I could go on endlessly about my undying love for anything with Nutella! Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re equally devoted to the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.  It seems I could post a recipe every week using this incredibly delicious and versatile spread. Yes, that’s my way of telling you “here I go again”!  This time with  Nutella Oreo Fudge Cheesecake Bars. Yup – a triple threat!  It’s made with an oreo cookie crumb base, nutella cheesecake (of course), and a chocolate fudge topping.  If you’re a nutella and chocolate lover then this is a must try.

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Now, if I told you that this Nutella cheesecake was sinfully good and sinfully easy to make would you believe me? Well, you should and it is, I promise!  The only disclaimer, however, is I recommend  using a brownie pan/baking pan with a removable bottom. My personal choice is the Perfect Brownie Pan.  

NOTE: I have not done so but I am almost certain you can make these using a rectangular baking dish. Just keep in mind you will have to adjust the cooking time based on the size of the pan. The  brownie pan I use is 7.5″ x 12″ x 1.5″.   In the end it’s the presentation that might be affected but not the taste.  As another side note, you could also make these in a mini cheesecake pan if you choose but you will need to adjust the cooking time (bake for 10-12 minutes).

Here what you’ll need to do to give this recipe a try:    

  • In a food processor crush the oreo cookies to a fine crumb.  Melt a 1/2 tablespoon of  butter and then combine with the crumbs.  Press the  cookie crumb mixture into the pan and lightly press down.  Since this cheesecake cooks a good 40-45 minutes I decided not to pre-bake the crumbs and that worked out fine.  You could also pre bake the crumbs about 10 minutes prior to adding the cheesecake.

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  • In a mixer combine softened cream cheese, sugar and nutella.  Beat for a few minutes until smooth and creamy.  Then add the  vanilla and the eggs one at a time.  When completely mixed  pour the entire cheesecake batter on top of the cookie crumbs in the brownie pan.  Place the pan into a pre heated 350 degree oven… 
  • The perfect brownie pan comes with an insert that pre cuts slices as the cake bakes. If using this type of pan then you can put that inside at this time. NOTE: THE PICTURE BELOW IS TO SHOW YOU THE PAN – YOU SHOULD ADD THE BATTER FIRST AND THEN ADD THE INSERT.   

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  •  Bake the cheesecake bars for 45 minutes or until done.  

While the cheesecake(s) is cooling:

  • In a glass bowl add the undefrosted cool whip and chocolate chips. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes. After the frist minute stop to the stir the mixture.   Then continue to melt in the microwave for the remaining 1 minute.  
  • Let the chocolate cool whip fudge mixture sit for about 15 minutes.

 Tip:  As a rule I don’t like to microwave in plastic. 

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  • Once the cheesecake is cool pour the chocolate fudge over it and evenly spread with a knife.  Depending on how thick of a layer you want there may have extra.  

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  • Refrigerate pan until cool or overnight.  I prefer overnight.  At this time you can slightly re-insert the removable insert to cut through the fudge. Just enough to cut through the fudge.   Alternatively, you can remove the cake from the pan and with a knife line up your knife to the precut squares.  
  • If you use the insert you will get 18  1.5″ x 2.5″ squares.

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Cook Time 45 minutes
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Ingredients
For the Cheesecake
  • 3 8 oz packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of nutella
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
For the base
  • 20 oreo cookies crushed
  • 1/2 stick butter
For the Fudge
  • 1 8 oz container of cool whip
  • 1 12 oz bag of semi sweet morsels
Recipes Desserts
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the Cheesecake
  • 3 8 oz packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of nutella
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
For the base
  • 20 oreo cookies crushed
  • 1/2 stick butter
For the Fudge
  • 1 8 oz container of cool whip
  • 1 12 oz bag of semi sweet morsels
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. FOR THE BASE: Crush the oreo cookies to a fine crumb and add 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter and mix well. Then add dd the cookie crumbs to the brownie pan and lightly press down.
FOR THE CHEESECAKE
  1. In a stand mixer beat the cream cheese, sugar and nutella until creamy (should take a few minutes). Add the vanilla and the eggs one at a time (mix in between each egg). When creamy pour into the brownie pan, tap gently. If your using a pre cut inserter then add that at this time. Place the pan in the oven (middle rack). Bake for 45 minutes or until done. Let the cake cool.
FOR THE TOPPING
  1. Transfer 8oz of unthawed cool whip into a microwave safe glass bowl. Then add the chocolate chips. Melt in the microwave for 2 minutes. After the first minute stir the mixture well and then continue to cook. Let stand 15 minutes
  2. Once cake is cooled remove the insert and pour the fudge over the top. Spread evenly with a knife. Reserve any extra chocolate for dipping strawberries or pretzels. Refrigerate the cake bars overnight. Remove from tray and cut through the fudge topping and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Using a different size pan will alter the baking time so be sure to keep that in mind.

 

REFERENCES:

Cake Batter and Bowl

Kraft

 

If you like Nutella then you might also like these other recipes:

Nutella Krispy  Nutella Kisses  Crepes with Nutella and Strawberry

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