Ugh. I’m really sorry to have to do this to you. Really.

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Because I’m sure you have plans tonight and all, that include like, watching six episodes of Friends, eating a dinner of crackers, cheese and wine and then not doing laundry and not cleaning the bathroom.

Especially if you are my clone.

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But you must cancel those plans.

Because now you’re going to make fudge.

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Truuuuuuust me on this one. I don’t love fudge either. I know. I mean, it’s delicious and all, and I love a few (thousand) bites, but it’s rarely what I choose to make in a dire moment of emotional baking and rarely what I choose to eat in the often hours of emotional eating.

Know what I’m saying? Stacy’s pita chips and m&m’s covering a peanut butter spoon work wonders there.

Fudge is simply soooo chocolatey and rich that when all you want to do is chew, chew, chew, it isn’t the best drug of choice.

But that’s neither here nor there.

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THIS fudge needs to be made.

That’s really all I can tell you at the moment as I’m still somewhat sidelined on the couch with my BFF Kleenex and my old friend, Pinot Noir. Well, that and uh, what the heck is going on with Liam and Annie on 90210? Wow. Is that Vinny? And seriously, how WEIRD was it that my boyfriend Michael Buble was on TV last night?! Cahrazy. And can they just make Neil Patrick Harris the new Regis now? Cutie patootie he is. And I’d like to live inside the Home Alone movies. Still.

But anyway.

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For basically my entire existence, Mother Lovett insisted on making this two-toned butterscotch/chocolate fudge, even though every year we begged her to make a two-toned peanut butter/chocolate fudge. And every year we watched that two-toned butterscotch/chocolate fudge turn to lumps of coal on her cookie plates because no.one.liked.it. And she never made the peanut butter fudge. Stubborn much?

She froze it anyway. She packed it in with the thumbprints of stone and froze it for years. She brought it out mid-July where is sat and still wouldn’t melt in 90-degree temps. FYI: rocks don’t melt.

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For some reason, butterscotch has never been on my radar. Totally weird, I know, with the whole “butter” thing and all. I’m sure some day down the line I’ll develop an obsession with it, create approximately five or six recipes with a butterscotch focus to bombard you with, never to mention it again. It’s just how I roll.

And I’m pretty sure I’m too old to say that. Gag me.

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Mocha coconut it is!

Only my MOST FAVORITE COMBINATION EVER.

I don’t do homemade gifts, but if I did, I 100% absolutely for sure would want to give this to someone. But I’d probably eat it all first. I guess I could just gift it to myself? Oh wait. Already did that.

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Mocha Coconut Fudge

Yield: makes one 8x8 pan

Ingredients:

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 can (15oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tablespoons espresso powder (or instant coffee)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Directions:

Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick spray.

Add semisweet chocolate to a double boiler, and melt completely. One melted, add in half of the sweetened condensed milk, the vanilla, the coffee powder and 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir with a spatula until combined and fairly smooth, then spread evenly in the bottom of the pan. Mixture will be thick. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Add white chocolate to a double boiler and melt completely. Add in remaining condensed milk, coconut oil and coconut extract, stirring until combined. Remove fudge from freezer and add white chocolate on top, spreading evenly to coat. Top with toasted coconut, then chill in the refrigerator for 60-90 minutes.

When ready to cut, fill a large cup with hot water. Dip a sharp knife into the water, then blot on a towel. Use knife to cut fudge into your desired size of squares.

Note: the melting can also be done in the microwave. I suggest melting the chocolate first on medium power in 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Once melted, add in remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. You can also use this Lindt Coconut White Chocolate for the coconut layer.

[adapted from mother lovett's 3 minute fudge]

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230 Responses to “Mocha Coconut Fudge.”

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    Kim in MD — December 7, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    You crack me up, Jessica! I’m in agreements about fudge…it’s always too sweet and after a few bites it makes my teeth ache. This recipe looks amazing, though! Your photos are stunning. STUNNING!

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:25 am

      Thanks Kim!!

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    Tiffany — December 7, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    This looks awesome and I can’t wait to make it. I love anything with coconut. Always.

    Question – did you use sweetened coconut from the grocery store or did you go to one of those fancy shops and get unsweetened coconut?

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      I used unsweetened coconut, but I just buy it at my grocery store. It’s Bob’s Red Mill brand. Sweetened is fine, this is just what I had on hand.

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    Amanda — December 7, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    Oh god, butterscotch chips are my (only – hahahahahaha!) weakness. I could easily eat an entire bag. Which is pretty weird considering that their ingredients are pure crap and totally unappetizing.

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      I guess I need to try some!

