Apple OREO Balls

Easy Apple OREO Balls to kick off back to school season. Enjoy a fun food craft recipe with free printables for an adorable teacher gift or back to school party. Sponsored by Oriental Trading Cute Apple OREO Balls I can’t believe we’ll be back to school soon! I made some cute Apple OREO Balls to […]

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Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! 

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! LivingLocurto.com

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Easter is coming soon and if you are planning to visit friends and family, I have the perfect bunny dessert for you to make! I love making Easter treats and made these Easy No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries a few years ago.

I had no idea they would be such a big hit. When I shared them on Instagram, people went crazy over them. I’m excited to share them on my website today!

I’m sure your family will love this adorable strawberry dessert. With strawberries, cheesecake filling and bunny graham crackers, you can have the cutest holiday dessert in no time! Add colorful Easter sprinkles over the top of your bunny cheesecake strawberries if you want a burst of color.

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

How to make Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

These bunny cheesecake stuffed strawberries are a version of my Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and  Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, just a few of my favorite recipes here on Living Locurto.

All you need that is different than my other recipes are Annie’s Bunny Grahams snacks. Just one simple addition can make the ordinary stuffed cheesecake strawberry, a fantastic Easter dessert!

Hop on over to my Youtube Channel to see how to make these simple No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries!

Watch the video below on how to make this recipe below – just replace with the bunny grahams. Enjoy!

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required!

  • 1  lb.  Strawberries
  • 8 oz. Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/2  cup  Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Honey Bunny Grahams
  1. Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife or strawberry corer tool to create a cup for the filling.
  2. Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. In a bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the strawberries.
  5. Refrigerate the cheesecake stuffed strawberries until ready to serve. Make them 3-4 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
  6. Right before serving, garnish with a bunny graham. The grahams will get soggy if you add these too early. Sprinkle with Easter candy sprinkles for more color if desired.

Originally Published March 27, 2015

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Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

 

You might like these fun Easter Dessert Ideas!

We love making treats for Easter! Scroll down to find several of our favorites from the past. All are no bake and super simple to whip up for your Easter celebrations. Click a photo to be taken to the blog post with the full recipe and free printables.

Happy Easter!

Easy Easter Bunny Race Car Treats

Easy No Bake Easter Treats! A few ideas that you can do in minutes with Peeps. Great treat for kids to make themselves. LivingLocurto.com

Easter Candy Robins Egg and Peeps Milkshake Recipe 

Easter Candy Robins Egg and Peeps Milkshake Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Despicable Me Minion Candy Spoons with Free Printable Easter tags! 

Despicable Me Minion Candy Spoons with Free Printable Easter tags! LivingLocurto.com

Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops

Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops & Free Printables by Amy Locurto and Matthew Mead. LivingLocurto.com

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OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party.

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite!

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

When I need to make a quick and easy dessert OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are my favorite! Get the best of of both worlds, sweet delicious strawberries plus OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite!

Because I’m a last-minute party planner, fast and simple recipes like this are a must. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, but I love them best with chocolate. After making Oreo Cake Balls, I got the idea to do a mash-up recipe of the Oreo cheesecake pops with cheesecake stuffed strawberries! There is even a yummy alternative low carb version of this creamy cheesecake in my recipe.

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake dessert recipe. LivingLocurto.com

Originally published June 24, 2013

Stuffed Strawberries Make a Sweet Treat for a Party

This OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries recipe is now one of my favorite party desserts to serve! Not only do they make a fabulous presentation, but they are super easy to make. A perfect dessert for Valentines Day or a 4th of July Party.

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Easy no-bake dessert recipe. LivingLocurto.com

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party. LivingLocurto.com

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Dessert

Since there is no baking involved, Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake Bites are perfect to make on a hot summer day when you just don’t want to turn on that oven!

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Easy no-bake party dessert recipe. LivingLocurto.com

Low Carb Dessert Option

You can also skip the OREOS and fill the entire strawberry with the cheesecake filling and top with a mini graham cracker. This is the perfect way to serve this dessert for those watching their carbs! Click here –> for the regular cheesecake stuffed strawberries.

