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Hazelnut Fudge

Quick & easy Hazelnut Fudge made with dark chocolate is a delightful treat for Christmas… or any time of year!

When I was a girl I loved making Christmas cookies and candy for our neighbors. Back in those days (the 1970’s) I used a lot of sugar and gluten in my dessert recipes; this Hazelnut Fudge however, is both dairy-free and gluten-free and makes a wonderful Christmas treat for regular old folks as well as those with food allergies; frankly, no one will notice any gluten or dairy missing from this healthier dessert.

Hazelnut Fudge is made with a total of five ingredients, it’s a quick and easy candy recipe and makes an adorable DIY Christmas gift.

Hazelnut Fudge
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate and coconut milk together over very low heat
  2. Stir in honey and hazelnut extract
  3. Stir in hazelnuts
  4. Transfer mixture to an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  6. Serve

I use whole raw hazelnuts for this recipe and roast them on a large cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes. I then place the hazelnuts in a dry towel and rub the towel together to remove some of the skin. After that’s all completed I chop the nuts. I love using raw nuts (and roasting them myself) as I find them more fresh and flavorful when purchased and prepared this way.

Here are some other Christmas and holiday chocolate dessert recipes: