Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars

Need an easy dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth?  These Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars are easy to make, taste delicious, and look impressive.

Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars - peanut butter cheesecake bars with a fun Nutella drizzle baked on top

99 % of the time we get asked to bring a dessert to any picnic, I will usually make up a pan of cheesecake bars.  Of course they always look different.

Sometimes I add brownies to the bottom, sometimes they end up as mini cheesecake muffins, or sometimes I swirl different colors all over the top for fun.

Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars - peanut butter cheesecake bars with a fun Nutella drizzle baked on top

I just puffy heart love cheesecake!  In all shapes and forms.  Of course this love has caused me to become some different shapes and sizes too :-)

Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars - peanut butter cheesecake bars with a fun Nutella drizzle baked on top

These cheesecake bars actually had no reason to be made.

You see I have this bad habit of eating spoonfuls of peanut butter and Nutella whenever I get a craving for something sweet.  One small spoonful of these together usually does the trick.

Except for this day.

All of a sudden I couldn’t stop thinking of different ways to use both in a recipe.  As soon as I thought cheesecake bars, it was all over.  Thank goodness my kitchen cupboards resemble a mini grocery store.  I had all the ingredients on hand to whip up a pan of these decadent bars.

Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars - peanut butter cheesecake bars with a fun Nutella drizzle baked on top

The cheesecake bars start with an easy crust.  Crush up cream filled cookies into fine crumbs.  You can use a food processor or a plastic bag and any wooden spoon or mallet.  Go ahead and leave the cream filling in the cookies.  It makes the crust taste great and helps it stay together better.  Add a little bit of butter and press it into the bottom of a pan.  Set it aside.

Start with softened cream cheese.  I like to get my cream cheese out an hour or two before making something with it.  If you forget this step, no worries.  Remove the foil wrapper and place it on a microwave safe plate.  Cut the cream cheese into cubes and microwave it for 20-30 seconds.  Be careful not to over heat it.

Cream the cream cheese and the rest of the filling ingredients until it is smooth and creamy.  Pour it gently onto the prepared crust.  Now comes the fun part.

Heat the Nutella in the microwave until it is creamy and spreadable.  Spoon it into a Ziplock baggie and cut one corner off.  Gently drizzle lines of Nutella all over the top of the cheesecake.  Then take a knife and very carefully swirl the top.  Try to keep the knife from disturbing the crust on the bottom of the pan.

The hardest part of this recipe is the wait time.  Cheesecake always needs to set up and cool down after baking.  I recommend baking any kind of cheesecake the night before.  That way it has time to chill over night.  Plus, then you can start the day with cheesecake for breakfast.  Oh, maybe that’s the reason I’m turning into other shapes and sizes :-)

Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars - peanut butter cheesecake bars with a fun Nutella drizzle baked on top

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24 cheesecake bars

Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars

Peanut butter cheesecake bars with a fun Nutella drizzle baked on top makes these a fun treat to share at any picnic or party. Or to enjoy when your sweet tooth needs something.


26 Peanut Butter cream filled Chocolate Cookies (I used Oreos)
1 Tablespoon melted butter
3 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3 eggs
3 Tablespoons sour cream
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutella


  1. Crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Leave the filling in the cookies when you do this. Stir in the melted butter. Press the crumbs into the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the peanut butter and beat again. Add the eggs, sour cream, flour, and vanilla and beat until creamy. Gently pour onto the prepared crust.
  3. Place the Nutella in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time until the Nutella is melted enough to drizzle. Spoon it into a baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle lines over the top of the cheesecake batter. Take a knife and gently swirl the Nutella into a fun pattern. Be careful not to disturb the crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 1-2 hours on a cooling rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Cut into 24 squares. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


*You can use regular cream filled chocolate cookies if you cannot find the peanut butter cream filled cookies.

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Nutella Cream Eggs

Looking for another fun treat to fill the Easter baskets with this year?  These Nutella Cream Eggs are easy to make and taste out of this world.

Nutella Cream Eggs - Nutella, white chocolate, and sprinkles make these a fun Easter egg to make and eat

Do you have one thing that you remember getting in your Easter basket every year?  Every year my grandparents would get us these big peanut butter Easter eggs with our names on them.  I looked forward to those eggs! They were amazing!

