Chocolate Double Nut Caramel Ladyfinger Torte (No Bake)

READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2
    (3 ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • 1
    (13 ounce) jar nutella, hazelnut spread
  • 20
    caramels, wrapped
  • 13
    cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • 1 12
    cups chopped pecans
  • 13
    cup confectioners' sugar (for a sweeter taste use 1/2 cup)
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2
    tablespoons Creme de Cacao (can add a tablespoon more)
  • 2
    cups whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • 3
    (1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
  • 3
    tablespoons confectioners' sugar (or to taste)

DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare a 9-inch springform baking pan.
  • Microwave chocolate chips on HIGH until melted, stirring every 30 seconds; cool 5 minutes and set aside.
  • Split the ladyfingers, then stand the halves around the edges of the 9-inch springform pan (placing the rounded sides of ladyfingers against the pan).
  • Line the bottom of the pan with the remaining ladyfingers (reserving any remaining ones for other uses).
  • Spread the Nutella spread evenly over the ladyfingers on the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook the caramels and 1/3 cup whipping cream in a medium heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly JUST until melted; remove from heat and stir in chopped pecans until coated.
  • Spoon the caramel/nut mixture evenly over the Nutella spread in the pan.
  • In a medium bowl beat 1/3 cup confectioners sugar with softened cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy about 4 minutes) then add in the Creme de Cacao; beat until blended, then add in the melted chocolate chips.
  • Beat the remaining 2 cups whipping cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until stiff; fold into the cream cheese mixture, then spoon evenly over the caramel mixture in the pan.
  • Shave the baking squares using a veggie peeler evenly on top, then sprinkle with about 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar (or to taste).
  • Chill for 3 hours before serving.
  • Delicious!