Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge Recipe | Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free

Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge

This Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge is super sweet, rich, dense and flavorful, but without all the excess sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, heavy cream, and butter!

One bite and you’ll do a double take and ask, “How is this healthy?!”

If you weren’t in the mood for Nutella Fudge before, you will be now  😉

This gluten-free Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge is super sweet, chewy, rich, and delicious, yet it's made without the butter, refined sugar, and corn syrup. -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

Can you see how fudgy these are??  I’m totally shocked myself and I’m the one who made them.

Even though this fudge is sweet and addictive, it’s sinlessly addictive.  Typical fudge recipes are made with a ton of granulated sugar, sweetened condensed milk and/or high-fructose corn syrup…  but not this one.  Instead of all those sugary nasties I used a combination of mineral-rich raw honey (so delicious!) and stevia extract.  Instead of using real Nutella, which is full of artificial flavors and even more added sugar, I used some homemade hazelnut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a couple scoops of protein powder.  The result?

Incredibly flavorful, decadent, so-good-it’ll-make-your-eyes-roll-back, Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge.

You need to make this recipe ASAP.  It’s super easy and only 6 ingredients.  Yes, you’re that close to this fudgy, chocolatey goodness!

This gluten-free Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge is super sweet, chewy, rich, and delicious, yet it's made without the butter, refined sugar, and corn syrup. -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

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Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge

Servings: 32 pieces
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
This Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge is super sweet, rich, dense and flavorful, but without all the excess sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, heavy cream, and butter!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8x5" loaf pan with parchment paper both ways, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the honey, hazelnut butter, vanilla paste, stevia extract and salt with a rubber spatula.
  • Dump in the protein powder and cocoa powder and stir together. It will get really thick, but that's normal! You're just cooking AND getting an arm workout! Once the fudge "dough" is nice and even, scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and flatten it out with the rubber spatula. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, slice the fudge with a sharp knife (I sliced mine into 8 rows down the 8" side of the pan, and 4 rows down the 5" side of the pan). Since the fudge is slightly sticky, store the fudge on a sheet of parchment paper on top of a tray, about 1" apart from each other. Store covered in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 3pieces of fudge, Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 55mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 6%
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Fudge, Protein Bars
Keyword: Chocolate, Gluten Free, High Protein, Nutella, Refined Sugar Free

Now THAT’S a healthy and balanced nutrition label.

This Nutella Protein Fudge recipe is low-glycemic because of the honey, protein, and healthy fats, and the fudge has only 50 calories a piece!

Yup, they’re healthy without the healthy taste.  Oh, and did I mention that the fudge literally melts in your mouth?  Mmmmm…

This gluten-free Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge is super sweet, chewy, rich, and delicious, yet it's made without the butter, refined sugar, and corn syrup. -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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11 comments on “Healthy Nutella Protein Fudge”

  1. I am freaking out over the fudginess of that fudge! AND it uses protein? What the what?
    I want to marry this fudge fo’ realz. Pinned!

  2. The best thing about this chocolate fudge is how healthy it is for you! I have to recreate the recipe – I always reach for the most unhealthiest of chocolate treats to get my daily sugar fix… I definitely need to change that!

  3. oh my god.. yum! This recipe looks delicious, and I love your photography too. You have such a great blog I love it!

  4. Haha, sinless yet I know I’d eat waaaay more than I should 😉
    Thanks for the recipe!

    -Aya

    • Hahaha I thought the same thing too (since I have NO control whatsoever over tasty desserts) but this fudge is actually very rich and flavorful, so you won’t feel the need to eat the entire tray 😉
      Plus, it’s packed with healthy fats, fiber and protein so even if you did eat a little more, you’ll be full for a long time! 🙂
      I hope you like the recipe!!
      -Jess

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  6. Looks great!

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  8. I was thinking about making these bars for my school project but I wanted to know how many it feeds.

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