Nutella Cheesecake – No Bake Filling with a Baked Brownie Crust: This chocolate hazelnut filling on top of a baked brownie crust is double the chocolate!
You ever have a “gotta have it” craving for chocolate? I do just about every day after dinner. (As if you couldn’t tell from all of the chocolate recipes in the dessert recipe archives HERE!)
Or what about all of you Nutella lovers out there? You know who you are? The ones that look for just about every possible way to add Nutella to something? (Ahem, my sister would be one of these I speak of.)
Well no matter if you’re a chocolate lover or a Nutella lover, you’re going to ADORE this Nutella Cheesecake recipe, with its no-bake filling, that sits on a baked brownie crust.
Nutella Cheesecake with a Brownie Crust
As you know, any recipes you find here will be “slightly homemade“. That means that although I like to cook for my friends and family, it doesn’t mean that I like to stand in a kitchen all day doing it.
I’m a busy mama, and I’m not a fan of gourmet cooking at the end of a long day or on a weekend when I’d rather be going out and about, doing something with my family.
This recipe is the perfect type of “slightly homemade” that I speak of. It’s made with everyday ingredients and those that can easily be picked up at almost any grocery store.
Nutella Cheesecake Ingredients – Full Recipe Card at the Bottom of this Post
Its crust is made using a boxed brownie mix (my favorite brand is the one from Save-a-Lot, so if you have one of those, I totally recommend it.) and the no-bake cheesecake filling is filled with, you guessed it… Nutella, cream cheese, cool whip, and powdered sugar.
Brownie Crust Cheesecake
You’ll want to start by making sure you have the ingredients that you need to make the brownie crust, with the boxed mix. The box mix that I use, uses water oil and egg… so ingredients that your more than likely have on hand anyway, right?
Then simply bake it in a cheesecake pan, to form the brownie crust!
No Bake Cheesecake Filling
Once the brownies have baked and cooled, start mixing together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, Nutella, and cool whip in a medium-size bowl. Whip with a blender until smooth.
Then, you’ll pour this on top of the baked brownie crust, and refrigerate for at least two hours.
To add a little pizzazz to your Nutella cheesecake, drizzle with fudge, or top with whipped cream! OR, you can save a little of the brownie batter and bake it separately to crumble and add on top for more yummy brownie goodness!
Nutella Cheesecake with Brownie Crust
- 1 box Fudge Brownie Mix (and ingredients needed)
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 jar Nutella
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- Ice Cream Fudge Topping
- Start by preparing brownie mix according to box instructions.
- Pour prepared batter into a cheesecake pan.
- Bake according to box instructions.
- Let cool completely.
- Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, Nutella, and cool whip. Whip with a blender until smooth.
- Pour on top of the brownie and smooth out with a spatula.
- Refrigerate for about two hours, until set.
- Drizzle with fudge.
- Optional: If you want to save a little brownie batter, you can bake and top cheesecake with crumbled brownie.
Isn’t that super easy? Isn’t it so full of chocolate? I’d say that’s a winner!
Nutella lovers, you also don’t want to miss this fun and easy way to top and decorate sugar cookies with a Nutella frosting, here:
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