Chocolate Caramel Espresso Chews
35 min
2 hrs



1 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder or coffee granules

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup finely chopped pecans, if desired

1 (9-ounce) package (48) round chewy caramels in milk chocolate, unwrapped


1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder or coffee granules

1 to 2 tablespoons hot water

1 cup powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 tablespoon milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add dissolved espresso powder mixture and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in chopped pecans, if desired.

  4. STEP 4

    With lightly floured hands, shape dough into 48 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place balls into lightly greased mini muffin pan cups. Bake 6-8 minutes or until puffed and set. (Do not overbake.) Immediately press 1 candy, top-side down, into each cookie. Cool 10 minutes in pan; run small sharp knife around inside edge of cups to remove cookies. Place onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder into 1 tablespoon water in small bowl. Stir in powdered sugar and additional water, if necessary, for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

  6. STEP 6

    Store cookies in container with tight-fitting lid.

Tip #1

Line mini muffin pans with decorative paper baking cups for gift giving.


4.5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
75Sodium (mg)
21Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


Explore reviews from
our online community

  October 21, 2012

Is Rolo the candy of choice here, or are there others that work better?

— says Virginia D.
Test Kitchen Comment October 29, 2012

Yes, this candy is a good suggestion for what to use in this cookie recipe. The candy should be a chocolate candy with a caramel filling and fit into the round shape of the pan.

— says Cindy
  April 09, 2012

To make them on a cookie sheet, I made the 1 1/4" balls like it said but then I pushed a rolo into it and and reformed the ball around the rolo. I baked them for 8-9 minutes.

— says Sarah
  December 18, 2011

These cookies were very good. Moist and had a wonderful flavor. I would definitely make them again. My only hint is use the small mini cupcake papers, there is no problem removing from tray and the cookies look so festive

— says Linda
  November 23, 2011

These were a HIT with my husband and four teenage sons! A pretty simple recipe to make. They are rich and dense like a brownie. I am going to try flavored coffee or possibly flavored creamer for the glaze next time I make them.

— says Julie B.
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