Creamy and completely irresistible Nutella fudge. This easy fudge recipe needs only a few ingredients and a few minutes to make! It's perfect for a late night treat, or as a thoughtful gift!
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for fudge. One of my favorite memories is being on the boardwalk and strolling past all the fudge shops. Each store always had someone outside offering free samples of a variety of fudge to entice you to enter.
Inside the chilled fudge shops would be more types of fudge that you can even imagine. It was pretty much impossible to not pick up a couple of different flavors to try.
Ever since then, whenever I have a piece of fudge, it takes me back to being a child at the beach. So, during years when I can't make it to the beach, I try to make at least a batch or two of fudge to pretend I've been there!
You only need a few simple ingredients to make your Nutella fudge. If your pantry is generally well-stocked, you probably have most of the ingredients already. All you need is:
- Sweetened Condensed Milk - This helps add creaminess and give the fudge its signature texture.
- Nutella - Our key ingredient that also adds extra creaminess!
- Semisweet Chocolate Chips - We need this to help enhance the chocolate flavor and add to the texture.
- Salt - This is an important ingredient to enhance the other flavors and keep the fudge from tasting too sweet.
- Vanilla Extract - This helps to round out the flavors in the fudge.
How to Make
Making the fudge is about as easy as grabbing the ingredients. The steps are so simple, I think the hardest part is waiting for the fudge to set!
- Heat your condensed milk and Nutella together.
- Add in the chips salt, and extract.
- Stir until the chocolate is melted.
- Pour into a lined baking pan and leave to set.
Yes! You can freeze your Nutella fudge, and I recommend doing so if you don't plan on eating it immediately. Simply wrap up the fudge, then store in an airtight container. When you want to eat it, thaw it in the fridge before taking it to room temperature to enjoy.
It might be that the amount of Nutella was over-estimated. The chocolate and sweetened condensed milk sets the fudge, but the Nutella does keep it on the softer side. If you accidentally add too much, it will make the fudge very soft.
This is not a common issue with Nutella fudge. It might be that it was stored in the refrigerator without being in an airtight container, or you added too much chocolate.
This almost never happens with Nutella fudge, but if it does happen, it might mean that the chocolate in the fudge somehow seized, either by coming in contact with water, or overheating.
Want More Recipes?
If you are a fan of fudge, you will love trying this Caramel Popcorn Fudge, Oreo Fudge, and my favorite gingerbread fudge studded with speculoos cookies! If you want more Nutella, you'll love this Nutella Hot Chocolate, Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies, and especially this Red Velvet Nutella Stuffed Cookies.
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 ½ cups Nutella
- 1 ¾ cups semisweet chocolate
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line an 8x8 square baking pan with aluminum foil
- Add all the ingredients for the fudge except for the vanilla extract into a medium saucepan and heat on medium heat.
- Stir the mixture until the chocolate is fully melted. Remove off from the heat.
- Add in the vanilla and stir well.
- Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly.
- Allow to cool and set in the refrigerator for about 2 - 3 hours.