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Coffee Shop Fudge

This great fudge is surprisingly easy to make! The secret? It’s a microwave recipe.

This is a cozy, booklover’s kind of fudge. A little beyond basic chocolate, but not so complex that you have to be a foodie to enjoy it. It’s as homey and comfortable as coffee, chocolate and pecans. A nice trio that invites you to sit and enjoy.

Sometimes I want a smooth, uncomplicated fudge. I have a different recipe I use for that. But when I want something smart and sophisticated without being too stuck up, I’m drawn in by the tasty, toastiness of these pecans and the same warm, dark chocolate and coffee flavors that make women happy!

closeup of Coffee Shop Fudge

I’ve been making this fudge for decades because it’s my favorite microwave fudge. It’s a magazine clipping that rests in my recipe box and comes out at Christmas and New Year’s. It takes no time at all to make, but be sure to give it time to chill. After that it stores well at room temperature in an airtight container.

My only note to the original recipe is to watch the pecans carefully as you toast them. Stir them after each minute in the microwave. My pecans tend to burn if I microwave for the whole 4 minutes that the recipe suggests. But microwaves are different, and it could just be mine runs a little hot.

Coffee Shop Fudge on dish near coffee cup

Coffee Shop Fudge

Yield: 2 lbs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

This quick, gourmet fudge is flavored with coffee and toasted pecans. Though it tastes fancy, it's really a simple microwave recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 18oz (3 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp. strong brewed coffee*
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Line a 8 or 9-inch square pan with
    aluminum foil so that sides overhang the edge. Butter the foil and
    set aside.
  2. Place pecans in a microwave-safe pie
    plate. Microwave, uncovered on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring after
    each minute. Set aside.
  3. In a medium glass bowl, combine
    chocolate chips, milk, coffee, cinnamon and salt. Microwave on high
    for 1 ½ minutes. Stir until smooth and melted. Stir in vanilla and
    pecans. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate a
    few hours until firm.
  4. Lift fudge out of pan with foil edges.
    Cut into squares and store at room temperature.

Notes

*If I don't have strong brewed coffee on hand, I quickly make a strong 1/2 cup of instant coffee.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 4 1x1" pieces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
Coffee Shop Fudge pictured with cup of coffee and evergreens

What do look for in a fudge? This one has great, creamy-smooth texture, and a little crunch of nuts. The taste is a little darker since you use semi-sweet chocolate chips, the nuts are toasty warm, and the hint of coffee reminds me of mocha. If you need something amazing that comes together quickly, this microwave fudge fills the bill! If this is your kind of fudge, please be sure to rate and share!

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