Snickers No Bake Cheesecake in a Jar: Perfect for Picnics!

Snickers No Bake Cheesecake in a Jar: Perfect for Picnics!

Snickers No Bake Cheesecake in a Jar: Perfect for Picnics!

 

We had a lovely summer meal on the deck last night: BLTs with garden fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob, and bing cherries. And to top it all off, this delectable dessert was ready in the fridge beckoning to us in the middle of the week, smack dab during hump day.

Needless to say, we ate it. (Why is “nonetheless” allowed to be one word, but “needless to say” has to remain all formally separated? Do the words not get along? Just ponderin’.)

There’s no fighting the call of this dessert.

It will win.

Every time.

It’s simply irresistible!

Last year we went to Ravinia, Chicago’s version of a concert and picnic venue, twice with different groups of friends, and both times happened to be in the same week. I made this Snickers heaven-in-a-jar dessert both times because A. it’s delicious, and B. it’s easily portable. We placed the jars in a cooler on wheels and rolled in right on in. And, in case you’re wondering, James Taylor and an aging version of Hall and Oates sound even better while eating a delectable dessert.

You construct it right in the jar. I usually use small Mason jars, but go ahead and use whatever jar you’d like. Then you screw on the lid, stick the jars in a cooler, and you’re good to go!

Last night I made this size for me:

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: A mini version for me.

 

And while it looks gigantic . . .

 

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. . . in reality, it was really not much larger than a shot glass. And it satisfied my craving. Snickers does that, you know.

Jame got the small, 8 oz. mason jar size, which was over twice the size of mine.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: A mid-sized version for Jame.

 

Logan got the “couples” jar, named by me due to the fact that it would be a perfect size for a couple to share on a picnic. Logan is going to share the other half with himself again tomorrow night.

How romantic.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: And a couples-sized version for Logan

 

And Spence got . . . oh, never mind. He’s still AWOL.

WAAAAHHHH!!!

Oh, how I miss my boy!

Moving on.

After I made these three Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear-sized desserts, I took the remainder of the contents and made a large tub o’ Snickers fun for a generous friend. This time, however, I mixed in broken Oreos as well as Snickers, increasing the yum factor 10-fold.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: A tub of an Oreo-infused version for a friend.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: A tub of an Oreo-infused version for a friend.

 

Enough about the presentation, though. Here’s how you actually make it!

Recipe courtesy of: raininghotcoupons.com

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 12 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups crushed Oreo Cookies
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 24 Fun Size Snickers cut in 6th’s
  • Caramel topping

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Ingredients

 

Directions:

Beat together cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar until creamy.

In a large bowl whip the heavy cream until peaks form.

Fold 2/3 of whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Mixing the cream cheese and whipped cream.

 

Transfer to the corner a large zippered bag and cut off corner for piping into jars.

Melt butter and add to crushed Oreo cookies.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Mixing the crushed Oreos and melted butter.

 

Place a layer of crushed Oreos in the bottom of each jar and tamp down.

Pipe in cheese cake mixture into each jar.

Distribute 1/6th of the candy into each cheesecake mixture, reserving 2-3 for the top of each

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Lining the jar with Snickers pieces.

 

Wipe down any streaks above the level of the mixture with damp paper towel.

Transfer the remaining whipped cream to the corner a large zippered bag and cut off corner for piping into jars.

Pipe a layer of whipped cream into each jar.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Adding a layer of whipped cream.

 

Drizzle the top with caramel topping.

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Drizzling caramel sauce on top.

 

Insert a couple of the candy pieces into the whipped cream as a garnish. And then candy. And then caramel. And candy. And caramel. (Someone please stop me!)

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar: Adding more Snickers and caramel. Oh. My.

 

Here’s the printable version:

 

Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar!

Serves 6
Prep time 30 minutes
Website raininghotcoupons.com

Ingredients

  • 8oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 12oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups Oreos (crushed)
  • 24 fun size Snickers (cut into 6ths)
  • caramel topping
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

Step 1
Beat together cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar until creamy.
Step 2
In a large bowl whip the heavy cream until peaks form.
Step 3
Fold 2/3 of whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
Step 4
Transfer to the corner a large zippered bag and cut off corner for piping into jars.
Step 5
Melt butter and add to crushed oreo cookies.
Step 6
Place a layer of crushed Oreos in the bottom of each jar and tamp down.
Step 7
Pipe in cheese cake mixture into each jar.
Step 8
Distribute 1/6th of the candy into each cheesecake mixture, reserving 2-3 for the top of each
Step 9
Pipe a layer of whipped cream into each jar.
Step 10
Drizzle the top with caramel topping.
Step 11
Insert a couple of the candy pieces into the whipped cream as a garnish.

Written by Becky


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14 Comments
  • Kristie says:

    How creative Becky!!!! I have three little grandkids that I know will go crazy over this. And possibly me…. haha!!!!!!

    • Becky says:

      And now you’re close enough to make it for them! They are going to love it, and you’re right that you will too!

  • Patty from MMV says:

    I wonder how it would taste with the new thin Oreos? The. It might qualify for a diet dessert! Ha Ha!!

  • Patty from MMC says:

    This looks deliciously decadent! Will have to try it! BTW, I wonder is using the new thin Oreos would change it????

    • Becky says:

      Hmm. I hadn’t even heard of those until now. It seems the cream per cookie is a little more, but since it’s just for the base of the dessert, I’m sure they’ll work fine.

  • Lisa says:

    Yum! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner😜

  • Kim says:

    This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks, Becky.

  • Kim Roach says:

    Guess what I had for breakfast this morning? Goes perfect with a cup of strong coffee! I’m still licking my lips!
    Kim

    • Becky says:

      Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m also really glad that there was actually some left for you when you got home!

  • Mary Lou Sandvik says:

    Becky…Where did you get those tiny shot-glass-sized jars? A tiny, delectable dessert like that which could be served to circle members right at the sofa and chairs they were sitting on…would be easy and original! Let me know and I’d head over there to buy some…that is, if I can find the place without getting lost! Oh me…I wish I had that internal Atlas that some folks are born with! YLM

    • Becky says:

      You can actually get them at any Pier One store – whichever one your wayward compass guides you to! This is such a rich dessert that a little goes a long way.


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