Latte Fudge


A shot of espresso adds depth of flavor and a dark, rich color to these pretty candies. The recipe makes a lot so wrap up a few candies to share with friends.

Latte Fudge
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
about 1-7/8 pounds (64 pieces)


  • 3 cup sugar

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 2 tablespoon espresso powder or 3 tablespoons instant coffee crystals

  • 3 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts (filberts)

  • 2 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted (optional)

  • Coffee beans (optional)


  1. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter the foil; set pan aside.

  2. Butter sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. In the saucepan, combine sugar, half-and-half or light cream, espresso powder or instant coffee crystals, corn syrup, and cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue to boil at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 234 degrees F, soft-ball stage (25 to 35 minutes). Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a steady boil.

  3. Remove pan from heat. Add butter and vanilla, but do not stir. Cool, without stirring, to 110 degrees F (55 to 60 minutes).

  4. Remove thermometer from pan. Beat mixture vigorously with a clean wooden spoon until fudge just begins to thicken; stir in nuts. Continue beating until fudge just starts to lose its gloss (about 10 minutes total).

  5. Immediately spread fudge evenly in the prepared pan. Score into 1-inch squares while warm. When fudge is firm, use foil to lift it out of pan. Cut fudge into squares. If desired, drizzle pieces with melted chocolate and top with coffee beans. Makes about 1-7/8 pounds (64 pieces).


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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