Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars

Rich and Creamy Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars. Layered with a buttery graham cracker crust and a generous amount of Nutella!

Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars

When it comes to dessert cheesecake is always my favorite. I especially love cheesecake bars because they are easier to eat and to make!

These Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars are rich, creamy and smooth. I made the filling with just 4 ingredients: cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla. That’s it!


These bars start with a buttery graham cracker crust. You can use sleves of graham cracker or pre crushed graham cracker crumbs like I did (I notice these stay fresh longer).


And you can’t go wrong with adding a little Nutella! Before the cheesecake goes in the oven I melted the Nutella for 15 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to spread.


The hardest part about these Cheesecake Bars is waiting for them to cool. I like to make these bars the night before to give them plenty of time to cool down in the fridge.


This recipe makes 9-16 bars depending on how big you slice them. Enjoy!

Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 -16 bars
Rich and Creamy Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars. Layered with a buttery graham cracker crust and a generous amount of Nutella!


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup nutella slight warm (I microwave mine for 15 seconds)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Combine graham cracker, butter and sugar in a small bowl. The texture should be similar to wet sand.
  • Press the crust into the prepared pan and bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of the oven and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile assemble the cheesecake filling. Beat cream cheese in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  • Add in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. Make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Spoon slightly warmed Nutella on top. Using a butter knife to swirl the Nutella into the cheesecake batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.
  • Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour and place in the refrigerator to cool completely. I usually leave it in overnight.
  • To serve cut into squares. I cut mine into 9 but you can make smaller squares of 16.
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 859IU17%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Cheesecake, Dessert, Nutella Swirled Cheesecake Bars


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