This recipe makes 3 four-inch mini cheesecakes! They're perfect to make for loved ones for a special occasion and can be enjoyed as individual-size cheesecakes or for 2 to share. If you're making it for a loved one, for let's say Valentine's Day, you still have 1 or 2 to share with a parent or child!
6 sheets of Graham Cracker, ground in food processor or blender (about 3 1/2 oz or about 3/4 cup ground)
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
1/2 cup Nutella, room temp.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup sour cream, room temp.
1 egg, room temp.
1/4 cup half & half (if you have heavy cream you can skip the butter)
1/2 cup (about 3 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
Optional- 1/4 tsp coffee grinds or instant coffee ( I love the subtle coffee taste in the ganache)
This last step is optional, but highly recommended! Make a beautiful chocolate ganache for your minis.
NOTE: If you do not want to make drips and you just want a thicker layer of chocolate on top of your cheesecake, add a Tablespoon at a time of your cream till you get the consistency you're looking for.
*Please note, the nutritional information does not include the chocolate ganache since it is optional.
Keywords: cheesecake, dessert, Nutella, hazelnut, chocolate, Valentine's, special occasion
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