What happens when the Birthday Girl wakes up as requests a Cheesecake for her big bday treat? You make them for her. Because, after all, she’s the birthday girl. And it doesn’t matter that you’ll be prancing around town and eating picnic lunches because the day is set to be busy and hectic and all out crazy. No way. You don’t panic. You just whip up an easy no-bake cheesecake and stuff it into individual mason jars. Then you screw the lids right onto the mason jars and head out the door, ready to celebrate that little daughter’s birthday whenever you please. Because you are a rock star. A mason jar rock star. And anything that rhymes that well is worth your time to be.
- 1 1/2 cups graham crack crumbs, crushed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 (8 ounce) brick cream cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) tub whipped topping
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Fresh strawberries
In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar, and melted butter until the crumbs are well coated. Spoon 1/6 of the mixture into each of 3 medium-sized mason jars.
In an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, whipped topping, vanilla, and sugar until light and fluffy. Spoon atop the crumb mixture into the jars. Top with a bit more crumb mixture, then finish off the jar with the remaining cheesecake mixture. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Serve topped with fresh strawberries.
*Unlike other cakes in a jars, this recipe is perishable and can not be sent through the mail.