I love everything. Everything is, “my absolute favorite thing ever.” Everything is, “the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.” And everything is most certainly, “the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
My list of favorites are endless. So endless, that I regularly quiz John to see if he’s up-to-date on what my current obsessions are.
What is my favorite type of orange? What is my favorite weather? Season? Holiday movie (all 8 of them)? What is my favorite snack? Not treat, snack. Oh and also, what is my favorite treat? Because in my world, those are clearly two different things and I most definitely have two completely different answers.
Snack: chips and salsa. Treat: Rice Krispy Treats (I mean, it’s even in the name).
Anyway, I have a new favorite to add to the list of never-ending favorites. Fudge. And not just any type of fudge. NUTELLA PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE. I love it. I need it. I have to have it.
It’s my new favorite of all favorites. But you guys, bear with me. This is just the start to my favorites. I promise, you’ll hear (hear? read?).. okay, I promise you’ll read that 6,000 other times on this blog. I’m sorry in advance!
But really, this fudge is awesome! You need to try it. And also, since the chocolate chips are already going to be out, go ahead and make my other favorite, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with chocolate drizzle!
Nutella Peanut Butter Fudge
This fudge contains two of our favorite ingredients: Nutella and peanut butter! So of course, this will become an instant favorite to everyone you serve it too!!
½ cup peanuts, crushed (I use unsalted)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup Nutella
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-Line an 8×8 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking oil.
-In a microwave safe bowl, melt peanut butter (for about 1 minute).
-Next, in a medium saucepan, add condensed milk, chocolate chips, Nutella, and vanilla extract. Melt over medium heat making sure to stir constantly.
-Add the melted peanut butter to the mixture on medium heat for an additional 30 seconds (still, stirring constantly).
-Once the mixture is melted, pour into the lined pan. The batter will be thick. Use a rubber spatula to spread an even layer.
-Add the crushed peanuts and press down firmly with the back of the rubber spatula to create a smooth, even layer.
-Cover with aluminum foil and place in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until completely firm (make sure to not cut before the fudge has completely set). [/recipe-ingredients]
-Melting the peanut butter is absolutely crucial in this recipe. If you skip this step it will ruin the texture of the fudge and the chocolate chips ability to properly melt.