Nutella and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Fudge

by doughmesstic on December 13, 2010

in chocolate, desserts, Nutella

 

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!

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole de B. December 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

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

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Heather in SF December 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

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

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Jenny December 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) December 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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

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Pam December 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

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

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Mellissa December 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm

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

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JehanP December 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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

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Maria December 13, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Very decadent! Best fudge ever!

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Doreen December 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

OMG… this looks fabulous!

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Jenny Flake December 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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 :)

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Karly December 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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

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Sharlene December 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

This looks like heaven!!

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Jen @ How To: Simplify December 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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

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Dianne December 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Oh wow! This looks amazing!

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Debbie December 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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

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Dawn Hutchins December 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm

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.

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Amie December 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm

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

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Tracy December 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

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

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Cookin' Canuck December 14, 2010 at 4:03 am

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

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sarah December 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm

oh my goodness–this looks amazing!!!

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction December 15, 2010 at 1:51 am

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

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erica @ fashionmeetsfood December 15, 2010 at 3:58 am

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

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Amie December 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm

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.

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bigFATcook December 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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!!

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Pretty. Good. Food. December 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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

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Carri March 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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

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~kim March 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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~!

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Beth March 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

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!

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*Just Fran* March 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

Wow, this looks amazing!

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Amanda March 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

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

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sophistimom April 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

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?

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Brandy May 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Tempting!

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Laura @ Family Spice September 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

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

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HUGS & COOKIES XOXO January 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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

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Simply Cooking 101 February 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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

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Teresa March 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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!

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Sue May 1, 2012 at 10:04 am

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!

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vfmaples May 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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.

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vfmaples May 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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

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Melh June 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

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

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Haven June 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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

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Cait December 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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.

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laurasmess January 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm

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

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