Saturday, December 25, 2010

Love Me / Hate Me Fudge

If you were to poll my family members as to their favourite sandwich spread, anyone hailing from the Italian region of the globe would give you the same, sweet answer: Nutella. My sister would tell you the same thing, although you would have to specify on or in what the chocolate-hazelnut butter would be a part of.

For instance, there's no way she'd accept this fudge as a viable carrier for it's flavour. For one thing, it's not straight Nutella. Even if it was made with all milk chocolate and contained a full jar of the spread, it's got chunks of filberts and a dash of booze... which would make for an instantaneous exclusion from her menu!

Luckily, when I was making this chocolate-hazelnut fudge, I didn't have to worry about those details. It was a gift-y kind of good, and so I was able to keep it away from her - though hiding it from the others took a bit more squirreling away! If I hadn't known that even so much as a crumb of this passed my lips I'd really regret it (and would be writing this from an ER cot), I somehow doubt that  the packages I made up for my friends would have made it to the post office!

How you approach this insanely decadent, dense and nutty chocolate candy is totally up to you... if you're not personally responsible for it's immediate disappearance (a next-to-impossible task, I assure you!) the ones you share it with will adore you forever... unless you tell them how many calories each 1-inch piece has!

Superb Truffle Fudge
Makes 16 1" pieces
2 (300 ml) cans low-fat sweetened condensed milk (use regular if you have it... it's not like it matters nutrition wise!)
14 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
7 oz bittersweet (at least 70% but not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped
1 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp Frangelico
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup Nutella

  1. In a medium pot, combine condensed milk and chocolates.
  2. Place over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from heat.
  4. Stir in Frangelico, hazelnuts and Nutella and pour into a greased and lined 8" pan, levelling the top.
  5. Cover and chill until firm.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 385.3
Total Fat: 19.1 g
Cholesterol: 6.0 mg
Sodium: 53.2 mg
Total Carbs: 54.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
Protein: 6.7 g

1 comment :

  1. Looks delicious. I am a fan of anything that contains Nutella...even if it's a modest amount. ;) When I want to experience the full Nutella flavor I just eat it with a spoon...ehehehe.


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