I am a Michigan girl. I know fudge. The best fudge in the world comes from Mackinac Island where fudge shops abound. A trip up to the island just for fudge can be a bit expensive and time consuming so well you gotta learn how to make great fudge at home. Walking through Aldi I had a bit of inspiration for a different flavor. A little experimentation and here I am with a creamy decadent and SIMPLE Espresso Fudge you can make at home.
Update: Nestle if you are not boycotting them have recently come out with espresso baking moresels that are readily available so you can make this recipe any time with ease now. I may be a bit too excited about this.
When I found the fair trade Espresso Morsels at Aldi. My sleep deprived mama self got a little too excited. I LOVE my coffee, my laptop not so much it should be home from the repair shop next week after taking a nice big drink of my french vanilla cappuccino. I wanted something easy to make a treat for mom and this was just the trick.
What you need for Espresso Fudge:
- 2/3 evaporated milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 cups Mini Marshmallows
- 6 ounces simi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces espresso morsels
- two tablespoons butter
How to make espresso fudge:
For the sake of easy We are gonna skip the fancy stuff on this one. Odds are your juggling this one but hear me out. It works, it takes only a few minutes, and it is easy. Simply toss everything into a microwave safe bowl and pop it in. Nuke (how is that for honesty?) your fudge for 3 seconds and stir. Repeat until all marshmallows are melted and everything is smooth and creamy.
Want a more conventional way? Simply mix the evaporated milk, sugar, and butter in a saucepan on low heat until combined. Mix in the marshmallows, morsels, and chocolate chips.everything in over low heat until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a butter lined 8 x 10 pan and let it cool for a couple of hours… or overnight if you forget like I do. Use a hot knife to cut into 24 pieces. I want easy that does not need hot sharp knives while balancing toddlers on my hip so I put mine equally into 12 silicone cupcake molds.
This fudge makes a great treat for mom. Can you get any better than espresso and chocolate? No, not really. Now if you don’t mind me It’s time I go get dinner started and maybe sneak a bit of this when the kids are not looking. I still can’t wait till our fall trip out to Mackinac Island.
Want more fudge? Check out my Andies Mint Fudge.