Caramel Macchiato No-Bake Cheesecakes

Friday, May 23, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that not too long ago, coffee and I became friends again.  After quite a long hiatus, (18 weeks to be exact), my pregnant body decided it needed to try again.  So I made myself a nice tall iced decaf coffee and haven't looked back since.  Ahhh to be "normal" again!  

Since then I have had a coffee every day (decaf--quit judging me) and when I spoke with Tastefully Simple about today's post, I knew I had to try the Caramel Macchiato Frappe Drink Mix! Oh my word you guys, this stuff is heavenly.  The original use is to take the mix, combine it with ice and water in a blender and you have the most heavenly frozen coffee drink you will ever sip on.  I drink a lot of these, take my word for it!  

But, for today, I used the mix to make these adorable Caramel Macchiato No-Bake Cheesecakes.  They could not be easier (note: pregnant and tired) to make and they received rave reviews by my husband, sister and niece!  Here's how to make them

Start out with crushing a few Oreos.  I think the single-stuff Oreos would work better but let's be honest, you will only use about 8 and then have a package of single-stuff Oreos in your pantry?  Worthless.  Get the double-stuff.
I roughly crushed them like so, with my fingers in a plastic bag.  Set aside
Next you will need whipped cream cheese.  You could use regular cream cheese but this was so much easier to incorporate.  Use whatever you have on hand.
Plop it in the bowl
Next you will want to tear open this bag of heaven.  
Sprinkle in 5 tablespoons of the mix
And combine with the whipped cream cheese using a hand mixer.  You don't have to use a hand mixer it just yields a better consistency.
Next, you will need a tub o' whipped topping
Add that to the bowl as well, mix with the hand mixer.  Don't over mix this, you don't want to loose the fluff.
Then it is time to assemble.  Take a few of the Oreo cookie pieces and place them in the bottom of your jar
Layer in the caramel macchiato mixture (drooling…)
Next comes this amazing Creamy Caramel Sauce.  Seriously, I am not a huge caramel fan (I know right?) but this stuff is so good.  So good.  I actually tastes home made and doesn't have that weird from a jar caramel taste.  Love!
Pop the Creamy Caramel Sauce in the microwave (WITHOUT THE LID) for about 20 seconds so it is easier to drizzle.
Drizzle it over the caramel macchiato mixture
Top with a  little more whipped topping and a few more crushed Oreos.
And there you have it!  Fancy looking with minimal effort= happy pregnant lady.
Oh and it is also coffee flavored?  
Win! Win! Win!

Caramel Macchiato No-Bake Cheesecakes

8 Oreos (double or single-stuffed)
8 oz cream cheese (whipped cream cheese is easier to use)
5 tablespoons Caramel Macchiato Frappe Mix 
8 oz whipped topping (lite is okay!)
3 tablespoons Creamy Caramel Sauce

Start by crushing the Oreos in a plastic bag.  You don't want them pulverized, just crushed.  Set aside.

Add the cream cheese and Caramel Macchiato Frappe Mix into a large bowl, combine using a hand mixer for best results or by hand if you don't have one.  Add in all but about 1/4 cup of the whipped topping and mix again with the hand mixer.  Don't over do it, you don't want to loose the fluffy quality of the mixture.

Pop the Creamy Caramel Sauce into the microwave (without the lid on it) for about 20-30 seconds so it is drizzle-able.

To assemble, take about a tablespoon of the crushed Oreos and place them in the bottom of your jar.  Spoon in about two tablespoons of the caramel macchiato mixture on top of the Oreos.  Drizzle a few teaspoons of the Creamy Caramel Sauce over the top.  Spoon on a tablespoon of the reserved whipped topping and sprinkle with a few more crushed Oreos.

These can be served right away or chilled for later.


Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz

**DISCLAIMER:  As part of Project Simplicity, I was provided with product for this post as well as compensated for my time.  I however truly love these products and all opinions are my own.  As always, you cannot buy my love, baby.**

1 comment :

  1. Gosh, my mouth is watering just by looking at the pictures! The perfect dessert for summer


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