Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Bars Recipe
For the crust:
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 4 oz melted butter
For the filling:
- 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup Nutella
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 325ºF. Grease an 8” square pan and line with parchment paper, making sure that the parchment is well pressed in the corners. Set aside.
In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until they become crumbs. Add in sugar and melted butter and pulse until moistened. Press crust mixture evenly into the bottom of your baking dish.
Wipe out the food processor. Add cream cheese, eggs, sugar, 1/4 cup heavy cream, and vanilla. Pulse until smooth. Put 2/3 of the cream cheese mixture in a bowl and set aside.
Add Nutella and 1 tablespoons of heavy cream to the remaining 1/3 cream cheese mixture in the processor. Pulse until smooth.
Spread the plain cheesecake mixture over the crust. Then pour the Nutella cheesecake layer on. Bake on the second shelf for about 45 minutes, or until the center jiggles slightly. Remove from the oven and cool. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Lift the bars out of the pan by lifting up the parchment paper. Cut into 12 bars and serve.