The X-Men actor and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness announced their plans for the new business venture a week before Valentine's Day, when sales for the confectionery are on the increase.
The pair unveiled their fair trade coffee company Laughing Man last October in New York, with the sweets being an extension of the famous couple's services.
He told CNN: "Each of these companies that we create, 100% of the profits go to charities.
"It's first and foremost about creating good products that people really want. Not that they feel like they should want it, but because they genuinely want it. And then being able to create jobs and support entrepreneurialism. That's what inspired me, and I was waiting for the right opportunity."
Jackman even believes that buying his treats could have a health perk.
He added: "I eat a little bit of dark chocolate every day - I'd definitely say that it makes you feel good."