Dec 8
2010

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe

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Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe by Cookin' Canuck

Now that we are into the first full week of December, it is time to do some serious bonding with butter and sugar. Unfortunately, much of this bonding shows up around my waistline, but I think of this sacrifice as a kind of public service. After all, I can not have my readers emerging from the holidays, feeling as though they missed out on their favorite holiday treats. Therefore, in the spirit of the season, I pledge to do my part to provide you with as many creamy, sugary, treats to help make the season merry and bright.

Of course, I will be cursing you on January first as I am lying on my bed, trying to wriggle into my skinny jeans, my Spanx weeping as they try to keep everything intact. But right now I am feeling the love. And so, I give you a fudge that you will dream about as you plunge into your New Year’s resolution salads. Chocolate, Nutella and sea salt come together to form a treat that is creamy, sweet, and slightly nutty. Better yet, this recipe comes together in a flash, perfect for the hustle and bustle of the season.

The recipe:

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Grease the bottom and sides of an 8- by 8-inch baking pan with butter. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overlap on the sides.

In a medium glass or stainless steel bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter.

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Form a double-boiler by setting the bowl on a medium pot of gently simmering water (heat that is too high will cause the chocolate to separate, which will make the fudge oily). The water level should be low enough that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth, 5 to 7 minutes.

Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan, spread the top smooth with a spatula, and sprinkle with sea salt.

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Refrigerate until the fudge is firm, at least 2 hours.

Run a knife under hot water, dry it off, and run it around the edges of the pan to loosen the fudge. Using the overhanging parchment paper, lift the fudge out. Peel off the parchment paper. Cut the fudge into 3/4-inch squares. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil.

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Other fudge recipes:
White on Rice’s Grandma’s Fudge Recipe
Food Blogga’s Tootsie Roll Fudge
Brown Eyed Baker’s Chocolate Walnut Fudge
The Kitchn’s Candied Bacon Fudge

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe

Yield: Makes approximately 50 3/4-inch squares

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • 1 (14 oz. ) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. high-quality bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Nutella, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp (approximately) sea salt

Instructions

  1. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8- by 8-inch baking pan with butter. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overlap on the sides.
  2. In a medium glass or stainless steel bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter.
  3. Form a double-boiler by setting the bowl on a medium pot of gently simmering water. The water level should be low enough that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan, spread the top smooth with a spatula, and sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate until the fudge is firm, at least 2 hours.
  5. Run a knife under hot water, dry it off, and run it around the edges of the pan to loosen the fudge. Using the overhanging parchment paper, lift the fudge out. Peel off the parchment paper. Cut the fudge into 3/4-inch squares. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil.

Notes

Basic fudge recipe from Giada de Laurentiis

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1 Maria December 8, 2010 at 4:34 am

I am craving something sweet and I really wish I had some of this now! Love it!

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2 Jenny December 8, 2010 at 4:35 am

Love, Love, Love this Dara! All of my favorite things wrapped up in that fudge! Mmmm!

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3 RecipeGirl December 8, 2010 at 4:37 am

Genius! Love this idea for fudge :)

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4 tastesbetterwithfriends December 8, 2010 at 4:42 am

You said the magic word(s). Nutella and fudge! Looks totally decadent. Enjoy it now and curse away in January:)

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5 kickpleat December 8, 2010 at 4:45 am

Nutella fudge? Sounds amazing and looks beautiful.

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6 jane deere December 8, 2010 at 5:36 am

I was just thinking of making fudge today. I'm definitely going to get the stuff to make this tomorrow…looks sooooo good! YUM!

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7 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

Oh. My. Word. These are the best things I've ever seen!!

Love the fudge.
Love the nutella.
Love the salt!

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8 Kristen December 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

That looks so rich and creamy. I am so excited to try this.

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9 My Kitchen in the Rockies December 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I have never made fudge but this one with Nutella sounds soooo tempting. What wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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10 Emily Malloy December 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

So lovely, amazing, perfect, and creative!

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11 bellini valli December 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I am dreaming of this fudge already. You're just the devil in hot pants, plain evil…wink.

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12 warmvanillasugar December 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I love nutella. This fudge looks soooo good!

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13 briarrose December 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I'm going to have to make this. It looks wonderful. Nutella and sea salt….awesome additions to the usual round of fudge.

