Today’s Recipe Yep, that’s right, I’m starting off with our recipe first thing today! For today’s recipe I decided to combine two ideas I talked about on the blog last week in my Simple Summer Suppers Series. I’ll give you a hint, it’s not from the making healthy choices segment on Friday! Well, it could be, since we talked about how the 80/20 rule allows for grace with treats and desserts. Please note: This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission when you click on one of my Amazon product links and make a qualifying purchase. There is no additional cost to you and helps keep this site free for your use and free from pop-ups. Thank you.
No, this recipe combines the simplicity of no-bake desserts for summer with my love to combine flavors into something new. This is a no-bake cheesecake, of sorts. I’m combining the idea of a no-bake cheesecake with a cookie I saw on Pinterest called “S’more-o’s.” It basically was like a regular S’more, but you sandwich an Oreo cookie in between all the other yummy flavors. Since I already did a Summer S’more’s post, I thought I’d mix it up a bit. How could I not when Oreos are my favorite store-bought cookie?
This no-bake dessert starts with an Oreo crumb crust, but gets the chocolate no-bake layer by beating cream cheese, cream, and chocolate-hazelnut spread! Top it off with some more crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and marshmallows and hit it with a little fire. Voila, No-Bake SMOREO Pie, and with only six ingredients!
I’m not supposed to technically call out brand names that aren’t part of sponsorships, but you should hear how many people ask me, “What is a chocolate sandwich cookie? Where do I find those?” It really is just easier to associate the exact cookie with the recipe. I figure I’ve bought enough Oreo cookies over the years, it can’t be that bad! Just know that you can use whatever brand of “cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie” you prefer. LOL
No Bake SMOREO Pie (8 servings)
- 1 prepared chocolate cookie crust (I used Oreo crumb crust, found next to the pre-made graham cracker crusts on the baking aisle)
- 1 8-oz block cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 1 13-oz jar chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
- 10 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (I used standard Oreo cookies)
- 3 cups mini-marshmallows
In large bowl, beat cream cheese and cream with mixer until thick. Add chocolate hazelnut spread and continue to beat until achieving the consistency of a no-bake cheesecake batter. Spread this mixture into the prepared chocolate cookie crust. Top with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Place marshmallows on top. Chill until ready to serve. Before serving, you can torch the top of the marshmallows with a mini-kitchen torch to get the toasted marshmallow look, if desired. Bonus: with the exception of the torch, kids can make this dessert on their own!
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Looking for one of these cool kitchen torches so you can toast or brown the top of meringue or marshmallow desserts without turning on the broiler?
Food For Thought Okay, today is not a typical post in faith-family-food, it’s a little out of order, and I don’t necessarily have a theme or topic today. I’m okay with that because I’ve been working on letting some things go, having less anxiety and worry in my life, releasing my need to control and plan all the time, and trusting more.
Some weeks faith-family-food spends a lot of time addressing faith topics and diving into scriptures. Posts look more like devotionals. Some weeks I focus more on family issues and address topics in marriage or parenting. Then there are weeks, like last week, that focus more on the food side. Some days we touch on all three. This works for me because it’s real life. We shouldn’t take off our faith “hat” just because we put on our chef-mom “hat.” That doesn’t mean, however, there aren’t days when I’m more focused on how to stretch our family’s budget a little further for the groceries than coming up with my next Bible journaling page. Then there are the days when something weighs heavy on my mind and I want to bring it to my readers, hoping to share and receive encouragement in this positive, faith-friendly space. But in the back of all our minds, we know we still have dinner to fix!
I hope this is the “beauty” of faith-family-food. It’s a place to share encouragement and God’s word, but still have a good laugh over that mess my family just made and have a slice of cake, too.
The other reason today looks a little different is because I’m not blogging all week. Since my days are a little jumbled this week, I didn’t want to pick a week-long theme like I did last week. Being a wife and mom can and should come before my writing and blogging, always, but this week that means some extra “duties.” My daughter has multiple activities scheduled this week, including school registration (!) and I’m having my second yard sale of the summer during the latter part of the week. Those yard sales are pretty important at our house because I actually bring in some helpful income while getting rid of clutter and offering low prices to those in our community.
So, I’ll see you tomorrow. I think…
Today’s Scripture I want to share this very common, although sometimes misused, passage today. These words have brought me so much hope and peace in the past twelve months. I know these words will continue to sustain me on whatever journey the Lord chooses to have me travel.