Delicious and Nutty: Walnut Coffee Creams Recipe

Welcome, coffee and walnut lovers! If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite flavors, you’ve come to the right place. I’m excited to share with you my recipe for delicious coffee walnut creams candy.

These bite-sized treats are the perfect blend of sweet and nutty, with a hint of coffee that will make your taste buds dance with joy. And the best part? They’re incredibly easy to make!

Whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or a sweet treat to enjoy with your afternoon cup of joe, these coffee creams are sure to hit the spot. So grab your apron and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Walnut Coffee Creams - Candy
Walnut Coffee Creams – Candy

Are you a coffee lover looking for a sweet treat to pair with your morning coffee? Look no further because these walnut coffee creams candy are perfect for you! Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

Firstly, it’s incredibly delicious! The combination of coffee and walnuts produces a unique, nutty flavor that blends perfectly with the creamy texture of the candy. Whether you’re craving something sweet after dinner or need a mid-day pick-me-up, these walnut coffee creams will satisfy your cravings and give you the energy boost you need.

Secondly, this recipe is easy to make! All you need are some basic kitchen tools and simple ingredients like cream cheese, powdered sugar, instant coffee powder, and light corn syrup. With clear and detailed instructions on how to mix the ingredients together, even beginners can get impressive results in no time.

Lastly, this recipe is versatile! You can easily customize this recipe by making substitutions or variations to suit your liking. Try different types of nuts like maple nut or pecans instead of walnuts. Consider adding other flavors like cardamom or vanilla extract for a unique twist. Or try incorporating the walnut coffee creams into other desserts like a warm slice of walnut cake recipe or topping off ice cream with pieces of candy.

In conclusion, if you’re a coffee lover looking for a delicious and easy-to-make treat that’s versatile enough to suit your preferences, then the Walnut Coffee Creams Candy recipe is for you! Trust me; you won’t regret trying out this recipe with your morning coffee or as an after-dinner treat.

Ingredient List

 Sweet and crunchy, the perfect blend of candy and coffee!
Sweet and crunchy, the perfect blend of candy and coffee!

Walnuts are the star of this coffee creams candy recipe. You’ll need walnut halves to be crushed and mixed in the cream filling. For the outer layer, you will need powdered sugar, instant coffee powder, and light corn syrup to make a perfect combination of coffee walnut flavor. Here is the full list of ingredients you will need:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups finely crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple a walnut extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

These are kitchen staples that you might already have at home:

  • Butter, softened (for greasing)
  • Plain flour (for dusting)

The Recipe How-To

 Smooth and silky, a delicious coffee sensation in every bite.
Smooth and silky, a delicious coffee sensation in every bite.

Now that you have gathered all of the necessary ingredients for the Walnut Coffee Creams recipe, it’s time to get cooking! In this section, I’ll guide you through every step of the process so you can make this delicious candy at home.

Step 1: Making the Walnut Cream Filling

  1. Begin by pulsing 2 cups of walnuts in a food processor or blender until finely chopped.

  2. Add 1 cup of cream cheese to the chopped walnuts and process until well combined.

  3. Next, combine 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder in a separate bowl. Gradually mix this dry mixture into the walnut cream mixture until thoroughly combined.

  4. Finally, fold in 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup to create a smooth and creamy consistency.

  5. Place the entire mixture in the refrigerator for at least one hour to allow it to set.

Step 2: Preparing the Walnut Coffee Creams

  1. Once the filling has set, use a cookie scoop or spoon to create small balls (approximately 1 inch in diameter).

  2. Roll each ball between your palms to create a smooth surface, then press a walnut half into the center of each ball.

  3. Combine 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder in a shallow dish.

  4. Roll each ball in the coffee sugar mixture until evenly coated.

  5. Place each candy on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow them to chill for at least one hour before serving.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll have a batch of mouth-watering Walnut Coffee Creams ready to share with friends and family! Enjoy these delicious candies alongside your morning coffee or use them as a topping on your favorite ice cream or cake recipe.

Substitutions and Variations

 Time to satisfy your coffee and candy cravings all at once!
Time to satisfy your coffee and candy cravings all at once!

Making variations to a recipe is always a fun way to experiment in the kitchen, and this recipe is no exception. Here are some suggestions for substitutions and variations that can be made to these delicious walnut coffee creams.

– Instead of using instant coffee powder, try using freshly brewed espresso for a more intense coffee flavor.

– If you’re allergic to nuts, you can omit the walnut halves and replace them with a different type of nut, such as hazelnuts or almonds.

– For those who prefer a sweeter flavor, add an extra 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture.

– You can also try adding some additional flavors to the cream cheese mixture, such as vanilla extract or maple syrup, for a unique twist on this recipe.

– In addition to making creams candy with this recipe, you could also use the walnut coffee cream mixture as a frosting for cakes or cupcakes. This works especially well with chocolate chip or maple-flavored cakes.

– For a healthier option, try using spelt flour instead of plain flour and adding in some additional ingredients such as chia seeds or flax seeds for added nutrition.

– Adding a small amount of sour cream to the cream cheese mixture will create a tangier flavor and add some depth to the overall taste.

– Another great addition is to make a maple walnut cream cheese frosting by mixing in some maple syrup to the cream cheese mixture.

These are just a few ideas for substitutions and variations that can be made to this delicious walnut coffee cream candy recipe. The possibilities are endless when it comes to experimenting with different flavors and ingredients, so feel free to get creative!