Find the optional low carb version of this creamy cheesecake filling in my recipe box below.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries - Easy No Bake Dessert Recipe - LivingLocurto.com

 

Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party.

  • 4 cups Strawberries, whole ((1 lbs total))
  • 24 Mini Oreos or Mini Graham Crackers ((for topping))

OREO Filling

  • 30 OREO Cookies, crushed
  • 5 ounces Soft Cream Cheese

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Optional LOW CARB Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Splenda
  1. Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife and spoon to create a cup for the filling.

  2. Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Make the OREO cheesecake filling by crushing the cookies with a food processor or place in a large zipper plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin. With a spoon, mix 1 package of softened cream cheese with the crushed cookies.

  4. Spoon the OREO filling into the strawberries.

  5. In another bowl, beat 8 ounces cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.

  6. Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the top of the Oreo stuffed strawberries.

  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Only make 4-5 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
  8. Right before serving, garnish with a mini Oreo cookie or graham cracker. (cookies will get soggy if you add these too early)

If you only want the cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Omit the OREO cookies and only get 1 package of cream cheese.

 

 

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The Cheesecake Factory Behind the Scenes

A behind the scenes look at The Cheesecake Factory kitchens. Learn secrets and fun facts about how your food is prepared at one of America’s favorite restaurants!

Get a behind the scenes look at The Cheesecake Factory! I got a VIP tour of the Culinary Center and revealing some top secrets and fun facts about how your food is prepared at one of America's favorite restaurants! Get a sneak peek at the new fall menu recipes and learn how each dish is made fresh from scratch!

In partnership with The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory Behind the Scenes Look

Last week I was invited to California for a private tour of The Cheesecake Factory Culinary Research and Development Center where all recipes are tested and created. Then got a behind the scenes look at one of the restaurant’s kitchens and treated to an amazing lunch to try the new fall menu items. It was an exciting trip and I’m betting you’ll have a whole new outlook on The Cheesecake Factory after you read this!

Get a behind the scenes look at The Cheesecake Factory! I got a VIP tour of the Culinary Center and revealing some top secrets and fun facts about how your food is prepared at one of America's favorite restaurants! Get a sneak peek at the new fall menu recipes with food bloggr Living Locurto

Fun Cheesecake Factory Secrets!

Here’s a fun secret that I never knew about The Cheesecake Factory… EVERY dish on the menu, yes all 250 menu items, are made fresh from scratch in each of the restaurant’s kitchens. Nothing is frozen or pre-made on the menu but the cheesecakes. Each head of lettuce is cut by a person, every eggroll hand rolled and each sauce is made fresh simmering for hours until perfect. For such a large restaurant chain, making the recipes from scratch is unheard of these days and what makes The Cheesecake Factory stand apart from the rest.

It was so much fun being invited for a behind the scenes look at the Culinary Center and having a chance to taste so many recipes!  The incredible aroma as soon as we walked into the kitchens was mouthwatering. Full of beautiful fresh fruits, vegetables, bread baking in the oven, bacon sizzling and amazing sauces I didn’t know if I could make it to lunch! Luckily we got to nibble things as we got the tour. Click here to see my Instagram Story about my trip.

Made fresh from scratch Th Cheesecake Factory Vegetables and sneak peek.

If you don’t know the background story of The Cheesecake Factory, it all started in 1978 when the founder, David Overton, wanted to share his mother’s cheesecake recipes by offering a variety of cheesecake flavors at his small Beverly Hills restaurant. Most people thought it would fail, because who would want different flavors of cheesecake? Fast forward 40 years and The Cheesecake Factory has became one of America’s favorite restaurants.

The founder didn’t know much about the restaurant business when he started and used fresh ingredients with no shortcuts. When he realized there were ways to have food pre-made and shipped, he already had a system that was working and never changed. All recipes are still made fresh from scratch to this day. What an amazing story!

Behind the scenes look at the Cheesecake Factory Culinary Center Kitchens

The Cheesecake Factory VIP Tour

Getting a never before seen look at the Culinary Center kitchens where the recipes are developed was definitely a treat! Donald Moore, Chief Culinary Officer at The Cheesecake Factory gave us a tour and introduced us to his team.  It was evident how much they love their jobs because many have been with the company for 15 years or more. We also got to tour a kitchen of one of the restaurants. The kitchens were so sparkly clean! It was great watching some of our favorite recipes being made from scratch!

