Easy 5 Ingredient Nutty Nutella Fudge

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Did you know that tomorrow is National Fudge Day?! Are you doing anything fun to celebrate? Making and eating fudge, maybe? Fudge is one of those things, that people don’t realize, is actually incredibly easy to make. Fudge can be made in a variety of flavors and is, for the most part, a three step process. There are some tricks to it, and I’ll share those with you today, along with our sharing our family’s favorite fudge recipe, Nutty Nutella Fudge.

First, you want to choose a baking dish for your fudge to cool in, based on how tall you want your fudge to turn out. If you buy fudge at a local shop, you’re probably used to seeing a tall, 1″ – 1 1/2″ version. Most online recipes will instruct you to use an 8×8 baking pan, but if you do that, your fudge will be much shorter. So you have two options, either use a smaller baking dish or double your ingredients. My recommendation, if you want your fudge to be taller, is to use a loaf pan, unless you want a very large batch of fudge for sharing or gifting purposes. If you look at my pictures below, you’ll see that the fudge with the topping was made in a loaf pan and the fudge that is stacked underneath, with no topping was made in an 8×8 baking dish.

chocolate chips, Nutella, sweetened condensed milk in a pan

smooth fudge in a pan

finely chopped walnuts on top of fudge in a pan

With only five ingredients, and three easy steps, this nutty Nutella fudge is heaven in a bite!

Next, measure the ingredients! Adding too much or too little of something with change the consistency of the Nutella fudge. You want it to be exact, so be as precise as possible.

Make sure that you keep the heat at low and stir consistently so that the chocolate melts evenly and doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. I use a silicone spatula. As soon as the chips are completely melted, it’s ready. Don’t overcook it.

Make sure that the walnuts are finely chopped. You can actually purchase them already finely chopped which will save you a lot of time. I found a walnut topping at Target that is perfect. I used a bag for the fudge and 1/2 a bag for the topping.

I have found that adding the walnuts while the saucepan is still on the stove, seems to work best. Remember, as soon as you remove your fudge from the stove, it will start to harden just a bit. So try to do things quickly as possible.

even layer of fudge in a loaf pan

fudge topped with finely chopped walnuts in a loaf pan

fudge topped with finely chopped walnuts and Nutella in a loaf pan

fudge topped with finely chopped walnuts and Nutella

You only need five ingredients for this smooth and creamy, easy nutty Nutella fudge recipe.

When transferring the Nutella fudge to your baking pan, spread it evenly and make it as level as you possibly can. I usually drop it in the center and with a silicone spatula, spread it out to each corner.

Don’t cover your fudge when you initially refrigerate it. But once you’ve removed it and cut it into squares, you will want to keep it in an airtight container.

When you cut it, use a large, straight edge knife. I like to cut the edges off to make it a straight rectangle first. It makes it easier to cut them into evenly shaped pieces.

small Rae Dunn mug next to a stack of Nutella fudge

piece of nutella fudge with a bite taken out of it

This Nutella fudge usually doesn’t last very long in our house, but if you don’t eat sweets the way our family does, you’ll want to make sure you eat it all within 2 weeks. You can also package some up to give to friends and family. Anyone that loves Nutella, will love this Nutella fudge!

For the best bite, I find that leaving it on the counter for 15-20 minutes gives you the best, slightly softer consistency. If you like it firmer and cooler, you can eat it straight out of the refrigerator.

small Rae Dunn mug next to a stack of Nutella fudge

Easy Nutty Nutella Fudge

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Easy 5 Ingredient Nutty Nutella Fudge

  • Author: Heather


This easy, three step, five ingredient nutty Nutella fudge is so creamy and smooth. It’s heaven in a bite!



11.5 oz milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup Nutella
14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 tbsp Nutella
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


For thin fudge, use an 8×8 pan. For thicker fudge, use a loaf pan. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving approximately an inch on all sides. This will help you to pull the solid fudge out when it’s complete.
Combine all fudge ingredients together in a saucepan. Over low heat, stir consistently until smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts until evenly distributed.
Pour fudge mixture into your pan, making sure it’s layered and evenly distributed. It should be a thick consistency. Top with remaining nuts and drizzle with Nutella.
Refrigerate for 4 hours. Remove and cut into squares. Store in an air tight container.

If you loved our Nutella fudge recipe and decide to make it yourself, we’d love to hear what you think! If you share a picture on social media, please tag us so we can see! Make sure to check out all of our other family friendly recipes.

If you love Nutella, you'll love this three step nutty Nutella fudge recipe! It's perfect for gifts but so hard to share.

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  1. This looks amazing! We usually make fudge for the holidays, but I think we need to test this recipe right away!

  2. I absolutely love Nutella. I’ll definitely try to duplicate this recipe at home.

  3. It’s so satisfying to look at. Especially when it wasn’t sliced yet. 😋

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  6. This recipe is to die for! It was great in flavor, easy to make, rich but not too sweet! Can’t wait to make these again!

  7. My son and I just saw some nutella in the store and we said we should try it. Neither of us has ever tasted it!

  8. This looks so amazing! My kids will absolutely love this as a summer snack!

  9. Gosh this looks heavenly. We were contemplating ordering a jar of Nutella for fitness this quarantine has been a challenge, but ummm just gave in and placing an order soon after this to try this recipe out!

  10. can you believe it. i have never made fudge before. this recipe is sooooo easy looking that i will definitely be saving this for use!

  11. I love fudge but try to only eat it during the holidays. I may have to try this now though!

  12. We have a lovely lady who produces things like this near where we live, so we let her do all the hard work lol x

  13. I’m drooling over this Nutella fudge! We always have it in our house, so I’ll be giving this a go!

  14. Love the fact that this only contains 5 ingredients. My son loves Nutella so he would definitely love this fudge.

  15. This dessert look so pretty and it certainly satisfying my sweet tooth. I love to try out.

  16. I am a huge Nutella and Fudge fan so the combo of these two is just amazing! I will need to make a batch just for myself! lol

  17. What an awesome idea. I’m loving the nutella fudge with the nuts on top. Great idea to try this weekend.

  18. Now this is my idea of heaven !! i would probably eat the lot and not share it with my family 😉

  19. Oh wow this is really making my mouth water. It looks so delicious and so easy to make. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out!

  20. Damn, my workout and diet plan extended further after watching this recipe ! Cant wait to try it

  21. Wow, that looks delicious. Nutella fudge is a new one for me. Your recipe looks super easy. thank you for sharing.

  22. I’ve never made Nutella fudge before, but it looks delicious! I would love to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I must say that I’ve never heard of National Fudge Day before! My partner will be very glad to hear it as he has a real sweet tooth. This particular recipe will go down a treat as Nutella is loved a lot at our house. The trick will be to make it last a while and reduce the temptation to continually snack. Looking forward to giving this a go in our kitchen.

  24. This sounds amazing! I haven’t had Nutella in far too long… I think this recipe is a great reason to get some again! 😉

  25. GIRL!!! You are speaking my language! We are HUGE nutella fans here so I know my family’s going to flip for this fudge.

  26. This looks absolutely yummy!! My whole family loves nutella and they also love nuts and chocolate so this is like the perfect combination and so easy to make this as well.

  27. Are you kidding me? you combine by my favorite chocolate desserts Nutella and fudge I need to try this.

  28. Ah woopie! That looks so good, I cant wait to try it out! 😀 I keep telling myself that Nutella is better than chocolate 😀