9 New Twists on Cheesecake


9 new twists on cheesecake

Ready to hear the four tastiest words you’ve ever heard? It’s National Cheesecake Day! We are serving up 9 sweet and creamy ways to enjoy this classic dessert. Some of them even put a new twist on cheesecake. Today, fill your belly with this lovable treat from cheesecake popsicles to martinis–plus a few low-fat, guilt-free options too.

1. Nutella Swirled Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

nutella cheesecake bars

Cappuccino and Nutella–need we say more? This cappuccino cheesecake with a Nutella swirl is made with a mix of coffee yogurt and cream cheese.

2. Cherry Limeade Cheesecake

cherry limeade cheesecake

If you like tart and creamy then these cheesecake cupcakes are for you.

3. Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

strawberry cheesecake chimichangas

How could you not love cheesecake wrapped in a crunchy pastry and topped with strawberries for a Mexican inspired dessert?

4. Funfetti Cheesecake Pops

funfetti cheesecake pops

Funfetti brings a smile to our faces so we’re sure it does the same for you. These little bite size pops are dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate. We dare you to eat just one!

5. Samoa Cheesecake

samoa cheesecake

This is the closest thing to a classic cheesecake on our list. This dessert re-creates the beloved Girl Scout Samoa cookie with layers of caramel, chocolate and coconut and only takes about 5-10 minutes to bake.

6. Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicles

blackberry cheesecake popsicles

Cool off with these creamy fruit filled cheesecake popsicles that feel like three desserts wrapped in one.

7. Cheesecake Ice Cream

cheesecake ice cream

Deconstruct cheesecake by making a batch of cheesecake ice cream and serving with graham crackers and fruit. Cherries always make for good toppers!

8. Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini

pumpkin cheesecake martini

Don’t want to cook? Mix up a shaker of decadent cheesecake martinis and spice things up a bit more by flavoring it with pumpkin.

9. No Bake Pina Colada Cheesecake Shots (Coupons.com exclusive)

pina colada cheesecake shooters

Directions:

Crust: Mix two packets of graham crackers with 1/4 cup sugar and 6 tablespoons melted butter in a food processor.

Filling: Blend together two 8-ounce light cream cheese, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, zest of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons coconut milk and 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Optional: Add a splash of rum.

Place crushed graham cracker mixture in bottom of glass. Fill with cheesecake filling. Top with whipped cream, fresh pineapple and 1 teaspoon of toasted coconut.

Before you shop: SAVE 50¢ on ONE Philadelphia Cream Cheese! Another great dessert choice is a no-bake key lime cheesecake parfait! Make it with light cream cheese as well for less calories.

cheri_liefeldCheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen believes in celebrating life around the table. She is a recipe developer, cooking instructor and writer. She blogs over at Adventures In The Kitchen where she shares easy to make recipes, party inspiration and ideas for cooking with kids.

A native of Southern California her cooking is filled with fresh ingredients from local farmers markets and often served spicy.


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