If you want a super easy keto snack, try this sugar free hazelnut fudge. With only 5 simple ingredients you can make this chocolate hazelnut sweet treat easily. I like to keep this on hand in the freezer for an after dinner low carb dessert because 1 piece has only 0.9g net carbs and you’ll only need 1!
You might also like this sugar free peanut butter fudge recipe!
Recently I made a keto sugar free peanut butter fudge and my family and I loved it. My father in law who is diabetic especially liked it so I thought I’d make another flavor and came up with this sugar free hazelnut fudge recipe.
It’s such an easy keto snack to make that I have a whole bunch of ideas for future flavors. I especially like it because it only requires a few ingredients and 1 piece totally satisfies my sweet tooth. So I keep it stored in the freezer and just grab 1 piece after dinner and it’s only 0.9g net carbs!
How To Make Easy Sugar Free Fudge From Scratch
This is the easiest way to make sugar free fudge. All you need is butter, nut butter and Swerve sweetener. That’s it. From there you can add additional low carb flavorings such as cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut, nuts, extracts, etc.
But essentially all you do is cream together the butter and Swerve then add in the nut butter. Pour or spread into a baking dish and freeze until set. That’s it!
The Flavors Of Nutella
This keto fudge has the basic flavors of Nutella. I had Nutella for the first time many many years ago in Italy and I fell in love with it. However Nutella is full of sugar. The basic flavors are chocolate and hazelnut but it also has sugar, palm oil and milk solids.
So I just took the chocolate and hazelnut flavors and made this sugar free fudge and to me it does taste like Nutella. I also have both a low carb chocolate hazelnut butter and a homemade keto hazelnut butter recipe if you like that hazelnut flavor.
Are Hazelnuts Keto Friendly?
Most nuts are keto friendly but some have more carbs than others. Hazelnuts have 178 calories and 2g net carbs in 1 oz. They are a good source of vitamin E too. So yes hazelnuts are keto friendly and they taste great in desserts but I have also used them in this hazelnut crusted salmon recipe. Check out this article about keto nuts for more information.
Let’s Make Some Sugar Free Hazelnut Fudge
Above you can see the roasted hazelnuts I bought from Costco. I like them because they don’t have the skins on them which can make them bitter tasting. So if you can find raw or roasted hazelnuts without the skin that is what you want to use.
Add them to a food processor and process until it looks like peanut butter like the picture below.
Now add in the cocoa powder, vanilla, butter and Swerve sweetener. By the way, I really like Guittard cocoa powder and Divine cocoa because they have less carbs than most other brands.
Process again until everything looks smooth and creamy like the picture below.
Now spoon it into the containers you want to use. I always end up using these two glass dishes because they have lids. Together I got 28 nice pieces of fudge from these containers.
Pop them in the freezer for about 4 hours until they are set and then you can cut them into pieces.
How To Store This Keto Fudge
I like to store this keto fudge in a sealed container in the freezer because it will last longer. You could also keep it in the refrigerator but you don’t want to keep it out on the counter. It’s too soft and will be hard to handle.
Other Keto Fudge Recipes To Try
As I mentioned above, this sugar free peanut butter fudge was a hit and even easier than this recipe because it only used 3 ingredients. However I also have a low carb maple walnut freezer fudge recipe that you might like. Again it only has 3 ingredients in that recipe.
Recipe Tips And Notes
- Use hazelnuts that have the skins taken off for better taste. If you have them with the skins on, you can learn how to take the skins off hazelnuts in this post.
- If you want to make it easier to come out of the container, you can line it with a piece of parchment paper that hangs over the sides. That way you can just pull it out to cut into pieces.
- I got 28 pieces out of this recipe. You can make bigger or smaller pieces but you will have to redo the nutritional information.
- You can store this in the freezer or refrigerator but I prefer the freezer because it will last longer.
- I like Guittard cocoa powder and Divine cocoa powder because they have less carbs. Sometimes you can find Divine in a bigger grocery store.
- You can find most of these ingredients in my Amazon store if you are interested.
Well I highly recommend this sugar free hazelnut fudge if you are like me and have a sweet tooth. It’s super easy and a hit with my whole family.
The nutritional information for 1 piece is: 129 cals / 13.8g fat / 2.3g carbs / 1.4g fiber / 1.7g protein = 0.9g net carbs
You might also like my friend Cassidy’s keto fudge recipe!
Sugar Free Hazelnut Fudge
With only 5 ingredients you can make this super easy chocolate hazelnut fudge in minutes. Store it in the freezer for a quick keto snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- 2 cups roasted hazelnuts (without skins)
- 2 sticks of butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 2 cups of Swerve confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add hazelnuts to the bowl of a food processor and process until it looks like a thick peanut butter.
- Add in the butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and Swerve sweetener and process until smooth and creamy.
- Pour out the fudge into your container of choice. Smooth out the top and freeze for 4 hours. counter.
- Cut into pieces and store in the freezer or refrigerator as it will be too soft to just leave out on the counter.
- NOTE: If you want to make it easier to come out of the container, you can line it with a piece of parchment paper that hangs over the sides. That way you can just pull it out to cut into pieces.
The nutritional information for 1 piece is:
129 cals / 13.8g fat / 2.3g carbs / 1.4g fiber / 1.7g protein = 0.9g net carbs
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Net Carbohydrates: 0.9g
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