The holiday baking season is upon us, one of my favorite times of year! This past weekend I spent many, many hours making various baked good to fill holiday tins for friends and loved ones. I only did 8 tins this weekend because I just couldn’t do any more, but I think they turned out well. It was a little tricky because half of them were being shipped so I had to think about goodies that keep well and aren’t fragile, and other tins had some food allergies to take into consideration. Luckily my crazy organizational skills came in handy and I came up with a good variety of things for each tin. I will post all the different goodies on here throughout the week.

Tonight I’m starting with this amazing recipe for cappuccino fudge. My dad is an elementary school principal, so around the holidays our countertops are barely visible underneath all the goodie bags he brings home. Many of the items I could take or leave, but I would always look eagerly for the tins from his secretary – hers have some of the best stuff in them! Her fudge is my absolute favorite…I would always try to eat it before others got the chance :) She was kind enough to share it with me. This is a simple fudge and it turns out perfect every time. Thanks, Sidney for the awesome recipe!!


  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee or espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 01

    Line an 8” square baking pan with aluminum foil; set aside. In a 2 qt. saucepan, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, cream, butter, coffee powder, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until smooth.

  • 02

    Pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Place on cutting board and cut into 36 squares.

  • Kayte

    oh wow! that looks awesome. i’m always intimidated by things like fudge. maybe i’ll try it sometime soon.

  • Lauren

    Yep, definitely making this soon!

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  • Teresa

    Hi Anne,

    I made this last night and it didn’t set, I am not sure what I did wrong, but I am going to try it again. It was very tasty though and can’t wait till it is done right to share it with friends this christmas. I love anything cappuccino flavored!!

  • Annie

    Hi Teresa,
    I’m so sorry to hear that it didn’t set for you. I don’t know what might have happened, but I hope it works correctly next time. I’ve made it more times than I can count and never had a problem, so hopefully that was a fluke.

  • Holly

    I wasn’t going to make fudge this year because it’s been so ho-hum the last few times I’ve made it…that is, until I saw THIS recipe. I made it the other day and am going out for more ingredients to make another batch or two to include in some food gifts. It’s wonderful – thanks to you (and Sidney!) for passing it along!

  • Tasha Fontenot

    I made this yesterday and this is by far the BEST fudge I have ever made. I can not get over how beautiful the texture is and the taste is SO yummy!!!
    I was wondering what kind of instant coffee powder you used. I used General Foods International-Cafe’ Francais. I was hoping for more of a coffee taste. Should I just add more next time?

  • Annie

    Hi Tasha,
    So glad you enjoyed it! I actually just made it this past weekend and used a heaping teaspoon of espresso powder instead of coffee powder. I think it had a better coffee flavor, and I will probably be editing the recipe to reflect that.

  • Tasha Fontenot

    Thanks Annie! I will try that for sure next time—like in a few days :) This is now going in my Christmas treats folder. Thanks!
    BTW I am new to adding comments on your blog, but have been following it for a few months. LOVE it!

  • Kim

    I made this fudge last Christmas, and it was delicious. It disappeared quickly and I was sad when it was gone. This year I made a double batch in a 13×9, and shared it with my family and coworkers. They all loved it and I had many recipe requests. I too used the espresso powder and it was perfect. I may need to make one more double batch before Christmas:) Thanks.

  • diane crowther

    I have been searching for a fudge recipe and have made many in the last weeks. None were as easy and tasty as this one! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Janet

    I made this twice- delicious and easy. Fantastic!

  • teresa

    Hi Annie,
    I figured out what I did wrong the first time I made them, I didn’t boil it long enough. They turned out lastnight and are really yummy. Taking them to a New Years Eve party tonight :) Thanks again. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

  • Rob

    WOW! I’ve never made fudge before but I’ll be making this recipe again for sure! Delicious, just the right amount of coffee flavor. Thanks so much for this great fudge! An instant classic.

  • Simple and delicious! I love that I don’t need to use a candy thermometer. Made these for my holiday cookie baskets and it was an easy basket filler and loved by everyone. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Hi Annie, I just stumbled across your website and I am hooked! I’d love to make this fudge recipe, but being an Aussie, I am unsure what “marshmallow cream” is? Would you mind explaining it a bit so I can figure out if we have something similar here? Thanks so much! :)

  • Annie

    Your best bet is to just try Googling marshmallow cream. Good luck!

  • Selena

    Hi Annie
    I made this last night cause it looked and sounded sooo yummy but when took it out of the pan this morning after being in the fridge all night it is still sticky and there is no way i could cut it … can you help me out as to what i did wrong or suggestions??
    Thanks in advance!!!!

