Easy Peanut Butter Fudge with Nutella Swirl

My dad walks into the kitchen and I’m cutting up this fudge on a cutting board and placing it in a Ziplock container for the fridge. He peers over, grabs one and asks, “Can I eat this?”. I inform him that he can, so he subsequently takes a bite half the size of the piece of fudge, starts chewing and then nonchalantly asks, “What am I eating?”.

I roll my eyes and excitedly answer peanut butter fudge with Nutella swirl on top! He looks at the remaining half of his fudge and says “Wow, holy crap”.

This just goes to show how anesthetized my family has become to my constant baking. At this point it’s just expected – when they come into the kitchen, there will be baked goods and they will probably be worth trying. I just find it funny that my dad ate a sizable piece of fudge before even knowing what it was. Maybe it’s a compliment? Probably just the fact that my dad doesn’t really care what he eats, he just eats. I don’t know how we’re related in that regard.

Anyways, he said “holy crap”, because yeah, this fudge is maybe a teeny bit over-the-top, as one might say (I would never say that). But, it’s delicious! Plus, as I oftentimes have trouble choosing between peanut butter and Nutella, I just used both! Because why not, right? I personally think they pair very well together. I mean, we all know that peanut butter goes well with chocolate. So now it’s chocolate and hazelnuts. Plus, it’s just a drizzle on top, so it’s now overpowering.

I’ve tried using Nutella in baked goods over and over, and I find that the original Nutella flavor never comes out very well in the final product. So, this recipe just has Nutella drizzled on top right from the jar (although I microwaved it a bit to make drizzling easier). I have used Nutella in frosting, however, and I find that this works because you’re not baking it. However, every time I bake Nutella in something, you can never taste it. I can’t tell if I should stop trying or just up the amount of Nutella. I’ll probably keep trying, if you know me at all.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy. No candy thermometer, no sweetened condensed milk (I hate that stuff), etc. Just melt a few things, put them in a tin, drizzle Nutella on top, and refrigerate it. Happy baking refrigerating!


Easy Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Fudge

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 36 pieces of fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Fudge

A quick and easy recipe for smooth, creamy peanut butter fudge with Nutella swirled that melts in your mouth. No need for a candy thermometer for this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Nutella

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, allowing to hang over the sides; set aside.
  2. In a large heatproof bowl, melt the peanut butter and butter in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well between until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, salt, and confectioners sugar and mix until combined.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth out. Melt the Nutella in a small bowl in the microwave until it's pourable. Use a spoon to scoop out Nutella into 4 parallel lines spread out on the top of the fudge, then use a toothpick to spread it out back and forth and make swirls.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.
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Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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