Love The Cheesecake Factory? Go behind the scenes to learn top secrets, get a sneak peek at the new fall menu and learn how each dish is made fresh with food blogger, Amy Locurto from LivingLocurto.com

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

The first secret we learned was how they make their amazing Crispy Brussels Sprouts, an amazing new fall menu item. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was, because this is my all-time favorite appetizer! Fried Brussels sprouts and Brussels sprouts leaves tossed in salt, maple butter syrup, and smoky bacon, this dish is to die for! The chefs put so much time and care into each recipe. They actually tried about 500 different kinds of syrup over the years before they picked the perfect one. Wow!

The Cheesecake Factory Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe Living Locurto

Cocktails

Even the cocktails are tested daily! It was fun meeting the people who develop the drinks, because I love the Cheesecake Factory’s happy hour. They let me taste test some Passion Fruit Mojitos. I tried three different varieties… 1) mint was muddled 2) mint was torn 3) mint was not muddled or torn. My favorite was the drink with the torn mint. It had just the right amount of mint flavoring. I could really get used to this job!!!

The Cheesecake Factory Cocktails Taste test with food blogger Amy Locurto from LivingLocurto.com

When I told friends I was going on this trip, the most requests were for me to ask them why are there so many choices on the menu? The answer was straight and simple… the founder wanted a place where everyone would enjoy a meal together. His vision was to bring people together, so there would always be something on the menu for everyone. Now you know why the menu is so large. It makes total sense, because you could definitely try something different on each visit!

But what happens to all of that fresh food at the end of the night? I love that it’s donated to local food banks to help the community. Just another bonus of visiting your local Cheesecake Factory more often!

New Fall Menu

We got to try a lot of the new fall menu items and I’m excited to share the photos I took with you today! If you haven’t been to The Cheesecake Factory in a while, check out these amazing recipes below and head over as soon as possible!

 

Favorite Cheesecake Factory Recipes

We tried SO MANY menu items, but I have narrowed it down to my favorites to share with you today!

First, I fell in love with the Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes. These fluffy buttermilk pancakes with Ricotta cheese and lemon zest topped with strawberries is a speciality on their brunch menu that you can’t pass up!

The Cheesecake Factory Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

 

New this year is a chocolate lover’s dream, Peanut Butter & Banana Waffles. It’s a Belgian waffle covered with peanut butter, fresh banana, Nutella and crispy almond-toffee. Several people thought it was too much, but I could have eaten this entire plate! I’m a crazy chocolate person and there is no such thing as “too much” chocolate for me!

I’m actually going to use this as a bribe for my teenage son who loves chocolate. If he does something good, we’ll have to celebrate with these waffles! ha! He doesn’t like bananas, but that’s no problem because since all dishes are made from scratch in the kitchen, it’s easy to ask for them to modify something for my picky son.

The Cheesecake Factory Peanut Butter & Banana Waffles by Living Locurto

 

The Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Salad is a dish I would probably never think to order, but as soon as they brought it to our table, I knew it would be my new favorite dish! Perfectly grilled shrimp served over warm quinoa with avocado, corn, black beans, peppers, feta cheese with cilantro-lime dressing is so delicious.

The Cheesecake Factory Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Salad

 

The Cajun Jambalaya Pasta has always been my husband’s favorite. Just looking at this photo of shrimp and chicken in a spicy cajun sauce on top of fresh linguini is makes my mouth water! If you’ve never tried this pasta before, you’re missing out!

The Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Recipe Food blogger Tour with Living Locurto

 

I’ve never ordered a Mexican dish at The Cheesecake Factory, but now I’m addicted to these Grilled Steak Tacos! These are SO GOOD! I think the crispy onions on top is what made them so amazing.

The Cheesecake Factory Grilled Steak Tacos Recipe

Take a look at more amazing fall menu recipes that we got to taste. Everything was crazy delicious!

