March 30, 2012

No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

I seriously cannot think of anything that has more of my favorites then this dessert.  I love Nutella and have been on a quest to find a great recipe that doesn't deplete the taste of the Nutella.  I found it!  This dessert is awesome. 

Every bite is that wonderful Nutella flavor with that little bite from the cream cheese.  Then the cookie crust gives you that Oreo crunch.  Man, I need to make this again soon. 

So easy to put together, it's just cream cheese and Nutella...

Mixed together and then add whipped cream.

Crush up some Oreo's (I tried those WhoNu cookies) and add some butter.  Press into the bottom of some individual serving dishes.  I used 6.

I put the filling into a resealable bag and cut the corner off so I could pipe the mixture onto the cookie base.  Right before serving I whipped up some more whipped cream and topped it with that.

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake
Found at "My Baking Addiction" here

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 (4 ounce) heavy cream - whipped

sugar to taste (I used Stevia)

For the Garnish

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

Begin by making the whipped cream - pour 4 ounces of heavy cream into the bowl of your stand mixer and whip using the whisk attachment until fluffy.  Add sugar (or Stevia) to taste, it doesn't need to be all that sweet since the Nutella has sugar. 

Clean the mixer bowl and put the cream cheese in the bowl.  Using the paddle attachment mix the cream cheese until creamy.  Add the Nutella and mix until well combined.  You'll probably need to use a spatula to get the bottom of the bowl mixed in with the rest.  Use the spatula to carefully incorporate the whipped cream into the Nutella mixture and incorporate well. 

In a separate bowl or a zip lock bag, crush the Oreo's.  In the microwave melt the butter and then mix in with the Oreo's.  Press a little of the cookie mixture into the bottom of the individual serving dishes. 

Take the filling mixture and put it into a resealable bag or a frosting bag and pipe equal amounts of the chocolate mixture on top of the cookie mixture.  Refrigerate for at least an hour.  When ready to serve you can either top with additional whipped cream or chocolate shavings or hazelnuts and preferably all of the above. 

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