Coffee Shop Fudge Recipe
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Coffee Shop Fudge Recipe

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This recipe is one that my son, Jackson, and I worked on together. After several efforts, we decided this version was a winner. It is smooth, creamy and has an irresistible crunch from pecans. The coffee and cinnamon blend nicely to provide subtle flavor. -Beth Osborne Skinner, Bristol, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

2 ounces: 311 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and butter the foil; set aside. Place pecans in a microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute; set aside.
  2. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, milk, coffee, cinnamon and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Immediately spread into the prepared pan.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Remove from pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Cover and store at room temperature (70°-80°). Yield: 2 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Coffee Shop Fudge in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p27

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Brenda MH User ID: 4949513 257653
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016 Edited Jan. 19, 2017

"This is good fudge, but how are people microwaving the nuts for 3 minutes without burning them? Even though I stirred every minute, my pecans got sadly scalded and I had to throw them away. I feel like the directions are reversed, and the nuts should be microwaved for a minute and the chocolate mixture should be microwaved for three minutes. At one minute, my chocolate chips weren't nearly melted enough to mix into the other ingredients.

I only put in half of the cinnamon and I still thought it was a bit too dominant. Unless you are a REALLY big fan of cinnamon, don't put in a full teaspoon!"

ColleenBordula User ID: 507835 214234
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"I've been using this recipe for years. It is a huge hit with my family and my co-workers. It's simple to make, but people think you are a genius for knowing how to make it."

mondaypray User ID: 7018904 50379
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"I loved the recipe!!! Only my first time making fudgeXP I did sub a cup of peanut butter chips in, I love that chochlate-coffee- peanut buttery flavor."

tgpearl User ID: 7053014 69032
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"This recipe is delicious. I made some for my neighbor for Christmas and he told me it is the best fudge he ever had."

TheSearcher User ID: 7475035 27604
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"I would REALLY appreciate it if recipes were done in the "traditional" way and not microwave!!!!! I DO NOT like preparing foods in microwaves, seriously, just for kicks I had made recipes using the microwave directions and converted it over to "traditional" methods, not only did it turn out better, it saved me no more time than doing it the traditional way! In fact I had chocolate that started to burn, melted things that would have been so much faster and easier than constantly pulling it out of the microwave, stirring, putting it back in, etc., those processes actually took longer and the results weren't anywhere near as good! Microwave cooking is NOT that great!"

SKTerpstra User ID: 4231446 57951
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Well loved by all! I am not a coffee drinker but this has a hint that is not too overwhelming to the un-initiated. Extracts such as almond or orange are a great substitute if coffee overtones are not desired."

npr56 User ID: 4601571 80720
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"I want to try this but I don't drink coffee so what can I put in it's place"

7sophie14 User ID: 6995159 69029
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"This was the best fudge I've ever made, and I've made a lot of fudge! Gonna make it again tonight. easy and delicious!"

AzFreebird User ID: 2202653 69028
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"This is one of my family's favorite fudge recipes!

I can never leave recipes alone... so made the coffee almost like "mud" to add and decreased the amount of nuts just a bit (I used about 3/4 cup). Everyone loved it and it's now being requested for Christmas and birthdays!"

irishviolin99 User ID: 6379067 26702
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"This recipe was amazing. I had people asking me to make it again. Thank you so much"

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