The other thing I remember is the 2 foot solid chocolate Easter bunny that we would get.  If you are laughing because there is no such thing, go right ahead.  My husband chuckles every time I talk about it.  He says my bunny gets bigger every time I tell it.  But seriously, the thing was huge…at least 2 foot tall!  I swear we were still gnawing on it in July :-)

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Bars

An easy way to enjoy cookies without all the work is to make them into bars.  These Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Bars are an amazing mixture of flavors in one easy to hold treat.

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Bars - peanut butter cookie bars with a swirl of Nutella and Reese's pieces

Have you ever noticed that when you are watching what you are eating, the bad food seems to jump out even more.

Literally the other day I opened the cupboard and a bag of Reese’s Pieces fell out right in front of me.  Then I tried to reach in the cupboard behind everything and the peanut butter jar fell out too.  Now it could be because I keep trying to shove more baking supplies into a 1 foot by 3 foot cabinet with only 3 small shelves, OR it is karma for trying to resist the sweets all week long.    [Read more...]

No Bake Nutella S’mores Granola Bars

Mini chocolate chips and marshmallows add a fun twist to these no bake granola bars.  S’mores for breakfast or after school will have everyone smiling.

No Bake Nutella S'mores Granola Bars - easy no bake granola bars that are perfect for breakfast or as after school snacks

 Lately I have become obsessed with making everything granola.  We have had granola bites and granola bars every single week for the past month.  I’m trying to space them out sharing them here because I’m sure you are not as obsessed as I am.

It all started with these Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites and has just spiraled out of control.  Let’s just say that the big container of rolled oats is down to the last few oats.  Mental note:  add that to the grocery list.

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Nutella M&M Bars

Adding Nutella and baking this cookie dough in a pan is a great way to kick up your cookie baking skills this weekend.  These Nutella M&M Bars are easy, delicious, and fun to make.

Nutella M&M Bars - these easy bars are soft and full of Nutella and candy

 Some days I want cookies, but I don’t want all the work that comes along with it.  Ok, ok, I realize that making cookies is not really that hard to do.  That’s just the lazy side of me coming out here and there.

These cookie sticks were a result of my laziness one day.  We had family visiting us, and I wanted to make cookies but didn’t want to spend time away from them in the kitchen.   [Read more...]

Nutella Cookies and Cream Pie

This rich and creamy pie is perfect for enjoying any day of the week.  Nutella and cookies and cream pair together in one amazing No Bake cheesecake pie.  Surprise your favorite sweetie with one of these pies for Valentine’s Day…or just because.

Nutella Cookies and Cream Pie - this easy NO BAKE cheesecake pie will disappear as soon as everyone gets one taste

 The other day I had a craving for pie.  A rich decadent piece of pudding pie was all I could think about.  Never mind the fact that I am still trying to watch what I am eating, and pie is not on the approved food list.

That didn’t matter!  All I could think about was making pie…and it had to be right away!  I started looking through my cupboards to see what I had available to use.  With freezing temperatures outside I didn’t want to run to the store just to satisfy my pie whimsy!   [Read more...]

Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish

This Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish is an easy and delicious breakfast choice for when you want to enjoy fall all wrapped in a Pillsbury crescent roll.

Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish - pumpkin cheesecake, Nutella, and Pillsbury crescent rolls are a match made in heaven
Let’s just chat about breakfast choices for a minute.  So many different things are considered an acceptable breakfast now.  Cinnamon rolls covered in cream cheese frosting, muffins laden with chocolate, donuts stuffed with fillings, pancakes or waffles drenched in syrup, or a crescent roll filled with some cream cheese and chocolate.

Out of that list of breakfast choices, I’m thinking the danish is the healthiest one.  Pumpkin is full of vitamins and my Nutella container says it is healthy so I’m going with it. [Read more...]

Nutella Almond Joy Cake Bars

These easy cake mix bars are filled with coconut and Nutella and then covered in sweetened condensed milk.  You will be the hit of the party if you bring these Nutella Almond Joy Bars to any barbecue or picnic this summer.

