No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters {with Gluten-Free Option}

4.75 from 8 votes
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No-bake Nutella cheesecake shooters are a rich, delicious and easy-to-make no-bake dessert. These pretty parfaits are served shooter-style, making them a fun cocktail party treat.

There’s a certain award show on tonight, and #SundaySupper has a menu of amazing recipes coming down the Red Carpet with all the glitz and glam worthy of a golden statue. When you’re at a cocktail party with the A-listers, even dessert has to be elegant. And tiny so you can still fit into your dress or tux, or, heck, just so you can sample everything. That’s why you’ll love these No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters. And I even have a gluten-free option for you! As a matter of fact, it’s one of the best gluten-free no bake dessert recipes in my recipe box!

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My husband is such a pain in the butt! Well, not in general, but in one specific instance. You see, he refuses to watch award shows. In college, my friends and I used to have award show watching parties. When I was living at home with my parents, my mom and sometimes my sister and I would watch them together. And now I’m stuck curling up on the couch, all by my lonesome. It’s just not the same without someone to gawk and gasp and giggle with.

I know what the issue is. While we don’t get to go to the movies very often, he is a pretty serious movie-watcher. While I just want happy, funny, lovey-dovey, light-hearted movies, he definitely is more into the types of films that would be nominated for an award. He appreciates cinematography, acting, good writing, and all of that. He also has a true passion for music, listening to everything from classic rock to blues to R&B to classical. But he does not care to see actors and musicians and directors honored for their accomplishments. What it comes down to is that he has such a deep appreciation that he doesn’t want to watch all of the celebrity hullaballoo that goes on. The Red Carpet strutting, talking more about “who” they are wearing, who’s showing up with whom, whether they opted for a natural look or a perfectly coiffed updo, who is most likely to have a wardrobe malfunction, and who’s not wearing any underwear, well, in his mind, that just dilutes the real intent of the ceremony, and takes away the focus from the art that they are supposed to celebrate.

Really, the man is just too dang serious, aka boooorrrrriiinnngggg!

I say, bring on the hullabaloo!! Give me Seacrest. Give me Access Hollywood. Give me Kelly Osborne and Giuliana Rancic. Give me E! I want the strutting, the spectacle, the glitz, the glam. Since I haven’t seen any of the movies nominated, that’s the fun part for me. By the time they get to the montages, nominees, and acceptance speeches, I’ll be tuning out because by then I’ve already seen all the best and worst dressed.

And well, if The Hubby won’t watch with me, then I just won’t share these Nutella cheesecake shooters with him.

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters are perfect little desserts for a glamorous Hollywood party. Tiny, rich, elegant, just like some of the Hollywood A-listers. A classic, simple color combination will perfectly accent a designer dress, whether it’s bright red, traditional black, or something bold, like fuchsia or emerald. Plus, if you’re trying to fit into that slinky gown, you can indulge in one and not worry about busting the seams. If you’re like me, and lounging in your sweats, then feel free to eat two or three! Because you guys, these little desserts are certainly award-winning…

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

You have lots of choices for the crust of the Nutella cheesecake shooters.

Graham cracker crumbs, almond or hazelnut meal if you need a gluten free option, or crushed macarons if you’ve recently screwed up a couple of batches. The cheesecake layer whips up in mere minutes, and is perfectly tangy, and both rich and light with the combination of cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and just a touch of heavy cream. Then thick, gooey chocolate hazelnut spread and a cap of fluffy whipped cream puts these mini desserts over the top. It’s hard to stop at just one. Trust me, I know! And I don’t have to walk down the red carpet, so it’s all good!

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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And to get the rest of today’s Red Carpet menu, check out the recipes at the bottom of this post. You’re certain to find just what you need to complete your award-winning menu!

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Do you watch for the pre-show red carpet stuff or the actual awards? 

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com
4.8 from 8 votes

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters

A simple, rich and elegant mini dessert with no bake cheesecake, perfect for a party!
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 12 -16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 8 oz cream cheese regular or light, at room temperature
  • 17 tbsp powdered sugar divided (1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract divided (1 tsp + 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 cup heavy cream divided (1/4 cup + 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs almond or hazelnut meal, or crushed cookie crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate hazelnut spread such as Nutella
  • cocoa powder optional

Instructions

  • Place a glass or metal bowl in the freezer to chill. Have 12-16 shot glasses, tiny bowls, or other mini dessert glass ready to fill.
  • In a medium bowl, add the Greek yogurt, cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup heavy cream, and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract to the chilled bowl and whip with a whisk or hand mixer to form soft peaks. Store in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Place about 1 Tablespoon of the crumbs or meal in the bottom of each serving glass.
  • Place the cheesecake mixture in a pastry bag or large heavy duty plastic storage bag and cut off the tip or corner, or carefully use a spoon, and divide evenly between the serving glasses.
  • Top each one with 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread (you can again use a pastry bag or heavy duty plastic bag).
  • Place the whipped cream in a pastry bag or large heavy duty plastic storage bag and cut off the tip or corner, or carefully use a spoon, and top each of the serving glasses.
  • Using a mesh sieve, sprinkle with cocoa powder, if desired.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters
Amount Per Serving (1 shooter)
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Want some more little chocolate hazelnut sweets?

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And here are tonight’s #SundaySupper Nominees. Who will take home the golden statue?

Nominees for Best Supporting Appetizers:

Nominees for Best Course in a Leading Role:

Nominees for Best Supporting Sips:

Nominees for Best Delectable Desserts:

Nominees for Best Dressed Table:

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters - layers of cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut spread and whipped cream on top of a classic graham cracker or gluten free crust and topped with whipped cream are a simple, rich and elegant mini dessert perfect for a party! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

61 Comments
  1. D

    5 stars
    Thank you! These were the big hit at a cocktail party last weekend.
    They’re also easy enough for kids to make.
    I found glass shot glasses at the dollar store.

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Hi Cindy,
      We use 3 oz. dessert shot glasses. If you want really nice ones, made of glass, look on Amazon. Otherwise, party supply stores usually carry them.

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      I would think you could make them 1-2 days ahead at the most. If you leave them refrigerated longer than that, I think the flavors will dull quite a bit.

  2. Oh boy, these are dang cute and sound so good too! I know what you mean about award shows. I can’t remember the last time I saw one because my hubby doesn’t watch them either and we’ve always only had one TV. Thank you for lining up to Tips and Tricks. I hope to see you again this week. (Monday at 7pm)

  3. There are few things better than a layered dessert like this with all different flavors and textures. Your husband should be happy to watch whatever you want as long as you keep making great recipes like this for him 🙂

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