Monday, February 27, 2012

{no-bake nutella cheesecake}

Over the weekend, we were invited to a Pinot tasting party and I offered to bring a dessert.  Since the meal was going to be mostly appetizers and tapas, I wanted to make something that would be already portioned and ready to serve individually so that the guests could pick up dessert as they pleased.  I came across this recipe for no-bake nutella cheesecake and knew it would be perfect since the party's host is obsessed with nutella.  This recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make with the end result being incredibly decadent.  Each portion was licked clean by the end of the night which I would say is a sign of a successful dessert.  The only change I made to the original recipe was to add a thin layer of salted caramel sauce between the nutella and the whipped cream topping.

To spruce up the cups, I searched for a funny vintage image which I printed onto cardstock, cut out with my one-inch circle punch and then attached one of each side of a skewer.

{using a large ziploc bag to evenly distribute the nutella filling}

{salted caramel topping from Trader Joe's}

{originally we were going to use these edible gold stars to garnish the whipped cream, but if you let them sit too long they turn into yellow splotches- so we opted for the chocolate shavings you see in the below photo}


  1. Oh, stop. That looks SO yummy. I'll have to try this.

  2. I love that little guy on the cards- sort of like a mix between Don Draper and Mr. Rogers! Such a cute idea!!