Nutella Almond Joy Cake Bars from - cake mix bars filled with Nutella, coconut, and Almond Joy candy pieces

 This week we bought flowers for Mother’s Day to plant in the front of our house.  I love a pretty house with a beautiful outside.  The thing I really don’t like…dirt under my fingernails.  It is definitely on my list of pet peeves for sure.

I found some old gardening gloves to use while putting the flowers in the dirt.  Apparently I have bum gloves because I still ended up with dirt under my nails.  I have decided that gardening is not on my list of favorite things to do.  In fact, it is on my list of things I would love to pay someone else to do.  A maid is also on my list :-)  Maybe one of these days, but until then I will suffer through it and document my “complaints” here.

Nutella Almond Joy Cake Bars from - cake mix bars filled with Nutella, coconut, and Almond Joy candy pieces

 Something that I do enjoy doing is eating coconut and Nutella together.   A couple years ago I made these Coconut Nutella cookies, and they are still some of my favorites.  I love using cake mixes for a base for easy dessert bars.  Add in some coconut and Nutella in the center and cover it in sweetened condensed milk for a ooey, gooey bar.

I would much rather lounge on the deck with a plate of these than be digging in the dirt.  Who’s with me?  You bring the milk, and I’ll make the bars!!!

Nutella Almond Joy Cake Bars from - cake mix bars filled with Nutella, coconut, and Almond Joy candy pieces


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Nutella Almond Joy Cake Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 squares

Nutella Almond Joy Cake Bars

Cake mix bars filled with Nutella and coconut.


1 vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
2 cups Almond Joy candy pieces
1 cup Nutella
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, almonds, butter, and milk until it forms a dough. Stir in the candy pieces. Press half the dough into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Spread the Nutella over the dough in the pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Spread over the Nutella carefully. Crumble the rest of the dough on top. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes. Cool completely. Makes 24 squares.

 Other easy cake mix recipes:

Caramel Coconut Bars 2

Caramel Coconut Bars

Nutella Marshmallow bars3-1

Nutella Marshmallow Bars

Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars 3

 Oreo Coconut Cake Bars

Coconut Nutella Latte

This Coconut Nutella Latte is the perfect coffee drink to enjoy when you have time to sit and relax.  It also is a great travel coffee when you put it in a to go cup for the drive to work.

Coconut Nutella Latte

I know that most of you are enjoying warm summer like days already.   But  I have been seeing some of my blog friends share pictures of snow on the ground still, so hot coffee is still welcome.  It is definitely warming up here.  Yesterday was in the 80′s, and it was quite warm in the sun watching our son’s first baseball game.  But the mornings are still cool enough to enjoy a warm cup of coffee…or a warm cup of this Coconut Nutella Latte.

If you came over for coffee or a latte, I would make you some banana muffins, and we could sit and chat.  Something that I might share with you is that I recently found out my baby likes a girl.  Now I realize he is going to be 14 and liking a girl isn’t something new.  But man, I’m not ready for the whole girl thing.  I mean I should have realized it was coming.  He cares about his hair and has been “borrowing” the Axe body spray.  He’s still my baby in my eyes, and I’m not ready for the whole dating thing.  We were driving to his dentist appointment the other day, and I was casually questioning him.  You know the easy, simple questions that we as parents do to see what kind of a reaction you get out of them.  I asked how the boys in his class were behaving.  Then I asked how the girls were.  He got that that silly little grin, and I knew what that meant.  I pulled out of him that she’s an older girl, and she has dark blonde hair, but those are the only details he gave up.  I had to get her name from one of his friends.  At least he is still too young to date.  I have a few more years before I have to worry about that.  All this kids liking kids has me needing a stronger drink :-)

Coconut Nutella Latte

 Are you ready for your second cup of coffee?  Let me make you another latte.  This coffee is seriously so easy to make.  You start by making a strong pot of coffee.  Then place the milk and Nutella in a saucepan and bring it to a low boil.  Pour the boiling milk into a blender.  I know I have heard of blenders exploding because of the heat inside.  I leave the pour spout open until the very last second, so the heat doesn’t build up in the glass.  Then blend the milk for 1-2 minutes to get a good foam.  Pour that in your mug and pour the hot coffee carefully on the side.  Top with some Cool Whip and sprinkles because that always makes your hot drinks more fun.

What would you share with me during our coffee chat?

