Coffee fudge

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espresso fudge
espresso fudge
  • Makes: 64 squares

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This coffee fudge recipe is simple and easy to make. It combines a creamy fudge mix with the sharp bite of coffee to make a very tasty afternoon treat or edible gift. Share with your friends and enjoy


  • 2 rounded tbsp good instant coffee
  • 700g granulated sugar
  • 300ml evaporated milk (2 x 170g cans)
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tsp glucose syrup (we used Dr. Oetker Liquid Glucose)

You will also need:

  • 19cm square tin, lined with Bakewell paper

Add 100g (31/2oz) chopped pecans or walnuts. For a smooth fudge, just beat it for a minute. For a more crumbly texture, beat for longer


  1. Dissolve the coffee in 5 tablespoons boiling water and put in a deep, heavy pan with the sugar, milk, butter and glucose.
  2. Stir the mixture over a low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved; brush any sugar crystals down from the side of the pan with a brush dipped in boiled water. Bring to the boil and boil for about 10 minutes until the mixture reaches 115C on a sugar thermometer (or until a teaspoon of the mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball).
  3. Take the pan off the heat, and beat the fudge with a wooden spoon until thick and its cooled to 100C (about 2-3 minutes). Pour into the tin and spread evenly. Leave to set, and then cut into squares.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 62(kcal)
  • Fat 2.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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