Want an 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!
This easy fudge recipe is a delicious delight that I’m sure everyone will enjoy. Made with an easy fudge center and then given swirls of Nutella hazelnut spread throughout every bite is a blend of chocolate hazelnut bliss. the added caramel bits and pretzel truly make this fudge recipe unique. It’s a great combination of crunchy, creamy, salty, and sweet, and it’s sure to please even the pickiest of treat eaters.
What is Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge?
It’s a super simple condensed milk fudge recipe using chocolate chips and then given a swirl of Nutella to make the fudge extra creamy. Topped off with caramel and pretzels every bite is a wonderful and satisfying combination of flavors and textures. Serve these fudge squares up during the holidays and you’re sure to come back to an empty plate. These fudge pieces never last for long and are always a huge hit!
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Caramel bits
- Heavy cream
- Chopped pretzels
How to Make Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge
- Spray the inside of an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Line it with parchment paper and then spray it again. Set it aside. The initial spray will help to hold the parchment paper in place so that it doesn’t have bubbles or slide around, making it much easier to fill evenly.
- In a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, or in a double boiler (if you have one) combine the sweetened condensed milk and butter.
- When the butter has melted, stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add in the chocolate chips and Nutella.
- Stir until the chocolate chips have melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Carefully pour the fudge into your prepared baking dish.
- In a microwave-safe bowl combine the caramel pieces and heavy cream. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each until smooth.
- Pour the caramel over the fudge using a sharp knife to swirl it into the chocolate-hazelnut fudge mixture.
- Sprinkle the pretzel pieces over the top of the fudge. Lightly press down on the pretzels to get them to adhere to the fudge.
- Keep your fudge in the fridge until set. This should take about 2 hours.
- Slice into squares and serve.
- Instead of caramel bits, you can use chopped caramel squares instead. You want a softer caramel so don’t choose hard candies.
- I recommend sticking with the name brand Nutella hazelnut spread as it is the only one that I have tested with this recipe and as a result is the only one that I know will work. not all spreads are the same consistency and off-brands may result in poor consistency issues.
- Keep uneaten fudge stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Why didn’t my fudge set?
If you used an off-brand version of Nutella you may have fudge that doesn’t set properly. You could also have not stirred and melted the ingredients together well enough to have been fully incorporated or simply didn’t chill the fudge long enough. Depending on the temperature of your fudge you may just need to chill it longer. While my fudge was chilled in two hours, three hours is an average time for most but don’t be afraid to try 4 or more hours or possibly overnight.
How long is fudge good for?
This fudge can be kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. As it ages the pretzels will become stale so keep that in mind. The best tasting flavors and textures will be if you eat the fudge within 3 or 4 days.
Can I freeze Nutella fudge?
Yes, this fudge can be kept stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat simply place the container of fudge into the fridge to thaw for a few hours. If desired you can slice the fudge into serving-sized squares before freezing and then simply wrap them in plastic wrap before placing them into a larger container. then when you want a single piece, you can grab it and let it sit at room temp for a few minutes to soften.
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- 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
- Spray a 8 x 8 inch pan with baking spray. Line with parchment paper, spray again and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Store fudge in refrigerator.
Serving Size1 square
Amount Per Serving Calories 236Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 12mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 33gProtein 3g