Strawberry Cheesecake S’mores Parfaits + {a Giveaway!}

A simple, no bake cheesecake with a dark chocolate cookie crust, sweet marshmallow fluff, homemade strawberry sauce and finished off with a skinny cheesecake topper! An ideal summer dessert!

Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits

Life has a funny way of adding inspiration into everyday events. After a few weeks of complete chaos, quite a few failed recipe attempts, and some restless nights, my brain is just fried. Call it lack of creativity if you will. Which is a death sentence for someone who thrives off of dreaming up new creations and putting words to paper.

Between decisions of what flowers I would like for our wedding centerpieces (hint, I am not much of a flower person), to starting to look at new houses (even the possibility of new construction…oye) to then rattling my brain in the kitchen, it all becomes a bit overwhelming at times.

Doesn’t help the fact I am a natural worry bee.

Ya, ya, ya…everyone tells me to not stress the small stuff.

Really? Like I haven’t heard of that little tidbit before….

Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits

So when Cookie Chips of HannahMax Baking asked me to review their product, it was a real brain buster.

Cookies + Chips = Mind blown.

A cookie that eats like a chip. Just another reason to sit down with a bag after a hard day’s work and kick my feet up.

Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits

There was no lack of creativity when I set off to my kitchen since gobbling them straight out of the bag isn’t appropriate for a blog post. Even though its 100% acceptable in real life.

A simple, no bake parfait is a summer essential. Of Cookie Chips five flavors, (Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Sugar, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Peanut Butter, and Original), I was immediately drawn to the Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip.  And I was not disappointed; they are bursting with a deep cocoa flavor!

Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits

I started by crushing the cookie chips into fine crumbs for a base for our parfaits. And for as long as I can remember, I have an odd obsession with marshmallows. Any marshmallows. If it is on the menu, you bet I will be ordering it. And not sharing. So naturally, the next layer is marshmallow fluff.  Plus, what is a summer without s’mores?! As I took a few spoonful’s, for quality assurance purposes, I was thinking that strawberries would be killer. Not just plain strawberries, a sweet strawberry sauce that melts in your mouth.

Oh yes. It was the perfect addition.

Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits

But as I sat there, they didn’t feel quite complete. They lacked one last partner in crime. When I think of strawberries, I think of cheesecake. Two little peas in a pod. I mixed Greek yogurt with whipped topping for a fluffy, vanilla and creamy cheesecake layer that gives the finesse the s’mores parfaits craved.

Lucky for you all, I am giving away a give set of all five flavors!! Now you can sit on your couch and eat an entire bag, or make these parfaits if you fancy!

*There are a few ways to enter:

1) Simply leave a blog comment telling me what flavor you are most excited to try.

2) Like The Housewife in Training Files and HannahMax Baking on FB, and leave a blog post telling me you did so.

This giveaway will end on June 9th, at 11:59 pm CT and is US only.  Best of luck ya’all!

Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits

5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberry Cheesecake S'mores Parfaits + {a Giveaway!}
 
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A simple, no bake cheesecake with a dark chocolate cookie crust, sweet marshmallow fluff, homemade strawberry sauce and finished off with a skinny cheesecake topper! An ideal summer dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup crushed Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Chips
  • 1½ Tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 Tbsp marshmallow fluff
  • 3 Cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp truvia (or 2 Tbsp regular sugar)
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup plain, nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Truvia (or 4 Tbsp regular sugar)
  • 1 T vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, crush cookie chips until a fine crumb.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cookies and melted butter. Mix well. Add to 4 serving glasses or ramkins. Press down well to cover bottom completely and create an even layer. Place in fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, add strawberries and truvia. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, and simmer for 20 minutes until strawberries break down. Remove from heat and allow to cool off.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping, greek yogurt, truvia and vanilla. Fold gently to not flatten the whipped topping.
  5. Once cookie crust is hard, remove from fridge. Add 1 tablespoon marshmallow fluff, then add the strawberry sauce and finish off with the cheesecake.
  6. Serve immedatiately or refrigerate until ready to use.
Notes
*These parfaits are perfect to whip up and serve immediately but hold great until serving later that day. I wouldn't try to make them any more than 12 hours before s the crust may get too soft.

This post was sponsored by HannahMax Baking. I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.

Comments

  1. rebecca says

    At 34 weeks pregnant with twin girls I would love to try them all! But like you, the dark chocolate chip would be my #1 choice…..yum! Can’t wait to try your recipe out as well! Looks delicious! I’ll go like you both on Facebook asap! Baby B seems to love chocolate too:)

  2. Janette says

    I would love to try the dark chocolate chocolate chip. I can’t make it through a day without some type of chocolate.

  3. says

    What gorgeous looking parfaits!!! I love those little cookie crisps a little too much! I know it is cliche to say it, but try to relax and be in the moment. Everything will fall into place. And you have awesome parfaits to hide in the closet with when you feel like the stress is too much!!!!

    • says

      Hi Deb! Happy to say you have own the six pack of Cookie Chips! Can you please email me your address?
      thehousewifeintrainingfiles {at} gmail {dot} com

      Thanks!

  4. says

    Oh these look good. Will have to try them soon. As for the whole “don’t sweat the small stuff” saying, I find it best for people not to say that too me when I’m worrying about something… mostly because if I’m worrying about it, then I must not think it’s “small”
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I’m looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at http://www.thequestionablehomesteader.com for another installment of The Weekend Social.

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