Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Low-Fat No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake in a Jar!

Quite a mouth full for such a simple little dessert!  But let me tell you, this is the easiest dessert ever and it's so tasty!  And putting it in the little jars is such a great added little touch!  I picked up a big package of the short canning jars at the grocery store and I know I will use these often!  Such a fun way to serve your dessert.  When I served them, everyone was thrilled to get handed their own personal mini jar.  For those who don't scrape the jar clean, you can just screw the top back on, stick it in the fridge and save it for later.  Do try this next time you are looking for a no fuss treat.  Enjoy!

Low-Fat No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake in a Jar
About 15 Reduced Fat Oreo cookies, roughly chopped
8 ounces Low-Fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces Low-Fat Cool Whip
About 8 4-ounce quilted jam jars
Coarsely chop the cookies and set them aside.
In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and set aside. Gently stir in the Cool Whip and 3/4′s of the chopped cookies.
Scoop even amounts of the mixture into the eight jars. Top each one with a little bit of the remaining chopped cookies. Screw the lids onto the jars and refrigerate them for at least four hours, or until firm.