Saucepan Espresso Walnut Fudge
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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
02 hrs 25 min


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

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


 *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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

To make in a microwave: 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.

Tip #2

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


6Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
25Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  December 20, 2015

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!

— says Ellen
  December 22, 2010

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!

— says T.g
  August 05, 2009

Substituted vanilla with Kahlua. Fast and easy.

— says K
  February 07, 2009

I've made this numerous times. It's quick and easy.

— says Merrily
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