No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

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'No Bake' desserts still require patience. The hardest part in any 'no-bake' recipes is often times the chef must wait for the dessert to chill in the fridge and for the ingredients to set. In this recipe for No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars from the Midnight Baker, this is exactly the case.

The key to many no bake desserts, particularly creamy ones is that they need a stabilizing agent so that they do not literally melt away when they start to unchill. In this case, the stabilizer is gelatin, although the baker at Midnite Baker has cut down from using too much so that the recipe does not taste or feel too much like Jell-O.

There are several classic brands of gelatin on the market, and although all gelatin will provide some health benefits, if you are truly hoping to use gelatin for more health benefits, then I recommend trying out a gelatin brand that is organic and grass fed. What is all the hype surrounding gelatin?

In simple terms, gelatin is a protein that is naturally found in collagen and is soluble in water. Collage is a kind of connective tissue that is found in animals and is obtained from cooking down the connective tissue. Basically, when roast meat and find the jelly feeling by product drippings at the bottom of the pan, this is gelatin. For baking purposes, it is then purified and make into a powder which will be used to create mores structure in liquids.

This yummy recipe from the Midnight Baker, also uses a graham cracker crust which is super yummy but can easily be substituted for a gluten free option if that is what you are looking for.

For the full recipe for No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, check out the link below to the 'Bake at Midnight' recipe link.

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars From Bake at Midnight
Ingredients: Cream cheese, confectioners sugar, cream, gelatin, vanilla, graham cracker crumbs, butter, blueberry pie filling.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 416, Calories from Fat 231, Total Fat 25.7g 40%, Saturated Fat 15.7g 78%, Cholesterol 75mg 25%, Sodium 299mg 12%, Potassium 68mg 2%, Carbohydrates 41.1g 14%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 25.8g, Protein 6.1g, Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 5%, Iron 6%

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