Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gluten Free Nutella Cheesecake Bars

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                        Nutella Cheesecake Bars

     Ok, so here we go again; I found another way to feed my Nutella OBSESSION.....oh my goodness, and right when I just started the New Year with a Resolution to be a healthier,better version of myself!  Which means, make the treats and keep giving them AWAY, but nooo, I had to make a Cheesecake which I love, with Nutella, the deadliest of ALL temptations for me!! Seriously, as I was cutting the bars, I was licking the knife....ooohh, this is so bad!  So, I called all the neighbors and begged them to take the Cheesecake and the cookies I made last night. (I had to, or I would have taken a fork to the pan!)
      I was trying to find a fantastic recipe that would temp the taste buds for Valentines Day.  We all know how hard it will be to go to out to dinner , so I thought it would be nice to have a special treat at home already made, for yourself or loved ones.  Let me just say, this is a WINNER, there is nothing that tastes GF about it! I know it will be it hit in anyone's book, especially if you love Nutella like I do.  My daughter who doesn't like Cheesecake, said she really liked it, only because it tasted mostly like Nutella! ( It tastes like Cheesecake) I hope you like it, I appreciate all of the questions and comments from everyone.  Thanks for all of your support, and Happy Baking, Natalie


Ingredients:
Adapted from-Tide and Thyme
Crust-
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 cups crushed chocolate GF cookies of your choice( I use the Pamela's)
 -4 TBS butter melted

For Filling-
-16 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
-2 large eggs ( room temp)
-1/2 cup nutella
-1 tsp Pure vanilla
-1 /4 cup Heavy Cream + 3 TBS 


 Directions: 8x8 Pan
Crust-
-Either use a food processor or pound it to death in a gallon Ziploc bag like I did, until it was really fine.
- Next add the butter and the sugar and mix well in a bowl.
-Spray the bottom of the pan then line it with Parchment Paper(make sure it is in the corners, well)
-Lastly press the crust into the bottom and up the sides a little. 
-Bake at 325* for 12 min. Then cool completely
    
 

 Cheesecake-
-Mix the cream cheese and eggs together until smooth
-Next add the vanilla and the 1/4 cup of heavy cream until incorporated
-Now split the cream cheese mix in half, set aside 1/2 half in a separate bowl.
-Now with the half left in the mixer add the 3TBS Heavy Cream and 1/2 cup Nutella and mix well, Scrape the sides down
-Now add the plain Cheesecake mix carefully onto the crust, if you spread it too much the crust comes up, then add the Nutella Cheesecake mix and spread it as evenly as possible across the top   
*Now toss this baby in the oven on the MIDDLE RACK,   AT 350 Degrees for 45 minutes,or until the middle has a slight jiggle and the edges crack.  Make sure to cool completely, or overnight works best..Then keep covered in the Refrigerator. I don't know how long it will last, it only made it a day here.
 
  This is one of my very FAVORITE  things, and I didn't even know I liked it until just a few years ago.  I see the commercials where they put it on toast, that I do not like, but baked, with strawberries and just licking it off the spoon works for me!  Hey, what's not too love!? The BEST part is, it's GF!!
                                                                                              
                                                                                                                       

4 comments:

joy said...

Eating is really one of my hobby i mean part of my life and cooking is my passion. I also love going to a place and at the same time taste their delicious and most wanted food.I want to taste something that is new to my palate. Thanks for sharing your article with us.

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Natalie said...

@joy Thank you so much for coming to my Blog, I really hope enjoyed the recipe as well! Treats are my life, food not so much anymore, I just want to make having dessert more enjoyable for the GF crowd! Thanks again, Natalie

Natalie said...

@joy Thank you so much for coming to my Blog, I really hope enjoyed the recipe as well! Treats are my life, food not so much anymore, I just want to make having dessert more enjoyable for the GF crowd! Thanks again, Natalie

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