Chocolate Hazelnut Freezer Fudge

A simple chocolate hazelnut freezer fudge. This easy vegan dessert is made with 8 ingredients in less than 15 minutes of preparation.

prep time

15 minutes

cook time

servings

12
chocolate hazelnut freezer fudge

A simple chocolate hazelnut freezer fudge. This easy vegan dessert is made with 8 ingredients in less than 15 minutes of preparation.

stack of chocolate hazelnut fudge

If you’re a fan of Nutella (or any chocolate and hazelnut combination), this recipe is for you. This simple vegan freezer fudge is made with a base of hazelnut butter, cocoa, maple syrup and coconut oil. It’s then topped with roasted hazelnut and optional shredded coconut. It’s quick, easy and delicious.

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Recipe Ingredients:

  • Hazelnuts: Raw chopped hazelnuts. We’re roasting the hazelnuts to bring out their flavor.
  • Hazelnut butter: Roasted hazelnut butter for the base of the recipe.
  • Maple syrup: To sweeten the fudge.
  • Coconut oil: Melted coconut oil helps create a creamy fudge texture.
  • Chocolate chips: Vegan semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips. I prefer using semi-sweet.
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
chocolate hazelnut fudge ingredients in measuring cups and bowls seen from the top
mixing fudge batter in a bowl
chocolate fudge poured into a dish
chocolate hazelnut fudge in a dish seen from the top

How to Make Chocolate Hazelnut Freezer Fudge:

Here are the steps to make chocolate hazelnut freezer fudge at home.

  1. Roast the Hazelnuts

    Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, making sure there’s enough hanging on each side to pull out the fudge later. Chop the hazelnuts and spread them on a baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes or until lightly golden and fragrant. Set aside.

  2. Prepare the Fudge

    Meanwhile, add the hazelnut butter, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan. Spread it evenly. Top with the roasted hazelnuts and sprinkle with a small amount of flaky sea salt and shredded coconut if desired.

  3. Freeze and Store

    Place the fudge, uncovered, in the freezer for 1 hour or until solid. Cut the fudge into the shape and size that you prefer, making about 12 pieces. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.

Chocolate Hazelnut Freezer Fudge FAQ:

Can I Use Other Nut Butters?

Yes! I tested this recipe with almond butter (you can find that version here). You could also try it with peanut butter or cashew butter. Just make sure to use a natural (no sugar or salt added) and creamy nut butter. Avoid using the dry nut butter at the bottom of a jar.

Is There a Substitute for Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is important for the texture of the fudge. If you don’t like coconut, make sure to use refined coconut oil as it won’t add a coconut flavor to the fudge. And of course, don’t use shredded coconut as a topping. If you need another substitute, you could try melted cacao butter like I used in this recipe.

More Vegan Fudge Recipes:

And if you’re looking for more hazelnut recipes, you can try these hazelnut overnight oats.

sliced chocolate hazelnut fudge with a bite taken
stack of chocolate hazelnut fudge

Chocolate Hazelnut Freezer Fudge

A simple chocolate hazelnut freezer fudge. This easy vegan dessert is made with 8 ingredients in less than 15 minutes of preparation.
Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezer Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, melted (dark or semi-sweet)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • Shredded coconut, for topping (optional)
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, making sure there's enough hanging on each side to pull out the fudge later.
  • Chop the hazelnuts and spread them on a baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes or until lightly golden and fragrant. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add the hazelnut butter, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan. Spread it evenly. Top with the roasted hazelnuts and sprinkle with a small amount of flaky sea salt and shredded coconut if desired.
  • Place the fudge, uncovered, in the freezer for 1 hour or until solid. Cut the fudge into the shape and size that you prefer, making about 12 pieces. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.

Notes

Use natural runny hazelnut butter for the best results. 
Use refined coconut oil if you don’t want your fudge to have a light coconut flavor.

If you make this chocolate hazelnut freezer fudge, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!


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