Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake

December 17, 2018mayurisjikoni
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The month of December, just becomes so different than the rest of the months. People start preparing for Christmas, people look forward to holiday time, people look forward to meeting up with family. Christmas season has been an exciting time for me since I was a little kid.

In primary school it was the excitement of bringing something from home to decorate the Christmas tree and something special to share with all in the class for the end of the term Christmas Party.

December also meant that we were required to go to the shop to help out as that was the busiest period of the whole year, did I mention it was a toy shop called Hobby Centre. We would be busy serving customers and when we closed the shop in the evening, time was spent wrapping presents. Huge orders were given by companies for their staff Christmas Party and their kids would be given toys or story books as gifts.

When I left for boarding school, it became a month when I would look forward to going home to be with my parents and the large family.

The festive look that the whole of Nairobi experiences, is not the same in Mombasa. Few places get decorated, hotels put up trees and decorations and that’s about all. However for me its a time when I get to celebrate my hubby’s birthday (Christmas baby) and now added to the list, my daughter’s wedding anniversary.

This week the FoodieMonday/Blophop group decided to make something special for Christmas. I know its still a few days away, but we decided to prepare the dishes early so our followers and friends can get an idea if to prepare something different for the Christmas party, lunches or dinners.

This time, instead of baking cakes, cookies or breads, I decided to make an easy peasy dessert. Everyone needs a bit of dessert especially when you’re celebrating and are in a festive mood. This dessert was also made to celebrate my daughter’s 2nd wedding anniversary.

When my son in law decided to visit us from Dubai, just for 4 days, he brought a selection of chocolates for hubby and me. Among them was my all time favorite Ferrero Rocher. I saved a few(more like hid them) before the family devoured them all. Making muffins or a dessert with Ferrero Rocher had been on my list for like ever! Here was the right opportunity and my daughter opted for dessert.

Lets get straight to the recipe without dillydallying too much. Its a great party pleaser, easy to make and can make them in individual containers so that its easy to serve.


Makes 6-8

For the Base:

100g ( about 1 cup cookie crumbs) digestive biscuits or cookies of your choice

2-3 tbsp melted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cocoa powder

For the Cheesecake:

250g (1¼ cup) cream cheese

200ml (1 cup) fresh whipping cream, chilled

3-4 tbsp powdered sugar

4 tbsp chocolate chips (dark or milk)

6-8 Ferrero Rocher, lightly crushed

For Topping:

6-8 Ferrero Rocher

½ cup chopped hazelnuts or nuts of your choice

Preparation of the base:

  1. Lightly crush the digestive biscuits. I prefer to use a rolling pin as I like the crumbs to be a bit coarse.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and mix well.
  3. Add melted butter and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture between 6-8 small glasses or bowls.
  5. Press it down lightly using a teaspoon.
  6. Put the glasses/bowls in the fridge till you get the cheesecake filling ready.

To prepare the cheesecake filling:

  1. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave oven or over hot water. Let it cool before you add to the mixture.
  2. Whip the fresh cream to a soft peak consistency.
  3. Add sugar to the cream cheese and whip till the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the melted chocolate and whipped cream. Whip lightly to mix.
  5. Add the crushed Ferrero Rocher and mix it into the cream cheese mixture lightly.
  6. Spoon the mixture on top of the base using a spoon or icing bag.
  7. Let the cheesecake chill in the fridge for 6-8 hours or till it sets.

To Serve:

  1. Sprinkle some chopped nuts on top.
  2. Top the cheesecake with a Ferrero Rocher and serve.


  • Instead of melted chocolate and crushed Ferrero Rocher, use Nutella (about 4-6 tbsp).
  • Can use cookies/biscuits of your choice.
  • I used cashew nuts and walnuts as I didn’t get hazelnuts.
  • For larger parties, its best to make mini portions.
  • Add sugar according to your taste. If your’e using Nutella add sugar accordingly.

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You may want to check out the following desserts:

Cherry Cheesecake

Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Phyllo Cheesecake Cups

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  • The Girl Next Door

    December 17, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Wow, what an innovative recipe! I love Ferrero Rocher, and I think I’ll love this too. 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 17, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      I’m sure you will Priya, Ferrero Rocher is my favorite too.

  • sizzlingtastebuds

    December 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Happy anniversary to your daughter and SIL, Mayuri ji ! My kids love that chocolate and this cheesecake looks very classy and doable ! Bookmarked to try soon:)

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 17, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani. When you make it please share a photo.

  • Nickki

    December 17, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my, these look delicious! Fererro rocher and cheesecake? I’m sold!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      🙂 🙂 you make me happy.

