I’ve seen so many great Mason Jar crafts and ideas on Pinterest – I started to look at Baby M’s empty baby food jars with a new appreciation…I just couldn’t throw them out…there had to be something I could make with them?? Well I’m happy to report I finally came up with a great use for them…mini cheesecake gifts.
I promptly asked around for recommendations for a good no-bake Cheesecake recipe and was given this one from a good friend.
- 250g Gingernut Biscuits
- 125g melted butter
- 375g Cream Cheese
- zest of one lemon
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 400g tin of condensed milk
I decided to use Gingersnap biscuits as the base to add a little bit more of a ‘Christmas taste’. The recipe was super easy and only required a few ingredients.
For the tags I printed ‘Cheesecake’ and cut it out using a circle punch then placed it onto red cardstock punched using a scalloped punch (I would’ve loved to have written “Have yourself a very little Cheesecake” but that wouldn’t fit). These were then stuck on the (clean & dry) jars using double sided craft tape.
We then made the biscuit base and pressed it into the bottom using the end of a large plastic spoon – anything with a small blunt end should do the trick (like a wooden spoon). These were then refrigerated while we made the cheesecake filling.
My daughter loves using the electric mixer so making the mix was the perfect job for her. I had all the ingredients within her reach and had her help me count & measure the correct amounts…
…then the moment she had been anxiously waiting for – time to lick the beaters!!! YUMMY!!!!
I then filled the jars with the yummy filling. We added some red fabric squares around the lids with rubber bands – this made them look so super cute! The jars were then placed in the refrigerator to set. This recipe was enough to make 12 x 110g jars.
Last but not least – Miss M hand delivered them to our very lucky neighbours.
This was a huge success and I’m keen to try other dessert ideas with them too, chocolate pudding, mini trifle or mini crème brulee would be amazing!!!
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