We love this recipe from family food writer Caroline Morrish because it gives you a cheesecake fix without any cooking. Just a bit of stirring and then, as if by magic, you’ll have little individual portions of cheesecakey goodness to enjoy. We’re not saying these are healthy (they do have a bit of fruit in?), but everyone deserves a treat sometimes.
Top tip: If your cheesecake mixture goes a little runny, put it back in the fridge for 10-15 mins to firm up again. You can use any biscuit you like as the base.
- 150g full fat cream cheese
- 25g Greek yoghurt
- 10g Maltesers (about 5 or 6), chopped into quarters
- 30g glacé cherries, chopped into quarters
- 4 dark chocolate digestives
- Mini marshmallows
Beat together the cream cheese and yoghurt until just combined.
Gently fold in the chopped Maltesers and glacé cherries.
spoon the mixture onto the biscuits and top with marshmallows to finish.
For a banoffee version, you'll just need half a tablespoon of caramel sauce, plain digestives and half a banana. Or for our pink lemonade version try adding 50g raspberries, a zested lemon and some lemon sherbet.
Did you know that following a recipe – no matter how simple – teaches children to problem solve and be independent? It’s also a yummy way to work on their maths skills, especially if you ask them to help with measuring out the ingredients. For older children, try drawing and writing recipe card for these cheesecakes, so they can make them again in future.