Nutella® Swirled Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 3 hr 45 min
Servings: 32

This easy cream cheese bar swirled with Nutella® spread on a chocolate chip cookie crust will be a chocolate lover’s favourite.


  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies (24 cookies)
  • 2 packages (250 g each) brick-style cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Nutella® hazelnut spread with cocoa


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Evenly place cookies in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over baked crust.
  3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave hazelnut spread uncovered on High 10 to 20 seconds to soften. Drop teaspoonfuls of spread on cream cheese mixture. With knife, carefully swirl spread into top of cream cheese mixture
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Softening cream cheese is easy; just microwave unwrapped cream cheese on microwavable plate uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds.