RECIPE: Niamh’s Luscious Nutella Cheesecake

RECIPE: Niamh’s Luscious Nutella Cheesecake

Although most of my recipes take more of a healthy approach, it is important to understand thattreats can be part of a healthy diet, just once they don’t become too often! I had a lot of chocolatey fun making this recipe with my niece and nephews as a treat! Quite simple but involves biscuit bashing, melting, stirring, mixing, spooning, patience and sticky chocolatey fingers and faces! I hope you enjoy as much as we did making it!


300g dark chocolate digestive biscuits
120g butter
250g mascarpone
400g nutella

You can use a greased/non-stick springform based tin or simply a plate.


1.Place the biscuits in a strong bag that can be tied and can withstand the force of a rolling pin!(I use an empty breakfast cereal bag). Bash the biscuits using a rolling pin or other utensils until they form fine crumbs.Alternatively you could blitz the biscuits in a food processor/blender.
2.Melt the butter in a saucepan. Take off the heat and stir in the biscuit crumbs until well mixed.
3.Tip the biscuit mixture into the tin and press down firmly with the back of a spoon to make a smooth and even surface.
Place in the fridge to chill while making the filling.
4.Place the nutella and mascarpone in a mixing bowl and combine well together. It helps if the nutella has been heated gently beforehand.

  1. Spoon the nutella/mascarpone mixture on top of the biscuit base and place back in the fridge to chill for a 2-3hours or overnight.
  2. Eat as it is or decorate as you like!

In the past while I have been keeping busy doing online nutrition and healthy eating webinars.If interested please email: See my ‘Fun food’ and ‘Recipes’ albums on ‘Biabites’Facebook for other food ideas.Niamh Arthurs BSc, Msc, Registered Dietitian

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