The Cheesecake Factory amazing fall menu recipes

From top to bottom; Almond-Crusted Salmon Salad, Breakfast Tacos, Tuna Poke, Avocado Eggrolls, El Diablo, Roadside Sliders.

Mocktails

If you’re not a drinker, there are some amazing mocktails on the menu now. The Passion Mint Fizz and Citrus Sparkler are pictured below. My daughter would go crazy over these!

The Cheesecake Factory Passion Mint Fizz and Citrus Sparkler Mocktails

New Cheesecake Flavors

We couldn’t end our trip without having some cheesecake! We got to try a few of the newest flavors.

The Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake is layered with Cinnabon cinnamon cheesecake and vanilla crunch cake topped with cream cheese frosting and caramel. I thought it was incredible!

The Cheesecake Factory Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake

I was shocked that I actually liked the Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake the best out of the two! What’s even better is for every slice sold, 25 cents will be donated to Feeding America: the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting to domestic hunger through a network of food banks.

The Cheesecake Factory Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake Living Locurto

Thanks to The Cheesecake Factory for inviting me to be a guest on such a fabulous VIP tour and lunch! I hope you enjoyed drooling over some of these amazing fall menu items.

Let me know what dish looks the best to you!

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20 Instant Pot Cake Recipes

Easy Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your sweet tooth! These delicious pressure cooker desserts are great for when you need something sweet quick.

Easy Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your sweet tooth! These delicious pressure cooker desserts are great for when you need something sweet quick. All kinds of amazing cheesecake recipes and one of my favorites is a chocolate lava cake! #instantpot #pressurecooker #cake #desserts #instantpotcake #dessert #cheesecake

20 Amazing Instant Pot Cake Recipes

If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to love these tasty 20 Instant Pot Cake Recipes that can be thrown together in your pressure cooker!

If my life depended on my ability to stay away from cake, I’m not sure I could make it. Bakeries can charge a fortune for a cake, and frankly, the idea of having to mix it all together and pop it in the oven just seems like way too much work!  Since I’m so addicted to making Instant Pot Recipes, I wanted to find some pressure cooker cake recipes to try. Boy did I find some good ones!

I mean, how can I not want to dive into this amazing Key Lime Cheesecake made by my friend Cindy!

Easy Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your sweet tooth! Delicious Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes

I couldn’t stop with just ONE cake recipe. So I hope you enjoy these delicious Instant Pot cake recipes too!

 

20 Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your Sweet Tooth

Heads up… if you want to make cheesecake in your Instant Pot, you definitely need –> THIS PAN.

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
  2. Instant Pot Cheesecake
  3. Chocolate Fudge Cake
  4. Coffee Cake
  5. Oreo Cheesecake
  6. Pumpkin Apple Cake
  7. Chocolate Lava Cake
  8. Instant Pot Cakes in a Jar
  9. 3 Ingredient Dump Cake
  10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake
  11. Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake
  12. Key Lime Pie Cheesecake
  13. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  14. Apple Cake
  15. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
  16. Orange Chocolate Cake
  17. Samoa Cheesecake
  18. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
  19. Salted Caramel Cheesecake
  20. Instant Pot Magic Cake

More Delicious Instant Pot Recipes:

 Instant Pot Banana French Toast Recipe!

One Pan Instant Pot Banana French Toast Recipe! How to make french toast in an Instant Pot! This easy Cream Cheese Banana French Toast Recipe is a fast way to make breakfast in a pressure cooker. LivingLocurto.com

 

Easy Instant Pot Pulled Pork only takes 5 minutes of prep time!

Instant Pot Pulled Pork BBQ Pressure Cooker Recipe Easy Dinner or BBQ Sandwich Recipe

10 Minute Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

10 Minute Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup is the perfect quick and easy hearty meal! With a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot, you'll have dinner in minutes. Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup.

 

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is delicious!

Easy recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken. Makes a quick delicious dinner for busy nights. How to cook tender chicken breasts in a pressure cooker.

Easy Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! A great Instant Pot pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

 

This Instant Pot Lasagna is amazing!

Instant Pot Lasagna is quick, easy and delicious! Try this healthy Turkey Spinach Lasagna recipe in your pressure cooker for a delicious dinner.

