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Saucepan Espresso Walnut Fudge
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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.

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