Friday, December 23, 2011

Nutella Fudge & Christmas Decorating


This fudge is so easy to make, this recipe is a keeper. Plus, it has the flavor of Nutella; so it ranks very, very high in book. Simple and highly addictive – a must try!!

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt
Ingredients
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz high quality semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Nutella, room temperature
3 Tbs butter, cold – chopped

Directions
1. Put all ingredients into microwave safe bowl and stir
2. Line 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. I spray the bottom of the pan with cooking spray to help the parchment paper stick
3. Cook in microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing before starting the next cycle. Continue doing this until mixture is smooth
4. Pour mixture into the parchment lined baking dish, spreading evenly with a spatula
5. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours
6. Cut into chunks and enjoy!

Adapted from The Crunchy Mamacita


Last week one of my long-time dreams came true… I got the first pieces to my very own Christmas village! I have always loved the little villages that I see people create during the holiday season. Every one of them unique, I have yet to see two alike as the combinations of the countless buildings and accessories are limitless. For $100 at Kmart we started our own little Christmas village, check it out!


Let me take you on a tour through our Christmas village. Grab a jacket, it is snowing...

First up is the Wintergreen Tree & Wreath Nursery. Make sure to check out the Award Winning Poinsettias and the Tree Lot out back. :)


If it gets a little chilly you can warm up at the Hot Cocoa and Doughnuts stand, if you are hungry stop by the Grill for hamburgers or hot dogs. Perfect for a chilly day outside. If you want to take a break there are some Park Benches by the village Christmas Tree and a Christmas Outhouse behind the fence. Take your time. :)


Fun for all ages can be found at the Olde Time Toys store. It is complete with a real revolving door; they always seem to bring out the kid in me. ;)


Last but certainly not least is the Cupcake Cottage. Today's specials are Pumpkin Muffins and Dark Roast Coffee!


I am already excited to set this village up again next year. Each year we add to our Christmas decoration stash - so I will make sure to add at least one piece a year. Hopefully one day when I am old and grey I will have acquired an entire Christmas town! Christmas is so magical and this Christmas village honestly adds to the magic. Everything purchased for this village is Lemax brand with pieces from their Coventry Cove line which can be found at Kmart - check out everything they have online here.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias

10 comments:

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

After seeing the village at GoPo's many years ago,we started a village to. We have ours under our christmas tree, and I love it. Of course we have no little one arounds to want to play with it.
Melodye

thesmartcookiecook.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First of all, LOVE the idea of nutella fudge! Yum :) Second of all, your village is beautiful. We have a huge village we set up every year too. It's a very special tradition!

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fudge looks good. I'd like a piece. Nice pictures.

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The fudge looks delicious and congratulations on your first pieces of your village! My mother has one and the first piece was all it took....she has a TON now!

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

how cool...i love those villages too...wasn't this fun??? happy holidays...i am going to try that fudge!!!

Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awww, what a cute little Christmas village. Looks like you guys got it at an outstanding price as well. That photo of the Nutella fudge has been tempting me from my blog roll all week and I just had to click through to see the recipe. Easy as easy can be! I am totally going to make this fudge. You don't have to heat up the kitchen to make it either. Good one!

Kiri W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooooh my - that looks to die for! Creamy and hazelnutty and mmmm. What a temptation!
Great decoration, as well :)

Thomas G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yummy yum yum!!! can't wait to try it :D thanks!

Chris and Amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yummy fudge and cute village! Happy holidays!!!

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