Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits {#glutenfree option} for #SundaySupper

Whether it’s a tailgate or a cocktail party, we all love little bites, so #SundaySupper is here with Tantalizing Trays – appetizers, mini desserts, all kind of nibbles for any gathering. Rich chocolate hazelnut goodness perfectly paired with bits of banana, all lightened up with Greek yogurt and built in portion control, for a miniature no-bake dessert, it doesn’t get much better than Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits.

Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits

Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits - a yummy miniature no-bake dessert. Make it gluten free with almond or hazelnut meal instead of graham cracker crumbs. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chocolate #glutenfree #greekyogurt

I think there should be a rule that unless you are just having a few other people over for dinner, or, you know, it’s Thanksgiving, only appetizers should be served at parties. I mean plates and platters of veggies and dip, pita and hummus, cheese and crackers, ooey gooey dips, heck, even pigs in blanket – how can you go wrong? And that’s just the basics. You can also get all fancy shmancy with prosciutto wrapped asparagus or baked Brie, or super creative with, fun sliders, or, you know, cauliflower wings ;-)

After walking around filling you plate with these little noshes, chatting, sipping some wine, who really wants to sit down and eat dinner?! And you know when you go to a wedding, the cocktail hour food is pretty much always better than the mediocre mass produced rubbery chicken or well done steak with overcooked veggies that you get for your entree.

Shall we institute a new rule? All appetizers, all the time?

Oh, and of course, dessert. Let’s not forget about dessert. Especially mini desserts. So that you can have one of each…

Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits - a yummy miniature no-bake dessert. Make it gluten free with almond or hazelnut meal instead of graham cracker crumbs. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chocolate #glutenfree #greekyogurt

But just try to stop at one of these Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits! Sink your spoon down through the thick, rich cheesecake layer and scoop up some bits of banana and a little of the “crust” and you have so many flavors and textures going on. The cheesecake is sweet with a little tang, and has the perfect amount of chocolate hazelnut goodness. It’s smooth and creamy, but not soft like a pudding. Then the little bits of banana cut through the richness, and for a little texture, you have the crumbly “crust”. I think it’s a perfect little dessert.

Though I wouldn’t mind combining about three of them and making one big dessert. Just sayin’…

Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits - a yummy miniature no-bake dessert. Make it gluten free with almond or hazelnut meal instead of graham cracker crumbs. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chocolate #glutenfree #greekyogurt

Speaking of that “crust”, I made one batch with graham cracker crumbs to make it a bit more traditional, but you can also easy make these gluten free. I used hazelnut flour in another batch, though almond meal would work too.

Also, I was a little pressed for time, and I was at my moms, so didn’t have all of my kitchen gear, so I opted for the storebought canned spray whipped cream stuff, but I would LOVE to make these with homemade whipped cream. Oh my yum!

Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits - a yummy miniature no-bake dessert. Make it gluten free with almond or hazelnut meal instead of graham cracker crumbs. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chocolate #glutenfree #greekyogurtJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET.  Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

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Have some parties coming up? Check out the rest of today’s #SundaySupper Tantalizing Trays at the bottom of this post for all kinds of inspiration.

Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits - a yummy miniature no-bake dessert. Make it gluten free with almond or hazelnut meal instead of graham cracker crumbs. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chocolate #glutenfree #greekyogurtWhat do you prefer – lots of small bites or a big meal?

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Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits
 
Yummy, mini no-bake dessert with rich chocolate hazelnut goodness perfectly paired with bits of banana.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature (I used light cream cheese)
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup hazelnut or almond meal/flour (or ground nuts) or graham cracker crumbs (about 1 ½ graham cracker sheets)
  • About one banana for a total of ¾ cup chopped banana plus twelve thin slices
  • Homemade or storebought whipped cream
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, Nutella, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  2. Place about one teaspoon of nut flour/meal or graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of twelve small bowls, glasses, short glasses, or some other container for making the mini parfaits.
  3. Place about one tablespoon of the chopped banana on top of the crust in each of the bowls/dishes.
  4. Divide the cheesecake mixture evenly between the twelve parfaits, about two tablespoons in each.
  5. Top each with whipped cream and a banana slice.
  6. Refrigerate for at least a couple hours to firm up, or until ready to serve.

 

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh, how yummy, Brianne! These need to be added to my French silk shooters for a chocolate lover’s tray! I’d much rather have lots of yummy nibbles…sampling a variety of sweets sounds like my kind of heaven!

  2. says

    Brianne! I love these! love that you used Nutella and hazelnut flour .. yummmmo!!! When do you guys move? You must be so busy and excited! oh and I am totally a small bites kinda gal. . love getting a variety of a lot of food! :)

  3. says

    Think I would have a hard time stopping at one, Brianne! Your mini Nutella wonders are tantalizing! BTW I’ve not forgotten about sending you the Weelicious cookbook…But, I’m still in Boulder and the book is in Santa Monica =)

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