Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake

It's possible I have a small Nutella obsession.  ;)  Nutella in a no bake chocolate cheesecake...it's made of win I tell you!  This cheesecake is a little heavy on the powdered sugar but it started out as leftover frosting so I didn't have much control over that element at the time.  You just can't waste good frosting...it's a crime against nature...ehehehe. 


Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake

Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used one sleeve)
3 tbls tub margarine
2 tbls sugar

Mix everything together and press firmly into pie plate.  Let chill in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.


Filling:
4oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
6oz melted milk chocolate
1/4 cup Nutella

Blend together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.  Mix in melted chocolate and Nutella.  Spoon over crust and spread evenly.

Fudge Glaze:
14 oz non fat sweetened condensed milk
6 oz milk chocolate chips
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup evaporated milk (more if you wish a thinner glaze)

In a bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Heat in the microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals. You should only need about a minute or so for your chocolate to melt. Stir in marshmallows and mix until they melt into your chocolate. You may need to heat just a bit more in the microwave to get the marshmallows fully melted...be careful not to overheat. Spoon as much glaze as you want on top of the cheesecake layer.  You will have plenty leftover, but it freezes nicely to be used on future goodies.

Chill until chocolate sets.  Slice and then serve.


A couple more pics of the yummies....
So pretty with giant wedges of chocolaty goodness....before I did the sensible thing and cut smaller pieces.  Sensible eating.  I feel dirty and not in the good way.  ;)  Honestly I should have put it together in a pie plate instead of a deep plate, but I was in lazy mode so it didn't occur to me to dig one out...ehehehe.

I cut the cheesecake into fairly small slices since it's so rich.  Of course I can always go back for seconds, but I will console myself that the pieces are so tiny it doesn't count....rofl.

26 comments:

  1. This looks like serious trouble! I wouldn't be able to stop!

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  2. I just had my first Nutella experience last weekend! It's delicious! I am not a huge chocolate person so I mixed it with a big of peanut butter and it's great :) Love your recipe!

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  3. I love chocolate and hazelnut together. And this is a great way to use up leftover frosting!

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  4. I don't this there's anything better than Nutella Cheesecake! This one is so elegant! I love the frosting!

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  5. Good thinking, cut small pieces so you can go back! That Nutella is addicting isn't it! I think they really invented it so whole wheat toast would taste better! He He Plus anything with cream cheese is good!
    -Gina-

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  6. Oh my... does this look delicious or what. Love it!

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  7. That cheesecake looks amazing!

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  8. Boy does that sound rich and wonderful. You and I must be on the same wave length, because I posted a nutella dessert, too. It is such good stuff!

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  9. My oh my! Nutella in a cheesecake and you don't have to bake it. Coolness! Seconds would be pretty hard to resist.

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  10. Sounds great! I can't imagine anything with nutella not tasting good!

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  11. Looks sinfully delicious! I love anything nutella.

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  12. hmmm... Just looovveee cheese cake... n U combine it with chocolate+ nutella...nice job ! :)

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  13. I totally have a Nutella obsession. I considered buying several huge jars of it when I was in France. So cheap! Great looking cake :)

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  14. What an amazing way to use leftover frosting! I love that you added a fudge glaze.

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  15. I definitely would not be able to resist eating the whole cheesecake in one sitting! This sounds fabulous!

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  16. What a great cheesecake. I also have a Nutella obsession and a slice (or two) or your cheesecake would be great!

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  17. Two of my most fav things in the world together. Oh yum! Thnx for sharing

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  18. Hehe Nutella is so awesome. It just saves us a lot of time not having to make a chocolate ganache from scratch or something... cake looks gorgeous!

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  19. Nutella is amazing!!! I first discovered it while I was backpacking in Italy. They are crazy for it over there. When I went to the grocery store and saw they sold it in giant tubs, I knew I had to try it! This cheesecake sounds amazing...I will definitely have to try this out.

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  20. Oh wow... yr Nutella cheese cake look so luscious. It's so creamy and sounds really amazing! My kid will love this :)

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  21. I love Nutella which always amazes me since I'm the only one in my family who can eat it. Sigh. Hey, if you make me one and mail it, I'll review it -- LOL

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  22. Nutella, I'm a big fan.... wonderful recipe.

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  23. What a tempting sweet treat that one can't resist!

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  24. few days ago I used nutella for the first time to make frosting and it was beyond my expectations. The moment I read Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake I knew my mouth is start watering and my mind will work it's magic to set a date when I can squeeze this amazing dessert in our menu.
    Thanks for sharing
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend

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  25. From one Nutella fan to another...wow, love this.

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  26. YUM! This is being bookmarked for Hubby's birthday in April! :-)

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