Making traditional fudge sounds easy until you realize you need a candy thermometer to time the cooking just right or risk ending up with a crystallized, crumbly mess. This shortcut fudge recipe is actually just a truffle filling (chocolate ganache), which is much more fail-safe than traditional fudge. Simply melt together butter, chocolate, and cream; stir in Nutella; and pour the mixture into a pan. Once it’s cut up, few people will notice it’s not technically fudge. Hazelnuts pressed into the top make it look pretty and complement the flavor of the Nutella.
What to buy: If you can’t find salted, toasted hazelnuts, substitute salted, toasted almonds instead.
This recipe was featured as part of our Crazy-Easy Christmas Cookies.