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Chocolate Hazelnut Tassies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling


3 dozen

Your taste buds will be delighted to find these delicious tassies not filled with the standard pecans but with dark chocolate and hazelnuts. —Joan Ranzini, Waynesboro, Virginia
Chocolate Hazelnut Tassies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest. Beat in flour. Shape into 36 balls. With floured fingers, press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat the Nutella, brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Fill prepared cups three-fourths full.
  3. Bake at 375° for 16-18 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 130 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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