Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge

Want and easy fudge recipe that is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings?

This is it!  Nutella spread makes the creamiest fudge you’ve ever tasted!   Caramel and pretzels make this fudge irresistible!

Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge

Nutella spread makes this fudge extra creamy!

I have an extremely sad story to tell you.  It’s about a girl and her beloved Mac computer.  I can tell you are hooked already aren’t you?  So, you may have guessed, that girl is moi.    This is my sad story.

My story begins on Thursday.  It was just an ordinary day.   I was in the kitchen preparing to bake.  It occurred to me that it had been a while since I made any sort of breakfast treats and I was really  in the mood for muffins.  So I baked some.  I made the most splendid lemon muffins.   They were tart and sweet and so perfect (to be shared soon).   Once they were cooled and sampled ( I may have sampled more than one, but after the third I stopped counting), I proceeded to set the scene to photograph my sweet little lemon gems.  I’m sure I took the pictures of my life, but I won’t know for sure until later this week.  Alas, this is where my story takes a tragic turn.  I sat down to upload my photos, took my memory card and promptly stuck it into my disc drive.   Did my stupidity stop there?  No.  After trying to shake the card out of my computer I had a genius light bulb moment.  I thought if I had a cd, I’m sure I could gently coerce the card out.  Turned out, that was not a good idea.  The computer grabbed my cd and now I had two things stuck in my disc drive.  Sometimes,  my brilliance amazes me.

Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge

Nutella Hazelnut spread swirled with caramel bits and topped with pretzels.

My day ended with me in tears on the way to the Apple store.  I’m still waiting for my computer.  I do believe that after several days of withdrawal and the knowledge that I am about to be $160 poorer, I have learned some valuable lessons.  What lessons you ask?  Well, I learned I should probably pay attention when inserting my memory card into my computer so that this doesn’t happen again!  But I also learned, that my human error induced blogging break  was much-needed.  I have been so focused on output and numbers, it was consuming me.  My time management was non-existent.  I was in desperate need for a hiatus, but would never have allowed myself to take one.  The days leading up to my unfortunate mishap were literally spent with my face glued to my computer.    Not only was I stressed and unhappy, but I was unproductivly spinning my wheels.

Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge

I played outside with  my kids, I took longer walks, I unplugged and simply decompressed.  I learned a valuable lesson.  Make time for what makes you happy.  Because when you are happy, good things follow.  Good things like FUDGE!!!!!  See, I had time on my hands so I spent some of it in my kitchen!  I love Nutella spread.  I eat it  with a spoon on a regular basis.  It makes the smoothest, creamiest fudge.  I melted some caramel bits to swirl in, then crushed up pretzels to make this a salty/sweet combo.  I love the different flavors and textures.  I  probably ate more than necessary.  I clearly turned to food for comfort.     But with this kind of fudge, do you  blame me?

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Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge
 
Ingredients
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup caramel bits or chopped caramel
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pretzels
Instructions
  1. Spray a 8 x 8 in panw with baking spray. Line with parchment paper, spray again and set aside.
  2. In a glass bowl over simmering water or a double boiler, combine sweetened condensed milk and butter. When butter has melted, stir in vanilla. Add in chocolate chips and Nutella. Stir until chocolate chips have melted and mixture is smooth. Carefully pour fudge onto prepared pan.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine caramel and cream. Microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until caramel has melted completely. Pour caramel over fudge and using a sharp knife, carefully swirl in the caramel. Sprinkle pretzels over fudge and gently press down pieces. Keep fudge in refrigerator until set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares.
  4. Store fudge in refrigerator.

Fudge adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

I’ll be linking the recipe up to these sites as well as to:

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63 Responses

  1. Wow sounds delicious!

  2. These look wonderful! I know my family would go crazy for them! :)

  3. My impromptu blog-hiatus happenings are always a great break. I’m like you, though. It can be all-consuming and you don’t realize it until you’re forced to quit it! My other half and my son got a little crazy with living room rumble a couple months back and they crashed my computer into the floor and destroyed the screen. I was SO mad. But then I was kinda glad.
    This fudge is gorgeous! Nutella is like miracle food.

