Gianduja Chocolate

Fudge-y, rich, nutty and decadent, this chocolate reminds me of my childhood. Growing up my parents didn’t usually keep sweets in the house, we would go across the way to my grandma’s house who had a cupboard with a nice stash of treats for us every time we came over. And one of them were gianduja chocolates. They came in a bar shape, “lingots” in french, wrapped in gold paper with the word gianduja written on it. I loved these little gold treats. My grandma, a true Cordon Blue, always had nicer taste in food, and same went for the sweets she got us. We didn’t get the typical french kid candy, Haribo and Kinder, we got Lindt and Werthers, and yes, gianduja 🙂

This recipe is not mine. My sister in law found it and passed it on to me. You can imagine my excitement when I saw the words Gianduja and then realized that this recipe was raw and free of refined sugars. A healthy alternative to one of my childhood favorites that still tastes amazing?? Heck yeah! I couldn’t wait to try this. Thank you Viviana for finding this recipe 🙂

As usual, it’s hard for me to stick entirely to a recipe, no matter how great it originally is 😉 I barely tweaked this one, mainly because of what I had on hand but also because it called for twice the sweetener that I chose to put in.

If you have all the ingredients, this is so easy to make for full fudgey chocolate satisfaction.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cacao butter, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp hazelnut extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 raw cup honey
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup raw hazelnut butter
  • 1 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts

Steps:

  • In a double boiler melt the cacao butter
  • add that to your blender with the vanilla and hazelnut extract
  • blend well
  • add all other ingredients except for nuts
  • blend
  • pour in a bowl with hazelnuts, mix well
  • lightly grease a 9 inch pan with coconut oil
  • pour chocolate
  • put in fridge to set for about 20-30 minutes
  • cut in desired shape
  • try not to eat it all in one sitting
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5 thoughts on “Gianduja Chocolate

  1. Oh wow, will have to try it, I remember the Gianduja chocolate ! They even had a vanilla ice cream with gianduja hidden inside (un esquimeau)…lol great memories ! thank a lot

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