Decadent Smores Cheesecake
Smores Cheesecake, anyone? This luscious hybrid of the traditional s’mores sensation, coupled with creamy cheesecake could be the ultimate dream dessert recipe. First of all, there’s just something so nostalgically comforting about s’mores. The three-tiered textured treat of crunchy graham crackers, gooey chocolate, and toasted marshmallows is not only a joy to bite into, but it also tends to trigger a flood of childhood memories – of summer time campfires, singalong songs, and uproarious laughter, all combined with the warm, sweet flavour of s’mores. Cheesecake, on the other hand, is an equally-delicious, albeit radically different, kind of comfort food. Cheesecake recipes are cool and creamy to the palate, rich and sweet, and succulently satisfying. It’s hard to imagine two of the best dessert recipes combined into one like this - what that would look, taste, and feel like. So let’s go ahead and make it so we can experience it firsthand.
Although there’s much conjecture on where the original smores recipe came from, there’s lots of interesting folklore around it – perhaps it’s just been handed down as an oral tradition, from mothers to daughters, fathers to sons, campfire to campfire, summer after summer, from the beginning of time. What we do know is that the name “s’more”, or “smore”, is a contraction of two words – some and more, indicating that this simple dessert recipe is so delicious and addictive that once you have one, you’ll be asking for s’more. One of the first recorded smores recipes is found in a 1920 Campfire Marshmallows recipe book where it’s referred to as a “Graham Cracker Sandwich”. Several reports from Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts name smores as one of their favourite campfire treats. Smores became well-associated with the Girl Scouts in 1927, when the “Some More” recipe was published in “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts”. By 1938, they had become “S’mores” according to a recipe included in a summer camp publication. Smores is a fun recipe for kids and a fun tradition to start with them during the summer. It’s something they’ll never forget and will, in turn, share with their own children one day.
Nutrition Facts for: Smores Cheesecake from Bakerita
Ingredients: Graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, butter, mini marshmallows, hot fudge ice cream topping, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, eggs, chocolate chips, Hershey bars.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.
* Per Serving:Calories 615, Calories from Fat 303, Total Fat 33.7g 52%, Saturated Fat 21.2g 106%, Cholesterol 147mg 49%, Sodium 297mg 12%, Potassium 375mg 11%, Carbohydrates 66.3g 22%, Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%, Sugars 54.0g, Protein 12.5g, Vitamin A 21%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 25%, Iron 10%
Although homemade smores recipes are the cheapest, easiest, and most delicious, smores have found their way into the commercial dessert and candy industry as well. Today, you can find Smores Chocolate Bars, Smores Pop Tarts, Smores Ice Cream, and even Smores Ice Cream Cakes. Smores have also been hybridized into other yummy dessert recipes like smores cookies, smores cupcakes, smores pies, and even smores pizza. The best dessert recipe of all, however, is this one for smores cheesecake. Be sure to make it one day before you need it, because, for optimum results, it needs to set in your fridge overnight. And because this cheesecake recipe is so rich and sweet, a small amount will go a very long way. Many thanks to Rachel over at “Bakerita” for this luscious Smores Cheesecake recipe. If you’re looking for fresh new dessert ideas to wow your family and friends, you’ll find tons more here.*
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