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14 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Dara, these look fabulous!! Hope you are well! Let's catch up soon!

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15 Tracy December 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm

This looks SO delicious and decadent! I think I just drooled on my keyboard. :-)

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16 doughmesstic December 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Looks amazing, Dara! I have a Nutella Fudge recipe in the line up as well – but I think i amy have to try yours, too!

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17 Lindsay December 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Oh super yum!! And I was just thinking about making some fudge…

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18 Roxan December 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Holy…. This is AMAZING. I love nutella, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE salted sweets. I am so over the moon excited about this recipe you have no idea! I can already imagine just what it tastes like. I am definitely making these. I have all the ingredients at home to make this – might be a little short on an ingredient or two, but nothing a quick trip to the market won't solve. thank you so much!

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19 Cookin' Canuck December 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Thanks so much to all of you for your comments. I have been giving this away to friends and neighbors because if it is in the house, I will eat it all!

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20 sara @ CaffeIna December 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I read about this nutella fudge on twitter earlier than on my google reader. I tried to resist the temptation of looking at it…then I saw the pictures on the google reader and I had to come and drool over. It's amazing! Now I'm back craving nutella, sigh

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21 ceecee December 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

You can never go wrong with nutella! Excellent job!

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22 Pretend Chef December 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Not only will my waistline be screaming at me but so will my teeth. I have a salt tooth but when combined with sweet treats I just can't help myself to just one. This is drool worthy!

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23 Belinda @zomppa December 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I love this. Boo to trying to fit into jeans! I've been stuffing my face with sea salt brownies this whole week (though I cheated and not made them myself)!

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24 theFromagette December 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Wow….and I thought Nutella couldn't get any better…and what a festive presentation!!

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25 Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot December 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Mmm I love Nutella and I love fudge. What a perfect idea! The sea salt is a nice finishing touch too!

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26 Megan December 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I cant even fit into my fat jeans so I'm not worried about my skinny jeans. Bring on the Nutella Fudge!

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27 Big Boys Oven December 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

OMG! you got my favourite nutella on it! :)

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28 Shaina December 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Love this. It's a perfect giftable Nutella recipe for the holidays.

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29 Kim - Liv Life December 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I just discovered Nutella! Where have I been all these years???!! We are all hopelessly addicted. I'm thrilled to find yet another wonderful recipe!

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30 TheChocolatePriestess December 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Could you substitute something else for the Nuella? I love it but spouse can't have it.

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31 MyMansBelly December 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Screw Technicolor…my dreams are going to be in Nutella fudge!

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32 Jennifer (Savor) December 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

You are not being fair to your jeans or me!

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33 A Canadian Foodie December 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Gorgeous pics – and I see no one will get any sympathy from you over the holidays regarding the "weight watching"!
These HAVE to be incredible as every ingredient is delicious. And, deadly… I believe I have asked YOU this very question before: are these legal?
:)
Valerie

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34 Eliana December 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Whoa! This looks incredible. And I'm sure that touch of sea salt made it extra delicious.

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35 oneordinaryday December 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

My son has totally been into making fudge with sweetened condensed milk. This is a great twist on that and we love nutella. Thanks!

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36 Evan @swEEts December 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I'm so glad I saw this.. I bought stuff to make fudge and now I'm going to add nutella! I can't wait to try this!

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37 Pegasuslegend December 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm

cant wait to try this huge Nutella fan!

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38 Fuji Mama December 9, 2010 at 12:34 am

HOLY GUACAMOLE!!! This recipe is being printed off as I type this. I WILL be eating some of this no later than tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your public service. I'm about to join you. :)

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39 Alicia December 9, 2010 at 2:05 am

YUM! I love sea salt and chocolate together…not to mention nutella!

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40 Wilde in the Kitchen December 9, 2010 at 2:47 am

Ooooo, nutella, salt, fudge? I think I'm in love!

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41 Cake Duchess December 9, 2010 at 3:01 am

Oh Dara-my stars! This fudge! When I saw your tweet this morning, I couldn't wait to come to your blog tonight to drool with the recipe and bigger photos. AMAZING! Nutella is my addiction. I'm proud to admit it:)You rock!

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42 Boulder Locavore December 9, 2010 at 4:01 am

Could you have any better ingredients? Nutella, sea salt….fudge. What else would you need if shipwrecked on a desert island? I mean, really?

