Cheater Cheesecake: this 2 minute dessert is a quick and easy alternative to cheese cake, and it’s lower in fat and calories too!
Let me tell you about the inspiration behind this 2 minute “Cheater Cheesecake”. Every Saturday, I invite kid-bloggers from all over the globe to share a favourite post or two on my facebook page. (If you haven’t popped over there on a Saturday, you really must! We had over 30 GORGEOUS arts, crafts, activities and recipes linked up there yesterday! And if you’re a blogger, feel free to pop over next weekend and share a kid-friendly post with us!).
Doesn’t it look divine? Perfect for a summer family BBQ or Potluck!
(I have Valerie’s permission to use her photo in my post)
Well, today, my hubby and I figured we’d better go out and get some fresh, field Strawberries before the season ended, so we came home with a couple of baskets-full, and I put together this super-easy, super-quick dessert for us tonight.
It was amazing! I had Val’s recipe in mind, but I didn’t have cool whip or graham crackers so I improvised with what I had on hand, and the results were delicious! I’m a sucker for cheesecake. It’s my all-time favourite dessert EVER, and that’s what this dessert reminded me of, but it was a lighter, more refreshing version. Lower in fat and calories, but really, REALLY good!
Here’s what I used:
- vanilla yogurt
- strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
- “Dad’s” oatmeal cookies, crushed (1.5 cookies per bowl)
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That’s IT! I scooped some yogurt into some cute, little parfait bowls, dropped in a handful of whole blueberries and raspberries and a few sliced strawberries, sprinkled it all with the crushed oatmeal cookies (which I’d placed in a sandwich bag and crushed with my hand). Then I finished with a couple more berries.
How easy is that? And it was CRAAAZY good. And such a healthy alternative to real cheesecake. I would actually serve these to company. And you can bet I’ll be making them a few more times for us before the rest of the strawberries are gone!