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    Amanda Mac — December 7, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    I am ON THIS. Holy cow, it looks good!!!

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    Lisa @ Life in Green — December 7, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    That’s got to be the prettiest fudge ever. Yum-may!

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    Anita — December 7, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGE. You know what is the best thing in the world to eat with chocolate-based fudge? Ripe strawberries. Now you’re going to have to make another batch and buy you some berries, just to try it. Um-hum.

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:23 am

      Oh you are right. Luckily I have some left.

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      • Anita — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:58 am

        If your eyes roll back in your head, I wanna hear about it! lol

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    Miriam — December 7, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    That sure look pretty! I never made fudge, I made Sucre à la crème about 10 years ago and I never made it again or even ate a single piece of it it since (it was hard to get the temperature right so I failed a few time before achieving success and HAD to eat all of my “fails”… I mean there is such thing as TOO MUCH cream, sugar & butter). However, I need to try those one day… creamy milk, sugar, butter & CHOCOLATE, can’t go wrong. I hope that they could turn out looking as perfect as yours!

    Crackers, cheese, wine.. and sweet pickles! Nothing beats that ;)

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    Dani — December 7, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    This looks so good!!!! Any ideas on how to substitute coconut extract? I don’t think I can find it here in Germany :) Thanks!

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 11:22 am

      I would just leave it out, maybe add some vanilla extract and coconut to the fudge itself.

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    Ashley — December 7, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    The contrast of colors in the fudge looks so good in the photos! I love how clean the cuts are. Jumps right off the screen. Back in the day, my pudding flavor of choice was either vanilla or butterscotch!!! yummmm i love it

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    Cassie — December 7, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Must. Try. This. The fudge looks fantastic…so did your BF Michael Buble last night! :)

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    tanya — December 7, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    this. looks. amazing. also, um, are you spying on me because you basically described every night when I’m avoiding studying by watching ross & rachel go on again and then off again for the 99th time that week. ;)

    you’re brilliant!

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    Sara — December 7, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Hi Jessica,

    I haven’t read all your article yet but what I have read had made me crack up out loud! You’re fun to read!! I live in Brussels, Belgium and wouldn’t be able to get condensed milk. (Always have found versions of pumpkin pie w/o this and they’re just as fab!) Any suggestions on how to replace that? More sugar and some milk or creme? Merci! Would LOVE to try these!!!

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    Cat @Breakfast to Bed — December 7, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    I LOVE opera fudge, so much so I am making some tonight. I might throw this in too. I am in love.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 7, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    I’m honestly not a fan of white chocolate but it’s super pretty. I’m going to take your word for it that it’s pretty awesome and needs to be made :)

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    Nicola @ unhip squirrel — December 7, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    As a chocolate hater, I’m intrigued. I do make exceptions, this might be one of them.

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    Cait's Plate — December 7, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    LOVE the photos!

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    Karen T. — December 7, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Jessica – I’m not sure how this sharing of Michael Buble will work, but I’m sure we can work something out. (BTW do you have his new Christmas CD? It’s AH-MAZ-INGGGG) The fudge looks delicious. Do you have a recipe for the chocolate/peanut butter one, becuase that’s a weakness of mine?

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    Michele — December 7, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Love the story, it brightened my morning. This fudge is totally up my alley. I absolutely LOVE coconut and chocolate and so cannot wait to make it.

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    Nicola — December 7, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Your pictures always looks so amazing!

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — December 7, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    How do you come up with the most beautiful baking recipes EVER!?

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    sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — December 7, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    I love fudge, and I have never made it, I would eat it all. I have no control.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — December 7, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    gorg! I could take or leave fudge in general, but this look truly delicious and beautiful! Oh and wine, cheese & crackers are my solitude eats of choice :) along with a giant slice of moist devil’s food cake with fluffy white buttercream frosting.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 7, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    LOVE the photos…love the recipe. YUM YUM YUM

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    Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life — December 7, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    These look marvelous! Just the presentation alone has me salivating…

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    Katie — December 7, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Consider my bathroom cleaning plans canceled. I need to take a swim in that first picture.

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    lc — December 7, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    omg… gimme gimme gimme, likerightnow. pictures are beautiful.

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    Whitney — December 7, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    Uhm can you please stop posting such yummy looking recipes…. My holiday baking list is getting way too long!! (And consists mostly of your recipes!) :)

    And I totally agree Neil Patrick Harris should be the new Regis!!

