Friday, August 2, 2013

Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars from the Peach Kitchen




Yummy, decadent, wonderful dessert!!!
  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp Nutella


Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  3. Use a fork to mix everything together and then pour the mixture into the baking pan.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until set.
  5. Remove from the oven to a cooling rack. Do not turn off the oven.
  6. Meanwhile, using a stand or electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  7. Then add in eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  8. Continue to beat until creamy and combined.
  9. Pour filling over the crust and spread evenly with a spatula.
  10. Drop individual tablespoons of Nutella over the filling.
  11. Using the tip of a knife carefully swirl Nutella into the filling without touching the crust.
  12. Return pan to the oven and bake for 25 – 27 minutes or until filling is set but still jiggly in the center.
  13. Cool for an hour then refrigerate until completely chilled and firm before cutting into it.


Notes
This recipe was inspired by Anne of Unihomemaker







http://www.thepeachkitchen.com/2013/07/nutella-swirl-cheesecake-bars/