Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge

Total cookie dough, Nutella and peanut butter overload!

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge by Nutmeg Nanny

 I have been seeing cookie dough fudge floating around on Pinterest ever since Lindsay released her first book The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. I’m a huge fan of fudge but rarely is it made in my kitchen. I’m not sure why. I guess we are more likely to eat a plate of cookies than a giant pile of fudge. 

Until now.

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge by Nutmeg Nanny

 This fudge is definitely more on the decadent side but then again anything with the title “Nutella peanut butter cookie dough fudge” is going to be decadent…am I right? The fudge taste almost exactly like eating raw cookie dough but with a lot less guilt. With the addition of peanut butter and Nutella it takes this classic flavor and just puts it over the top. I’m pretty sure I was on a massive sugar high the day I made this.

I will say that this fudge get really soft when kept out of the fridge so I prefer keeping it chilled and to just steal a piece every time I open the refrigerator door…

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge by Nutmeg Nanny


Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge

Yield: 9x9 pan


For cookie dough:
1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Pinch of kosher salt
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

For fudge:

1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
Pinch of kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/4 cup Nutella
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips

Slightly adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook


Prepare a 9 x 9-inch dish by lining it with a piece of parchment paper, set aside.

For cookie dough:
In a bowl of an electric mixer, add butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat for about 3 minutes until fluffy.

Add in vanilla bean paste, salt and half and half.

Mix in flour until just combined. Set aside.

For fudge:
In a medium-sized saucepan, add brown sugar, butter, salt and half and half. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Take off the heat and stir in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.

Once incorporated, add vanilla bean paste, Nutella, peanut butter and cookie dough base. At this point, the mixture should be room temperature.

Stir in chocolate chips and spread into prepared pan. Add to the refrigerator and let harden. Store in the fridge and keep cool. If you try to store the fudge at room temperature it will be too soft.

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34 Responses to “Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge”

  1. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I don’t know which part of these are my favorite – because I am a full on Nutelladdict, and cookie dough is my spirit animal. Amazing!

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    Ruthy @ Omeletta — August 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    This makes me so excited! I’ve been caving into ridiculous amounts of cookie dough flavored ANYTHING lately, and need another recipe in my repertoire! Hopefully this will give me and Ben & Jerry a break from each other, I think we need it :)

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    Happy Valley Chow — August 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Goodness gracious, those look ridiculously delicious! Love it :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Good gracious, Brandy. This sounds AMAZING. And I love chilled fudge so putting this in the fridge and sneaking bites every now and then (like, every five seconds for me) sounds like heaven.

  5. #
    katie — August 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    stop the madness… this looks divine! I love Lindsays book… I can’t get enough of the cookie dough goodness!

  6. #
    Jennifer | Bake or Break — August 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Oh, my. This looks insanely good!

  7. #
    Julia — August 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    My husband is a fudge AND cookie dough FREAK. I need to make this for him, pronto because it looks reeeeeal good!

  8. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Pretty sure I need this in my life now. I am pretty upset that I am out of Nutella, or this would be going down tomorrow!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I love that cookie dough cookbook by Lindsay so much!! I made her fudge before, but now I am dying to try your creative version! Peanut Butter, Nutella, and cookie dough – three of my very favorites in one. Pinning for sure :)

  10. #
    DessertForTwo — August 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    What the what?! It’s all of my favorite things: fudge, cookie dough & Nutella all in one dessert! Gimme! :)

  11. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Pretty sure if I made this I would be hiding in the closet, eating it all by myself. No sharing! Looks fantastic!

  12. #
    Kristen — August 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I hate you because I want this right now… I love you because, well I just do and this recipe is awesome!

  13. #
    Diane {Created by Diane} — August 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Oh MY……I’m in LOVE!

  14. #
    Deborah — August 15, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Fudge is one of my weaknesses – I don’t make it often because then I just eat it all myself! And I can certainly see myself eating a whole batch of this!

  15. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’m all over this! What a great snack!

  16. #
    carrian — August 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I’ve never made fudge but it might just be time!

  17. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — August 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I’m always a fan of fudge!

  18. #
    Joanne — August 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I’m just drooling everywhere. This is basically all my favorite things in one piece of fudge.

  19. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — August 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I have such great memories of peanut butter fudge from my childhood. Why do I never make it? This looks fantastic, love the cookie dough addition!

  20. #
    Tracey — August 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Nutella, pb *and* cookie dough?! You are an evil genius, my friend :) I need this!!

  21. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Pinned to my cookie dough board!

    What I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t use cream cheese. I have seen so many cream cheese-based cookie dough dips and while I love cream cheese, it doesn’t taste like cookie dough.

    I’ve made fudge with Nutella (last Xmas) and it was so good. Need to make this version! It looks divine!

    Love Linsday and her book and I have it – need to dust it off and make something from it!

  22. #
    Kate | Food Babbles — August 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Oh my goodness!! You’re speaking my language here. What’s not to like about fudge but Nutella cookie dough fudge?!? Genius!!! I need to make this.

  23. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    This is one of those recipes where I know I should just look away. But, OMG, I want this for lunch. And dinner. And breakfast tomorrow.

  24. #
    My Inner Chick — August 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    One word: SINFUL!!!

  25. #
    Reeni — August 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    OMG I think I landed in heaven! These are INSANE!

  26. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Fudge is one of my weaknesses! If I make it, I eat it! I love that you added the Nutella to it too…I would be stealing a piece every single time I opened the fridge too :-)

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    Rachel Cooks — August 20, 2013 at 10:22 am


  28. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I am dying for this fudge. OMG!

  29. #
    Jamie @lifelovelemons — August 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Oh. My. God. This is the meaning of life. Right here.

  30. #
    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — August 25, 2013 at 12:40 am

    I am not much of a fudge person but I LOVE cookie dough. Sooo yeah. Having this in my house would be dangerous and now I know what to do with the unopened jar of nutella that is staring at me right now

  31. #
    Lucy — September 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious!

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    stephanie — October 31, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Oh. MY! I have to make this version. Just to be sure, you reduced the butter in the cookie dough portion to 1/2 cup in order to add the PB and Nutella? The cookbook lists 1/3 cup, but I want to double check before I go ahead. Thank you so much for this one – my guests will love it!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 31st, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for double checking! I actually took a look and realized I miss typed that direction! Although 1/2 cup would work I think 1/3 cup would be better. I’m going to change it now :)


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