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    Christine — December 7, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    Hey Jessica, your Fudge is a Recipe Guessing Game on Knapkins. Think your friends can win? http://knapkins.com/guess_games/958?source=blog

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    nicole {sweet peony} — December 7, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    i almost cried as i was reading this because i knew that tonight would be just another night spent making another thing from you instead of doing a billion other actually important things like working out or unpacking my boxes or cleaning or making real food or aghhh- damn you woman! (actually, i heart you, but still!)

    chocolate & coconut is my absolute.freaking.favorite! i’ve never ever been a fudge fan but that could never stop me from making this. especially since its also the prettiest fudge i’ve seen.

    would you mind sharing what size pan you used for this? thanks jessica!

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    Jo-Anne — December 7, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    I love making fudge with sweetened condensed milk and chips – no easier way. Although I do also enjoy making it the old fashioned way by boiling sugar, butter and evaporated milk, adding nuts, marshmallows and chips. My normal combination is dark choc mint on the bottom and milk choc on the top. I’ll have to try this with the coconut – great combo too. Thanks!

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

      My grandma actually only made it the old fashioned way too – I think it tastes better though it is a bit more time consuming!

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    Janine — December 7, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Do you have an account on http://allrecipes.com/
    I would love to add some of your recipes on there!

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    Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles — December 7, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Mocha & Coconut & Fudge…Triple win! Love this, Jessica!

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    Jenni — December 7, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Oh my these look decadent. yum.

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    Corrie — December 7, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    That is my all time FAVORITE flavor combination as well. Chocolate coconut donuts, mochas, pies, you name it…I think it’s my flavor of the year.

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

      Agreed!! So so good.

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    Ali B — December 7, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    This looks divine.

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    Steph — December 7, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    This sounds awesome and I am SO trying it this weekend!!! This will sound like a dumb question…but can you buy coconut extract and coconut oil in the regular grocery store???

    I love all your recipes and your writing..you crack me up!

    Thanks!!!!

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

      I think you can definitely find the extract – it should be by the spices. You most likely should be able to find the oil (my grocery store has carried it for years in the organic/health food section), but if for some reason you can’t, a health store like GNC should have some!

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      • Steph — December 7th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

        Awesomeness!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! My taste buds are imagining some yumminess!!!

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    kaceyt @ om&nom.com — December 7, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    those have to be the most beautiful pictures of fudge i have ever seen! i’ve never made it before, but i may just have to give it a try for this recipe…and then if it works out, i may have to give mocha mint fudge a try!

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — December 7, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    I’ll take anything with coconut. Thanks.

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    Chris — December 7, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    Looks great – some serious layers going on there and it looks really delicious! Coconut all the way!

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    Emmy (Wine and Butter) — December 7, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    I’m not a fudge person either … but you’ve convinced me and I’m currently about to scour the cupboards for all the ingredeints for this (which I think we have!!!).

    Your fudge is so pretty and Ive also recently discovered an obsessive love for chocolate and coconut (not to mention continued to channel my love for coffee!!!) soooooo …….

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    Nicole, RD — December 7, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Um, yeah. Consider it MADE.

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    Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife — December 7, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    This is like a giant tray of Mounds, but WAY better. I’m starting to think you’re a little bit evil! P.S. I have a crush on your photo taking abilities. :)

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    honeywhatscooking — December 7, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    as always, looks insane. it was funny what you said about Mother Lovett making the fudge you guys didn’t like. It’s cute how elderly people do things their own way at times.
    :-)

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    Lisa — December 7, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    Can I skip all the other steps and just eat the bowl in the first picture straight up with a spoon? :D

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    tracy — December 7, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    I feel like we are soul mates.
    this is the only fudge i’d eat!

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats — December 7, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    I think fudge is delicious, but more than a couple bites gives me a sugar rush!

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    Kath — December 7, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    LOVE butterscotch.

    And this looks so incredibly dense!!

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    Lulu — December 7, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    Your food photography is magnificent as is your way with words. What a delight to peruse this blog! Thanks for sharing your talents and these taste sensations.

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    Lori — December 7, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Hi Jessica,

    I am hosting a Cookie Swap next weekend and have yet to pick the recipe I will use. About how many smallish, cookie-sized squares could I cut out of an 8×8 pan? I know I will need to multiply the recipe (I need 6 dozen), just not sure by how much.

    I realize these aren’t technically cookies, but if one squints really hard, and only concentrates on the (what I am assuming) wonderful taste….they could pass, right?

    Thanks!

    Lori

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    • Jessica — December 7th, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

      I think they definitely count as cookies. :) Depending on how you cut them, you can get 25-30 pieces (maybe even more) from the 8×8. It is REALLY rich so you don’t need big squares. I would think doubling it and doing a 9×13 would work??

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    Fallon — December 7, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    My mouth is watering for a piece right now!

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