Serving and Pairing

 The nutty flavor of walnuts pairs beautifully with roasted coffee.
The nutty flavor of walnuts pairs beautifully with roasted coffee.

Walnut Coffee Creams, with their rich coffee and nutty flavor, are the perfect indulgence to have with a cup of morning coffee or tea. But they are so versatile that they can also be served as a dessert or a sweet treat for any occasion.

These bite-sized coffee creams candy go well with other goodies such as chocolate chip cookies or vanilla ice cream, complementing the flavors and texture of the coffee and walnut.

The creamy texture of the candy melts in your mouth, leaving behind a distinctive taste of roasted walnuts and fragrant coffee powder. This makes them an excellent accompaniment for after-dinner espresso or cappuccino.

If you want to enjoy these walnut coffee creams as a dessert, you can pair them with maple cream cheese frosting atop a walnut cake recipe or a spelt cake with a hint of cardamom. The combination of flavors and textures will provide an unforgettable sensory experience.

Alternatively, try serving them on a platter along with other flavored creams such as maple nut or dark chocolate creams. Doing so will create an array of flavors and textures that everyone will enjoy.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want to indulge in delicious coffee walnut creams, they will serve as the perfect sweet treat for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One bite and you'll be hooked!
One bite and you’ll be hooked!

Walnut Coffee Creams are perfect for making ahead of time and storing for later. They are great for that afternoon pick-me-up or even to serve as an after-dinner treat. These delicious coffee creams will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week when stored in an airtight container.

If making the creams ahead of time, ensure they have completely cooled before storing. When ready to serve, allow them to come to room temperature before enjoying. Alternatively, heat them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or until just warm.

To freeze the Walnut Coffee Creams, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe container. You can keep them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to enjoy, let them defrost completely before serving.

If reheating frozen coffee creams, let them defrost completely at room temperature first. Then warm them up in the microwave or oven until fully heated through.

When stored properly, these Walnut Coffee Creams maintain their delicious coffee and walnut flavor without any compromise in taste or texture. They make for a perfect compliment to your morning coffee or an after-dinner treat. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Just the right amount of sweetness, with a little caffeine kick.
Just the right amount of sweetness, with a little caffeine kick.

To ensure you create the perfect batch of walnut coffee creams candies, I have some helpful tips and tricks that can guide you throughout the process.

Firstly, make sure to use good quality ingredients for the recipe. As the recipe calls for powdered sugar, instant coffee powder, light corn syrup, and cream cheese, use fresh packages of these ingredients to get the best results. Check the expiration dates on each package before using them.

Secondly, it is important to use a candy thermometer when making this recipe. It is crucial to follow the exact temperature measurements in order to achieve the right texture and consistency of the candy.

Thirdly, be careful when handling hot syrup mixture during the recipe process. As sugar and corn syrup reach high temperatures during cooking, they can cause severe burns if they come into contact with your skin. Use oven mitts or a thick towel while handling hot mixtures.

Fourthly, refrigerate your mixture after it has been made and shaped into over one-inch balls, allowing it to set completely. This step ensures that your candies are firm and not too soft.

Lastly, store your candies properly in an airtight container away from heat or direct sunlight. Homemade walnut coffee creams candies can last for up to two weeks if kept correctly, providing you with delicious treats anytime you crave them.

By following these simple tips and techniques, you can make sure your walnut coffee creams candies come out perfect every time. Have fun creating this decadent treat!”

Bottom Line

After reading this recipe, I hope you are as excited as I am to try making these delicious walnut coffee creams. With their creamy texture and rich coffee and walnut flavors, they are the perfect treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or as a sweet after-dinner indulgence.

What’s more, the recipe is simple and easy to follow, allowing for plenty of room for customization and experimentation. Whether you try different variations of the recipe or pair the creams with other desserts like cake or ice cream, this versatile candy recipe is sure to impress.

So why not gather up all the ingredients you need and give this recipe a try? You never know, it could become your new go-to sweet treat or even make an appearance at your next birthday celebration!

Remember, if you encounter any issues while making these walnut coffee creams, refer back to the tips section of this article for troubleshooting advice. And most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process of creating these delectable candies. Happy cooking!

Walnut Coffee Creams - Candy

Walnut Coffee Creams - Candy Recipe

Hey I know you think by now I am insane about candy, well shoot you are so very right. I have this cookbook written by Beverly Sutherland Smith just chocked full of wonderfully delicious candy and petits four recipes that I use often when making gift baskets for my friends and family. As ususal with most candies this requires time to chill and harden.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Servings 40 creams
Calories 36 kcal



  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 40 walnut halves


  • In a small saucepan, cood cream and corn syrup over low heat until corn syrup dissolves. Remove from heat; add coffee. Mix thoroughly; cool. Stir in sugar; mixture should form soft peaks. If not, add some more sugar. Chill covered 2 hours.
  • Melt chocolate in a bowl or top of a double boiler set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper and flatten to form small chocolate buttons. Let set.
  • Spoon filling into a small pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzel. Pipe a rosette around edge of each chocolate button. Leave indentation in center. Place a walnut piece in cavity. Chill 30 minutes or until firm. Remove paper.
  • Refrigerate in a covered container with waxed paper between layers up to 2 weeks.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 7gCalories: 36kcalCarbohydrates: 2.7gProtein: 0.6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 1.4mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.6g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Candy, Dessert, For Large Groups, Sweet
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