 

 

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Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna

Everyone will love this magical Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna! An easy no-bake dessert recipe for a unicorn birthday party or to bring color into any celebration!

Magical Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna! An easy no-bake dessert recipe for a unicorn birthday party or to bring color into any celebration!

Magical No-Bake Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna

This simple to make Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna, aka “unicorn poop” is not only gorgeous, but delicious too! Make any celebration more colorful with this beautiful pastel unicorn rainbow layered dessert recipe!

I love making fun rainbow party desserts and poop desserts are always fun too! With the unicorn party craze, it was high time we combine the two into one of our favorite treats… dessert lasagna! With just a few simple steps you can whip up this incredible rainbow layered dessert, that will no doubt be the hit of your party!

A light and fluffy rainbow pie with four layers of cheesecake, pudding and whipped topping on a chocolate Oreo cookie crust. Enjoy this fun twist on a unicorn poop pie!

magical Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna! Fluffy pastel rainbow pie. Unicorn Party Ideas

Originally Published May 4, 2017

Fun Unicorn Party Dessert!

This Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna was made in a nine inch spring form pan so the rainbow layers would shine! You can also make yours in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan for the more traditional dessert lasagna if you prefer. No matter what container you make it in, your Unicorn Dessert will be awesome!

 Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna is fluffy pastel pie. Fun Unicorn Party Ideas recipe.

More Fun Unicorn Party Ideas:

 

How to make Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna

First, begin with the chocolate cookie crust which is a mixture of crushed Oreos and a little butter. You will want to use regular Oreos, not double stuffed.

Unicorn Poop Lasagna is a no bake rainbow dessert with delicious Oreo crust.

After pressing the cookie and butter mixture into your pan, place the pan to chill in the refrigerator. Now it’s time to start working on the magical unicorn rainbow layers!

Rainbow Dessert Lasagna Layers

The first two layers are cream cheese that you’ve whipped until fluffy, then mixed with sugar, milk, and Cool Whip. Split this cream cheese mixture in half and place into two bowls. Get out your food coloring and color one half of the mixture turquoise blue and the other half purple.

Spread the blue mixture over the Oreo cookie crust then, spread the purple mixture on top of the blue. Return to refrigerator to chill.

Now it’s time to mix up the next two pudding layers!

Mix your vanilla instant pudding with cold milk and whisk until the pudding starts to thicken. Next mix in a cup of Cool Whip.  Split pudding mixture in half and color one half of mixture pink and leave the other half yellow.

Unicorn Poop Lasagna is a no bake rainbow dessert.

Spread the yellow pudding mixture over the purple cream cheese layer, then spread the pink pudding layer over the yellow layer. Your rainbow is complete! Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 4 hours.

Before serving, decorate the top of your Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna with whipped topping and sprinkles.

 Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna a rainbow dessert with whipped topping and sprinkles. Fun Unicorn Party Ideas.

 

Photography by Pamela Smerker.

Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna

Easy no-bake Unicorn Rainbow Dessert Lasagna recipe! Fluffy pastel cheesecake, pudding and Cool Whip layered on a chocolate Oreo crust. Fun Unicorn Party Ideas!

  • 18 chocolate sandwich cookies such as Oreos
  • 3 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 12 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk
  • 2 8 oz containers of Cool Whip
  • 1 3.9 oz package vanilla instant pudding.
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • Food coloring
  • Colorful sprinkles
  1. Crush Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.
  2. Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter. Transfer crumb mixture to a 9” spring form pan. Using a spatula press down the crumbs into the bottom and chill in the refrigerator while you are mixing the fillings.
  3. Whip the cream cheese until it’s fluffy, add 2 tablespoons of milk and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 cup of whipped topping.
  4. Split cream cheese mixture in half. With food coloring, color one half of mixture blue and the other half purple.
  5. Spread the blue mixture over the crust, then spread the purple mixture on top of the blue. Return to refrigerator to chill.
  6. Mix vanilla instant pudding with 2 cups cold milk. Whisk until the pudding starts to thicken, then add 1 cup of whipped topping. Mix until combined.
  7. Split pudding mixture in half. With food coloring, color one half of mixture pink and leave the other half yellow.
  8. Spread the yellow pudding mixture over the cream cheese layers. Spread the pink pudding layer over the yellow layer.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours.
  10. Before serving, decorate top with whipped topping and sprinkles.
  11. Keep your Unicorn Dessert Lasagna leftovers covered and refrigerated.

