The Pintester Movement! Boozy Candy, say what?

Last week sometime I saw a Pintester post that called for a test those pins we’ve always wanted to try, but didn’t get to just yet for whatever reason. I figured why not? It’d be an excuse to actually do something from Pinsterest…you know, for my blog. Do I know how to motivate myself or what? Don’t answer that.

Because Sonja likes boozy things and I like Sonja, I decided to try this boozy candy. Besides this isn’t really a crafting blog. That’s over here and I ran out of time for things. (I know, as per usual)

ANYWAY! I didn’t really have all the ingredients – technically – and well, I was tired after swimming lessons yesterday and didn’t want to go to the store. Plus there was a really bad storm around here last night.

I had two options, do the math to make it work for what it said or work with what I had on hand. See point about being tired, so instead of doing math, I raided my cupboards to see what I had on hand.

This is what the original recipe called for:

  • 36 oz white chocolate chips, (3 bags)
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condense milk
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liquor plus 3-4 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup raw pistachios, roughly chopped

What I had was 2/3 of the white chocolate or enough if I used the orange chocolate melts (color, not flavor). I can deal with orange colored candy! Right?

The other substitution I made was for the condensed milk.  I only had fat free sweetened condensed milk so it was going to have to do, but it all went in the pan per the instructions!

I melted, mixed, poured and let set.

It sort of looks like baby barf, maybe orange wasn’t the best color. I tried the melted goo and well, it wasn’t awful.

I was still hesitant that this would actually work and had to put it in the fridge overnight to set.

It didn’t pass the put it in a baggie and take it to work in the purse – got squished – so I’m not sure I’d give it as a gift, maybe as part of something else. It was really not as firm as fudge I’m used to I guess. And it sort of looks like chicken with green things in it

BUT! It doesn’t totally taste like Bailey’s but it didn’t taste terrible either and there’s a really nice aftertaste. And a little zing. I fed it to some coworkers and they decided it was awesome so although it looks weird? I’m calling a win. I suppose I’ll try the Kahlua one next. I do love me some Kahlua.

Well Sonja, I hope I made you proud!

(You can see all the Pintester Movement craft all the things here.)

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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11 Responses to The Pintester Movement! Boozy Candy, say what?

  1. Sonja Foust says:

    So awesome! Thanks for testing and participating!

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  3. BatGirl says:

    Eep! it does look a bit sketchy, but sounds delightful. I might have to give it a try.

  4. Kylie says:

    The weirdest looking foods sometimes taste the best. 😉

  5. Marna says:

    Way to improvise! Yes, it looks like hardened barf (actually, carrot barf – don’t ask me how I know), but you can’t go wrong with booze and chocolate. 🙂

  6. rememberskye says:

    I think you should start a new Pinterest Board called “Really Tasty Food Made By Garbage Pail Kids” 🙂 I am looking forward to tasting the semi-hard barfy deliciousness. 🙂 p.s. Emmy will LOVE it because it is pink, but don’t know if it is safe for a 2 year old to eat?

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  10. cwupcake says:

    No fair. Every time I try to use candy melts in lieu of white chocolate, I wind up with a big old mess of ickiness. I’m going to have to try this anyway.

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