Raspberry Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Whazup? Whazup, gals and guys? Sorry, sorry… I am late for today – I had to make another batch of my cheesecake to bring at today’s Fiesta Friday #68. As one of the co-hosts, I need to make the guests happy. Yes! Yes! Yo! I am co-hosting again with Justine @ Eclectic Odds N Sods.ย And of course, we have the FF Queen, Angie! ๐Ÿ˜€

Join us on this fun-filled party – click the badge below to join and you get to enjoy these Raspberry Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Fancy-looking cheesecake bars, but super easy to make. With Nutella and Raspberries? They are super divine!ย 

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Let’s talk about cheesecake… and understanding cheesecake.

I asked myself once – why do people like cheesecake? It tastes like yogurt. It’s kinda weird, but I don’t eat plain yogurt. That’s my thought about cheesecake because the first cheesecake I have tried is the New York Cheesecake which is some sort of, well, tangy-ish! Krispy Kreme’s New York Cheesecake Donut? Oh, I would not eat that. Ha! That was before I discovered that cheesecake is one of the most divine dessert you’d ever have.

After I’ve started a love affair with cheesecake, I’d want to make everything cheesecake. The amazing thing about cheesecakes? They look fancy, but they are super easy to make. You can make it plain. Add a swirl. Add fruits. And you have the most amazing dessert. ๐Ÿ˜€

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It was one of those days that I badly needed to eat cheesecake. There are so many delectable recipes, but the one from Sally was the first thing that caught my eye. Why not? It’s Sally! I just had this cheesecake with raspberries in mind so I added them and they came out scrumptious. Even my friend who is not a fan of cheesecake loved this one. So I am pretty sure that you will love this, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rasberry Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars @The Not So Creative Cook

Raspberry Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars

  • Servings: 16 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rasberry Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars @The Not So Creative CookCrust:

  • 1 ยฝ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Nutella, slightly warmed*

* It is necessary that you warm your Nutella especially when itโ€™s sitting in the pantry for long to make it easier to handle. To do this, you can either (1) prepare a bowl with warm water and let the Nutella jar sit there for about 15 minutes; or (2) you can put 1/3 cup Nutella spread in a small microwavable bowl and heat โ€“ check every 30 seconds. Itโ€™s just a small of amount of Nutella, so it would not take a long time.

You will also needย about a handful of Raspberries (depending on how much you want to put, but make sure not to over-do it). You can also leave out the Raspberries, but why would you?? ๐Ÿ˜›


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 8×8 square baking pan that has been lined with aluminum foil hanging on the sides. Set aside.

For the crust:

Turn the graham crackers into a fine crumb using food processor or blender. (Alternatively, this can be done using a ziplock bag and anything that you could use to break down the graham crackers.) Pour into the melted butter and sugar. Press into the line baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool while preparing the cheesecake filling.

For the filling:

  1. In a bowl, add cream cheese, egg, sugar, vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Pour the filling on top of the baked crust.
  3. Spoon 16 small dollops of Nutella on top of the filling. Run a knife or wooden skewer back and forth until you have a marble effect.
  4. Arrange your Raspberries on top and press them gently.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cheesecake has set up and the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool at room temperature and chill in the fridge for at least three hours before cutting. Store bars in a covered container inside the fridge.

Source recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

I hope you enjoy these heavenly treatsย and you get a chance to make it. Happy weekend!

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77 thoughts on “Raspberry Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars

  1. These are gorgeous Jhuls! You invited me to my first ever link party, Fiesta Friday so thank you so much for introducing me! My link party starts tomorrow and I am featuring this recipe as a thank you and also because they just look so scrumptious! I’d love it if you’d stop by and feel free to link any other recipes. Thanks, Alyce x http://www.theculinarymama.com

    1. That’s is so sweet of you, Alyce.
      I have checked out your linky party and I’d definitely join when I whip up something veggie-ish. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for inviting me as well. Hugs!

  2. Oh my Jhuls… this is to die for….. are you trying to convert us all? Absolutely delicious, all my favorite flavors in one dessert.. This is definitely going on my list pronto :). Great job co-hosting as always, thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I guessed you missed partying, eh? ๐Ÿ˜€ I am glad you came. Sorry to be just responding. I hope you have a great weekend ahead. xx

  3. Jhuls – these look and sound amazing! They look so professional with that swirly thing going on and the raspberries are just squigy and divine! I hope you brought plenty to go around – they are a hit for sure! Thanks for co-hosting and Happy Fiesta Friday!

  4. Wow! Beautiful cheesecake Jhuls! love how pretty the raspberries look in the swirls. Simple to make yet stunning. You’ve got me thinking about making cheesecake again now. Thank you for sharing! Happy FF! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Lili. I really appreciate you stopping by. These three are perfect match. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

    1. Yay! All hyper at FF party – I could imagine. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks a lot for stopping by, Chef Julianna. Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Looks mouth watering! I like cheese cakes anytime in any combination of flavours! This is the ultimate cheese cake with all my favourites in one! Great job, Jhuls!

    1. I am sure these beauties called your name when you enter the party. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  6. Hey Jhuls, perfect timing with this recipe, I have 2 pints of raspberries in the fridge I need to use, thanks for bringing these to the party:)

  7. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I love this Jhuls in a bar form and then with raspberries. I have a jar of nutella that I need to use and guess what, some raspberries. By the way I could not print out your recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for co-hosting – I get to do it next week.

  8. Seriously are you trying to give me a heart attack whilst co hosting with you the excitement is just too much i am on a bubbly and sugar high now. These look mmmm delish, how many can I have? hehe….

    Right, now I am off to go and spend sometime with my kids, they have been looking at all these dishes on the posts and I think they are expecting me to cook them…panic sets in lol x

    1. Do you think we need a doctor here? I am on a very hyper mode, too! Hahaha! You can have as much as you want. I keep some at Angie’s hiding place so we could still enjoy some while guests are gone. Ssshhhh!!!

      1. I think we might need restraining in a few days, but you know that song “who let the dogs out?” I imagine we are two hyper hounds running around the streets saying hi to everyone and trying to nick the glorious food they make hehe x

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