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An easy no bake Rainbow Unicorn Dessert Lasagna recipe! Fluffy pastel rainbow pie with layers of cheesecake, pudding and Cool Whip on a chocolate Oreo crust. Fun Unicorn Party idea.

You might also like these colorful Rainbow desserts!

Rainbow Crack

 Unicorn Party ideas - Unicorn Crack Recipe

 

Rainbow Fro-Yo Pops

Rainbow Fro-Yo Pops are a healthy fun food frozen yogurt dessert. This colorful fro-yo gluten-free snack is the perfect summer party treat for kids! Livinglocurto.com

 

Unicorn Fudge Recipe

Rainbow Life Preserver Cookies

Easy Rainbow Life Preserver Cookies. Cute Mini Pool Floats with Teddy Grahams! Summer Pool Party Ideas. LivingLocurto.com

You might like these Rainbow Cookies as well.

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Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cheesecake Mousse

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Caramel Mousse! A delicious and easy no bake dessert! Perfect for a fall party or Thanksgiving.

I finally came up with the most delicious pumpkin spice recipe! Even though I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, I’m jumping on the pumpkin craze and sharing this VERY GOOD, easy to make no bake Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cheesecake Mousse. You will absolutely love this, I promise!

Lately, I’ve been baking and cooking like a mad woman! I mean, have you seen my new white kitchen??? You would too if you were me right? If you haven’t taken the new kitchen tour, check out my before and after photos–> here. I still pinch myself that I live in all of that happy white space!

I’m also incredibly happy to have a functional kitchen just in time for the holidays. We have been dealing with construction and eating out for months. What a crazy summer it’s been! Now the fall whether is rolling into Texas and we’re getting out our boots and sweaters. Who else loves this time of year? I LOVE IT! So, I can’t wait to make this pumpkin spice recipe again.

If you need a simple dessert recipe for Thanksgiving or a holiday party, try making this whipped mousse. It’s made with homemade whipped cream, pumpkin puree, ginger snap cookies and caramel. All of my favorite fall flavors.

Head over to the Oriental Trading Company’s blog to get the entire recipe. I love writing for them and would love to hear what you think of this tasty dessert! Thanks ~ Amy

Click here –> for the Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cheesecake Mousse Recipe

I hope you enjoy it. Have you liked my Facebook page yet? If not, I’d love for you to head over HERE and join the fun. I’m going to start doing more LIVE craft and food videos. FUN!

 

You might also like these favorite fall Thanksgiving recipes:

Cute Turkey Cupcakes for a creative Thanksgiving dessert! Wow your dinner guests with this simple pull apart cake recipe idea. LivingLocurto.com

 

A quick and easy homemade breakfast in less than 25 minutes! Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls make any morning feel special! With a hint of coffee, cream cheese and pumpkin spices, your taste buds will jump for joy.

Butterscotch Caramel Coffee Recipe. Perfect for a cold night! LivingLocurto.com

Chocolate caramel pumpkin cobbler dessert recipe in a jar with free printable tags for gifts. LivingLocurto.com

Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Dip - Easy Appetizers drizzled with Honey and topped with Apples & Walnuts. #Recipe by LivingLocurto.com

Family Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes. LivingLocurto.com

Scarecrow Veggie Tray and Dill Dip Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

 

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18 Amazing Homemade Brownies Recipes

Looking for the perfect homemade brownies recipe? Well, you’ve hit the jackpot here. You can’t go wrong with any of these options. Your toughest choice? Which one to make first?!?

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies With Caramel Frosting From TodaysMama.com

“Chocolate and Caramel – does it get any better than that?! These double chocolate caramel brownies with the most delicious frosting are pure heaven.”

Double Chocolate Brownies

 

Red Velvet Homemade Brownies With Cream Cheese Frosting from The Recipe Critic

“These red velvet brownies are seriously the perfect brownie recipe!  Perfectly moist and chewy with the bright red color.  The cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch!  These are AMAZING!”

