Easy 5 Minute Microwave Dessert: Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios

Chocolaty and rich with a hint of Irish Cream, this fudge takes only 5 minutes to come together using the microwave. Pistachios add a salty note, balancing the sweet flavor and add a natural green color to pair with the Irish Cream for St. Patrick’s Day.  

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

Happy Thursday!

How about an easy sweet treat you can make in the microwave in just 5 minutes?

Fudge enthusiasts will love this creamy, crunchy, sweet and salty version

that’s perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

To make this fudge you’ll need:

 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips, I used bittersweet chocolate chips

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup Irish Cream, preferably Homemade

1 1/2 cups roasted & salted shelled pistachios

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios Ingredients! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

You can use the store brand of Irish Cream for this fudge recipe

but I highly recommend  Easy Blender Irish Cream.

An easy blender recipe for Irish Cream that’s ready in 5 minutes. One sip and you’ll never buy it again! #irishcream #cocktail #baileys #stpatricksday #easy #recipe

In less than 5 minutes you can mix up some homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

in your blender to keep in the fridge to enjoy in Irish Coffee,

 pour over ice cream for an easy dessert, or use in Irish Cream Scones.

Trust me when I tell you you’ll be a convert after one sip

and never go back to the store brand bottle again!

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Start by spraying an 8 x 8-inch pan with nonstick spray and line pan with parchment paper

so paper hangs over two sides of the pan for easy removal.

Chop 1/2 cup of your pistachios and set aside.

Stir Irish Cream, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips together

in a microwave-safe 2-quart bowl.

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

Microwave at 100% power for 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second increments,

stirring after heating until chocolate is melted and mixture

can be stirred smooth, about 2 more minutes.

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

Fold in whole pistachios with spatula and pour mixture into prepared pan, smoothing top.

Sprinkle top with chopped pistachios, pressing in any large nut pieces lightly with back of spoon

so they adhere to fudge.

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Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. When firm, lift fudge from pan using edges of paper and cut into squares.

Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. The fudge doesn’t need to be refrigerated

but I like it cold and it will keep longer if you want to enjoy a piece

here and there over a 3 week period or so.

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

This fudge would be good any time but is particularly fun as a St. Paddy’s Day treat

with the hint of Irish Cream and green salty pistachios!

Substitute your favorite nuts or omit altogether if you’re not a nut fan.

Sprinkle the top of fudge with some flakey sea salt if you prefer.

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios! An easy 5-minute recipe you can make in the microwave! #stpatricksday #dessert #easy #fudge #recipe #microwave

Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios

Smooth, chocolaty and rich with a hint of Irish Cream, this fudge takes just 5 minutes to come together using the microwave for an easy dessert to enjoy or share.  Pistachios add salt to balance the sweet flavor and natural green color to pair with the Irish Cream for St. Patrick’s Day.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
cooling time 3 hours3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: chocolate chips, easy fudge, food gift, homemade Irish cream, microwave recipe, pistachios, sweetened condensed milk
Servings: 36 pieces

Equipment

  • 1 microwave

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Homemade Irish Cream
  • 1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 1/2 cups Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Roasted & Salted Shelled Pistachios, divided

Instructions

  • Spray an 8 x 8-inch pan with nonstick spray; line pan with parchment or waxed paper so paper hangs over two sides of the pan.
  • Chop 1/2 cup of pistachios; set aside.
  • Stir Irish Cream, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips together in a microwave-safe 2-quart bowl.
  • Microwave at 100% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after heating until chocolate is melted and mixture can be stirred smooth, about 2 minutes longer.
  • Fold in the whole pistachios with rubber spatula. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth the top of fudge mixture with spatula. Sprinkle top with chopped pistachios, pressing in lightly with back of spoon so they adhere.
  • Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Remove fudge from pan using edges of parchment and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Make your own Homemade Irish Cream in 5 minutes using the blender. One sip and you'll never go back to the store bought brand again!
  • Microwaves vary, so stir well after each heating cycle in microwave to allow residual heat to help melt the chocolate without scorching.
  • If you don’t own a microwave, you can make this in a pan on the stove-top over medium-low heat. It will take a little longer to cook and melt the chocolate, taking care not to heat too rapidly so chocolate doesn't seize.
  • This fudge will keep in refrigerator 2 to 3 weeks in an airtight container.
  • If you're not a fan of pistachios, substitute favorite nut variety or omit.
  • Optional: Sprinkle top of fudge with Flakey Sea Salt if desired.

