Happy Tuesday, errybody! This weekend was my birthday and I planned on doing two things: napping and partaking in an ungodly amount of cheesecake. Cheesecake is to me what cookies are to Cookie Monster. Seriously.
A week ago, my sister sent me this video on Facebook of Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake and I immediately asked her to make it for my birthday lunch at my parents! (Fruity Pebbles is my FAVORITE cereal!) Thankfully, she obliged and its today’s Try It Tuesday!
Here’s what you need:
`4 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal, plus more for garnish
~1/3 cup melted butter
~1/4 teaspoon salt
~No Bake Cheesecake Mix by Jell-O (the original recipe calls for other ingredients, but we have folks in the family whose tummies can’t handle heavy whipping cream)
Process cereal in a food processor until it’s very fine. (Not like, “Dang, Benedict Cumberbatch is fine!” but like, “really small”.) Then, measure 2 1/2 cups of the cereal into a large bowl and set the rest to the side. Add the melted butter and salt to the cereal and mix well. Pour your crust into a pie pan and shape it to the pan, making sure to bring the mixture up the sides of the pan. Cover and freeze for about 15 minutes, or until firm.
Mix the no bake cheesecake according to the directions on the box, adding in the extra cereal. Pour into the pie crust and smooth. Place it back in the fridge for at least an hour.
When ready to serve, top with more cereal as a garnish. Then, dig in!
I REALLY liked this! I mean, its cheesecake and Fruity Pebbles—what’s not to like?! Not everyone shared my enthusiasm. Let’s just say I took almost an entire cheesecake home with me. (And I was not complaining!)
Have you ever tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!