One of my favorite desserts, ever, has to be Jell-o's No-Bake cheesecakes. It's so easy and so delicious, it's a definite go-to when I want a treat after dinner. Jell-o has at least four different options for you to choice from: plain ol' cheesecake, strawberry, cherry and Oreo. Oreo is my favorite because, well, it's freaking OREO. I picked up a box at Safeway for about $4 but instead of making a cheesecake, I made 12 personal, "single-serving sized" Frozen Oreos Cups.
The recipe is on the back of the box, at the very bottom, almost like they're trying to hide its awesome goodness. Here's what you'll need:
1 package of Oreo no-bake cheesecake mix
1 1/3 cup of milk
4 tbsp of butter, melted
10 extra Oreos cookies, crushed (optional)
12 paper cupcake cups
1 cupcake tin
1 medium bowl
2 small bowls
An electric mixer
|Nice & fluffy, makes a stiff peak|
Step 2: In a medium bowl, add 1 1/3 cups milk and the #2 package form the Oreo mix. This is your filling. Mix for 30 seconds on low speed with an electric mixer. Then mix for 3 minutes on medium speed. You want your filling to form nice, stiff peaks.
|Packaged cookie pieces. I added 7 extra Oreos.|
Open bag #3 from the Oreo mix & set aside 1/2 cup of crumbs. Add the rest of the cookie crumbs (and about 7 of those optional Oreos cookies) to the filling and mix thoroughly. Spoon filling into the cups.
Step 3: With the 1/2 cup of reserved cookie crumbs and the rest of your additional Oreo cookies (about 3), add some cookie crumbs to the top of each mini-cheesecake. Freeze for 2 hours.
|Ta-da! An almost-ice-cream cheesecake-in-a-cup!|
2 hours may seem like a long time to wait for dessert but if you make them before you start cooking dinner, they'll be perfect. Or you can do it like I do & make them after dinner, wait til the kids have a bath & go to bed and enjoy one all by yourself, without having to share the tiniest bite.