Fudge with Espresso Salt

I hope everyone had a sweet Valentines Day!

I made these little treats for my co-workers yesterday. Inspired by the Nutella Sea Salt Fudge I read about on The Small Boston Kitchen and the 3-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge on How Sweet It Is, I decided to make my own 3-Minute Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Espresso Salt.

I wanted a quick but decadent Valentines Day recipe and remembered I still have the espresso salt that I bought from Christina’s Spice and Specialty Foods a few months ago. I knew it will go very well with some of my favorite flavors so I wanted to make something chocolate-y.  So I made 3-minute fudge! It was very simple to make and required very few ingredients.

(yes, I take food pictures on my hardwood floor)

3-Minute Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Espresso Salt

(original recipe from Cookin’ Canuck – I modified it a little bit; the measurements I used are below)

8 oz. high-quality bittersweet (at least 60% cacao) chocolate chips and/or bars
1 cup Nutella
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
espresso salt, approximately 1/2 tsp

Combine all the ingredients (except the espresso salt) in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat on full power for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Everything would have started to melt but you’ll still have some lumps. Heat again in 30-second intervals and stir until the mixture turns smooth. I ended up microwaving everything for a total of 3 minutes.

Scrape the mixture onto an 8×8 baking pan and sprinkle with the espresso salt. Chill in the fridge for at least two hours, then cut into squares.

You can use regular sea salt or any other kind of flavored salt you like, or even omit the salt altogether.

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Espresso Salt

They were the perfect Valentines Day treats!

the fudge is extremely sweet so it’s best to cut into little 1-inch squares

Did you make anything special yesterday? Ever tried microwave fudge?


34 Responses to “Fudge with Espresso Salt”

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) posted February 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

    No no no, you can’t omit the salt at all! Chocolate and salt are like my favorite thing these days!

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    Blog is the New Black posted February 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I love fudge so much- this sounds wonderful!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted February 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Wait, that is too easy! Almost dangerously easy :) I’m adding this to my “Must Eats” page!

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    Julie @ Shining From Within posted February 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    ahh! These look delicious =) anything with Nutella has my heart.

  5. #
    Elizabeth posted February 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Thanks to you I just got the biggest chocolate craving. That looks so good!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted February 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Wow! That combination of flavors looks so addictive!

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    Erin posted February 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Wow! This looks delish. Such a fun Valentines Day treat. And it looks so quick and easy. I must make this soon!

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    Michelle posted February 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Wow, this looks AWESOME!

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    christina posted February 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

    these look awesome…so rich! i take pics on my hardwood floor sometimes too. and yours looks just like mine, haha :)

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    MichellePC posted February 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Fudge + any kind of salt = my downfall. This looks delicious!

  11. #
    Megan posted February 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    These definitely sound like perfect V-day treats! Especially with that salt! I can’t believe they are so quick to make.

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    Meesh posted February 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    these look SO GOOD! I want some espresso salt.

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    Amanda L. (Tales From A Kitchen Misfit) posted February 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I have some Espresso Salt as well and now I know what I will use it on!

  14. #
    shoshana posted February 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    One of the best advice I ever got was to combine salt and chocolate, and I’ll never go back to eating plain chocolate deserts!

  15. #
    natalie (the sweets life) posted February 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    nutella fudge? are you kidding me? that is awesome!!

  16. #
    Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) posted February 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    My mom makes a killer microwave peanut butter fudge.
    I love addition of espresso salt. How delicious!

  17. #
    Megan posted February 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I’m sold. Nutella? And Chocolate? And Salty Sweet goodness? And in 3 minutes!?!? Wow, this sounds amazing. I will definitely have to give this a try.

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    jennifurla posted February 17, 2011 at 12:42 am

    THis would so hit the spot, I was just watching Top Chef and had to sneak some chocolate chips…this would be over the top

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet posted February 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Oh, this looks so good! I don’t ever make fudge but this is really tempting me!

  20. #
    Megan posted February 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I’m once again tempted to eat the screen. Fudge was a HUGE treat for me as a kid, and still is as an adult. This looks too good to be true!

  21. #
    Daisy posted February 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Love where you’re getting the inspiration for you’re version! what a perfect vday treat!!

  22. #
    Nicole @ Making Good Choices posted February 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I NEED to find espresso salt! where did you get that??

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      Bianca Garcia posted February 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Hey Nicole, I bought the espresso salt at a spice shop calked Christina’s here in Cambridge :)

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    Susan (Oliepants) posted February 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Can I just say that I am really appreciating your use of Nutella lately! I usually don’t like fudge b/c people make it too sweet but I love the addition of the espresso salt – I think that would be the best cut for all the sugar!

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      Bianca Garcia posted February 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Susan! It’s hard to keep an open jar at home (because I polish it off so quickly!) so I always try to use up the whole thing when I’m baking. Then I end up buying another jar. The the cycle continues ;)

  24. #
    justcooknyc posted February 18, 2011 at 9:41 am

    i have to compare this to the one i made

  25. #
    Sues posted February 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Oh wow, this looks awesome!! I’ve been seeing Nutella everywhere lately and it’s seriously making me realize I need to go pick up a jar!!

  26. #
    Kim - Liv Life posted February 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Oh My!!! We just discovered Nutella a few months back and I’m craving Nutella recipes… this one is a winner!

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      Bianca Garcia posted February 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Hey Kim, be careful – Nutella is addicting! ;)

  27. #
    Eliana posted February 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I can see myself growing very addicted to these. They look amazing.

  28. #
    nisha posted February 21, 2011 at 11:55 am

    espresso salt sounds divine…yum

  29. #
    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen posted February 22, 2011 at 2:35 am

    WHAT! Nutella Fudge. I must faint.

    P.S. – Thanks for visiting my blog :-) Glad to connect!

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    AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon posted February 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Um…YUM! How did I miss this? My mouth is watering right now…like for real! That looks SO GOOD!


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