Red Velvet Homemade Brownies

 

Samoa Brownies Recipe from My Incredible Recipes

“Just when you thought that magical cookie couldn’t get any better than it all ready is . . . let me introduce to you the SAMOA brownie!”

Homemade Samoa Brownies Recipe

 

Brownie Bowl Sundaes From TodaysMama.com

“Check out this brilliant dessert hack to make your own homemade brownie bowls!”

homemade brownie bowls

 

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies from Picky-Palate

“So, you knew once I tried ice cream inside of cookies that I wasn’t stopping there right?!!  These devilish brownies are equally as decadent as those cookies.  I’m talking perfectly crisp edges, chewy centers, thick, ultra CHOCOLATY and down right delicious!  The beauty of this recipe is you can personalize it with your family’s favorite ice cream.”

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Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

 

Dark Chocolate Brownies With Dark Chocolate Frosting from Table for Seven

“Chocolate, super fudgy and will surely satisfy your chocolate craving.  Oh, and the frosting?  It’s like a dream in a bowl.  Be careful not to just eat with a spoon before you get it on the brownies. Dreamy.

A little twist to your average brownie. Delicious!”

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Frosting

 

 

White Chocolate Decadence Brownies From TodaysMama.com

“Be sure to use a good quality white chocolate for this recipe.  I usually buy a bar or block of white chocolate instead of white chocolate chips but they will work too.  Just make sure it is real white chocolate (not the almond bark or vanilla melts).”

Homemade White Chocolate Decadence Brownies

 

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies from All Things Mama

“The recipe I found called for you to make your own homemade brownie mix for these, but I used my favorite go-to boxed brownie mix instead. I’ve found I get much more compliments on them than when I make the best homemade recipe I have. So, run to the pantry and pull out your favorite brownie mix, penaut butter, chocolate, and peanut butter chips and get started. These are soooooo worth it!”

Salted Caramel Brownies

 

Homemade Snoball Brownies From Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

“Fans of Hostess Sno Balls will love these Sno Ball Brownies! Dense chocolatey brownies covered in marshmallow and pink coconut — pretty to look at and so good to eat!”

Homemade Snoball Brownies Recipe

 

Homemade Buckeye Brownies Recipe From Shugary Sweets

“Rich chocolate brownies topped with a homemade buckeye filling and covered with smooth chocolate ganache. Yep. That’s a definite help in the comfort department!!”

Homemade Buckeye Brownies Recipe

 

Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies {a.k.a. “Polka Dot Brownies”} From Lovely Little Kitchen

“These little squares did NOT last long my friends. My husband barely even got to taste them because the boys and I scarfed them up so fast. He’s learning that he has to be quick if he wants to get in on the good stuff. Otherwise it’s like, “Um, didn’t I see a pan of brownies on the counter a few days ago?” Sure did buddy, you snooze you loose around here!”

Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

 

Homemade Lunch Lady Brownie Recipe From Life in the Lofthouse

“These brownies are simply incredible. Fudgy, chewy and totally amazing. Apparently, it’s an old classic recipe from the sweet ladies who served our lunches in Elementary school.”

Homemade Lunch Lady Brownies Recipe

 

S’mores Brownies From Easy Peasy Mealz

“Rich chocolate brownies, gooey chocolate, and perfectly browned marshmallows make these brownies the perfect summer treat.”

Homemade Smores Brownies

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies From Recipe Girl

“New and improved!”

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

 

Twix Truffle Brownies From Chef In Training

“Oh. My. Gosh. Time to break out the stretchy pants… This recipe will completely knock your socks off. If you love the components of Twix, then you will LOVE this recipe!

This recipe is a fudgy chocolate brownie topped with a shortbread cookie truffle, gooey caramel and melted chocolate… yeah, its pretty amazing :)”

Twix Truffle Brownies

 

Cheesecake Brownies From Lil’Luna

“The chocolate-y treats are one of my “go-to” desserts when company comes over, so I like to have several different brownie recipes on hand. When my family saw a recipe for Cheesecake Brownies, they decided to give them a try. Let’s just say I’m so glad they did because this recipe was GREAT!! Let me tell you why…

1 – Brownies on they’re on are simply delicious!

