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Rice Krispy Holiday Cheesecake

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This Rice Krispy Holiday Cheesecake is so delicious, and, it’s really festive, and fun to make.  This would be a great dessert to make with the kids or Grand-kids.  They’re sure to enjoy the Rice Krispy crust, and top, and will love pressing this gooey sweet Krispies crust into the pan, and being a part of the best part of a holiday meal.  This is really simple to make, and not only is it stunning to serve, it’s really delicious.  Make sure to keep this one in your favorite Holiday desserts. 

ALSO:  This Dessert is made ahead of time, so this is ready to serve when you need it.  You can make it up to 2 days in advance, and it’ no bake, which is really great if you have a lot of Holiday activities going on, and this will give you a great break for a Holiday dessert that’s ready when you are! 

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED to make Rice Krispy Holiday Cheesecake:

  • KRISPIES CRUST:
    1 large package of Marshmallows
  • 1 box of Rice Krispies Cereal – the 12 ounce box
  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter – divided
  • Christmas Red Food Coloring Gel
  • Christmas Green Food Coloring Gel
  • FOR THE CHEESECAKE:
    1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 2 packages of Cream Cheese – 8 ounce each – softened
  • Parchment paper7 inch Spring-form pan
  • Nonpareils – assorted colors, or Christmas mix if desired

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

Cut the Parchment paper to fit the bottom of the Spring-form pan, and line the bottom of the pan with the Parchment paper, and set aside.   In a heavy bottomed Sauce Pan, add half of the Butter, or 1 1/2 Tablespoons, and with the heat on medium high, melt the butter in the pan.  Count out 21 Marshmallows, and when the Butter is melted, add the Marshmallows to the pan, and stir well, to coat the Marshmallows in the melted Butter.  Turn the heat to low, and melt the Marshmallows.  When the Marshmallows are completely melted, add several drops of the Red Food Coloring Gel, and stir well to make sure all the melted Marshmallows are Christmas Red – add more Food Coloring Gel until you have a bright Red Color.  Measure out 3 cups of The Rice Krispies Cereal, and add to the Pan.  Stir well to blend and coat the Cereal in the Red Marshmallow mixture.  Press the Krispies/Marshmallow mixture into the bottom of the Spring-form pan, using a large Spatula, and make sure the layer is even, and all the way to the edges of the pan.  Place the Pan in the Freezer.

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In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the whipped Cream, and whip until stiff peaks form.  Turn off the mixer, and add the Sugar, Vanilla, and softened Cream Cheese.  Mix until all ingredients are completely blended, and the Cheesecake batter is thick, smooth, and creamy.   Remove the pan from the Freezer, and pour the Cheesecake on top of the Red layer of Krispies crust.  Place the pan back in the Freezer for at least 4 hours, or until the Cheesecake is firm to the touch.
When the Cheesecake has set, and is firm to the touch, make the top crust.  In a heavy bottomed Sauce Pan, add half of the Butter, or 1 1/2 Tablespoons, and with the heat on medium high, melt the butter in the pan.  Count out 22 Marshmallows, and when the Butter is melted, add the Marshmallows to the pan, and stir well, to coat the Marshmallows in the melted Butter.  Turn the heat to low, and melt the Marshmallows.  When the Marshmallows are completely melted, add several drops of the Green Food Coloring Gel, and stir well to make sure all the melted Marshmallows are Christmas Green – add more Food Coloring Gel until you have a bright Green Color.  Measure out 3 cups of The Rice Krispies Cereal, and add to the Pan.  Stir well to blend and coat the Cereal in the Green Marshmallow mixture.  Pour or spoon the Krispies/Marshmallow mixture on top of the Cheesecake layer, and spread the Green Krispies out to the edge of the Spring-form pan, using a large Spatula, and make sure the layer is even, and all the way to the edges of the pan. This should fill the pan to the top.  Sprinkle generously with the Nonpareils.  Place the pan back in the freezer, and leave overnight for best results. 

Before serving, remove the cheesecake from the Freezer, about 15 minutes before cutting.  Remove the Spring form from the pan, and using a large sharp knife; run the knife under hot water, and dry.  Cut the Cheesecake in 2 – 3 inch pieces with the warm knife, and place pieces on dessert plates.  Serve Rice Krispy Holiday Cheesecake, and Enjoy!

NOTE:  You can also place the Cheesecake on a Dessert stand, or Dessert plate if desired, and place on the dinner table to cut and serve. 

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