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!
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.)