The inspiration for this dessert came last week while studying for finals. I was rummaging through my cabinets looking for a sweet snack and stumbled upon the vanilla wafers I had purchased to dip in my Birthday Cake Hummus. Then I spied that little jar of hazelnut goodness sitting on the shelf above. My vanilla wafers all the sudden started screaming, “dip me in hazelnut goodness, dip me in hazelnut goodness”, and since talking cookies freak me out, I obeyed.
Pretty much the greatest combination ever.
Now I thought, I could just spread some nutella on vanilla wafers and serve them at my Christmas Cocktail Party, but that just wasn’t quite inventive enough for the little leopard book, so I whipped some cream cheese into the nutella and replaced a graham cracker crust with vanilla wafers to make mini-nutella cheesecake bites!
As I prepared these little bite-sized desserts for my party, I had to make a separate plate for my roommate and I to snack on so that we didn’t eat all of the bites reserved for the guests before the party!
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup nutella
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 box vanilla wafers
Blend together the nutella and cream cheese. Next, mix in the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
Place the Nutella cheesecake mixture into a Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner.
Pipe the cheesecake onto the vanilla wafers.
Optional: top with some chocolate shavings for a little extra “oomph!”
Bada bing, bada boom, Nutella Cheesecake Delectable Town awaits you!
Simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing desserts are pretty much my favorite thing ever!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Replace the vanilla wafers with this gluten-free version of the cookie to make this recipe gluten-free.