    • I would die if my screen broke! Although I was without my computer, life went on! Important to remember. I’m kind of glad this happened too. Thanks Heather!

  4. Okay, so I kind of love/hate you right now. I definitely love you because you’re my bloggy BFF and make amazing treats like THIS — oh my god, pretzels on fudge? yessssss) but hate you (okay, not really) because I am now going to have to wear elastic waistbanded pants for life. I NEED THIS.

    • You could do what I do and just use a rubber band through the button loop of your jeans! Thanks Hayley!

  5. Sorry about the computer, but it’s nice to take a break every once in a while, isn’t it? What a great combination of crunchy and creamy and salty and sweet!

    • It was a much needed break Loretta. Thank you, the fudge was good!

  6. I love fudge with some toppings and this looks divine. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love that we both have the same sweet and salty combination going on today!! This fudge is incredible!

    • Yep, the same cravings! Thanks Jessica!

  8. These sound amazing! WANT! As for your computer, I hope it’s all better soon! :)

  9. I’m so sorry about your computer – sigh. But I agree about the break – this weekend I sort of unplugged and it was awesome, kind of like this fudge!

    • Breaks are good, must remember! Thank you Dorothy!

  10. It is good, even necessary, to unplug, Tanya, for a few days. It is far too easy for me to get consumed by it otherwise. I’m glad you’ve got your Mac fixed and took advantage of your time away. These brownies, with their mix of salt and chocolate, are sure to be fantastic. I’m pinning them for later. Thanks for sharing.

    • I can’t tell you how happy I was to see my computer again! Thanks John, love salty sweet. Perfect for any mood.

  11. that sucks., it is funny how we love technology but it can drive us crazy.

    Delicious fudge. This is just like some brownies I made, I love the nutella addition.

    • Can’t live with it, can’t live without it! Oh I was talking about technology. I can’t live without the fudge!

  12. This looks amazing!
    Sorry about your computer, but sometimes things have a way of happening for a reason, hope you enjoyed your break even if it had an unfortunate beginning.

    • I do believe there was some divine intervention! Thanks Jennifer!

    • Nope you can NEVER fail with Nutella!

  13. Wow that looks so yummy! yes, we need to remember to unplug or gives us some down time …. My phone is always in close reach and sometimes that’s not a good thing! ;) But just bad habit these days

    • My phone too Amy! It is a bad habit, you are right!

    • Thanks Sue. It is about funny, I totally admit it! But I’ve learned! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. That looks delicious. I am going to have to pin this so I can try it!

    • Thank you Victoria! I hope you do get to try this.

  15. Oh my goodness, nutella, caramel AND pretzels? All in one fudgy bite? Love it!

    Thanks for the linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  16. This looks all sorts of amazing! So many of my fave things in it! Nutella, caramel (you know I’m obsessed with it!), pretzel to add that little bit of salty, and it’s fudge! Can’t beat that!

    • You got it, this was the perfect salty sweet combo!

  17. Getting unplug sounds appealing..not the whole breaking-computer-thing though :) Fudge makes everything a bit better!

    • You know, fudge really DOES make it all better!

  18. Glad you got a break but I prefer the kind you schedule.. :) This fudge needs to get scheduled into my diet ASAP – it looks amazing! Pinning!

  19. Just popped on over from the Buns in My Oven blog. These look and sound divine! And they’re gluten-free when you use gluten-free pretzels. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Yeah, happy it works as a gluten free recipe! Thanks Carla!

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  21. Holy moly, this looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you!

    • Thank you, this fudge is one of my favorites!

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  23. It’s hard to take a break isn’t it? I am so guilty of doing the same thing! The fudge looks wonderful, and I’m glad your computer is fixed :)

    • It’s so hard to pull myself away Lisa, although I know I should do it more often!

  24. Ashley

    I made this fudge today for my sister in law’s B-day, she loves nutella. It is really silky and delicious fudge, but I wish I could taste more of the nutella! I still think it’s awesome and I know she’s going to love it….what’s left of it. I may have “tested” a few pieces, or a good bit of the pan….

  25. Rachael @ Cabot Cheese

    That looks amazing!!!!!!! Well done :) I can’t wait to try it- definitely on the list to make this weekend!

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