Layers of hazelnut, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate chip cookie crumb, brownie bits and cream. An incredibly delicious dessert.
These are the perfect, “make in advance dessert”, almost like mini triffles. You can make these in cute little (mason) jars or glasses, perfect for a dinner party or to take along as a gift. Since they can be made ahead, there is no last minute fiddling about when you have guests over. Maybe serve these chocolate hazelnut cheesecake pots for your Thanksgiving dinner.
- 4 chocolate chip cookies
- 3/4 cup/180 ml. full fat natural unsweetened Greek yoghurt
- 6.7 oz. / 200 ml natural cream cheese
- 1 cup/240 ml. Whipping cream
- 5 oz. /140 gr. Dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tbsp./ 30 ml. rice syrup or sugar
- 2 tsp./10 ml. Instant gelatine powder
- 2 tsp./10 ml. vanilla paste or 1 tsp extract
- 2 tbsp. 30 gr. hazelnuts chopped
- 2 squares of brownie, store bought or homemade
- 4 x drizzle of caramel, from a bottle
Place four glasses or jars on your kitchen counter, divide the chocolate chip cookies over the glasses by breaking them in pieces. Drizzle in a little caramel over the cookies in each glas.
Chop chocolate into very small pieces. Heat a small saucepan over low heat and add three tablespoons of the whipping cream, heat up but do not let it boil over low/medium heat. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Let sit, covered for five minutes, then gently stir to combine.
Make sure your yoghurt and cream cheese are at room temperature. Place yoghurt and cream cheese in a bowl and add the one tablespoon of rice syrup or sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat by hand until smooth and combined well.
Pour the melted chocolate into the yoghurt very slowly and mixing constantly with a whisk until very well combined, set aside.
Beat the whipping cream with the remaining rice syrup or sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff and add gelatin powder and set aside.
Now you can layer your pots. On top of the cookies and caramel start layering chocolate cream cheese mixture, brownie pieces, whipped cream, drizzle of caramel and chopped hazelnuts. Repeat with another layer and ending with some cream. Then decorate with some extra chopped chocolate or brownie pieces. Cover and chill for at least two hours. These can be made a day in advance. Enjoy!