  • Annie

    I’m really not sure what might be wrong. See the FAQ page under “what went wrong”. Sorry it didn’t work out for you! I’ve made it countless times and never had an issue.

  • Hi Annie! Just wanted to let you know I featured your cappuccino fudge on my blog for the December Cooking Challenge! It is delicious!! Here’s the link to my post:

  • Does the fudge need to be refrigerated after the initial chilling time? Just for storage and all?

  • Anonymous

    That’s your call. See the FAQ page for more info.

  • As long as it holds up well-wrapped at room temp for several days I have no problem not refrigerating it, I just don’t want it to melt down.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it is still solid at room temp.

  • Millieann

    Well, for me it did not hold up at room temperature. It tastes great, but it gets gooey at room temperature. I did everything exactly as it said to do, so not sure what the problem was.

  • Yeah same here, weird because our kitchen is probably the coldest room ever!

  • Amy K.

    I Love this fudge, but it did not turn solid, even after refridgerating for 2 days & then placing in the freezer (because it was so sticky). Any suggestions what may be wrong with how it was prepared Annie?

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like it probably needed to cook longer, but it’s hard to say. See the FAQ page under “what went wrong” for more info. Thanks.

  • I just tried this and it is out of this world!!!

  • Cassandra

    This recipe looks amazing I can’t wait to try it! There is only one problem I live in Australia and they don’t sell marshmallow cream, is there any substitute that you could use in this recipe?


  • Anonymous

    Please see the FAQ page. Thanks!

  • Made this for Christmas and it was dangerously delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Chandrika

    Is there any other substitution for the marshmallow cream?

  • annieseats

    Please see the FAQ page regarding substitutions. Thanks!

  • Hemlata @

    These look so yummy! I definitely have to try these. Made this for birthday and it was delicious.

  • Cristina

    Annie- this sounds so yummy! i love all your recipes (i know, i know, cliche of me to say)….but anywho, what exactly is coffee powder? and wheeere can i buy it?

  • annieseats

    It’s instant coffee and you can buy it at the grocery store :)

  • Kaila

    When stirring the chocolate chips in do you use a spoon or electric mixer? I’ve read other recipe reviews calling to beat the mixture.

  • annieseats

    Just a spoon. No need for a mixer.

  • Hi occasionally the reject shop sell them…I just bought some a few weeks ago!!

  • Megan Nunan

    Hi Annie! Have you tried using your homemade marshmallow creme with this recipe?

  • annieseats

    No, I haven’t yet! I’m sure I’ll try it eventually but if you do, let me know how it turns out.

  • Megan Nunan

    Hi Annie! I made this recipe using the homemade marshmallow creme and it worked wonderfully. It may have been a bit softer than normal, but it still cut into nice squares.

  • annieseats

    Good to know, thanks!

  • Amanda Bennett

    I make fudge every year, from an old standby recipe. (I think it is from the back of the Marshmallow Creme jar…) But I am going to try your cappuccino version this year – looks great!

    Just wanted to let you know I noticed the title here in the blog post says “Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake.” Probably want to leave off the word ‘cheesecake.’ :)

  • Betty

    I can’t wait to try this. It looks yummy. I just made the fudge on the back on the marshmallow jar, and it called for 2 1/2 cups of sugar. Yours calls for just a 1/2 cup of sugar. Is that the correct amount of sugar and not a misprint? Love you and your blog! I mean it!

  • annieseats

    This recipe was passed on to me by a family friend. I don’t know where she got it or if it originally started as the one on the back of that jar. In any case, the recipe as stated here is how I make and love it. Hope that helps!

  • Kaitlin

    So of course I’m the person who can make macarons with no problem but messes up this easy seeming fudge recipe. I am pretty sure I followed all of the directions, but when I took the fudge out of the fridge, it seems like kind of separated (maybe the butter looking) was kind of on top. I’m assuming I either OVER mixed or UNDER mixed when I put the chocolate chips in. I’m planning on trying again tonight, but figured I would see if you (or anyone else) had experienced the same thing. It tastes great! Just looks ugly. :)

  • annieseats

    I have had that issue maybe once a few years ago, and I think that at the time I felt like I had over mixed it. But yes, even when that happens it still tastes good :)

  • Jennifer Ross

    I’ve made this twice in the last few days, and it’s turned out perfect. My marshmallow jar calls for 3 cups of sugar and I greatly prefer this recipe with less sugar.