Nutella and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Fudge

 

I love fudge.

Any kind, really.  I especially LOVE going into fudge shops, and smelling it all, soaking in the atmosphere, seeing all of those crazy varieties laid out on display.  And then, like a sucker, lured in by the promise of sugar, I buy 3 or 4 pounds for $25 because it’s “on sale.”  Or rather, my mother does this, because she can’t say no to teenagers making minimum wage that hawk sweets.

And then we don’t even eat it all.

Happens every time.

For this fudge, i was inspired by so many things.  Snickers fudge, for one.  But I didn’t want to use peanuts or peanut butter.  Just wasn’t in the mood.  And I definitely wanted a creamy, gooey layer of caramel.  And Nutella….because Nutella makes everything – and I do mean everything – better.

I was right.

This fudge is 4 layers of confection.  A top and bottom layer of Nutella based fudge, filled with a layer of homemade sea salt caramel and a layer of marshmallow creme fudgy goodness.  Sweet? Oh yeah.  Just a small bite is all you’ll need.  But you’ll eat more than that.

It happens.nutellafudge3  

Nutella and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Fudge

makes one 9×9 pan, about 50 pieces

Bottom Layer

  • 1 cup Semi Sweet or Bittersweet Chocolate Chipsnutellafudge1
  • 1/4 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Nutella

Caramel Layer

Middle Layer

  • 4 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 7 oz. Jar Marshmallow Creme
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 cup Chopped Hazelnuts

Top Layer

  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Semi Sweet or Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Nutella

For Top & Bottom Layers:

Heat Chocolate Chips in small bowl in the microwave for 40 seconds. Stir.  Reheat additional 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat by heating for 20 second intervals until fully melted.  Stir in Nutella until well combined.

For Bottom Layer, pour into Sprayed 9×9  Baking Pan (preferably silicon, or a regular baking pan lined with parchment).  Spread evenly until entire level is covered.

Once slightly cooled, top warm caramel.  Use entire recipe.

Middle Layer:

Top caramel with chopped nuts.

In a medium pan, melt butter.  Add the sugar and evaporated milk.  Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and marshmallow creme.  Pour mixture evenly over the previous layers.

Top Layer:

Repeat process for bottom layer, and pour evenly over the top of the previous layers.

Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, until firm.  Cut into bite sized pieces.  Caramel layer will be gooey, keep refrigerated until ready to serve. (note – picture above with oozing caramel was taken for fun, before fudge was set. Yum.)

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As I write this, about 6 inches of snow is predicted.  I’m hoping they are right!  Hope you have a great week!

Comments

  1. OMG. I have the Two A.M. munchies and you post this!!! I’m definitely adding this to my holiday recipe list!!!!

  2. Heather in SF says:

    I’m with Nicole, I’ve got the 2 am munchies, and am bookmarking this for my Christmas candy-making, thank you for sharing!

  3. This looks incredible. We seldom go on vacation – but this year we went to Mystic for four days. The fudge was over 20.00 a pound. I got a pound box of three varieties — “oops I’m sorry – each third pound piece is a little over weight is that okay” – the box of fudge was almost $30. $30 can you friggin believe that and yep – we didn’t eat it all – it’s a racket.

  4. i can’t believe you just made all my wildest dreams come true :)

  5. *Drool* Oh. My. Goodness. I want to eat my computer screen– those look terrific! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us!

  6. OMG I’ve died and gone to heaven! I’m making this TONIGHT!

  7. Wow, I would love a bite of these, they look awesome!! All of my favorite flavors in one bite.

  8. Very decadent! Best fudge ever!

  9. OMG… this looks fabulous!

  10. That’s it, I am flying out this afternoon just to get some of this fudge! Best looking fudge I’ve ever seen….period! Nice job my friend :)

  11. Oh my! I’ve never seen fudge like this before! It looks amazing!

  12. This looks like heaven!!

  13. Salt? Caramel? Fudge? Oh my goodness…talk about amazing! Yum!

  14. Oh wow! This looks amazing!

  15. Looks like I have something else to make for Christmas dinner!

  16. Ok so there is no way I’d have the time to make these, salted caramel and all (you go girl) or the willpower to have more than one of these around the house but I’m going through the rollodex of names in my head to see if there is ANYONE appropriate for me to BEG to make these for me and just let me have one or two.

