Before we start this post, I’m just gonna let you know that it’s my birthday. And since it’s my birthday, I’m allowed to post a recipe that is 100% decadent (even though in a little over a year I will theoretically be giving people diet advice for a living). This Nutella fudge gets the moniker “outrageous” because there is nothing about it that is anything but sinful. Nothing you could cut back on to tell yourself it will make it healthier. So, as a prospective nutritionist, I am telling you stay away from this fudge. Your health! Your heart! Your hips! But as the dessert-loving birthday girl, I am telling you this. fudge. is. AWESOME.
Kind of a angel-on-the-shoulder/devil-on-the-shoulder situation. Can you tell which one is winning?
Just like a lot of other sinful things, this fudge is soooo eassssy–probably the easiest fudge I’ve ever made. It whips up in about 15 minutes and sets super fast. It also has no added chocolate–not that I mind chocolate, but not adding any lets the signature hazelnut flavor of the Nutella come through loud and clear. I think my only problem with it is that it used up all my Nutella. Oh, well–on to birthday cake! (If you’re reading this post as my future nutrition client, I am completely kidding. I do not condone sugar! I use this merely as an example of what you should not eat! Don’t click on that link in the Recipe Index that says “Dessert.” …. *nervous laughter* … Who’s up for a kale smoothie?)
Outrageous Nutella Fudge
(Adapted from Not Your Momma’s Cookie)
1/2 c. salted butter
1/2 c. whole milk or half and half
1 1/3 c. packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. Nutella
2 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
- Grease an 8 x 8 pan. Place the confectioner’s sugar in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the milk and brown sugar and bring to a hard, rolling boil (still over medium heat). Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly add vanilla and Nutella. Stir until the Nutella is melted.
- Carefully pour the hot Nutella mixture over the confectioners sugar and mix quickly until completely combined. (You may want to do this with a whisk so clumps of powdered sugar get all the way broken up.) When well mixed, pour into prepared pan, spreading with the back of a spoon. Chill 2 hours and cut into pieces with a chef’s knife.