  • Claire Jessiman

    December 17, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Love the sound of these – so many great recipes around at the moment using sweet treats that really only appear at Christmas

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks Claire and that’s so true, so many sweet treats appear around festive season.

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    December 18, 2018 at 12:29 am

    I absolutely love ferrero rocher and your cheesecake looks delicious. I really like that you have served it in individual pots. It looks so sophisticated 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 18, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you so much Cat. I like serving cheesecake in individual pots.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    December 18, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Oh wow your description of cheesecake makes me drool. So innovative recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 18, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks Sujata.

  • kellie@foodtoglow

    December 19, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I can’t believe you were able to save some back to use in this recipe. I would have eaten them there on the spot! This really looks delicious 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Hahaaa I too would have, I’d done that before when I had bought them to use in muffins. This time just hid them.

  • FoodTrails

    December 19, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Best wishes for your hubby’s birthday and your daughter and SiLs marriage anniversary!! Indeed a time for celebrations at your place.. reading your post brought back so many Christmas memories for me too..especially of my school, and college.. whenever I see chocolates, I too start thinking how to use in my bakes and desserts😄!! Loved the idea of ferror rocher cheesecake ,will make it soon for my looks so delicious!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you so much Swati for the wishes and comment. Hope your kids love the dessert. Have a happy holiday.

  • SewWhite Sisley

    December 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    My two favourite things. Cheesecake and ferrero roche. YUM YUM YUM. I wouldn’t have been able to photography them. I’d be too tempted to eat them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks, I too just wanted to pick the Ferrero Rocher and eat it up.

  • Lucy

    December 20, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    These look so delicious and I love the idea of making the cheesecakes in little pots for entertaining. A great idea for Christmas that I might just have to try out this year!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 21, 2018 at 12:08 am

      Thank you so much Lucy. Easy to put together so please do try the recipe for Christmas. Merry Christmas.

  • Vidya Narayan

    December 21, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Mayuriji, your blog would be a good memoir for your children to know about you and your childhood stories, in particular. Loved reading your journey and memories of Christmas, when you were little. Also, wishing your daughter and SIL a very happy anniversary. The dessert must have knocked their socks off as the recipe is delicious and makes me wanna attempt too. The only flavour I like in cheesecake is this and blueberries and I havent made this in ages. Beautiful images!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Vidya, my blog is definitely like a diary too as I have a tendency to write about some important things and thoughts too. So yes, a good memoir for my kids. I love any flavored cheesecake, its my favorite dessert.

  • poonampagar

    December 23, 2018 at 9:30 am

    I am not sure if I could hide Ferrer Rocher..they are simply irresistible and a cheesecake using them must have tasted so delicious. Lovely presentation and photography di. Also liked the idea of making the cheesecake in individual glasses.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 23, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Thank you so much Poonam, resisting these chocolates was hard, so made it as soon as I could. Once tried to save them and couldn’t.

  • Veena Krishnakumar

    December 23, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Though I am not a great fan of ferroro rocher, TH epics are tempting me to make this. Brillient pictures’

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

      OMG, you’re the first person I’ve come across who doesn’t like Ferrero Rocher. You can add Nutella or any chocolate of your liking.

  • Sujata Shukla

    December 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Utterly decadent! Ferrero Rocher chocolates Cheesecake! These look right out the book Chocolat, so tempting and delicious. I have cream cheese in the fridge, surprisingly have not made anything from them before. Let me try my hand at this chocolate cheesecake dessert. So festive!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks Sujata for the lovely comment. Its easy to make, go ahead and try it. Once you make this cheesecake, making any cheesecake will be so easy.

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  • themadscientistskitchen

    December 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Wow! Mayuri I love the cheesecake. I am sure your family loved it especially your hubby. Belated birthday wishes to him and Happy anniversary to your daughter.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 29, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much Archana, we all really enjoyed the special dessert.

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  • Preethi Prasad

    January 6, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Ferrero Rocher cheesecake is so tempting and well presented. Such a wonderful treat.Bookmarking this awesome recipe to try it soon.Awesome share.I just love your write up.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 7, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. Please try out the recipe and its so easy.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    January 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake is quite interesting di !! Love the capture here 🙂 Awesome idea of including these chocolates here particularly 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Sasmita.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    February 2, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Seriously adddictive. i am not the biggest fan of cheesecake but this sure looks exciting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you so much Seema.

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    October 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Loving this no bake recipe. I am a chocolate and ferrero rocher fan and husband cheesecake fan, so this is the perfect recipe for me to try. Bookmarking this Mayuri

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much Renu.

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