  17. I plan on making this for some Christmas gifts. How long will this fudge keep?

  18. Oh goodness. I don’t really think it gets much better than this!

  19. Gorgeous! Caramel, Nutella, sea salt…oh yeah, you have my attention.

  20. oh my goodness–this looks amazing!!!

  21. Wow… That is some of the best looking fudge I have seen in a very long time! Loving it!

  22. Wow brilliant recipe. It sounds absolutely wonderful. I am definitely going to have to create this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower.

    xo

  23. Recipe turned out great. The only problem I had was that I didn’t let the marshmallow topping cool long enough and the last layer of chocolate went right through the marshmallow. I just sort of swirled it all together and I’m hoping for the best. It still smells delicious.

  24. Yum! I like the recipe, the pictures, and the thought I’m gonna make these soon. Anyway, is there any substitute for marshmallow cream? We don’t really have it in our country, so.. I’d be glad to know!

    ThanX!!

  25. You had me at Nutella. wow, these really do look incredible!

  26. I landed on your site after seeing these on Foodgawker. Can’t wait to try them out!

  27. OMG… Nutella and fudge and caramel and MORE Nutella?!?! I could lick the screen right now just looking at the photo. And whoever asked, ‘How long will this keep?’… are you serious? Food of the chocolate gods never lasts long enough to find out!
    I can’t wait to try this one… it looks outrageous~!

  28. OMG…I have Nutella at home that is calling my name…Sea Salt Caramel and Nutella all in one…I’ve died and gone to sugar coma heaven!

  29. Since I am not a marshmallow fluff fan, I might try this without the middle layer. Caramel and Nutella chocolate. Mmmmm.

  30. Wow, this looks amazing!

  31. OMg this is so being bookmarked and I WILL be making it!

  32. I’m speechless. This is the most beautiful fudge I have ever seen. But why don’t you ever eat the fudge after you buy it? What happens to it?

  33. Tempting!

  34. I’ll take the whole pan… NOW!!! I’m so going to make this, but I’ll never want to share it with anyone!

  35. HUGS & COOKIES XOXO says:

    HEY! I JUST MADE THIS AND LINKED BACK TO YOU ON MY BLOG! THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT RECIPE! YUM!

  36. This looks amazing, I’m definitely going to try it!

  37. I have always wanted to know how to make nougat. This looks delish but I sure wish I could try it first (someone else making it for me), before I launch an attempt to make it!
    Also, I’m going to look through your recipes to see if perhaps you have a recipe for a pecan log roll. That’s something I’ve been searching for! Thanks for sharing!

  38. This fudge looks amazing! I love sweet and salt together! Add in nutella and caramel and OMG! Pinning this so I can make it soon!

  39. vfmaples says:

    I have made these twice now and the marshmallow layer always comes out grainy.
    The sugar never completely dissolves. Has anyone else had this problem? They are delicious, but I would like it better if it wasn’t grainy. Also, I really can.t taste the Nutella in this recipe.

  40. vfmaples says:

    One more thing….I really have to cook the caramel longer for it to not be so runny.

  41. Thanks for sharing your recipes, did you know you can use doterra pure essential oils in candy and cooking?

  42. Oh my goodness. This looks AMAZING. Hosting a party this weekend and totally making this.

  43. I just made this.. And it tastes great, but never really set right! It all melted almost the instant I took it out of the pan :-( very disappointing.. I’m not sure what went wrong.

  44. Oh my gosh. These look AMAZING!!! Definitely on my to-bake list xx

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