Nutella Topped Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecakes

I make too many sweets and am addicted to sugar…..hence another Valentine’s Day recipe! I think Valentine’s Day is coming dangerously close to my favorite holiday because it is directly linked in my head to chocolate. So, be warned! Enter with caution.

Remember over Halloween when I made a similar version to these little babies? Well, here is the Valentine’s Day version. Just as simple and quite possibly more delicious. I used the double chocolate oreos for the base and simply added a touch of cocoa powder and red food coloring to the cheesecake batter. Simple enough, right? Then you bake and top with nutella! These are tasty little devils!

And, I was feeling ambitious on the day I made these, so here are a bunch of photos documenting the process! Seriously so easy!

Nutella Topped Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecakes
yield: 12
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Ingredients:

12 Chocolate Oreos
1-8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
red food coloring
1/2 cup nutella

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line cupcake pan with paper liners and place 1 oreo in the bottom. Set aside.

In large bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar together until combined. Stir in cocoa, vanilla, egg and red food coloring until smooth and desired color. Spoon batter over oreos so cups are filled 2/3 way full approximately.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set completely. Cool to room temperature and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

For serving, remove paper cupcake liner and place on platter. Microwave nutella in heat-proof bowl to thin out and make more spreadable. Spoon over cheesecakes and spread to cover the top completely.

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24 Responses to “Nutella Topped Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecakes”

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    Sarah — February 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I JUST bought a jar of nutella yesterday at the store with the thought “I should really bake something with this.” What perfect timing!

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    Avril — February 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    My goodness could this treat be any better?!? I’m in love with the idea of these little treasures!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    ~avril :-)

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    Katelyn W. — February 9, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    OMG these are sooo cute. My mom is making the Heart-Shaped Brownie Cheesecake Truffles though. They look good! =)

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Fantastic Valentine treat!

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    mickey — February 10, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I love these! They are so cute, love them for Valentine’s Day too :)
    mickey

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    Sparkles — February 10, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Holy cow! I made a double batch of these tonight for my Wednesday Game Night and wow! They are nearly all gone, I had to hide a few to take to work with me tomorrow! Amazing recipe! I can’t wait to make the heart brownie truffles this weekend!
    *thumbs up*

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    Marilyn Brennan — February 10, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Toooo fun and cute! Delectable little devils…

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    Katrina — February 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    These seriously couldn’t be any cuter!! I love them to pieces.

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    klutzy kate — February 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I think I have to make these! I am not a big oreo fan, but the man here loves them and he would love these!

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    melissa @IWasBornToCook — February 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    These look delicious. My husband would love them. Maybe I need to add a second dessert to the V-day menu…?

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — February 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    You are kidding me!?!? These look so so so so good! Wow! How creative!

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    Brittany — February 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Oh man! These are dangerously good! I made them yesterday and my husband and I LOVED them! They are so simple to make too! who knew?

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    Amy — February 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Wow!
    I made a double batch for my work potluck today… and everyone was raving about how delicious they were. I gave your website address to 4 people!
    Thank you.

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    Kerry-Lee Faulkner — March 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Lauren,

    Amy brought these Oreo desserts to work for a potluck and they were a HUGE hit. I am going to make them sometime as well. I looked up your recipe for meatballs because there is a church potluck this Sat. and I’m going to make them. I haven’t had much time to expore your site but I have a feeling it is going to be a life-saver for me – as someone who, shall we say, is certainly not a creative or inspired cook. Thank you! As cooking is not my forte, your website is especially amazing to me!

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    Vyvacious — October 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Wow! These look so good!! I found these through Red Mango’s Facebook page :P Can’t wait to try them!

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    Atiqah — March 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Just made them yesterday and it’s all gone. Love it. Thanks for recipe!

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    Akshatha — November 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Hey.
    I absolutely adore adore ADORE your mini oreo cheesecakes.
    But unfortunately for me, I don’t eat eggs and I don’t have an oven.
    I know! My life is just about… ugh.
    Please tell me if you do have any recipe that makes yummy treats without an oven and eggs and is just as yum?

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    • Lauren — November 21st, 2013 @ 11:48 am

      Try no-bake cheesecakes or no-bake cookies! Both are delicious!

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