2 – A cheesecake layer in between means you can’t go wrong!

3 – White chocolate chips in the Cheesecake layer make them even better!”

Homemade Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

 

Poke  Turtle Brownies From Carlsbad Cravings

“Just when you thought brownies couldn’t get any better – introducing crazy moist Poke Turtle Brownies seeping with pockets of caramel, infused with pecans and chocolate chips, smothered in the BEST chocolate frosting and topped with more caramel. ” 

Poke Turtle Brownies

 

ENJOY!!!

 

5 Ingredient Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

No-Bake Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect bite sized dessert for any party! With only 5 ingredients and a few simple steps, these sweet strawberry bite-sized treats will please everyone. Get creative by adding a graham cracker stick on top. ~ LivingLocurto.com

No-Bake Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect bite sized dessert for any party!

With only 5 ingredients and a few simple steps, these sweet strawberry bite-sized treats will please everyone. Get creative by adding a graham cracker stick on top.

Try placing a mini Oreo cookie or colorful rainbow sprinkles on your cheesecake stuffed strawberries for even more pizzaz.

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When it’s Easter, I love topping my Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with bunny graham crackers!

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To make this recipe super simple, I made regular cheesecake, but to make a chocolate flavored cream cheese filling, you could mix in some mini chocolate chips or crushed Oreo cookies. There are a ton of great alternative options to this fun and easy dessert!

Feel free to add your personal touch and favorite tastes to create spectacular Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Enjoy this recipe!
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No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars

Tracking PixelNo Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible, melt-in-your mouth chocolate dessert recipe! LivingLocurto.com

These No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible, melt-in-your Mouth Dessert!

If you’re watching the big football game this year, then I’ve got some incredibly easy and delicious recipes for you to try! I’m happy to be partnering with Coca-Cola and NABISCO to bring you fabulous treats and party ideas for HomeBowl.com.

It’s a fabulous place where you can make a custom “Home Bowl” Evite and find winning game day recipes, tips and inspirations from the pros. There’s also a Home Bowl sweepstakes giveaway valued at $400! See details below on how to enter to win.

Football Party Recipes! No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible, melt-in-your mouth chocolate dessert recipe! LivingLocurto.com

We love watching football with friends, but the food is my favorite! No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are so easy. I can’t tell you how good they taste!! Oh man, just know that I broke my diet by taste testing them for you. They got an A+!!!

With layers of OREO crust, cream cheese, white chocolate and chocolate frosting… it’s hard to resist having more than just one. Print the recipe below and get ready to save it as one of your most favorite desserts ever!

Football Party Recipes! No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible, melt-in-your mouth chocolate dessert recipe! LivingLocurto.com

To add some spice to the table, I always love to make a simple savory dish along with my desserts. It takes no time to whip up a batch of Sweet and Spicy Cheese Bites. They are always a fan favorite!

Sweet and Spicy Cheese Bites are a fast and easy appetizer recipe. Your mouth will be doing a happy dance after you eat this snack full of cheesy flavors, spicy peppers, sweet sauce and a nutty topping. They are always a fan favorite cracker snack! LivingLocurto.com

Your mouth will be doing a happy dance after you eat this snack full of cheesy flavors, spicy peppers, sweet sauce and a nutty topping.

Sweet and Spicy Cheese Bites are a fast and easy appetizer recipe. Your mouth will be doing a happy dance after you eat this snack full of cheesy flavors, spicy peppers, sweet sauce and a nutty topping. They are always a fan favorite cracker snack! LivingLocurto.com

Of course my go-to snack will always be the chocolate. Served with an ice cold Coke… I’m in heaven!!

Football Party Recipes! No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible, melt-in-your mouth chocolate dessert recipe! LivingLocurto.com

You will need to make several pans of this dessert, because believe me, it will be gone fast!

Football Party Recipes! No Bake Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible, melt-in-your mouth chocolate dessert recipe! LivingLocurto.com

Enjoy these delicious recipes and good luck in the Home Bowl giveaway!!

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