Mini Nutella Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

There is something just perfect about a cheesecake.  It’s dense, thick cake-like texture combined with a tartness from the cream cheese and a crumbly base result in pure dessert perfection.  While so many people are hesitant to make cheesecake, with a food processor it is remarkably easy and oh so delicious!

With Nutella celebrating it’s 50th Birthday this year I thought it was perfect timing to create delicious mini nutella cheesecakes.

mini nutella cheesecakes with oreo crust

The addition of espresso powder gives the cheesecakes a slight hint of coffee but leaves the Nutella as the primary flavour.  You can enhance the Nutella by adding crushed hazelnuts to the crust, or as a garnish.  One of the best parts of this dessert is that these cheesecakes can be made up to a couple of days in advance.  Just keep chilled and covered in the fridge and top with whipped cream and berries immediately before serving.

Nutella mini cheesecakes ingredients

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Mini Nutella Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
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Serves: 12
 
Delicious morsels of Nutella perfection. These cheesecakes are moist, delicious and perfect for your next party, event or special occasion.
Ingredients
  • 15 Oreo cookies (I used Double Stuff)
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup Nutella
  • ½ cup Gay Lea Sour Cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (I used Williams and Sonoma)
  • Fresh Whipped Cream and Berries for topping.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place metallic muffin liners in a muffin tin.
  3. In a food processor add Oreo cookies and butter and process until ground to fine crumbs.
  4. Place mixture in the bottom of the muffin tins and use a small glass to press down.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and set aside.
  7. In food processor (cleaned from crumb mixture) place cream cheese, Nutella, sour cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and espresso powder and blend until fully mixed.
  8. Fill the liners and tap the muffin tin a few times to release any bubbles.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top has risen and there are small cracks visible.
  10. Let cool for 5-10 minutes in muffin tin and then transfer to a tray and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. Serve topped with fresh whipped cream and berries and a sprinkle of espresso powder.

how to press down cookie base

Pressing down the cookie base with a glass is an easy way to make a solid base without losing the shape of the muffin tin.  Just be sure to wipe the bottom of the glass often to ensure the cookie mixture doesn’t stick to the cup. Nutella mini cheesecakes 2

Looking for more cheesecake recipes?  These ones are sure to satisfy your craving.  Smore’s Cheesecake Dip, White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake BarsRaspberry Cheesecake Smoothie [Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free], Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites, Maple Syrup Cheesecake

mini nutella cheesecakes with oreo crust

Comments

  1. Christy Martin says:

    These are really cute! I’ve never been a Nutella user, but it seems like most everyone else is. I can’t see these not being a hit at the next family party – adults & kids!

  2. This recipe is scrumptious! Any dessert with Nutella is a big hit in our house!
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  3. My daughter loves Nutella! These look delicious.
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  4. These are so cute! Absolutely adorable little treats, I can imagine these doing very well for a kids birthday party! Thanks for sharing =)
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  5. Okay, these look so delicious, and easy enough that I could even make them. I’ve never thought of baking with Nutella before…I really shouldn’t have read this post before dinner…
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  6. These look delicious!!! And they’re the perfect size for little hands! My kids can’t get enough of Nutella (just like their mom). They love these recipes:
    http://www.bitesforbabies.com/recipes/nutella-swirl-pumpkin-muffins/
    http://www.bitesforbabies.com/recipes/nutella-banana-breakfast-tramezzino/

  7. These are so cute and look delicious!
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  8. You really can’t go wrong with mini nutella cheesecakes! Looks delicious.
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  9. Oh, Kerrie! These little cuties look so fantastically decadent. Yum!
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  10. Oh my word. That sounds lovely… Sign me up for those nutella cheesecakes, please!

  11. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says:

    Amazing– I love these…cheesecakes and oreos, what is better?

  12. Ginny McMeans says:

    These look great! You have a great mind!

  13. Let’s see how many dozens could I eat? ummm love this!
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  14. You had me at Nutella. Always Nutella.
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  15. Looks delish!
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  16. Elaine Buonsante says:

    What delicious flavours all contained in a little bite!

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