Nutella Fudge Balls


Nutella is a food that people all around the world put on everything! Crêpes, toast, fruit… you name it!

The only issue is that Nutella is actually full of really harmful ingredients: refined sugar,

unsustainable palm oil, soy lecithin, and artificial vanilla flavor.




So, I set out to give Nutella a makeover!!! I have a recipe for that on my blog, here. Today, I am making 

“Nutella” balls. They are little chocolate-hazelnut bites full of protein and healthy fats. I mean, a chocolate-

hazelnut ball made with avocado, coconut oil, protein powder and raw cacao? It doesn’t get any healthier

(or yummier) than that!




I really urge you all to try these scrumptious bites with your family! They are super quick to whip up, and

they’d be great for the holidays. Enjoy! And may the fudge be with you… 😉


Nutella Fudge Balls
Yields 9
Vegan option*, paleo option**, primal, egg-free, raw
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For the balls
  1. 1 avocado’s meat (approx. ½ cup)
  2. 3 scoops Chocolate-Coconut Primal Fuel (or chocolate protein powder of choice)
  3. 2 Tbs coconut oil
  4. ½ cup toasted hazelnuts
  5. 2 Tbs cacao powder
  6. 1 Tbs raw honey
For the coating
  1. ½ cup toasted hazelnuts
  2. ¼ cup dark chocolate
  3. 1 tsp coconut oil
  1. Place all the ingredients for the balls in your food processor and pulse until smooth. Scoop dough into a bowl and freeze for 30 minutes, so it can chill.
  2. Roll the dough into nine balls (or more if you make them smaller.) Place them on a plate lined with parchment paper.
  3. Roll the balls in the chopped hazelnuts, covering all sides. Now, place the plate in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate and mix in the coconut oil. Drizzle on top of the balls. Serve, and enjoy!
  1. Leftover balls should be stored in the fridge in a sealed container.
  2. *To make these vegan, simply sub pure maple syrup for the honey, and use a vegan protein powder in place of the Primal Fuel
  3. **To make strict paleo, opt for a paleo-friendly protein powder without whey.
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  • Valee Drewes
    Posted at 01:39h, 01 December Reply

    I can’t wait to make these as goodie gifts for my family and friends. I’ve had some of your other recipes and they’re delicious without being decadent (that just taste decadent) Thx!!

    • Sadie
      Posted at 04:18h, 27 December Reply

      Yay, so glad you like them 🙂 Enjoy my love!

  • Heather Carley
    Posted at 12:43h, 29 November Reply

    Can you be more specific on “3 scoops” of protein powder? Different brands have different size scoops.

    • Sadie
      Posted at 04:17h, 27 December Reply

      “Three scoops” is intended for the brand of powder I used in this recipe. I think that’s about 2 Tbs worth of protein, 20 grams. But the amount doesn’t have to be exact. You can use the amount you want to, and it won’t really affect the recipe 🙂

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