I would post a Christmas Fudge recipe in the middle of October.  Sorry, Jeff, this is important. People have LOST their Kahlua Recipe Book!  Here is Kahlua White Chocolate Holiday Fudge… and a drawing for two of my vintage booklets. {And yes, those walnuts are naturally red.}

Vintage Kahlua Recipe Books

The original Kahlua Recipe Book (photo, at left, circa 1986) was distributed “back in the day” FREE to anyone who wrote in to request it. You could have one. You could have one hundred.  Millions, millions, millions were given away – by mail, on displays, at events, in gift boxes. It was HUGE and pretty much every foodie owned one, including you, right? And many then lost theirs.

Kahlua Recipe BookAround 1992, my food-centric PR agency produced The Best of Kahlua, A Guide to Food and Entertaining (booklet on the right). Think of them as the Original Classic and the New Classic. They are, no matter what, both collectors’ items and great little booklets.

So get cooking – or mixing. I’ll run this drawing until Thursday November 5, 2014 — just in time to snail mail both books to the winner to hopefully receive by Thanksgiving. You can enter in a couple of ways. Go for it!

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Now, what about the FUDGE? Look closely, those are definitely RED WALNUTS! Grown in California (Sanguinetti Family Farms packages them), they are NOT GMO; they’re the result of grafting two varieties of walnuts. They’re less bitter than English walnuts, and slightly larger which makes them gorgeous. Only harvested thru the end of winter, go to your store now to find a supply, and make them last until Valentine’s Day. ** Kosher certified, too. www.Red-Walnuts.com

pre-sliced kahlua christmas fudge

Kahlua Holiday Fudge

  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons Kerrygold salted butter, divided
  • 24 ounces Baker’s white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped Red walnuts plus 36 walnut halves for garnish
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua (coffee liqueur)

Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside.

In the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water, stir white chocolate until melted. Add milk and remaining butter; stir until blended. Remove from heat; stir in chopped red walnuts and Kahlua.

Pour into prepared pan. Smooth top. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and lightly press the walnut halves into the top, 6 rows of 6. Refrigerate again until firm, up to 2 hours.

Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 36 squares. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 The Fasting Diet Plan February 9, 2015 at 11:33 pm

From the picture, the Fudge looks pretty tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

2 Anna Banana January 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Hello: I’m bummed because I just (1/22/15) discovered your website, and learned I’m too late to qualify for your cook book(s). Even though Kahlua has been my drink of choice for many years I was not aware of recipes…I mean who thinks knowing how to make a White Russian, as opposed to a black one, requires a RECIPE. Both being about Kahlua of course!

Thank you,
Anna
P.S. I don’t “do” Facebook, Twitter or other such sites.

3 Anna Krawczyk December 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I’d love a vintage Kahlua cookbook! Please enter me. This is great! Thanks.

4 Jenice October 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Looks good but I have never seem red walnuts!

5 Mari October 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Kahlua and fudge together?? I cannot wait to try this recipe!

6 Lisa A October 23, 2014 at 2:46 am

This fudge looks amazing, which means I’m defintely going to have to make a batch well before Christmas! 🙂

7 Cathy Arkle October 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

That was some of the best fudge I have every had.

8 Worth The Whisk October 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Yes Karen, English walnuts would work. Just not as pretty!

9 Karen Guerra October 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

If you can’t get red walnuts, will English walnuts work?

10 Pat October 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I had the Kahlua recipe book back in the day. Emphasis on HAD! Thank you for sharing a recipe. Off to buy red walnuts!

11 LJ Stubbs October 16, 2014 at 7:51 am

I am definitely going to try out that fudge.

12 Maria October 16, 2014 at 7:31 am

Those red walnuts are beautiful! This fudge recipe sounds great. My husband only likes white chocolate, so this would be right up his alley. I never knew there were Kahlua cookbooks!

13 Bimbi October 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

I know I must have one of these somewhere, but I could sure use a copy for my daughter. Love your blog, and thank you for posting Christmas stuff well in advance of the holidays, so I can make a plan!

14 Sherri Noyes October 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Love these booklets – had mine until last year- lost !!!!

15 Mimi October 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Wish I could have been there! Looks heavenly!

16 Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious October 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

That was some good dang fudge!

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