Chocolate Nutella Fudge

This easy, healthier Nutella fudge with hazelnuts has a secret ingredient that makes it lower in sugar, but just as tasty! You only need three essential ingredients to make it, plus toasted hazelnuts if desired. (They add a delicious, nutty crunch!)

It’s soft and super chocolatey, with hazelnut flavor (thanks to the Nutella) and a hint of tanginess (thanks to the Greek yogurt).

chocolate Nutella fudge with hazelnuts

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge with Nutella

I love the texture and chocolatey bliss of fudge, but some fudge is just too sweet for me. So I wanted to make a version that’s still sweet, but not quite so much that it hurts your teeth when you bite into it. 😉

The secret ingredient here is Greek yogurt! Combined with melted chocolate and Nutella, it helps the fudge set while still keeping it nice and soft. So there’s no need for sweetened condensed milk (which is typically what fudge is made with.)

The toasted hazelnuts add a deeper nutty flavor. They’re tasty, but not strictly necessary. So you really only need 3 ingredients for this Nutella fudge!

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you need for this recipe:

  • chocolate chips: Melted dark chocolate chips (or semisweet) make up the base of this fudge. You can also use quality chocolate bars chopped into small pieces.
  • Nutella hazelnut spread: Nutella gets mixed with melted chocolate for sweet hazelnut flavor.
  • Greek yogurt: For soft, lightly tangy fudge that’s lower in sugar! This helps the chocolate Nutella mixture set while giving it a super fudgy texture.
  • hazelnuts (optional): These get toasted for the best texture and flavor. Then, they’re mixed into the fudge and sprinkled on top for ultimate hazelnut flavor!

Love Nutella? Try this Nutella panna cotta, these hazelnut banana bread bars with Nutella swirl, or these mini chocolate Nutella tarts.

hazelnut fudge on a white plate with a glass of milk

How to Make Nutella Fudge

First, toast the hazelnuts. (Instructions are further down in the post.) Let them cool.

Meanwhile, line a loaf pan with parchment paper. (If you want to use a square 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan instead, just double the recipe!)

Next, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave. Stir in the Nutella, then add the toasted hazelnuts and mix until combined.

Then, stir in the Greek yogurt. Once you add this, the chocolate mixture will start to thicken, so don’t wait too long to spoon it into your lined loaf pan. Use a spatula to smooth it out on top, then sprinkle on more hazelnuts.

Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes, or until the fudge is set.

Use the parchment paper overhang to remove the fudge from the loaf pan. Then, slice the fudge into bars with a large, sharp knife.

Enjoy right away, or store the sliced fudge bars in an airtight container in the fridge.

chocolate Nutella fudge with hazelnuts on parchment paper

How to Toast Hazelnuts

Toasting hazelnuts in the oven is quick and easy!

Spread them in a single layer on a sheet pan, then just bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring once in between, until toasted. Whole hazelnuts should take about 12-15 minutes to toast, whereas chopped hazelnuts/hazelnut pieces only take 5-7 minutes.

Be sure keep an eye on them so they don’t burn! If you’re using whole hazelnuts, chop them once they’ve cooled.

How to Store Nutella Fudge

Store this fudge in an airtight container (like tupperware) in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It’s important to store it in the fridge because it contains dairy.

It will soften somewhat at room temperature, so it’s best to set it out on the counter for a few minutes before serving.

How to Make Nutella Set

The best way to make Nutella set (that I’ve found) is combining it with melted chocolate, like in this fudge recipe! It sets when it’s chilled in the refrigerator.

You might also love this strawberry Nutella dessert pizza or these Nutella tiramisu jars!

chocolate Nutella fudge with hazelnuts on a white plate

Nutella Fudge Recipe Variations

Hazelnuts are an obvious choice to include in this fudge because they compliment the Nutella hazelnut spread so well. But you can definitely use other mix-ins and/or toppings if you prefer! Here are a few ideas:

For mixing into the fudge:

  • other nuts (pecans, walnuts, peanuts, etc.)
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • pieces of chocolate bars
  • shredded coconut

For topping the fudge:

  • crushed cookies (Oreos, Biscoff, Nutter Butters, etc.)
  • crushed pretzels
  • freeze-dried berries or strawberries
  • sunflower seeds
  • M&Ms

If you’re looking for an easy fudge recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth without quite so much sugar, I highly recommend trying this one! 🙂

If you make this chocolate Nutella fudge, I’d love if you shared your thoughts with a rating and comment below.

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Chocolate Nutella Fudge

This easy, healthier chocolate Nutella fudge has a secret ingredient that makes it lower in sugar but just as tasty! Only 4 ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 bars

Ingredients
  

  • cups dark chocolate chips (or semisweet)
  • cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted* (plus 3 Tbsp more for topping, if desired)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper**. Set aside.
  • Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30-second intervals at 50% power, stirring between each interval, until just melted.
  • Stir Nutella into the melted chocolate. Add toasted hazelnuts and stir to combine. Add Greek yogurt and stir again until fully mixed.
  • Pour mixture into the parchment paper-lined loaf pan. Use a spatula to smooth it out on top. Sprinkle with additional toasted hazelnuts if desired.
  • Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or until fudge is set. Lastly, remove the fudge from the pan using the parchment paper overhang and slice into bars.

Notes

*How to Toast Hazelnuts: Spread hazelnuts in a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring once in between, until toasted. Whole hazelnuts should take 12-15 minutes to toast, while chopped hazelnuts/hazelnut pieces only take 5-7 minutes. Let toasted whole hazelnuts cool before chopping.
**Clip the parchment paper to the sides of the pan for easier filling.
To use an 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch square pan instead, just double the recipe!
Keyword chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, greek yogurt, hazelnuts, nutella

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