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43 Cookin' Canuck December 9, 2010 at 4:02 am

Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments! I'm glad so many of you think that it is worth setting aside the skinny jeans for awhile to indulge in some serious holiday treats. I concur.

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44 Debbie December 9, 2010 at 4:17 am

I love homemade fudge, it is so fresh and just melts in your mouth! I have never made it with nutella OR sea salt, thanks for the recipe!

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45 Monet December 9, 2010 at 6:03 am

I'm sold! I love eating and making homemade fudge, but I've never thought of using nutella. I would have a hard time not eating the entire pan of this chocolate goodness! Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

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46 carol December 9, 2010 at 11:26 am

Lovely, a new flavor for my Christmas fudge! But just use a square silicone pan and it just pops out, no paper or greasing.

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47 Marisa December 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Yumness! If I make them they'll be responsible for at least half of my festive season weight gain. All worth it though by the looks of it.

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48 carolinaheartstrings December 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I Love Nutella and what could be better than fudge made with it. I cannot wait to try this.

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49 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme December 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Oh, my gosh! Nutella, fudge and sea salt. All together. I just fainted.

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50 Kirk December 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Wow you can actually use Nutella in a recipe? All these years I was just eating it straight from the jar. Going to have to try this one.

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51 Megan December 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Sea salt and chocolate seem to be all the rage this year… but I've yet to see Nutella added to the mix. This fudge sounds incredible!

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52 Kristin December 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I just made this recipe on my blog- they turned out great! Thanks for such a great recipe : )

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53 Diane {Created by Diane} December 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

My kids are eating all the Nutella ALL the time, I hope there is a new jar, just so that I can make these :) oh and salt….now you are talking directly to me, I LOVE salt. I know, I shouldn't say that :) but it's true! These sound wonderful and look great.

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54 Claudia December 10, 2010 at 1:53 am

I am so not trendy and I so have been taken with the trend of sea salt and chocolate – it just works! Love the idea of this with nutella – what a good idea for gifts (and eating).

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55 Nancy December 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

I generally don't make fudge but after reading this post I have changed my mind – it will be the perfect addition to the holiday cookie plates!!

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56 Daydreamer Desserts December 10, 2010 at 4:05 am

Oh how I love sugar bonding… and you know if there is Nutella involved it just makes it *extra* special!

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57 Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I have been wanting to make fudge, but I just can't decide on a flavor. Can't go wrong with Nutella, though!

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58 Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I have been wanting to make fudge, but I just can't decide on a flavor. Can't go wrong with Nutella, though!

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59 ♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) December 11, 2010 at 12:56 am

These look so delicious!

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60 marla {family fresh cooking} December 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Thanks for making sure that we have plenty of sweet treats for the holidays! I could just dive into these fudgy photos! Beautiful!

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61 Lindsey Ross December 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I'm in love! I'm making this now.

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62 Claudia Cifuentes December 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

looks heavenly! linked it our our friday links! xo

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63 Becca December 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm

thank you sooo much for sharing! Cant WAIT to try this!

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64 Damaris @Kitchen Corners December 12, 2010 at 12:45 am

yum. fudge and nutella together sound perfect.I like to make play dough with nutella.

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65 How To: Simplify December 12, 2010 at 5:28 am

You had me at Nutella…yum!

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66 Melinda December 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

As soon as I saw these (on foodgawker) I knew I had to make them, and I did, for a pre-Christmas family get-together. THEY.WERE.AWESOME. Better than awesome…Divine. I have found my go to fudge recipe.

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67 Robyn December 13, 2010 at 1:54 am

Perfect fudge recipe. I can't wait to make this, Dara.

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68 Alicia December 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Yum! I have never made fudge but definitely wanted to for this christmas! I have a jar of nutella at home and this will be perfect! Thanks~ =)

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69 Avril December 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I'm gettin off my bum right now and going to make this LOVELY fudge! I <3 NUTELLA!!! :-)

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70 Fallon December 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

This must be the most dangerous recipe for fudge I've ever seen!! Nutella is amazing. Back in the day I never knew when to stop eating fudge of any variety, until I felt totally sick. I'm afraid this would take me back to those days and I'd have no shame! LOL

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71 The Food Hunter December 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm

nutella fudge is like a dream come true!

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72 Monica December 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I just made this fudge and it is TO DIE FOR. The salt on top is the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the recipe.

