Recipe by KRYSTEEN
"This is an easy traditional fudge that is best made using a candy thermometer. It is a creamy coffee flavored fudge with a hint of chocolate and pecans swirled in. If you like fudge without nuts, simply leave them out."
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instant coffee granules
light corn syrup
semisweet chocolate chips
pecan halves, for decoration
Delicate recipe. I would not recommend letting it cool but rather just mixing in the chocolate just after taking off the heat. By letting it cool, you'll get a fudge that is going to instantly turn before you can get it into the pan. Marbling is not an effect because the caramel is so dark already. If it does fail and turns to sand, then just put the chunks into a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 2 minutes until it's bubbling again. Then pour hot mix into pan right away and you have an instant recovery!
Disaster! This fudge turned to sand when I let it start to cool to room temperature. I tried to follow the recipe very closely, so I am not sure where things went wrong...but oh they went very wrong. Probably won't try this one again...I was able to create my own mocha fudge by adding instant coffee granules to a plain fudge recipe I use (I just stirred them into the sugar before I added to the pot).
Mine turned out great. If yours turned to sand it was because your sugar crystalized. This is how to avoid it. When you start boiling the mixture, take a pastry brush and a cup of water and brush the sides of the pan with the wet brush to wash down any sugar crystals. It only takes a couple of stray crystals to make the whole pot crystalize so do a good job, but don't put too much extra water into your fudge. Also, you don't want to stir the fuge or jostle the pot until it cools.
I used a candy thermometer and followed exactly the instructions given, it turned out wonderful. My family is in the chocolate business and I try these for the fun of it. This recipe is a keeper. --Thanks Krysteen
I don't drink coffee, but I made this for my husband's office, and he LOVED IT! He said the coffee balanced the "sweetness" of the fudge (there ARE 3 cups of sugar in here!). Key is to NOT MOVE THE FUDGE while it's cooling from soft ball stage to room temperature. Just a little movement can cause the sugars to crystalize. Will definitely make this again, perhaps for Christmas! :D
I might have done something wrong, because my recipe came out mushy and much more stickier than I though. It was also a bit sandy, like some other reviewers mentioned. I don't think I will try this again.
I had the same problem, and followed the recipe exactly. too bad, it sounded great. :(
I used espresso powder because it's what I had on hand and also because I love the espresso flavor. It turned out very well. I also took other reviewers’ advice and stirred the chocolate chips in after it was cooled slightly. This is a nice change of pace from the usual fudge.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/64 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 64
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 24
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