i feel like you could make a grilled cheese with macaroni and cheese as the inside of it
Nutella Cheesecake Layer Bars
- 8 Chocolate Graham Crackers
- ½ Stick Unsalted Butter, melted
- 16 oz. Cream Cheese, at room temperature
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- ½ C. Granulated Sugar
- ¼ + 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- ¼ C. Nutella
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Butter an 8 x 8 baking pan and line with parchment paper, making sure that the parchment is well pressed in the corners. Set aside.
In a food processor, pulse chocolate graham crackers until they become crumbs (like bread crumbs). Add in melted butter and pulse until moistened. Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake crust in the center of the oven until set, about 12 minutes. Set aside and cool.
Clean out the food processor. Add cream cheese, eggs, sugar, ¼ C. heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Pulse until smooth. Put 2/3 of the cream cheese mixture in a bowl and set aside. Add Nutella and 1 Tbsp. of heavy cream to remaining 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture in the processor. Pulse until smooth.
To assemble, spread the vanilla cheesecake mixture over the cooled graham cracker base, being careful not to disturb the crust. Pour Nutella cheesecake layer on top of vanilla layer and spread evenly. Bake on the center rack of the oven for about 35 minutes, or until the center jiggles slightly. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a cooling rack. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
When ready to serve, lift bars out of the pan by lifting up the parchment paper (it should release easily). Slice into 16 squares and serve.
Yields 16 Squares
Random Recipe of the Day: Pistachio and White Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are amazing and ridiculously easy to make. The recipe comes from Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess.
150g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
125g white sugar
100g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g ground pistachios
125g whole pistachios
125g white chocolate, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
2. In a bowl, cream the butter and the sugars together
3. Add vanilla and egg, then flour and baking soda
4. When a smooth and thick dough forms, add the pistachios and chocolate
5. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheet
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes