|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 16 to 24|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||32%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Fudge is not only a holiday treat, consider it a year-round treat because it's so easy to prepare. In this version, decadent Nutella and crunchy hazelnuts add a new twist to a classic. You can fold in the hazelnuts, or sprinkle them on top. Visually, sprinkling them on top is the way to go in our opinion, but if you'd like to do both that is okay, too.
Make these treats as teachers' gifts, summer snacks for kids, or just to enjoy on a random weekday. If you'd like to add a 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract for an added dimension of flavor, go for it. The possibilities are really endless.
This recipe makes fudge that's on the thinner side, but if you prefer a thicker bite feel free to double the recipe and use the same dish. You may need to chill the fudge for a longer amount of time so be sure to plan ahead.
"This recipe is what I would call "fool-proof" fudge. Fudge can be a very difficult confectionery treat to make, but this version makes it a lot simpler than the traditional stove cooked fudge. I think any Nutella lover would be impressed with this sweet treat." - Tracy Wilk
3/4 cups (6-ounces) unsalted butter
1 cup hazelnut spread with cocoa, such as Nutella
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl on medium-low power in short bursts. Add the Nutella and salt, stirring well to combine.
Sift the confectioners' sugar into the mixture 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to combine after each addition. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, using an offset spatula to spread the mixture evenly in the pan.
Top the mixture with the chopped hazelnuts. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Slice as desired, and serve.
When melting the butter it's important to go slow. You don't want to begin to brown the butter instead of only melting. Be sure you're heating on low power and in short time increments if using the microwave. Watching closely if melting on the stovetop.
- The consistency of this fudge is really up to your own tastes. If you prefer a more melt-in-your-mouth texture, use the amount of confectioners sugar listed in the recipe. However, if you like fudge with a bit more of a bite, you can increase the amount by 1/2 cup or so. This will thicken your fudge slightly. This is a great option if you're gifting the fudge.
- Who doesn't love Nutella and strawberries? Try adding crushed freeze-dried strawberries on top of the fudge with the chopped hazelnuts for a tangy, fruity flavor.
- Add a 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract for more depth of flavor.
- Fold in the chopped hazelnuts instead of sprinkling them on top.
How to Store
Store fudge in an airtight container in a cool and dry place with parchment paper between each layer. This will keep on the countertop for at least one week.