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No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

by Jamie on January 30, 2012

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If you happened to catch my post on How To Skin Hazelnuts, you may remember me saying that I have reawakened my obsession with Nutella. You may also recall me stating that my pantry was in absolute disarray from the holidays. When I finally reorganized it, I happened upon a brand new jar of Nutella that had fallen behind my baking drawer – jackpot!

This little find rekindled my love affair with all things Nutella in a big way. The entire weekend turned into a pretty ridiculous Nutella recipe marathon. First in queue are these incredibly delicious and ridiculously simple No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes.

Brian had invited friends over for a football game coupled with grilled cheese sandwiches and chili. This is definitely not the norm when we have guests, but it’s what Brian’s friend, Dave, requested – according to Dave, I make one hell of a grilled cheese. While Dave didn’t request dessert, you simply can’t come to our house for dinner without getting one. I used what I had on hand and created No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes.

Oreo cookie crumbs create the foundation for a creamy, fluffy Nutella and cream cheese mixture that you’ll want to eat with a spoon straight from the mixing bowl with reckless abandon. Try to hold yourself back, though, because finished with chocolate curls and toasted, chopped hazelnuts, you’ll have a quick, delicious dessert perfect for any meal – even weeknight grilled cheese!
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No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

January 30th, 2012

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Crust

12 Oreo Cookies, crushed into crumbs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

For the Garnish

whipped topping, optional
chocolate shavings, optional
toasted, chopped hazelnuts, optional

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.

2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until well blended and no streaks remain.

3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

4. If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping, chocolate shavings, and/or toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

Notes:

- I have not tried this recipe using fresh whipped cream, so I cannot attest to the results.

Prop Note

The small glass bowls were purchased from Pier 1. Spoons are from Ikea.

Source: My Baking Addiction


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Johanna November 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm

These are amazing! I don’t like Cool Whip, so I used fresh whipped cream. I also didn’t have Oreos, so I used graham cracker crumbs instead. It was wonderful! I love the Nutella flavor, and I love that these lack the tartness of regular chocolate cheesecake.

Delicious quick and easy dessert from ingredients I usually keep on hand. Keeper!

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Stormi November 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

I made this a few weeks ago in a chocolate pie crust from the store. All we could say is wow.
It’s not too sweet and it has an amazing texture. I loved it to death. I’ll be making it again today.

Thank you so much for sharing this really easy recipe! ^-^

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Jamie December 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Stormi-

Yum, that sounds so good! Thank you so much for stopping in to share your experience with making the recipe! Have a wonderful day and thanks for following MBA!

-Jamie

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Elie November 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Hey there. I’m making this tomorrow for a Christmas party. I’m just curious to know how many does this recipe yield? There will be about 12 people there. The bowls I am using are 5″ around by about 6-8″ deep. I’m just guessing because they aren’t my dishes : /. Thank you :)

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Elie, these are mini. They won’t fill bowls of that size. They make 6 mini cheesecakes.
- Jamie

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Angelica December 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

I was wondering if I could substitue the nutella with cocoa since my sond is allergic to hazelnut.

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Jamie December 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

Angelica-
I would recommend using another nut butter that your son can consume. I hope this helps.
-Jamie

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Katie December 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Hello, I’m making 24 of these for a sweet table this weekend and wondering if I should double or triple the recipe. I’m using small glass bowls from pier one too:) they are the 12 box set of tasting bowls. I was wondering if yours are the same so I can get an idea of size and filling:)
Thank you!
Btw absolutely adore your blog!

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

Katie, these are from Pier 1, so probably the same! You’d need to quadruple the recipe to make 24 generous servings.
- Jamie

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Katie January 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

Hi Jamie,
I ended up tripling the recipe and it turned out perfectly. Everyone loved them and those who were raving about them I directed to your website.
Thank you so much!
Katie

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Debbie December 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

These are so so so so good! And very easy! I have made them several times. For Christmas I made mini bite sized ones. I used chocolate graham cracker crumbs for the crust mixed with some melted butter and pressed into mini cupcake papers, I baked them for about 5 min. Then piped in the filling and added the whipped topping and froze them overnight. They were wonderful right out of the freezer and after they had thawed. One of our favorite discoveries!

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Jamie December 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

Debbie-

Yum! Those sound so good. I’m thrilled that you love the recipe and your twist sounds great! Have a wonderful day and happy holidays!

-Jamie

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Ashley W. January 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

These are so cute! I’m not a huge fan of nutella though, so I think I might try peanut butter with chocolate cool whip instead. Can’t wait!

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Jodi February 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Hi I was wondering if it works to use pre-packaged oreo crumbs and how much to use instead of crushing up the oreos

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Jamie February 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Jodi-
I haven’t tried this, but I think they’ll be just fine. :)
-Jamie

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Christy February 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Hi Jamie,

I want to make this for my Oscar Party this year, and was wondering if this can be made a day ahead and left in the fridge? This recipe sounds so good that I can’t wait to try it!!

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Jamie Lothridge May 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Hi Christy,
These can be made 1 day ahead, but I wouldn’t do more than that.
- Jamie

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colleen lanham March 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Have u ever made the entire recipe a day ahead? I made them one time before, and solo good! I made them in the morning and served that evening.

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Jamie Lothridge May 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Colleen,
They should be fine 1 day ahead, but I wouldn’t do them any more than that.
- Jamie

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Wendy March 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Yummy!! Soooo easy!! Family loved it!

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Jamie April 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Wendy-

Great to hear! Thanks so much for stopping in and have a wonderful day!

-Jamie

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Julie April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Hi
Could you use mascarpone ??
Thanks

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Jamie April 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Julie-
Sure! I think that would be incredibly delicious!
-Jamie

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Elizabeth May 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Hi. I’ll be making these for a kids party so I can’t use glass glasses. Can you tell me how many ounces are the ones you used so I can purchase them in plastic version. Thanks!

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Jamie June 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

Elizabeth, get the Chinet Crystal Cut Plastic cups. Those should work perfectly. They’re available at Target.
- Jamie

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Jen May 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

I used a 9×13 pan and it turned out great with some modifications! I used graham cracker crust per husband’s preference (2 cups), and doubled cream cheese and nutella. Did not double vanilla as it was also in recipe for homemade whipped cream. Used previous suggestion to make own whipped cream using 2 cups heavy whipping cream. It made about 5.5 cups of whipped topping so that was fine. Garnished with chopped oreos and extra whipped cream. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

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Jamie May 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Jen-
That’s awesome! I am so glad you shared your adaptation with us!
-Jamie

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Trish June 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Thank you, Jamie–I loved this recipe. The tang of cream cheese and the smooth Nutella flavors really meshed so well <3 This was a wonderful treat for my loved ones. Mine don't look nearly as pretty as your pics, but they certainly went over big.

:D Love your site. Can't wait to explore more of your recipes!

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maria June 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I make mine in a full pie gram cracker crust. I double the recipe and it makes 2. I also make my own whipped cream and it is delicious! It’s what everyone asks me to make. Thank you so much for sharing!

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