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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

I must admit, I’ve never made a cheesecake before and I’m kinda scared to attempt it.  But I was having a friend over for dinner last night and I wanted to make a yummy dessert to go along with my favorite dinner, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, Parmesan Roasted Green Beans, and hush puppies.  I actually made my hush puppies from scratch last night, but wasn’t really pleased with them, so I have some work to do to come up with a better hush puppy.

But back to the dessert….I came across a no bake chococlate cheesecake that looked easy enough.  I mean, really, can you mess up a no-bake cheesecake?  I figured if anyone could, I could.  But I gave it a whirl and it turned out perfect, so I had to share it!

I did cheat and buy a graham cracker crust.  I have had bad experiences in the past trying to make graham cracker crust and since I was making this for guests, I wanted to be sure it would be good.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups Cool Whip

1 graham cracker crust

Chocolate syrup for drizzle, optional

Additional Cool Whip for topping, optional

Beat cream cheese with mixer till smooth and creamy, then add cocoa and beat till well blended.  Add vanilla, blend again. Slowly add powdered sugar and continue blending cream cheese mixture.

Once well mixed and creamy, fold in whipped topping until color is uniform. Pour into graham cracker crust  and let chill for 1-2 hours. Top with Cool Whip or drizzle with chocolate syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was so yummy and definitely not diet-friendly.  You could opt for the 1/3 less fat or fat free cream cheese and the Light or fat-free Cool Whip as well.  But sometimes you just have to splurge!!  It is very hard to eat just one slice of this, but it is very rich, so start off with a thin slice!!

Let me know if you get a chance to make this and how you like it!  It was so easy and good, I will definitely be making this again and again!!

Happy cooking,

Lori

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

Sopapilla Cheesecake

I went to a Mom’s Night In with our playgroup last night and we had so much fun!  We each brought something and sat around talking, eating, drinking margaritas, and making cute little crafts for our kids’ rooms. 

 

 

I know it isn’t food related, but I had to show off my cute little craft for Cheyenne’s room that I made at Mom’s Night last night.  Isn’t it cute?? 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, onto the awesome dessert I took last night that was loved by all and didn’t last long at my house once the remains came home. 

Sopapilla Cheesecake

-3 cans pillsbury butter crescent rolls
-2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
-1 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 cup butter (melted)
-Cinnamon & sugar

Unrolled and spread 1 & 1/2 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took the suggestion on the website that I got this recipe from that said you can use just 2 cans of crescent rolls instead of 3.  When I unrolled the first tube of dough, it pretty much covered the bottom of my 9 X 13″ pan.  Then the other tube covered the top too, but you have to kind of stretch it out a little and pinch the seams. 

This was so delicious.  Not healthy in any way, but yummy and everyone that ate some loved it!  Cheyenne said it was yummy in her tummy!! 

Let me know if you make this and let me know how you like it!! 

Happy Cooking,

Lori

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Sweets & Treats

 

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