I love every recipe I share with you all. But this one…
This one is special.
I went into this baking endeavor not even knowing if it would turn into the dessert everyone knows as “fudge,” or if I would be left with a messy kitchen and a pan full of goo. You see, I’ve only tried to make fudge once, several years ago. I had planned on giving it out to friends and family for the holidays. After buying all of the ingredients and attempting to make several batches, it never set properly and I never tried to make fudge again. I felt like a big, ‘ol fudge-making failure.
Not only is this fudge easy, it tastes awesome! After sampling it for the first time, I called my husband over and asked him, “Does this taste as good as I think it does?” Like, maybe my mind was playing tricks on me since I wanted, oh so desperately, to master this dessert. He confirmed – it was amazing. Rich, creamy, and Nutella-y. What more could you ask for?
- ½ cup salted butter (you can use unsalted, but the salt brings out the sweetness)
- ½ cup whole milk or half and half
- 1½ cups light brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup Nutella
- 2½ cups – 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
- Grease an 8×8 pan. Place the confectioner’s sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Melt butter over medium low heat. Add the milk and light brown sugar. Bring to a hard, rolling boil over medium heat and then boil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and quickly add the vanilla and Nutella. Stir until the Nutella is melted.
- Carefully pour the hot Nutella mixture over the confectioner’s sugar and mix quickly until completely combined. Once everything comes together, it will set pretty fast. If your fudge is liquid-y, add more powdered sugar. Pour/scoop the fudge into your greased 8×8 pan. Press the fudge into the pan, if needed. Chill for 2 hours.