Sunday, May 20, 2012

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Busy week means quick recipes, preferably those that don't require too much cooking...  or none at all. I spent this week cooking and shooting for another website that wants to feature me. YAY! I'll share those soon enough, but before that even came about, I'd like to share my little feature over at Pepper.ph. If you want a quick and easy recipe for a party check out the Lasagna Cups I made here.

Now, on to more important business... I found myself what might just be the most fun solution for a frequent craving of mine, Nutella. A no bake nutella cheesecake. Hello, why have I never seen you before??? Of course, I had to try it.

Ingredients
Crust:
-5 Oreo cookies
-3 tbsps melted Unsalted Butter

Filling:
-1 package (room temp) Cream Cheese
-2/3 cup Nutella
-1/2 tspn Pure Vanilla Extract
-Fresh Whipped Cream

What to do:
-I'm so tempted to just say, PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER AND DEVOUR but I should show a little more effort, after all it is Nutella.

-Mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter. 
-Divide evenly in small containers, I used small jars.
-Beat Cream Cheese and Nutella until smooth, then add in the vanilla extract
-With a spatula, fold in the whipped cream.
-Spoon in the mix on top of the crust and refrigerate before serving.
-DONE!



Whipped cream topping is optional. 

I should dedicate a Nutella post once a month. It'll keep me from eating it straight out of the jar all the time and help me be more creative about it. 

Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction.

86 comments:

  1. woah, my name is andy and everyone calls my girlfriend belle! haha what a coincidence! [=

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    1. Hahaha! That's pretty awesome :)

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    2. haha(: you should definitely make a list on openhourz.com with all the places that you buy your ingredients from! (:

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    3. will check into that thanks, Andy!

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  2. How much whipped cream are you using and does this make enough to fill a store bought oreo pie crust?

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    1. Hi,

      yes it should be able to fill a store bought pie, I usually whip about 8 ounces of heavy whipping cream and it's always more than enough for us. :)

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  3. i saw this on pinterest! what can i use in place of the almond cracker thingys?

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    1. Hi Stinkilidi,

      You can use graham crackers instead, I know it's hard to find the almond thins in some places. :)

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    2. great list, i used to be searching for an equivalent. Berkeley Orthodontics

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    3. I found the almond cracker thingys :) at World Market.

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  4. Is that 8 oz of cream cheese?

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    1. Hi,

      yes 8 oz of room temperature cream cheese :)

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  5. I too have a Nutella addiction..not sure if I should thank you for giving me yet another way to eat it :))

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    1. haha :) I'm very grateful for every Nutella recipe that comes my way ;) Here's another I tried out and created for my Via Los Angeles feature http://www.vialosangeles.com/recipes/via-los-angeles-exclusive-nutella-meringue-recipe/ NUTELLA MERINGUE!

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  6. You say whipped cream sometimes and heavy whipping cream other times, is the cream that is folded in heavy or whipped?

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    1. Hi jamie,

      i always use fresh whipped cream, I whip heavy whipping cream to make it. You'll have better control of the sugar content and it tastes better :) Sorry for the confusion. The cream that is folded is fresh whipped cream.

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  7. Omfg. So I'm making these tomorrow. haha

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  8. I made this tonight and it was amazing! I found the Belgian cookies at Kroger. I doubled the crust and used a pie dish. It turned out great! The kids loved it! Thanks

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    1. awesome! Love hearing back from the ones that have tried it :) Thanks and great job!

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  9. how many small containers does this recipe make?

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    1. i was able to fill 4 small 8 ouncers, it really depends on how you divide them :)

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  10. Do you fold the whipped cream in with the nutella/cream cheese mixture or just put it on top? And if so, how much is folded in?

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    1. i fold in about half of the the amount I whipped. For this recipe I whipped 8 ounces of heavy cream, fold half of it into the mixture and then the rest I use as topping.

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  11. Where did you get those adorable jars?

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    1. Hi Meghan,

      I got these jars on Amazon, they're called Quattro Stagioni :)

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  12. How much whipped cream should be folded into the filling?

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    1. I whipped 8 ounces of heavy whipping cream and folded about of that and topped the cheesecake with the rest.

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  13. Ugh! I don't know if I should thank you for posting this wonderful recipe or be super duper angry! lol Jk <3 Trying to be good at a diet is so hard. Maybe I should get off of recipe websites ... Oh wait... I'm a pinterest adict.. It's a moot point then. lol This was delicious! It was a hit with my family and we are all Gluten free so I just put gluten free chocolate cream filled (oreo substitute) in the bottom, and I'm sure it was equally as delicious <3 Thank you AndyandBell

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    1. that's awesome! my husband and I are actually on a diet too at the moment... boo. but this is my go to "cheat" dessert :) glad you liked it!

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  14. I found your link on pinterest. My husband said, "pinterest is stupid, but (this recipe) isn't!" Next time we get nutella, we're making this!

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  15. this is something I will try this weekend thanks

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    1. no, sorry I don't.. I actually wish i did now.

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    2. looks & sounds to be worth any amount of calories, lol!

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    3. Nutrition Facts...JUST AS A "GUESSTIMATE"...

      Serving Size 137 g (1 8OZ JAR)

      Amount Per Serving:

      Calories
      530

      Calories from Fat
      466

      % Daily Value*

      Total Fat
      51.8g

      Saturated Fat
      31.4g

      Trans Fat
      0.7g

      Cholesterol
      163mg

      Sodium
      311mg

      Potassium
      137mg

      Total Carbohydrates
      12.1g

      Sugars
      5.3g

      Protein
      6.2g

      Vitamin A 37%

      Vitamin C 1%

      Calcium 9%

      Iron 7%

      Nutrition Grade F

      * Based on a 2000 calorie diet




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  17. Just made these..DELISH!! For the "adult version" I added some Frangelico Liqueur to the whipped cream I dolloped on top..soooo good!!

