No Bake Strawberry Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

So you forgot it’s Valentines day and are now looking for a quick fix. Or you got an impromptu potluck and need a fast and easy dessert that can satisfy demanding taste buds. Say no more!

This No-Bake Strawberry Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bar recipe can be done in 30 minutes for spontaneous gatherings and special occasions you may have overlooked. Your significant other, friends, and family will think you labored all night in the kitchen!

These cheesecake bars are a huge bestseller for kids and works well for baon, too. If nothing else, they’re also a great mainstay in the refrigerator for midnight raids. 😉

Strawberry Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 ½ cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake layer:

  • 2 cups cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup strawberry flavored milk
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin powder dissolved in
  • ¼ cup strawberry flavored milk
  • Pink food coloring as needed
  • 8 pieces chocolate sandwich cookies broken

Instructions

  1. Line a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together crumbs and melted butter until fully combined. Press crust mixture onto prepared pan. Refrigerate to set.
  3. In another bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Once mixture is smooth, add in strawberry flavored milk. Stir to combine.
  4. Dissolve gelatin powder in ¼ cup strawberry milk, let it bloom for a few minutes. Once bloomed, microwave in 10 second bursts until gelatin is melted.
  5. Fold in gelatin in cream cheese mixture.
  6. Take ¼ cup of the mixture and color with pink food coloring.
  7. Pour remaining cheesecake filling over cooled crust. Place dollops of the pink mixture then run a knife to make swirl patterns.
  8. Top with broken cookie pieces. Cover with cling wrap. Chill for an hour or until set. Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes

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