nutella-mascarpone cheesecakes

February 6, 2012

in Bars & Bites

Yesterday, February 5, was World Nutella Day, yet any day is a fabulous reason to indulge in Nutella. These single serving Nutella-Mascarpone cheesecakes are the perfect excuse to include an extra serving of the luscious chocolate-hazelnut spread in your diet. With a lighter-than-air topping layered over a chocolate cookie crust, this sweet course is richly satisfying.

Nutella-Mascarpone Cheesecakes
Crust
1 package (9 oz) chocolate wafers
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 Tbsp water

Topping
1 cup Mascarpone, softened at room temperature
2/3 cup Nutella
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 12-cup standard muffin pan with nonstick spray. To prepare crust, pulse chocolate wafers in a food processor until crumbly. Add sugar, butter, and water; pulse until moist. Press a tablespoon of mixture evenly into each cup. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the topping, place Mascarpone, Nutella, and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth. Spoon topping evenly onto each cooled crust; spread with an offset spatula, then sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Using an offset spatula, carefully pop cheesecakes out of pan and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Yield – 20 individual cheesecakes (serving size: 1 cheesecake)
Calories – 198
Carbs – 19
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13 Comments

1 Savory Simple February 6, 2012

nutella and mascarpone sounds like a match made in dessert heaven.

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2 Mercedes February 7, 2012

So easy and looks delectable! Love that there is a day to celebrate Nutella!

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3 vanillalemon February 8, 2012

Now Nutella, that’s an ingredient I can ALWAYS find!! :)

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4 Lizzy (Good Things) February 19, 2012

Yummy!

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5 K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo February 19, 2012

These look simply gorgeous!

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6 Monica (@gastromony) February 20, 2012

Looks rather addictive! Very nice :)

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7 Nic@diningwithastud February 20, 2012

What a delicious dessert :) perfect for an afternoon sweet treat ;) thanks so much for joining the hop!

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8 Nic February 21, 2012

Yum, looks delicious! And such a good idea to make mini ones. I’m already convincing myself that this is a healthier option than my cheesecake that had 900g of full fat cream cheese in!

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9 Christina @ The Hungry Australian February 21, 2012

Oh yum – these look just delicious. I love the combination of flavours.

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10 foodandtools February 21, 2012

I am a fan of mini desserts…these cheesecakes look delicious.

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11 tania@mykitchenstories February 24, 2012

WOW this looks amazingly chocolatey and delicious

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12 JJ @ 84thand3rd February 24, 2012

So simple and what a great combo!

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13 Chelsea @ Teadarling? February 24, 2012

This cheesecake is deadly for my waistline.

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