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.
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:
And while it looks gigantic . . .
. . . 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.
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.
And Spence got . . . oh, never mind. He’s still AWOL.
Oh, how I miss my boy!
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.
Enough about the presentation, though. Here’s how you actually make it!
Recipe courtesy of: raininghotcoupons.com
- 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
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.
Transfer to the corner a large zippered bag and cut off corner for piping into jars.
Melt butter and add to crushed Oreo cookies.
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
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.
Drizzle the top with caramel topping.
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!)
Here’s the printable version:
Snickers Cheesecake in a Jar!
|Prep time||30 minutes|
- 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
|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.|
|Transfer to the corner a large zippered bag and cut off corner for piping into jars.|
|Melt butter and add to crushed oreo cookies.|
|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|
|Pipe a layer of whipped cream into each jar.|
|Drizzle the top with caramel topping.|
|Insert a couple of the candy pieces into the whipped cream as a garnish.|