These no bake 2-ingredient cake batter cheesecake are the perfect treat to make this summer to tame your sweet tooth and keep your house nice and cool!
Although it’s been cold and rainy here in NJ (waddup with that, Mother Nature?) for the better part of 2 or 3 weeks, now that Memorial Day has come and gone my brain has turned to summer treats. More specifically, treats that I can make without turning on my oven. For the first few years Alex and I lived together I could probably
For the first few years Alex and I lived together I could probably count on one hand the number of times we turned the air conditioner on. We lived in a second-floor apartment and lived with fans running constantly but we loved the fresh air and the low cost. It wasn’t until Ryan was born at the start of summer right before a lovely heat wave that we became dependent on cooled air to keep his little newborn booty safe.
Even now, we try to use the air conditioner as little as possible, every window housing a fan to help circulate the air in our little house. Because of this, the oven usually becomes a last resort kind of thing – either we grill or it’s no make for us. That’s fine for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners – once the weather gets warm I want very little more than overnight oats and salads the size of my head – but if you’ve got a sweet tooth as vicious as I do, you need treat options, my friends.
Now, I love ice cream. Probably more than the average human – I’ve been known to eat bowls of the good stuff in the middle of January wearing 3 layers to keep warm. But sometimes you want something different. That’s where no bake treats come in, my friends. That’s where these ridiculously easy and delicious no-bake, 2-ingredient cake batter cheesecake bites come in.
I’m not going to lie – I feel almost like a crook posting this ‘recipe’ because it’s ridiculously simple. But it’s also the perfect kind of thing to make on a rainy summer day with your kiddos when they’re driving you insane. They’re easy, delicious, and they can eat the batter without you worrying about salmonella. Win, win, win. (just be sure to either take over or monitor the chocolate melting VERY CAREFULLY, depending on the ages of your kiddos.)
2-Ingredient Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites
1 box of cake mix
1 brick of cream cheese, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
Cream the cream cheese until light and fluffy with a hand or stand mixer. Add in the cake mix until completely combined, and allow to sit for about 1 hour. Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon in size and enjoy. If desired, roll your balls in powdered sugar, sprinkles, or extra cake mix. You can also dip them in melted white chocolate and top with sprinkles.
I recommend using Funfetti cake mix because sprinkles are fun, but if you use a white/yellow cake mix feel free to add 1/4 cup of sprinkles to your mix before chilling.
Store in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for 3 months. I like mine out of the freezer after they sit out for a few minutes. Not that I have a stash sitting in there now or anything…
Okay, so tell me – what’s your favorite summer treat? Are you a fan or AC family? Sprinkles – yay or nay?
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