fudgy, peanut buttery and Nutella-y

fudge

I’m not sure if it’s a Jersey shore thing, or maybe an East Coast thing, but I really love fudge. If I had to explain why I enjoy it so much, I’d say it’s about the texture. I was convinced for a long time that fudge is one of those things regular people can’t make at home. Then I started reading on a bunch of blogs about best ever fudge recipes and figured it was time to give it a try. But if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know the my first attempt was a bust. It was way too solid, almost just a block of chocolate. I didn’t even want to give away the source of the recipe but some guessed it and told me the supposedly “no fail” recipe was supposed to be dense like that. I don’t mind dense, but that was break-a-tooth-on-it fudge. No thanks. I promised to try making fudge again and finally found this Nutella-Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. Two of my favorite flavors mixed with chocolate? Yes, please.

fudge

I’ve heard so many weird stories lately about bloggers “borrowing” content from other bloggers, and so I want to be sure I get this right. I found this recipe on the great Cake Duchess site. She gives credit to equally awesome Cookin’ Canuck for an earlier version. And she gives credit to Giada for the original fudge recipe. I definitely made the Cake Duchess version, but thank to everyone for pushing me in the right direction. This has that soft texture I was hoping for. It’s not exactly like the stuff I get at the shore, but with the sea salt on top, this is a fudge-lovers fix for sure. And did I mention this is really easy to make? Just don’t ask me how much of the pan of fudge I ate all by myself.


17 thoughts on “fudgy, peanut buttery and Nutella-y

  1. I remember my first fudge attempt. I tried a peanut butter fudge… Decided to half the recipe because I didn’t need a huge sheet of it, but then forgot to half the butter. Doh! It still tasted good, no doubt, but just would totally soften whenever I took it out of the fridge. Glad to hear that I wasn’t the only on to fudge (thank you, I’ll be here all week) it on the first try. Yours looks deeeelicious! I love peanut butter and nutella.

  2. Oh man, my “vacations at the Jersey Shore boardwalk” nostalgia just kicked in! Not only do I love Nutella and peanut butter and chocolate, I never realized you didn’t need an oven for fudge (my Parisian abode has a miniature oven, I can only bake four cookies at a time). Am going to try this tonight, merci!

  3. I am a total chocolate and peanut butter person! I’ve never tried fudge before, but I presume anything with chocolate and pb must be good. I’ve gotta try this. Wonder if there’s a dairy free substitute for condensed milk though.

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