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73 Jennifer December 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I never thought there could be something better than Nutella on a spoon (in the dark, with no one looking…), but you might have me convinced otherwise. I shall be whipping up a batch as soon as possible!!

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74 Jennifer January 3, 2011 at 4:44 am

FINALLY I had time to make this today…holy moly, yum! Good thing I already have plans to give most of it away…and that I have another entire jar of Nutella in my pantry. *sigh of fullness mingled with joy*

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75 Linda Stocking February 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I made a batch of this for Christmas – sounded so tasty. The sea salt (which I purchased just for this recipe) just didn't work for anybody in my family. The fudge was great but the salt had to go.

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76 Cookin' Canuck February 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Linda, the salt is purely a matter of your particular tastes. Many people have enjoyed the salty/sweet combination of this fudge, but it's obviously not for everyone. Sea salt can be used in many different dishes, so you shouldn't have any trouble using it up!

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77 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic February 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Great recipe!! I made this for Valentines Day tomorrow :)

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78 Paige December 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm

This fudge was amazing! I’m blogging about it today at http://thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com/2011/12/nutella-fudge-with-sea-salt.html!

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79 Erin @ Texanerin Baking December 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

I found this recipe through Two Peas and their Pod or really, they just reminded me about it because I’d had it bookmarked since last year. :)

Thank you very much for this amazing recipe! I made it for my Nutella loving husband, who is extremely picky about baking with Nutella (he basically dislikes all baked goods with Nutella and sees them as a waste of Nutella, which I think is just silly) and he actually loved it. I loved it as well! Super creamy and easy.

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80 Cassie Sue January 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Love this fudge (and I hate fudge) however, I cannot get it to set at room temperature and I have having to pull it out of the fridge all of the time. Any suggestions?

Also try toasting some hazelnuts, breaking them a bit and sticking them in the fudge with the sea salt. YUMMY!

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81 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Hmm, I haven’t had this problem before. The only thing I can think of is that you may have melted the chocolate over heat that was too high, which separates the chocolate into solids and oil. This may cause problems with setting later. Make sure you melt the chocolate mixture, stirring frequently, over a lower heat. I’m glad you enjoyed the flavor and adding some toasted hazelnuts sounds like a great idea!

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82 Beth January 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I have made this fudge twice & both times the butter/liquid has separated from the chocolate and leaves a buttery film on the top of the fudge when cooled.
Am I heating & stirring too long or not long enough?
Thanks for your help!

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83 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

Beth, I haven’t had this problem before. The only thing I can think of is that you may have melted the chocolate over heat that was too high, which separates the chocolate into solids and oil. This may cause problems with setting later. Make sure you melt the chocolate mixture, stirring frequently, over water that is at a low simmer and be absolutely certain that the water in the saucepan is not touching the bowl. I hope this helps.

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84 Shannon February 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I used this recipe recently and it was a HUGE hit. I wish I would have used a high quality chocolate, but even the store brand turned out delicious!

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85 Grace October 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

I entered some baked goods in my state fair, and I was looking for a super good fudge to make. I stumbled upon your website and decided to make this one. Not only did all my family and friends eat it faster than I could save some for myself, but it also won first place! It was my first blue ribbon, and I couldn’t have been happier. Thanks so much for sharing! I highly reccommend this! Super easy and super delicious!

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86 Candice O November 17, 2012 at 6:23 am

Made this yesterday and it rocked our socks off!!!! Delightful!!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

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87 Staci @ ClickandCookRecipes December 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

These look so good! I have a question though…I live in Saudi Arabia and its hard to find ingredients. Could I use milk chocolate chips instead? I’ve never made fudge, so I wasn’t sure if I could sub this. I can find 70% dark coco bars, could I break up one of those? thanks for the recipe!

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88 Carol Hanshew December 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Made this tonight and I would love to share it on my blog….giving you credit, of course! I just wanted to make sure that was ok.

Thank you!

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89 Heather March 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! This fudge was so easy and so delicious! I am finding it hard to not eat every single square. I re-posted the recipe on my site :) (bostongirlbakes.blogspot.com)

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91 Chef Keith T. Vixie June 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I am the executive chef for a small private drug & alchohol rehab center and I made this fudge for my clients and they went NUTS for it. I did add some roasted slivered almonds and and it was a big hit with staff and clients. Good deal.

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