Coconut Nutella Latte


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Coconut Nutella Latte

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Coconut Nutella Latte

Coffee made with milk and Nutella is a great way to start the day.


1 cup skim milk
3 Tablespoons Nutella
3 Tablespoons cream of coconut
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1/4 cup Cool Whip
sprinkles (optional)


  1. In a sauce pan combine the milk and Nutella. Stir until it comes to a small boil. Stir in the cream of coconut. Remove from the heat and pour into a blender. Pulse for 1-2 minutes or until frothy. Pour milk into a large mug.
  2. Pour coffee carefully into one side without messing up the froth. Top with Cool Whip and sprinkles before serving.

Here are a few breakfast recipes that would be great with a big mug of this Coconut Nutella Latte:

Heath Latte Muffins 9

Heath Latte Muffins

Mocha Chip Cinnamon Rolls 9

Mocha Chip Cinnamon Rolls

Toffee Banana Coconut Muffins 3

Toffee Banana Coconut Muffins

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M&M Nutella Popcorn

This Nutella Popcorn is the perfect movie night snack.  You won’t be able to resist eating this sweet and salty treat.

 Last week my husband asked me to make a sweet popcorn munch for one of his church meetings.  He knows I love making popcorn munches.

I’m sure you have noticed how obsessed with fun popcorn I have become.  Have you seen this Reese’s Popcorn,  this Coffee Toffee Popcorn, and this S’mores Popcorn.  Yeah, I love creating (and eating) fun new popcorn.

I decided to cover this popcorn with a healthy coating of white chocolate and Nutella and some salt.  I couldn’t stop eating handfuls of this while it was in our kitchen.  Something kept drawing me back to the bowl for more and more.  And for research purposes, I just kept munching.  This Nutella Popcorn is magical I tell you!


I love a good sweet and salty treat, and this popcorn has both covered.  The salt helps balance out the super sweet coating and M&M candies.   I love how the candy gave it a fun and bright pop of color.  This would be the perfect snack for watching the Oscars this weekend.  You might want to make a double batch if you have anyone else watching with you :-)   I know we will be munching the night away.


This popcorn would also make a great St. Patrick’s day treat.

Yes, I know Valentine’s just ended, but I was over the pink and red, so of course I thought of the next holiday.  The best thing with this popcorn is that you can tint that extra drizzle of chocolate any color for any holiday.  The M&M’s can be changed out for the different holidays too.  I just happen to love those plain mini M&M’s…and it’s what I had in the cupboard that day.

If you are giving this away for St. Patty’s Day, place it in clear plastic bags or jars and tie with a ribbon or some green twine.  Thank you Pick Your Plum for keeping me supplied with fun twine colors.


Game nights and marathon movies are the perfect excuse for making this big batch of Nutella Popcorn.  Really it is a good snack any day or time of the week.



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Looking for more sweet popcorn to munch on?

Monster Cookie Dough Popcorn

Monster Cookie Dough Popcorn

Chocolate covered banana popcorn

Banana Crunch Popcorn

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Almond Joy Popcorn

Fudge Mint Popcorn 2

Fudge Mint Popcorn

M&M Nutella Popcorn

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 cups

M&M Nutella Popcorn

Nutella popcorn gets a fun sweet and salty twist from salt and M&M's.


8 cups popped popcorn
13 oz. white CandiQuik, divided
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature M&M candies, divided
green gel food coloring (I use Wilton)


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Follow the package directions to melt 12 oz. CandiQuik in the microwave. When melted and smooth, stir in the Nutella. Stir until melted and smooth again. Pour over the popcorn and toss until completely coated. Place popcorn on lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 cup M&M's and toss again. Let set in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the remaining 1 oz. CandiQuik in a small bowl and melt. Using a toothpick, add a drop of gel food color to the melted chocolate. Stir. Repeat if you want a darker color. Place in a plastic bag and cut the tip off. Drizzle over set popcorn and sprinkle with the other 1/4 cup M&M's. Let set. Store in a sealed container for 3-5 days. Makes 8 cups.

If you liked this Nutella Popcorn, you might also like:

Tagalong Popcorn from Something Swanky

Twix Caramel Popcorn from Two Peas and their Pod

Biscoff Rolo Popcorn from Crumbs and Chaos


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Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes

Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes

I am the kind of person that when I like something…I will wear, eat, or make that thing forever.

