A fun no-bake Nutella dessert recipe, this No Bake Nutella Cheesecake recipe can be made full-size or into mini cheesecakes for single serving ease.
No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Recipe
Despite growing up in an Italian-Irish household, I did not experience Nutella until I was in my 20s.
Ella is a huge fan of Nutella (I’m raising her right) but she always turns up her nose at my no-bake cheesecakes, so I thought I’d be sneaky and combine the two – just to see what happened!
Well, I’m not here to lie to you so I’ll be honest: she ate one, said it was okay, and then licked the Nutella off of a second and ate the OREO crust on the bottom, leaving the cheesecake part on her plate.
If you’re an actual cheesecake fan like me, this recipe is going to knock your socks off. (And if you’re not, stick to eating your Nutella the old-fashioned way: with a spoon.)
This Nutella cheesecake recipe is super easy to make and comes together in just 20 minutes (plus an extra 2 hours setting up in the fridge). Since it’s a no bake recipe, it’s perfect for making with the kids or for when your oven is occupied.
The Nutella and cream cheese combine to be deliciously sweet-and-tart, with that chocolatey-hazelnutty taste all Nutella fans love. The no bake OREO cookie crust brings in another dimension of chocolate as well as a lovely crunchy texture contrasting the soft cheesecake, and then that warm Nutella drizzle just takes the whole darn thing right over the top.
It’s a really good thing.
Can these mini cheesecakes be frozen? Yes! Cheesecake is one of the rare desserts that freezes incredibly well. Personally, I would advise freezing the cheesecakes in your silicone baking cups, if you can spare them for the period of time that your cheesecakes will be frozen, but if not, you may want to separate them with wax or parchment paper. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag and then let the cheesecakes thaw out in the fridge before serving.
Can I make this Nutella recipe nut-free? Yes, again! There are some new nut-free Nutella products out there and I will be experimenting with a nut-free Nutella recipe soon. Look for chocolate sunflower seed butters (or stir some cocoa powder into a jar of plain sunflower butter.
Check out our quick how-to video to see just how easy these no-bake nutella cheesecake cups are to make – and then scroll down to grab your free printable recipe!
Ingredients for Nutella Cheesecake with OREO Crust
- 1 box OREOs (2 cups crumbs)
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 4-8oz packages cream cheese, room temperature (24 oz)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Nutella, plus 1/4 cup for optional drizzle
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 8 oz Cool Whip
Tip: swap out the cool whip for regular whipped cream, if desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Food processor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Silicone muffin cups
- Muffin tray, optional
- Hand mixer
How to Make Mini Nutella Cheesecakes
Fill a muffin tray with silicone muffin cups, and set aside.
Place OREOs in a food processor and process until fine crumbs.
Add the melted butter into the food processor and combine until a wet dough forms.
Press 1-2 Tablespoons of the OREO-butter mixture into the silicone muffin cups. (The amount depends on how thick you want your cheesecake crust.)
Set the muffin tray in the fridge and prepare the cheesecake layer.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, Nutella and cocoa powder together with a mixer until well combined, about 2 minutes.
Using a spatula, gently fold in the Cool Whip.
Remove the muffin tray from the fridge and fill each muffin cup with equal amounts of the cheesecake topping.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow cheesecakes to firm.
When ready to add the drizzle, warm the Nutella up in a microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds. Allow to cool slightly so it’s still drizzly.
Pop the cheesecakes out of their molds, carefully, and place on a cooling rack or serving tray.
Drizzle the cheesecakes with some of the melted Nutella, then return to the refrigerator until serving.
Grab your free printable for our mini Nutella cheesecakes recipe:
This super simple no bake Nutella Cheesecake recipe is a fun recipe to make with the kids and is perfect for the true Nutella lovers in your life. (As long as they also like cheesecake…)