Summer heat got ya down? Are you feeling the need to put on your swimming suit and take a nice, cool dip in the Brigham City pool like Kylee and I did yesterday?
Let's be honest here, it is HOT! Well, I've got the perfect, refreshingly, cool treat that will allow you to sit back and relax on a hot summer day. Ready for it? Okay... Mini Cheesecakes. Yep, you heard right! Mini Cheesecakes my friends, and you wanna know the best part about these tasty little fellas? 80 calories. Yep, you heard right again! 80 calories each! Now the original recipe called for strawberry creme instant pudding mix, but I couldn't find that on the shelves of Walmart so I used Cheesecake flavored instant pudding instead. Make sure you get a 3.4 oz box of it too because I certainly didn't, so I had to mix my Cheesecake flavored instant pudding with a few scoops of regular Vanilla instant pudding in order to have the full amount. I was not disappointed at all though, so get creative if you have to! Also, instead of cutting up fresh strawberries to put on top, I drizzled some Hershey's Carmel over it. YUM. They are SO good as plain Janes though too, so it's whatever you want. Seriously, you've got to give these little babies a try! And for 80 calories... what do you have to lose?
What You Need:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Crème Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup cold fat-free milk
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
24 NILLA Wafers
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
BEAT Neufchatel with mixer until creamy. Blend in dry pudding mix. Gradually beat in milk. Stir in COOL WHIP.
PLACE 1 wafer on bottom of each of 24 (2-inch) paper baking cups; place in muffin pan. Cover with pudding mixture.
FREEZE 1 hour. Top with berries just before serving.
Happy Summer Baking!