Lucky Charms Cheesecake
Lucky Charms Cheesecake
Lucky Charms Cheesecake is an intriguing twist on the classic dessert. The traditional creamy cheesecake flavor is combined with fruity elements of marshmallows and a crunchy cereal crust. Perfect for a special occasion, it provides a unique spin that will have your guests talking. Lucky Charms Cheesecake holds an interesting combination of textures from both sweet and savory resulting in an unforgettable experience. A great way to bring sweetness to any dinner party!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
FOR THE CRUST:
- 1 sleeve of graham crackers – crushed (approximately 11 graham crackers)
1/3 stick of butter – melted
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar
FOR THE FILLING:
- 4 – 8-ounce packages of cream cheese – softened
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
4 ounces of Instant Vanilla Jello pudding
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice – fresh squeezed
- 1 box of Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes – for filling and to decorate
1 can of Vanilla frosting – to decorate
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
Place the graham crackers in a blender or food processor, and pulse until they’re crumbs. Pour crumbs in a bowl, add sugar, and melted butter, and stir well to coat crumbs.
Line a 7-inch Spring-form pan with parchment paper and place the graham cracker crumbs in the pan. Press the crumbs evenly into the pan, smoothing the crust with the back of a spoon, and making sure the crust is even in the pan. Place the pan in the freezer.
In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the softened cream cheese, and add the heavy cream, and Instant Jell-O pudding. Blend on low until all ingredients are mixed. Add the sugar, powdered sugar, Vanilla extract, and the lemon juice, and mix until blended. Turn mixer on high, and blend until cheesecake batter is smooth and creamy. Stop mixer, and scrape down the sides, and blend again. Pour the Lucky Charms frosted flakes cereal into a large bowl. Pick out the colored marshmallows, about 20 or 30, and a few flakes. Place them in the cheesecake batter, and gently fold into the cheesecake with a spoon. Place unused cereal, back in the package, and in box. Place the Vanilla frosting in the refrigerator and leave it to chill until time to decorate the cheesecake.
Remove the pan from the freezer, and pour the cheesecake into the pan, on top of the crust. Smooth the cheesecake batter out evenly in the pan. Place the pan back in the freezer and allow it to sit in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
When you’re ready to serve the cheesecake; remove the cheesecake from the freezer. Remove the Spring-form from the pan. Place the vanilla frosting in a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe large dollops of frosting all around the edge of the cheesecake. Sprinkle the Lucky charms marshmallows and frosted flakes, generously all over the top of the cheesecake, and dollops of frosting, making sure to place the colorful marshmallows on the frosting for a pretty presentation.
Cut into 2-, or 3-inch-wide pieces, serve, and enjoy!
Makes 8 servings.
NOTE: If the batter seems a little thick, you can add another Tablespoon of heavy cream, blend, and that should thin the batter a little. When decorating the cake, you’ll probably have some lucky charms cereal left over, just place it back in the package, and then in the box for storage.
All in all, this Lucky Charms Cheesecake is an irresistible treat that everyone will love! With its mix of crunchy cereal pieces and creamy filling contrasted by colorful toppings like marshmallows and sprinkles – this dessert is sure to become a favorite in no time! Try making this recipe today for your next gathering or party – you won’t be disappointed!