Nutella® has long been the rich, decadent, dreamy, creamy combo of hazelnut and cocoa we can always count on to take our favorite desserts to the next level of delicious. So it was only a matter of time before we combined it with our other favorite creamy, rich dessert— cheesecake, of course!

What’s more, these can’t-have-just-one bite-sized treats are baked on an easy-to-make chocolate cookie crust. The traditional cheesecake layer gets sandwiched between it and a to-die-for Nutella® cheesecake layer that’s basically everything we want in our dessert life.

Nutella® Cheesecake Bars
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Difficulty: Easy
2 Cups Chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, about 32 cookies with cream removed ((Oreos or other similar cookies))
¼ Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
1 pound (16 ounces) Cream Cheese, softened
2 Eggs, at room temperature
½ Cup Granulated Sugar
5 Tablespoons Milk, divided (Can also use heavy cream)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
⅓ Cup Nutella®
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Celsius). Grease an 8-inch baking dish and line with parchment paper. Make sure the parchment paper is well pressed in the corners. Set aside.
In a food processor, pulse the cookies until they become crumbs. Add the melted butter and pulse until moistened. Press the cookie mixture evenly into the bottom of your lined baking dish. Bake the crust for about 12 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool
Clean out the food processor. Add the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons of the milk, and the vanilla extract. Pulse until smooth and gently spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust, leaving the other half in the food processor. For more even layers, place the plain cheesecake layer in the freezer until firm, about 20 minutes.
Add the Nutella® and remaining tablespoon of milk to the last half of the cream cheese mixture still in the food processor. Pulse until smooth. Pour the Nutella® cream cheese mixture on top of the plain cheesecake layer and spread evenly.
Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until the center jiggles only slightly. Allow to cool on a wire rack before transferring to the refrigerator to chill completely.
When ready to serve, lift the bars out of the pan by lifting up the parchment paper. Cut into squares and serve.
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Want to make sure those layers come out crystal-clear and perfect, so all of your friends will be as impressed by the presentation as they are by the taste? Pop the first cheesecake layer into the refrigerator or even the freezer to let it firm up while you make the Nutella® layer.

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Care more about flavor and fun than super-straight lines? You can also throw caution to the wind and use a fork or toothpick to mix the layers together for a sweet swirl of both kinds of cheesecake.

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You can never have too many Nutella® recipes, right? That’s what we thought. Check out some of our favorites, from dessert to breakfast and back again:

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Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia