Cheater Cheesecake: you’re just 2 minutes and 3 ingredients away from a delicious alternative to a piece of calorie-laden, high-fat cheesecake!
If you love cheesecake, but hate all the fat and calories that go along with it, you’re going to love this quick and easy Cheater Cheesecake recipe! It takes all of 2 minutes to put together, it’s a much healthier alternative to cheesecake itself, and it contains 3 very simple ingredients.
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!
Yesterday, one post that jumped out at me, was this gorgeous Canada Day/Fourth of July dessert from Glittering Muffins.
Doesn’t it look divine? Perfect for a summer family BBQ or Potluck!
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 Valerie’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!
For my Cheater Cheesecake, 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!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.