Six ingredients and about twenty minutes is all you'll need to create this yummy St. Patrick's Day dessert!
And why use green food coloring for this fun, holiday recipe, when you can use a natural, healthy, delicious avocado to do the trick? Whether or not your kids like avocados, I can promise you, they'll love these Avocado Cheesecake Oreo Bars!
servings: serves 16
prep time: 20 minutes
refrigeration time: 6 hours
total time: 6 hours, 20 minutes
- 30 Oreos (or other creme-filled, chocolate, round cookies)
- 1 cup avocado purée (about 1 large avocado, mashed very smooth)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
- 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 1: Line a square 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Use a piece that is wide enough and long enough to will cover the sides of the pan. Use scissors to cut a diagonal slit in each corner of the parchment paper so that the paper lies flat in all areas. Set aside.
Step 2: Add the Oreos to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and blend until you have crumbs.
Step 3: Pour the ground Oreos into a mixing bowl and stir in the melted butter. Mix well.
Step 4: Remove ¼ cup of the Oreo mixture and set it aside. Then, press the remaining Oreo mixture onto the bottom of the parchment-lined pan. Set aside.
Step 5: Add the softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to the avocado. Mix until it's a smooth, velvety consistency. (This is most easily done with the whisk attachment on an electric mixer.)
Step 6:Pour the avocado-cheese filling into the prepared Oreo crust, and smooth out the top with a small spatula.
Step 7: Sprinkle the reserved ¼ cup of the Oreo mixture over the top.
Step 8: Cover tightly with plastic wrap or foil, being careful not to let it touch the top.
Step 9: Refrigerate for at least 6 hours and ideally overnight.
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