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  18. So, has anyone tried the new JIF Mocha Capucchino flavored Hazelnut Spread? It's very Nutella-y and if you like Mocha WOW would that be good in this recipe!

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    1. ooooohhh sounds interesting and really yum! I might try that! thanks :)

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  19. What size of Nutella container did you use? The small one or the big one?
    I'm going to make these soon.

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    1. Hi Sinead,
      I always buy the big jar :) you'll only be using 2/3 cup of Nutella so it doesn't matter which size you'll buy, either one will have more than enough :)

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  20. This looks amazing...am I expected to actually get the Nutella into the recipe and then put it away??? I tend to eat it all out of the jar :(

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  21. cheese cake and Nutella . you can not go wrong. Thanks for showing one more tempting way to eat this yummy spread.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com/

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  22. can you use any kind of cookies or does it have to be oreos?

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  23. Can you use any kind of cookies or does it have to be oreos?

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    1. Hi Andrea, you should be able to use any kind of crumbly cookie just mixed it with butter so it packs down well :)

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  24. Even the cookie crumbs are optional if one wants a lighter dessert! OR Fill dessert dishes with the filling and stick in a cookie as decoration - never mind making a crust. This recipe lends itself to be very creative in serving!

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  25. I'm English... I have no idea what almond thins or graham crackers are!!! I really want to try this though! Can I just use Oreos on their own?

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    1. Hi Laura, yes i do believe that oreos are good enough :) dont forget to take off the cream in the middle and add butter :)

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    2. I believe graham crackers are known as "digestive biscuits" in the UK.

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  26. Somewhere in my Pintrest boards I have a Nutella bread pudding recipe that is wonderful! This sounds great as well. Any excuse for Nutella!

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  27. Andy I made this and it was WONDERFUL!!! Thanks SOOOOO much for posting this. PS I've already shared this recipe with 2 others and they ALSO LOVED it.

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    1. yay so happy it turned out great! thanks Sandra!

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  28. I don't want everyone to be angry with me but... can I substitute the nutella for chocolate of some kind? I guess I'm the only one that doesn't care for nutella :( but the dessert does look yummy

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    1. Hi Karen,

      of course you can! I think the recipe is so versatile :) Let me know what you come up with!

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  29. What do you do with the Almond thins? It doesn't look like it is part of the recipe. It says to take the butter and cookies and mix, and then no mention of the thins....or have I read it several times and just don't see it???

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    1. The almond thins are mixed in with the butter and cookies, I consider it a cookie sorry about that :)

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  30. How long do you chill it for? Also taking the cream out of the preps should be put on the original recipe ....but it turned out just fine with the cream in there! Made for the boys at a LAN party tonight ....they can't wait to eat it!

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    1. I chilled mine for about an hour before serving :) so excited for the kids!

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  31. How long do these store in the refridgerator?

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    1. my husband finished these within 4 days... but i would say they can last for about a week and a half :)

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  32. so how many jars does this make?

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  36. Love your site, and especially this recipe, which I immediately Pinned. Come visit me at culinarytimecapsule.blogspot.com -- I'm a little more tongue-in-cheek, but we share some retro sensibilities.

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  37. I love this idea!!! What size jars did you use?

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  38. How many individual servings does this recipe make? I have 16 people to feed.

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    1. mine filled 4 8-oz (single serve jars) easily. depending on how much whipped topping you add, you might be able to squeeze 5 out of a single batch. hope this helps

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  39. Have you tried Nutella on anything with orange marmalade and creme cheese!

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  40. Thank you thankyouthankyouthankyou! I found this via pinterest a couple days ago, and finally had the whipped topping to make it. I used chocolate graham crackers for the crust (took 6 rectangles) and about the same amount of butter. I globbed (yes, that's coooking terminology here ;) ) in about 2/3 of an 8oz tub of whipped topping.
    I've already licked off the spoon,so I know it's going to be delicious! I can hardly wait for dessert later on!
    if my mocha-cappucino-nutella wasn't too far gone, I'd make this with that! I'm also seriously think this would make a great treat to take camping... ;)
    now, I'm off to lick out the bowl! :D

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  41. I tried it yesterday for my mum's birthday. Very delicious :) But next time I would just make the mousse, I don't need the crust ;)

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  42. This looks DELISH! Heaven in a jar.

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  43. LOL will you marry me.

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  44. Hi Andy

    I would love to try this out. But how does the belgian cookies look like? I wonder if I can get it here at my country. Thanks:)

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  45. Just popped these in the fridge! Can't wait for tomorrow. I just used a basic milk cookie we have here in Colombia. I think just about any basic, plain cookie will do.

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  46. I featured this recipe as part of my Nutella Recipe RoundUp for World Nutella Day. :)

    http://attamama.com/2014/02/nutella-recipe-round-up/

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  47. You should correct your directions and the amount of ingredients! They are incomplete, you did give the right recipe to those who asked for it, but everyone else will need to read through the comments to get the full recipe. If your going to post a recipe you should at least proof read it before posting it. Not to mention those who had to wait for a response before they could make it. Just a tip for those who want to blog and post recipes.

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  49. I know this is really basic, but when I am whipping heavy cream (8 oz) to make fresh whipped cream, i need to add sugar, right? How much should I add? Do I add anything else?

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  50. ma boy iRouez is gl

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