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10 Chocolate Hazelnut Treats for When You're Tired of Nutella

Spoon University logo Spoon University 4/19/2019 Jeanne Paulino

If there's one thing that people know about me, it's that I'm a nut butter fanatic. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter—they're all my jam (did you see what I did there?). But, regardless of the cool, artisanal nut butters I've tried over my 20 years of existence, I keep coming back to one: Nutella. This chocolate hazelnut spread is addictive. I've found myself on more than a few occasions eating it straight from the jar. Although sometimes nothing quite hits the spot than four spoonfuls of the decadent chocolate hazelnut spread, if you're trying to find some exciting alternatives, or if you're trying to cut down on all the sugar and additives in Nutella, I've got you covered. Here are the top ten chocolate hazelnut treats for the Nutella fanatic in all of us.

1. Chocolove Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Bar 

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For the first chocolate hazelnut snack on the list, I present to you Chocolove. Chocolove is a company dedicated to providing consumers with high-quality chocolate treats using European techniques. Such treats include almond butter cups, ruby cacao bars, and of course chocolate hazelnut bars. What I love about the Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Bar from Chocolove is that it is silky and rich, so a couple of pieces satiates all my cravings—which is pretty rare, given that I am a sugar fiend. 

2.  Godiva Chocolate Hazelnut Créme Coffee

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Hot take: I don't like the taste of coffee. It's too acidic for my palette, but if I add sugar and creamer, I end up feeling worn-down just a few hours afterwards. Godiva has managed to finally give me reason to sit down and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee with its chocolate hazelnut-flavored coffee. Although these grounds are a little pricey at $14, it's worth it, because the hazelnut notes give a full-bodied sensation that even the coffee disinclined (like me) will appreciate.

3. Non-Dairy Chocolate Hazelnut Halo Top

Halo Top is really killing the ice cream game right now. Famous for offering low-calorie yet delicious pints, Halo Top has one-upped itself with the announcement of a Chocolate Hazelnut flavor that is filled with loads of chocolate hazelnut swirls. As an added bonus, it is dairy-free and vegan-friendly, so get your spoon ready to dig in.

4. Trader Joe's Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

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Move over Oreo: there's a new sandwich cookie in town. Trader Joe's is the motherland, and they definitely didn't disappoint with these addictive Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies. They're basically macarons, but a little denser and richer with the chocolate hazelnut cream. Plus, an entire box of these goodies is just $3.99, as opposed to the $3 premium for one at a bakery. Pick up a box on your next Trader Joe's trip. It'll become a snack staple.

5. Trail Truffles Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bite Balls

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Energy bites are such a great snack, but if you're looking for something pre-packaged and more indulgent, Trail Truffles has got you covered. Trail Truffles is a plant-based company that serves up snacks that are low-glycemic, all-natural, and perfect for on-the-go. The chocolate hazelnut flavor tastes like a truffle you get in one of those chocolate boxes; it's super creamy and has a soft filling that explodes with hazelnut flavor. Pop a couple of truffles to fuel your day or to end your meal on a sweet, yet protein-packed, note.

6. Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Filled CLIF Bars

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In high school, I would have a CLIF Bar with Greek yogurt every day for breakfast, because the CLIF Bar has tons of complex carbs and the Greek yogurt is packed with protein. Well, CLIF Bar stepped up its game with its nut-filled bars to up its protein and make their bars even more delicious, since there's no such thing as too much nut butter. Although I like all their nut-filled bars, the Chocolate Hazelnut CLIF Bar is by far the best. It tastes like you've filled a CLIF Bar with Nutella. Need I say more?

7. CoCoPoD Raspberry Dark Chocolate Hazelnut

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Dark chocolate and raspberry is a tried and tested combination. The tartness from the raspberry complements the bitterness of the dark chocolate, so add a hazelnut and you've got a really complex flavor profile. Definitely the mots unique treat on the list that you should give a try.

8. Chocolate Hazelnut Quest Protein Bar

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Late at night, I crave baked goods like brownies or cookies, so instead what I've done is cut up a Quest bar and pop it in the oven at 325°F for three minutes to make it into a chewy cookie. The Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is the best for this recipe because the chocolate chunks get melty, so it tastes like you're eating a chocolate chip cookies infused with Nutella. A chocolatey dessert that happens to be high in protein? Sign me up!

9. Ferrero Rocher

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A classic, I associate this chocolate hazelnut treat with celebration. My dad would also pick up a huge pack of Ferrero Rocher during the holiday season or for other special occasions, such as a graduation or a birthday. To really get your Ferrero Rocher fill in, try this Ferrero Rocher cupcake recipe for all things chocolate hazelnut and frosting.

10. Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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Did you think that I could write an article about the best chocolate hazelnut snacks without including a chocolate hazelnut spread? I've tried many spreads in my lifetime, but my favorite, hands-down, is Justin's. Perhaps best known for its almond butter, the really winner is its chocolate hazelnut spread. It's less sweet than Nutella, since the first ingredient listed is not sugar, so you won't be feeling too sluggish after a couple of tablespoons.

Chocolate hazelnut is a match made in heaven, so branch out beyond Nutella to explore this harmonious marriage of flavors. Whether it be another spread or in the form of ice cream, indulge in the decadence of this flavor combination.

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