Simple Espresso Fudge At Home
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.
Coffee AND fudgey goodness? Yes, puh-leese! That fudge looks amazing and you are a genius! I’m so making your recipe this weekend.
I am all about both coffee and chocolate, but when you put them together, I am in heaven. I look forward to making this deliciousness soon!
I am always looking for new sweet treat recipes. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.
This fudge looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make some for dessert this week.
I have not had coffee fudge, but suspect I will love it. So many neat products at Aldi’s.
The consistency was not fudge…it came out too soft, still yummy though! It would be good to use as an icing or topping on ice cream. It was delicious on pretzels!
Sounds like it needed to sit longer to set. Or you can thicken with more chocolate.
Where can I buy the espresso morsels
While I scored these as an amazing fair trade product Aldi offered it is not avalible all the time. Usually you can find products like this at your local halth food store. If you do not have one avalible use regular chocolate chips and add 1/4 cup esspresso powder to the recipe.
I just found espresso chips at walmart
what about substituting actual espresso for the morsels? What ratio would you recommend? Ounces maybe?
I would suggest using chocolate morsels and adding in two tablespoons instant espresso powder.
I made the fudge yesterday, even though I left it in the frig all night it is still too soft to cut. tastes wonderful so I will try freezing it and hopefully I can cut it
When this happens I find melting it down and adding a bit more chocolate chips is the perfect way to thicken a soft fudge. It can end up soft if the humidity is high or the marshmallows where moist.