Saucepan Espresso Walnut Fudge

Saucepan Espresso Walnut Fudge

Espresso walnut fudge made in a saucepan has a rich mocha flavor and is easy to make. No need for a candy thermometer or special equipment.

15 min. prep time
36 candies
454 Ratings


1 1/2 cups real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder*
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or black walnuts


Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil.

Melt butter in heavy 4-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Add whipping cream, chocolate chips and espresso powder. Continue cooking 5-7 minutes until chocolate chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar. Beat with a hand mixer at medium speed until well mixed.

Spread fudge into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts; gently press nuts into fudge.

Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm. Lift fudge from pan with foil ends; cut into squares. Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid.

*Substitute 2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee granules or 2 1/2 tablespoons instant cappuccino drink mix. Dissolve in whipping cream before adding to saucepan.

Microwave Directions: Combine butter, cream, chocolate chips and espresso powder in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 2-2 1/2 minutes, stirring once, until butter and chocolate chips are melted. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue as directed above.

Recipe Tip

If you love walnuts, stir an additional 1/4 cup walnuts into fudge before spreading into pan; top fudge with additional walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

Calories: 110

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #13402©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Searched "Creamy Fudge" and this is. So quick and better tasting than the condensed milk recipe. People always tinker and adjust, I am no exception. I completely skipped coffee and nuts. It took an extra step as i put chocolate mix into my stand mixer, wow - fast! Delicious. Happy Christmas!
Very quick and tastey! This set up soft but not overly so. Not to sweet. I am thinking this might be a hit at the holiday party Sat. Thanks!
Substituted vanilla with Kahlua.
Fast and easy.
I've made this numerous times. It's quick and easy.

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