Step 1 : Toast the hazelnuts

Toss the nuts in a little coconut oil and roast them in the oven until they turn a golden/darker brown.

Step 2 : Pulse in food processor

Pulse the toasted hazelnuts and remaining crust ingredients in a food processor until it begins to stick together.

Step 3 : Press into pan

Transfer the crust to the pan and press gently with the back of a measuring cup or spoon. Bake in oven then set aside.

Step 4 : Melt the chocolate

Melt your chocolate on the stove. Set the chocolate aside to cool a bit while you prepare the rest of the cheesecake filling.

Step 5 : Prepare the filling

Prepare the cheesecake filling and fold in the melted chocolate.

Step 6 : Bake!

Bake the cheesecake in the oven. Gently nudge the pan with an oven mitt to check if it's done. If it jiggles a tad like jello, then it's done!

Step 7 : Top with chocolate ganache

Prepare the chocolate ganache and pour over top of the cheesecake. Level off the top with an uneven spatula.

Top with chopped hazelnuts and enjoy!

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