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Delicious four-ingredient rum and raisin fudge that is so easy to make! Perfect for gifts, or just for yourself! 

So when I make recipes like this delicious rum and raisin fudge, I always want to make sure to do recipes that I know you guys love – and it’s something I have always done. Whether I do an Instagram story asking for recipe ideas or a Facebook post – it’s always what you want. 

My first recipe book was literally based on these lists, as well as my newly announced second book – I just adore to do recipes that you guys have requested because, at the end of the day, you are the ones who are going to make them! 

Rum and Raisin 

One of the recipes that have been requested over and over is Rum & Raisin fudge. Now I know rum and raisin is a classic flavour combination, but it did surprise me somewhat that so many of you wanted it – as so many of you hate raisins?! 

To me, rum and raisin is an iconic ice cream flavour that has been around for so long, so turning it into other bake ideas is surely a sure thing right?! Well, apparently at least – so I hope you guys are excited about this beauty of a recipe. 

I have had a few people make the recipe by themselves using my baileys fudge as a base recipe, and that’s basically what I have done here too – it works, so why not?! It’s a deeply flavoured fudge, but it works so well. 

The recipe 

The recipe starts off with a dark chocolate base as I just think it combines so well with the rum and raisins – and it’s so easy. Condensed milk and dark chocolate are one of the easiest ways to create fudge – and it sets so well. 

Using milk chocolate or white chocolate is slightly harder as you need to use more chocolate to make sure that the fudge actually sets – so just like my baileys fudge, I use dark to help the fudge definitely set. 


I decided to use Kraken rum as it’s what I had on hand easily, but you can use any dark rum you fancy. The best way to start is to soak the raisins in the rum the night before so that you have deliciously plump raisins that are full of the rum flavour. 

You can then drain off the raisins, saving the rum for the recipe and topping it up with any extra that you need! It’s so simple. You can add a little vanilla to the fudge if you wanted a hint of sweetness as it is a deeply flavoured fudge. 

If you don’t like raisins, you can try it without – but the rum flavour will be considerably less as you won’t have had it soaked into the raisins as well, and you can’t increase the liquid too much as you risk the fudge not setting too well, unfortunately. 

I really hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy! Jane x

Rum & Raisin Fudge!

Delicious four-ingredient rum and raisin fudge that is so easy to make! Perfect for gifts, or just for yourself! 
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Category: Sweets
Type: Fudge
Keyword: Rum
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Setting & Prep time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 35 pieces
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 150 g raisins
  • 150 ml dark rum (maybe extra)
  • 397 g condensed milk (one tin)
  • 400 g dark chocolate


  • Add the raisins to a bowl, and pour over the dark rum.
  • Leave this to sit for a minimum of 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • In a medium sized heavy-based saucepan, add the condensed milk and dark chocolate.
  • Add the rum soaked raisins into the pan, and up to 50ml of rum (if there is any left in the bowl from soaking! If not, add extra from the bottle.)
  • Melt the mixture together on a low heat until smooth
  • Pour into a lined 7x11" brownie tin, or a 9x9" square tin.
  • Leave the fudge to set in the fridge for 4 hours or so. Portion and enjoy!



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  1. Paula on December 19, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    Hi, what % of dark chocolate is best to use. Also you say you use kraken rum, I can only find kraken spiced dark rum , is the the one?
    Going to make for Christmas gifts

  2. Darren on December 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Hmm. I’ve got a white layer on top lol what did I do wrong lol

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 13, 2023 at 8:37 pm

      This sounds like the fat has separated so it’s become too hot in the process of making it x

  3. Stef Short on December 15, 2022 at 10:42 am

    I made this with dark chocolate but it didn’t set and is unable to be cut. Can you please advise?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 15, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      Hiya! What cocoa content was the chocolate that you used? x

  4. Katie on December 14, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe as I love rum and raisin fudge and it turned out amazing! Soaked the raisins overnight for a stronger flavour and the fudge set well (slightly gooey on the outside but firmed up well in the fridge). It tastes amazing and will definitely be making it again for family and friends

  5. Sarah on June 16, 2022 at 1:04 am

    4 stars
    Personally I’m not a big fan of rum and raisin but everyone else who tried it loved it. But I noticed that it was still very gooey, I was just wondering if there was something I could do to make it more fudgey??
    Did I overcook it when I was melting everything together?
    I also made the lemon meringue fudge, which had a similar problem but not as bad

    • Sarah on June 16, 2022 at 1:06 am

      Sorry forgot to mention that I did use dark chocolate as well, is it maybe cause I didn’t soak the rum and raisins enough. Although the lemon meringue fudge still wasn’t that fudgey so i may have done something wrong

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 21, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      Hiya! Condensed milk fudge can sometimes struggle – but if you struggle, try adding 100-150g more chocolate (this works with any flavour), Hope this helps! x

    • Mandy Teiggol on November 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

      I made this at the weekend followed the ingredients and recipe but mine did not set either

  6. Victoria Cumberland on June 14, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    I made this fudge yesterday afternoon, 24 hours later and it still hasn’t set, it’s more like a ganache! Help 😭

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 15, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      Hiya! What exact chocolate did you use? x

  7. Jo Brown on June 10, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    5 stars
    I loved this however My family don’t like dark chocolate. Do I need to use 600g milk chocolate for the same texture? 😊

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 13, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      Hiya! This recipe has not been tested with milk chocolate – however this should be fine! Hope this helps! x

  8. Jasmine Nelson on June 4, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Definitely want to try this recipe again because my first attempt, the fudge didn’t set anywhere near enough unfortunately. Think I will try all dark next time and see how that goes 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2022 at 11:55 am

      Hiya! Sorry – we are slightly confused as the recipe is all dark chocolate anyway! x

  9. Anisha on April 18, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    This recipe looks great. I have all the ingredients, so will be making a batch this afternoon 😊

    • Nisan Whiteman on November 27, 2023 at 3:26 am

      I also had the same problem more like Ganache then Fudge. I used more Chochocolate but i used a Bitter Chocolate which contained only 54% of Cocoa. Could that be the reason it didn’t set very well?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 1, 2023 at 11:40 am

      Yes, that is why – 54% is too low so it can make a softer fudge x

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