Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BEAT THE HEAT NO-BAKE GANACHE COVERED OREO SQUARES

RECIPE TIME!! "NO-BAKE" TO BEAT THE HEAT!!

Crust
1 1/2 c. graham cracker CRUMBS
1/4 c. light brown sugar
7 T. melted butter
EXTRA OREOS, BROKEN INTO LARGER PIECES

Combine graham cracker crumbs with sugar. Add butter and when combined, press into the pan you are using. At this point i laid the extra Oreo chunks right on top of the graham crust as a nice surprise layer!!! Now set aside while u make the filling.

PAN CHOICES: I used a williams sonoma pan that had 12 individual square compartments with removable bottoms. You could use a 9 inch springform. (I am thinking this would probably also work in a 9x13 dish lined with nonstick foil or in cupcake liners, right?)

WHIPPED CREAM CHEESECAKE FILLING

2 ¼ c. heavy cream

16 oz. cream cheese, softened

2/3 c. sugar

½ tsp. salt

1 c. Oreos, crushed

Instructions:

Beat heavy cream until medium peaks. Set aside. In a different bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, salt until well combined and smooth! Add this mixture to the heavy cream and beat until combined. Carefully stir in the Oreos. Place your filling on top of your crust or crusts (depending on pan choice).

Refrigerate 7 hours or even better ....overnight! (STOP YELLING-SORRY!!!!! It will be worth the wait!!)

Once your bars are cut-or popped out of individual pans it's time to add the ganache!!!! I like to pop them in the freezer while making the ganache. In fact, i think these are delish served frozen!!!!

GANACHE
2/3 c. dark chocolate chips (ghiradhelli yum!)
2 T. heavy cream
4 T confectioner's sugar
2-3 T. warm water
Instructions:

Place chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl and microwave just 30 seconds or so until melty. Stir to combine. Add the sugar and stir. Add the water slooooowly until you reach a pouring consistency and slowly pour over the tops of your cheesecakes!!! I store mine in the freezer!!!

5 comments:

Nicola said...

Oh, my. These sound fantastic! No-bake recipes are so needed in this heat. Pinned!

Camille said...

YUM!! Pinning and plotting when I can make this! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Wednesday!

The Cooking Actress said...

This looks amazing and delicious!

DANIELLE said...

THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR PINNING IT-AWESOME!!!

Jocelyn said...

Those sounds super incredible!! I love the extra hidden oreos!!! Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday...I am sharing these:-)

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