No-bake Cheesecake: Procrasti-baking

Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts. But I’ve never baked one! I have, however, made no-bake cheesecake! One day, I will try a “yes-bake” cheesecake! Who can resist a buttery graham cracker crumb crust, a generous layer of creamy cheesecake and a delectably sweet, fresh blueberry drizzle? I added extra vanilla extract and vanilla bean paste to the cheesecake. It was exquisite!

The beginnings of the sauce:

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The final result:

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Original recipe found here:  http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/07/bake-cheesecake-bars-fresh-blueberry-sauce/

Success!

This was such an excellent, simple recipe, that I used it to inspire a new creation of my own. Behold, Julie’s No-bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake!

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No-bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
If you're a fan of cheesecake and peanut butter, you'll love this recipe!
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Crust
  1. 2 c. of crushed Oreo crumbs
  2. 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
Filling
  1. 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese
  2. 1 c. powdered sugar
  3. 2 c. (1 pint) of HEAVY whipping cream
  4. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 1 tsp. almond extract
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  7. 1/2 c. smooth peanut putter (or more, to taste)
Topping
  1. 12 large peanut butter cups, chopped into small pieces
Crust
  1. Using a food processor, blend Oreo crumbs and melted butter until well mixed.
  2. Press into an 8x8 pan or several smaller containers.
Filling
  1. Using a mixer with a whisk attachment, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Add heavy whipping cream, vanilla and almond extracts and peanut butter.
  3. Mix on medium-high for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Pour filling over the crust.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Sprinkle peanut butter cup pieces on top of cheesecake.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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Happy no-bake procrasti-baking!

Julie

 

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