Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

I just realized that the last four out of six recipes I’ve posted have had chocolate in them. So much for variety. Next week, no chocolate! But for now, I hope you can cope with one more chocolate recipe.

Minutes after making this chocolate hazelnut spread, I knew I had to make this fudge. It’s just so quick and easy and I don’t feel guilty at all when eating it. That resulted in me eating over half the batch in a few hours, but that’s okay. I didn’t regret it at all.

Did you know that hazelnuts are also called filberts? I just learned this and it kind of makes me laugh. Filbert?! Really? “Hey Erin, let’s chop the filberts!” It’s just sounds funny. Filbert filbert filbert!

I’ll stop the silliness. Here’s the recipe!


  • 6 tablespoons (84 grams) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (~128 grams) chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (~50 grams) Dutch-process cocoa powder*
  • 1/4 cup (80 grams) honey
  • 2/3 cups (80 grams) hazelnuts, optional
* In Germany, we only have Dutch-process cocoa so I can’t say how this would work with normal Hershey’s cocoa powder. Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa would work. 


Coarsely chop the hazelnuts or leave them whole if you like. Melt the coconut oil, chocolate hazelnut spread and cocoa powder together in a pot or pan over low heat. When it’s completely melted and smooth, take it off the heat and add the honey and stir until well combined. Line a small loaf pan with parchment pan and pour in the fudge. Place in the refrigerator until set. Mine took a few hours so if you’re in a hurry, stick it in the freezer. Store in the refrigerator because they get pretty messy and gooey at room temperature.

German bakers: refined coconut oil is called Kokosfett and can be found everywhere except the discounters, although I did find it at Netto Marken Discount. It’s next to the butter and in my area it costs about .89 per 250 gram block.

Source: adapted from my Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge
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26 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge” — Add one!

  • Erin says
    March 21, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Lora – Oh, I see. I never thought of Germany as being cheap, but I guess compared to NYC it is. But you know, you've got Trader Joe's instead of just Trader Joe's nuts and dried fruits like we have at Aldi, so at least you have that. :)

  • Lora says
    March 21, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    I just mean I miss the easy availability of packages of ground hazelnuts at all the supermarkets including Aldi & Lidl. I live in NYC now where everything is triple the price!

  • Erin says
    March 15, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Lora – Thanks! Are you saying that hazelnuts are harder to find in the US? I used them for the first time to make the chocolate hazelnut spread and I love them! I hope that they're not that much more expensive in the US because I think 7.50 a kilo is already expensive enough.

  • Lora says
    March 15, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    This looks fabulous. I miss the availability of hazelnuts both whole and ground available in German supermarkets. And the price is so reasonable. Anyway, yay for your fudge!

  • Erin says
    March 15, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Katie – Hehe, thanks. I have such chocolate-supportive readers. :)

  • {Epicurean Mom} says
    March 15, 2012 @ 1:09 am

    Ok, Erin, First of all…there cannot be too much chocolate! Second, I think I've died and gone to dessert heaven! YUM! This is ridiculous! I NEED THIS NOW!

  • Erin says
    March 13, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    Georgia – Thanks! I'm actually not a fan of hazelnuts but for some reason I love this fudge. :)

  • Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says
    March 13, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! This fudge looks fabulous and super tasty with the hazelnuts. Great job!

  • Erin says
    March 13, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    I love fudge too but don't make the "real version" unless it's Christmas because I'd just eat it all within a day and then feel depressed because I just ate a can of condensed milk and a pound of chocolate. This is a better way to go, I think. At least for people like me who don't have self-control. :)

  • Cassie/Bake Your Day says
    March 13, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    This looks so rich! I love fudge but don't make it very often. Definitely need to give this a try!

  • Erin says
    March 13, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Amy – So there are companies out there marketing things as filbert… whatever? Haha. Bad choice. It seem as nobody takes that name seriously / knows what it is. Oh well. At least we know now. :)

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says
    March 13, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    yum, this fudge looks absolutely delicious. i love anything nutella-related, so i know i'd love this. + although i've heard the word 'filbert' i never knew it was another word for hazelnut. frankly, i just avoided anything that said 'filbert' on it because i figured it was some sort of weird, freaky nut. whoops! =)

  • Erin says
    March 13, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Ambika and Anu – Thanks! :)

    Jesica and Baking Serendipity – I'm happy you're okay with the chocolate. There's going to be a lot more in the next few weeks! I'm kind of out of control…

  • Baking Serendipity says
    March 13, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    I can always stomach more chocolate…especially when it's in fudge form :) Love this!

  • Anu says
    March 13, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    Lovely!!. A quick recipe

  • Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen says
    March 13, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    I'm totally fine with chocolate ;) These seriously looks good…

  • Ambika says
    March 12, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    This is such a simple and wonderful recipe!!

  • Erin says
    March 10, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    Miryam – The almond butter goes really quickly! So does the pudding. So at least you picked two good things. :)

    Thanks for letting me know about Google Reader. I subscribe to my own feed just to make sure it shows up, and it always pops up instantly. I googled the problem but it seems like only one person has had this issue and nobody answered his question. I'll keep trying!

    Nora – It's filbert *filled* fudge. :D And I'm happy you and everyone else is okay with all the chocolate because almost everything I have ready to be posted has chocolate. :)

  • Nora @ Natural Noshing says
    March 10, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    You are too cute! I love the alliteration in the "filbert fudge" AND it looks like a little bite of heaven! I am all for the chocolate so I don't mind that the last few posts have involved one of my favorite ingredients :)
    I could totally take a bite of that fudge right now!

  • says
    March 10, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Filbert fudge? Well it looks really good. I wouldn't have felt guilty either about eating half the batch, I do many times :-) I am sure it was really good.

    By the way I have a lot of the recipes lined up to make from your blog. Got the avocados for the chocolate mouse and the almonds for the almond butters. I just hope I get around to it this weekend :-) So much to do!!

    and I don't know what is up with the google reader, it always comes 2 days later after your posts :-(

  • Erin says
    March 9, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Katrina – I know, right? :)

    Angie – Thank you so much! I'm happy you found me too. I hope you find something you like!

    Becca – Haha, yeah. "Get the latest thingamabob – only from Filbert, your trusted thingamabob provider for over 50 years!"

  • Becca says
    March 9, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    I don't mind all the chocolate recipes ;) chocolate is good for the soul!

    And yes, filbert is a weird name for a hazelnut. To me is sounds more like a brand-name.

  • Angie {Successful2gether} says
    March 9, 2012 @ 3:18 am

    Your blog is beautiful! :) glad i found you!!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    March 9, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    Hmm…this could be dangerous. A "healthy" fudge is just an excuse for me to eat more! haha

  • Erin says
    March 9, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Heidi – I'm happy you like my filbert filled fudge! What a ridiculous name. I guess hazelnuts is also a crazy name but we're just used to it. I mean, my grandma's name was Hazel. "Hmm, is Hazel… nuts?"

    And I'm happy you're okay with all the chocolate stuff. Maybe I'll continue with more chocolate stuff soon because it's all I can think about for now. I need berries! Berry season needs to arrive.

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles says
    March 9, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    Haha, you're so funny! I did know about the name filberts, but I just kind of ignored it because I think it sounds funny too, lol. Seriously, who would choose to call them filberts over hazelnuts? Haha. Oh, and for the record, I'm totally fine with the variety I've been seeing on your blog lately :D Although I might be biased, I can't get enough chocolate lately. Your fudge looks incredible :D


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