I’m half sorry and half thrilled to bring this ridiculously delicious, easy and caffeinated recipe to you today. Why? Because it is way too easy to be this good and also be not very good for you. So, I’m going to suggest that you use this recipe for 3 Ingredient Espresso Fudge to make gifts for the holidays. Everyone loves fudge and everyone loves caffeine, right? Right? RIGHT? (I may have taste tested a little too much before posting this. Quality assurance, okay? That’s not true. I’ve made this fudge a thousand times and it comes out great every time. I just ate it because I have no will power and a problem with chocolate).
My obsession with Espresso Fudge started when I tried it on our annual summer vacation. I thought it was such a great indulgence to be able to get a chunk of it from my favorite gift shop and eat a smidge every night after dinner. Then I realized how easy it is to make and I was in trouble. Except for one very redeeming quality of this sweet. It falls in that category of being so rich that you really can’t eat a lot of it in one sitting. So, even though there is an 8×8 pan of this fudge in the fridge right now, I’m not going to sit in front of the tv and eat the whole thing like I might do with cookies or brownies. (You know you’ve done that, too. Don’t judge me).
1 Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 14 oz. Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
2-3 T of Instant Espresso
- Add all of the ingredients to a microwave safe bowl. (Yes, that’s right, we’re microwaving this).
- Microwave for 1 minute. (Yup, 1 minute. Unless it hasn’t completely melted, then maybe another 30 seconds).
- Stir ingredients together until well blended.
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
- Pour the mixture into the lined pan and spread evenly.
- Refrigerate until the fudge has hardened. (Or freeze until hardened if you have zero patience)
I timed myself making this from collecting the ingredients to pouring the melted fudge into the pan. 4 minutes. You do have to let it set up before you would want to eat it, but no one said you couldn’t lick the spoon while you’re waiting. And I stand behind my idea of making this for holiday gifts. You could totally box this up in a cute box or tin and give it to all of those difficult to buy for people. Like the bus driver, the mailman, the dog walker, the kid’s teachers, the teacher’s aids, the violin teacher, the karate teacher, the softball coaches, the basketball coaches. That’s a lot of fudge people. Better get on it.