Fudge is one of those sweet pleasures that taste rich and satisfies a sweet tooth with just a small piece.
The sweetness of fudge often evokes that feeling of homemade treats. I love visiting countryside bakeries that serve homemade treats. One can often find handmade fudge wrapped in saran wrap with a handwritten price sticker, offered on the counter.
When I make fudge, I like to switch the ingredients, using a variety of flavours (like maple or butterscotch). However, this chocolate hazelnut recipe is a favourite in our house.
Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge
(makes approximately 12-16 servings).
- 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate (you can use baker's chocolate or chocolate chips).
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter (optional, if you prefer a buttery fudge).
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (150ml)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (organic, homemade or Nutella)
- Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper leaving about an inch hangover on each side.
- Chop chocolate (or use chips) in a microwave safe bowl with the butter (if using) and the condensed milk.
- Microwave on high, stirring every minute, for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove and stir in vanilla and chocolate hazelnut spread
- Spread in the lined baking pan.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
- Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the fudge out of the pan, and cut into squares.