February 5 is World Nutella Day and I couldn’t let that pass without recognition! Nutella is so good! Chocolate and hazelnut in spreadable form, what could be better?
But I've really been trying to curb my sugar intake! So, before I give up my seat on the Keto Bandwagon I thought perhaps a keto version of Nutella fat bombs is in order.
Just as sweet and delicious as a big spoonful of Nutella, without all the guilt!
Is Nutella keto friendly?
Now, if you read the nutrition label for Nutella the first ingredient is…sugar. Hmm... To state the obvious, if you’re on ANY kind of diet, this will be a problem. Lucky for us, there are now sugar-free alternatives.
I found the original recipe for “Keto Nutella Bars” at forget sugar friday, but it used Lakanto brand chocolate-hazelnut spread, which doesn’t appear to be available anywhere. Not even directly from the company! So I set out to find an alternative. Enter Amazon, my shopping answer for almost everything 😀.
I found this sugar-free cocoa-hazelnut spread, which is sweetened with Stevia and Maltitol. Perfect! (FYI, it tastes pretty great straight out of the jar).
Another product which I use and like is the Keto Dave brand, which is more like a dark chocolate version. Both are excellent, but there is a big difference in carb content. Keto Dave brand is significantly lower in carbs, so if you are truly trying for a keto diet, that brand might be a better choice. It does come with a higher price tag, so that is something to consider as well.
Due to all the differences in the cocoa-hazelnut spreads, the calorie and nutrition calculations below do not include anything from that ingredient, so keep that in mind if you are counting macros.
How to make Keto Nutella Fat Bombs
These treats can be made different ways and I have tried them all: as bars or in bombs using silicone molds, or with or without chopped hazelnuts. For a smooth and fudgy treat, I use the molds and go without the extra nuts, but sometimes I really want the nuts. If you feel the same . . . by all means, go nuts!
To start, melt a half stick of butter in a saucepan. Once this is melted, add the powdered sweetener (erythritol or a monkfruit blend) and cocoa powder.
Mix to combine fully, then add cream cheese and the cocoa-hazelnut spread.
Heat the mixture slowly on low and stir every 30 seconds until everything is melted and combined. If the cream cheese won’t cooperate, as in it looks lumpy, remove the mixture from the heat and use a hand mixer or immersion blender to fully incorporate.
I also sometimes have trouble getting the butter to mix in. Using the blender helps with that, too. So I always use an immersion blender to fully mix all the warm ingredients before transferring to a pan or molds.
If you opt for additional nuts, you can do this 2 ways. One way is to stir in to the mix before transferring to the mold or pan. Or, just sprinkle them over the top. Or, both. 😀
Then, cover and freeze for at least 2 hours before cutting or unmolding.
The result? A sweet, creamy and delicious keto-friendly snack to satisfy those chocolate cravings.
These Nutella Fat Bombs are wonderfully creamy and fudgy straight out of the freezer!
More recipes for the chocolate lovers
Like chocolate? Try these Chocolate Cheesecake bombs! And to get warm on a cold day, have some keto hot cocoa with keto whipped cream. Delicious and satisfying!
And I might have to try that sugar free spread in a Nutella Martini, to make a more keto version of that!
Keto “Nutella” Fat Bombs
- ¼ cup butter ½ stick
- 6 TB confectioner’s erythritol or monkfruit
- 1 TB cocoa powder Dutch processed
- 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- ½ cup cocoa-hazelnut spread sugar-free
- ½ cup hazelnuts roasted and chopped
- If making bars, line a small pan (8x8” works well) with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in small or medium saucepan over low heat.
- When butter is melted, add sweetener and cocoa and mix until combined.
- Add cream cheese and cocoa-hazelnut spread. Stir every 30 seconds or so until melted and combined.
- Remove saucepan from heat blend it using an immersion blender or hand mixer. (Transfer to a bowl if needed)
- Pour mixture into dish or molds, as preferred.
- Optionally, add chopped hazelnuts to the top or to the mixture in the pan.
- Cover and place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Remove mold or pan and cut into pieces as needed.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
I needed to stop myself from eating the whole bowl before these were even done!!!
I have the same problem!
These are so good! So easy to make and I made mine a bit smaller so I can get a wee bit of chocolatey goodness without guilt!
Yes sometimes I do that also. What's great about making them yourself is you can make them whatever size you prefer!
Sherry L Ronning
I made these Nutella fat bombs for a tasty treat. Full of flavor and super easy to make!
I'm enjoying some right now. I never get tired of them!
Love them. I can’t believe they are not made using actual Nutella. So good.
Its very hard to believe they are sugar free, right?
These really hit the spot! What a nice and easy treat. We topped them with roasted hazelnuts and it was loved by all!
I used to just make these in the smooth version, but I find myself adding the nuts more and more. So delicious!
Good idea - a healthier alternative to Nutella! Love the cream cheese addition. This may be a new family favorite!
A favourite snack of ours!
They are so tasty!
Love these! A perfect little dessert to snack on avoiding all that unnecessary sugar!
Exactly! I have such a sweet tooth, but really need to cut down on sugar!
Anything with Nutella is good with me. These sound epic.
I agree. Whoever invented Nutella deserves a special prize!
Such a delicious sweet treat to satisfy those cravings!
Satisfies without the sugar - win-win!
These look so cute and innovative. Best dessert for a kids party. Easy and delicious too.
Perfect for mid-day pick-me-up for a chocolate lover like me.
Wow!! These looks so good and I love the idea of anything chocolate right out of the freezer! Yum.
And they are so fudgy!
My kids are obsessed with Nutella and will go nuts for these!
I think a lot of us share that obsession 🙂
This was delicious! I don't need World Nutella Day to eat this. Any day is fine. LOL
You had me at hazelnut!!!! Can’t wait to try
Mmm, these look great! The bars and the bombs!
I love them! My next batch will be for my 89-year-old diabetic mom. It's hard to find sugar free stuff that actually tastes good!