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  26 comments for “Easy 5 Minute Microwave Dessert: Irish Cream Fudge with Pistachios

  1. March 3, 2022 at 5:26 am

    Wow, this sounds amazing and so simple. Definitely need to give this one a go

  2. Clara
    March 3, 2022 at 7:31 am

    That looks delicious Mary! Thanks for sharing! We’re enjoying wonderfully warm sunshine today as we’re cleaning up after last week’s ice storm. Hopefully, it will be the last one for this year. Enjoy your day! Clara ❤️

  3. March 3, 2022 at 7:32 am

    Mary, this looks and sounds delicious. I am a fan of fudge, to be perfectly honest, anything chocolate. I had to laugh about the three weeks it would keep, maybe three days at my house! Happy Thursday!

  4. Kim S
    March 3, 2022 at 8:08 am

    This looks amazing Mary! I love that you can make it the microwave too! ☘️

  5. KathyP
    March 3, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe for St. Paddy’s Day Mary! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. franki Parde
    March 3, 2022 at 8:42 am

    You may as well change the name if that fudge to “franki’s fudge.” ALL my top favs…thanx!!! franki

  7. Teresa Cline
    March 3, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Yum Mary! Your fudge looks amazing, I love that it can be made in the microwave too.☘️

  8. March 3, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Looks and sounds great Mary and it is so easy. Thanks for including the Irish Cream recipe, I am anxious to make some. Happy March 🍀.

  9. Debra
    March 3, 2022 at 9:20 am

    I’m going to purchase the ingredients today, thanks!

  10. March 3, 2022 at 9:47 am

    ☘️💚☘️ The fudge sounds perfect for a St. Paddy’s Day treat, Mary! ☘️💚☘️ I love that it uses my favorite homemade Irish Cream from your recipe. 😋

  11. March 3, 2022 at 9:48 am

    This is certainly a yummy way to begin my day. I may need to make some Irish cream today!!!
    Happy March, sweet friend.

  12. March 3, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Oh goodness, 5 minutes, that is dangerously easy Mary! It looks so good! Don’t you love that you can buy shelled pistachios now, yum!
    Jenna

  13. March 3, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Mary, I can almost taste the delicious Irish cream fudge. I am sure it is worth straying from any diet and worth all of the calories consumed. I must try it along with your Homemade Easy Blender Irish Cream. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  14. March 3, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Well that’s happening today! And it will be gone today! Thanks Mary!

  15. Suzie
    March 3, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Yum, A winner for sure! Thanks!

  16. Lauren S
    March 3, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    This sounds delicious. I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  17. March 3, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Well you went and did it again… another one hit right out of the ballpark. I may have to make this next week when friends come into town! mmmmmm! mmmmmmm!

  18. Betsy
    March 3, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Terrific recommendation, and I just so happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Must be the Luck o’ the Irish! My husband will absolutely love this recipe and I can hardly wait to make it tomorrow.

  19. Donna
    March 3, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Photos are fabulous, as always.

  20. March 4, 2022 at 6:28 am

    I agree Mary, perfect for St. Pat’s:@)

  21. Terrie
    March 4, 2022 at 7:08 am

    I wish I already had a batch of fudge waiting for me to indulge in this morning! I can’t believe how easy it is to prepare. Thank you for another delicious recipe. ☘️

  22. March 4, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Thank you again for a great recipe…can’t wait to try but it’ll have to be an Easter treat well after Lent!……AGAIN, THANK YOU! ☘️❤️☘️❤️✝️

  23. Sue
    March 6, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Pass the fudge please! Thanks for another yummy recipe! ☘️💚🇮🇪

  24. March 7, 2022 at 7:59 am

    5 minute fudge is not my friend, because the non-stop hour I would take devouring it scares me!

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