The other day I was talking with a friend about clothing.  She informed me that I was a layers kind of girl.  I must have had a funny look on my face because she proceeded to say that I always have on 1-2 tank tops in different colors with a sweater and a necklace or earrings.  It is so true!  She completely described my all time go-to outfit.  Later on that day I realized that I have been crushing on the same things for the past year or two.  I guess it is safe to say that I know what I like.


Things I have been obsessing over for quite a while:

1. Ruffles
2. Cuff Bracelets
3.  Green Smoothies
4.  Cardigans and Tank Tops
5.  Zebra print
6.  Cupcakes
7.  Sprinkles and Glitter
8.  Shopping for Food Props
9.  Wearing different patterns together

Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes

A few weeks ago we had a dinner at our church and I volunteered to make dessert.  I know…shocker there :-)

I had a jar of Nutella and a few jars of half full sprinkles that needed used up.   (Nutella is one of those things I always keep on hand.) As I looked through the cupboard I found that I had one white cake mix left.  I love making semi-homemade desserts that don’t take a lot of time.  There are a few extra ingredients that can be mixed into cake mixes to give them a great homemade taste.

Even my desserts have layers in them.  Cupcakes with frosting that is layered with lots of sprinkles!  I took all my half full jars of pink sprinkles and made my own custom topping for these cute Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes.

The cupcakes were good, but the frosting…oh, my!  This frosting was so delicious!!!  I am in love with how fluffy and creamy the Nutella and whipping cream made this frosting.   When it was piped on, it looked like a chocolate soft serve cone!  You could seriously just eat the frosting with a spoon!

Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes

Now here is the best part of these cupcakes…today is World Nutella Day.  I had no idea when I started editing the pictures of these Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes this past weekend.

Nutella Funfetti Cupcakes

It was fate that I had these all ready to share with you.


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Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 26 cupcakes

Funfetti Nutella Cupcakes

Funfetti cupcakes topped with a creamy Nutella frosting


For the Funfetti Cupcakes!
1 white cake mix (16.5 oz)
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1/4 cup sprinkles
For the Nutella Frosting!
1 cup butter
1 cup Nutella
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, buttermilk, and pudding. Beat on low for 1 minute, then beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the sprinkles by hand.
  2. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake at 350* for 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Cream the butter and Nutella together. Add the salt and vanilla and 2 Tbsp. whipping cream. Beat until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.
  4. After all the powdered sugar is beaten in, add the last 2 Tbsp. whipping cream and beat for 1-2 minutes on medium. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles if desired. Makes 26 cupcakes.


If you don't have buttermilk, you can also add 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and then finish filling with milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Looking for more ways to feed your Nutella cravings…
here are a few favorites from our kitchen.

Coconut Nutella Cookies1


Coconut Nutella Cookies

cheesecake nutella twists 4

Cheesecake Nutella Twists

Nutella Marshmallow bars

Nutella Marshmallow Bars


More Nutella goodness:
Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel Tart from Shugary Sweets
Triple Chocolate Nutella Cookies from The Sweet Chick
Nutella Gooey Butter Cake from TidyMom


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Pumpkin Nutella Muffins

There are certain days that I just want to forget…

…last week I had a few of those.
It seemed like everything that I baked just didn’t go right.
One cookie recipe I tried twice, and both times it flopped.
I’m really bummed because it sounds good, but I haven’t gotten the consistency right yet.

Then on Wednesday morning I was driving the kids to school,
and apparently I was in my own little world.
I looked ahead, saw that the light was green and no one was coming either direction.
Then I was distracted by the red flashing lights at the new gas station.
I even pointed it out to the kids and said something
about someone must have been speeding and got pulled over bright and early.

All of a sudden my son asked me why I wasn’t stopping.
The green light that I had seen, turned yellow, and then red,
all while I was gawking at the flashing lights.

At that point it was slam on the brakes and slide through the intersection…
or just keep on going and blow through the red light.
No one was coming, so I opted for the second choice.
The first thing my son said was, “I’m going to tell Dad.”
He couldn’t believe I ran a red light.
Not the thing I want him to see when he is just a few years away from a license himself!!!

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