Last updated on February 6th, 2020 at 04:16 am
Want that rich, decadent dessert but think it’s too big? Try it in a small shot glass and you can indulge without loosening your belt! My Salted Caramel Nutella Cheesecake Shooters are the few perfect bites your need to satisfy your dessert craving!
Desserts in shot glasses are taking over the world, and Nutella too! I love everything about a dessert in a shot glass. The size, the portability, the endless combinations, the make ahead assembly, but really it’s the size that makes me swoon.
Dessert is to be considered a treat and not eaten all the time, considering how many things have sugar already in them, but I always feel like I need at least one bite of something sweet after I eat something savory.
It is a necessity! Like breathing, or drinking water, or watching the Oscars every year, it is a must do! My problem is that the desserts are always too big, the plates only have one thing on them, and never what I was really in the mood to eat.
I mean, who wants to be limited to JUST chocolate cake, or JUST vanilla ice cream?
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Dessert shooters solve all of these horrible problems! I recently did a shooter version of that amazing pie that I ate during Holy Week at church. Or should I say multiple pies…
That recipe is such a hit that I decided to do another shooter! This recipe contains not one, but two amazing flavors and is sure to please. Nutella AND Salted Caramel. Who doesn’t love these two things? Well, Brooks doesn’t like Nutella, but we will just overlook that one flaw he has.
I combined these flavors with cream cheese to balance out the sweetness and give it more of a cheesecake feel and consistency. I also used the graham cracker crumbs for a base!
Just like the Coconut Caramel Pie Shooters, you can use the pre-made caramel sauce, they even sell a salted version, and you can use the pre-made frozen whipped topping if you just completed arm day at the gym and can’t whisk your own from scratch. No judgment here…
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These shooters come together quickly, the layers can all be made ahead of time and assembled later, or you can assemble them now and place in the fridge for later!
I don’t recommend freezing the whipped topping unless you are already using the frozen brand.
When you’re in the mood for dessert, go small! These Nutella Salted Caramel Cheesecake Shooters are the perfect size for fun and to satisfy that post-savory craving.
- Graham Cracker Crumb Crust
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
Nutella Salted Caramel Filling
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- Whipped topping
- Chocolate Shavings
Prepare the graham cracker crumb crust
- Preheat the oven to 375F
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter.
- Toast the graham cracker crumbs at 375F for 6 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool.
Prepare the Nutella Salted Caramel Filling
- Mix the cream cheese, Nutella, and salted caramel sauce until fully incorporated.
- Fold in the whipped topping.
- Chill until ready to assemble.
Assemble the shooters
- Add 1 teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of the shooter glasses.
- Spoon or pipe the Nutella salted caramel filling from a plastic bag into the glasses.
- Top with whipped topping and garnish with chocolate shavings.
- Chill until ready to serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
*I don’t usually stray from Nutella (not a food that you can REALLY enjoy with the generic or BOBO version, but Jif now makes a Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread that is pretty good.)
If you use this instead of Nutella, just use the combined total of the Nutella and Salted Caramel sauce for the amount of Jif Spread. This would make it 3/4 cup of Jif instead of the 1/2 cup Nutella and the 1/4 cup Salted Caramel Sauce. I have made this recipe with the Jif spread and it’s identical to the version with Nutella.
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