Legend has it that the ever-popular treat known as fudge was created on accident. The delicious mistake is believed to have occurred in 1886 when a confectioner botched a caramel recipe — hence the phrase "Oh, Fudge!"
More that a century later, we still celebrate this happy accident on June 16 with National Fudge Day. Join us in celebrating this confectionary concoction with a recipe for coffee-shop style fudge!
To make coffee-shop fudge you’re going to need:
- 1 Cup of Chopped Pecans (Optional)
- 3 Cups of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 14oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 Tablespoons of Strong Brewed Coffee (At Room Temperature)
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 Teaspoons Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Once you’ve got everything together, you’ll be ready to make some mouthwatering fudge.
- Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, then, grease the paper with butter and set the pan aside. If you’ve decided to use pecans, place them on a microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave the pecans, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes. Stop and stir the pecans once a minute until the 4 minutes are up. Set the pan of pecans aside.
- In a 2 quart microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, milk, coffee, cinnamon and salt. Something worth noting is that the cinnamon will be the strongest flavor in competition with the taste of the coffee, so feel free to cut back on, or add more cinnamon based on your tastes.
- Microwave the mixture, uncovered, on high for 90 seconds. Stir until smooth. Mix in the vanilla and pecans.
- Once fully blended, transfer into the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Remove from pan; cut into 1-inch squares.
Cover and store at room temperature (70-80 degrees).