Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nutella S'mores Cheesecake Cups

All the best of the s'mores you've loved since childhood.....with the delicious additions of cheesecake and Nutella!
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?


One of my only memories of camping as a child was when I was around 5 years old and my parents took our family of 6 on a camping trip around the state. Since I was so young, my memories are vague, but the 3 things I remember for sure are whistles, grapes, and Oreos. Whistles because that's what my parents got each of us for the trip....and grapes & Oreos because that's what got us through the night!



I'm not sure which night it was (the first? the last?) but one night of our trip was a rainy disaster. We had just gotten to the camp site when it started to rain, and the rain didn't stop until sometime the next morning. Somewhere in the chaos of pitching the tent and unloading the sleeping bags and finding buckets to catch the drips (our tent definitely had a few leaks)....my parents had the wherewithal to find food for their 4 now ravenous kids. Granted, the only food they were able to find was grapes, Oreos, and a pitcher of lemonade, but it was enough to get us through the night!


Maybe that night explains why one camping trip is all I remember taking. (After that, my parents said forget it!!) Too bad, because camping is so fun! Not that I've ever taken my kids camping...(hey, I'm not crazy!) But I have been camping since childhood, and I know that there's nothing better than sitting around a campfire late at night, talking, laughing, roasting marshmallows, and, of course, eating s'mores!


We've been tossing around the idea of a summer camping trip (someday)....but until we work up the nerve, I've decided to start making a different type of s'mores - s'mores in a jar! And not just s'mores, but Nutella cheesecake s'mores - the kind that make you forget about all the other s'mores you've ever had. Not that it's hard to do when your parents have never taken you camping....(sorry kids!) But not so sorry, because this is one delicious little treat, made purely out of guilt. So I guess what I really should be saying is, "You're welcome." (Did I hear a "thank you?")


Nutella S'mores Cheesecake Cups
1 1/8 c. graham cracker crumbs
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 1/8 c. Nutella
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
12 oz. (1 1/2 bricks) cream cheese
1 1/2 c. marshmallow fluff
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 graham crackers, broken in half
6 wide-mouth half pint mason jars

1. Add 3 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs and 1 Tbsp butter to each mason jar. Microwave 30 seconds or until butter is melted; stir and press down to form the crust.
2. Top crust with 3 Tbsp. Nutella and 1 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips.
3. In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer 2 minutes. Divide evenly into mason jars, approx. 1/3 cup in each.
4. Top each jar with 1/2 graham cracker, broken in pieces, and leftover chocolate chips.

Enjoy!



Be sure to check out some of my other delicious summer treats!












Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling...
I hope you feel right at home!
-Cathy

29 comments :

  1. OMG!!!! These look sinfully delicious!!!!!
    Angela
    http://lemoinefamilykitchen.blogspot.com

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  2. This looks so totally awesome! Pinning!!

    Natashalh

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  3. I do have a memory of at least one other camping trip we took. You were the youngest at the time. You were so young that you were crawling around the campsite. What mom wouldn't love that! I also remember someone losing a toothbrush in the dirt that trip.
    These s'mores look very civilized and delicious. ☺

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  4. I am not a big fan of camping. We've only taken the kids once and unfortunately for me, they loved it! So we'll have to go again I suppose. Maybe I could just make this and the whole family would be completely satisfied!

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  5. Those definitely sound ridiculously delicious! Definitely want to try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  6. Wow this looks fantastic. S'mores are the highlight of my summer! And I'm not a big fan of camping either. My hubby wanted to when we got married and I said only in a camper with running water and electricity!!

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  7. I am SO NOT a camper but I LOVE s'mores!!! And Nutella?! Sold. I can't wait to try these. Guaranteed my boys will devour them. Thanks for sharing Cathy!

    ~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

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  8. What an awesome idea to combine Nutella, S'mores, and cheesecake!!! They look great!

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  9. OMG!!! Drooling and licking the screen over here. Love the combination of Nutella, cheesecake, and s'mores. Probably the most perfect combination ever! Pinning this now and making soon! :)

    krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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  10. NOM NOM NOM. These look wonderful, Cathy! Pinning and sharing on social media. Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  11. Yum!! These look like a great dessert! What's not to like? I can't wait to try these!

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  12. These look amazing! Pinning this for sure. Saw these on inspiration monday.
    Jackie
    www.delectablydomestic.com

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  13. Hi this recipe looks so yummy! I saw it on cupcake-n-bake.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. I am not sure what I like better, the dessert or that it is in a little Ball jar! I have fallen in love with these types of little desserts.

    Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Party! See you next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  15. These look ridiculously divine! Found you via BruCrew Life's Time to Sparkle. Definitely pinning this one...thanks so much for the recipe!

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  16. I need to make these asap! I have been on such a S'mores kick lately too. ;) Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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  17. Ooh those look so incredibly good! And perfect for summer, too! I popped over from Lil' Luna--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  18. What a fabulous idea! Pinning and can't wait to try :)

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  19. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I am hoping you won't mind that I will share your link and photo in a post that will go live on Thursday.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  20. This looks AMAZING! Yum. Pinning this for future reference!

    Allison

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  21. Ohhh these look just heavenly!!!!! All the layers look so delicious!!!! YUM!!!

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  22. I love!! that you put them in Mason Jars. I am a jar and bottle fanatic! (o-0)

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  23. These look divine!!! Can't wait to try them! Pinning them now in pinterest!

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  24. Hi Kathy! These look so delicious and love that they are in Mason jars! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! We love having you join us and will be pinning to our party board. Have a fantastic weekend and hope to see you next weekend! Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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  25. These look so outrageously good! I love s'mores, and was just thinking I needed to do a riff on one with Nutella. I love rich and creamy layered desserts like this.

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  26. Adorable and I'm sure delicious... perfect for summer gatherings! I'm so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week... this week I'm co-hosting a HUGE bash with 2 other bloggers! Come on over http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com and share again! xoxo~ Ruthie

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  27. Mmmmmm!! I love nutella - these look amazing! pinned!

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