My birthday is on Saturday and the one dessert I request is the low-carb cheesecake from The Cheesecake factory. When I was thinking about my birthday plans, this mix came to me. The mix of the caramel and coconut topping with the cheesecake filling is perfection.
This version is not even close to being low-carb or even healthy for that matter. It is really rich, so I would recommend your serving sizes to be really small. I used wine glasses but think more like shot glasses. A little goes a long way with this one.
Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ~ 2 tablespoons butter, melted ~ 1 teaspoon sugar
Filling: 1 cup heavy cream ~ 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar ~ 2 tablespoons granulated sugar ~ 1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese, softened, and whipped smooth ~ 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
Topping: 1 cups shredded sweetened coconut ~ 6 oz of caramel bits (approx. 1 cup) ~ 3 Tablespoons milk (I used Almond Milk) ~ 1/4 teaspoon salt Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips and splash of milk
Spoon or pipe on top of the crust.
For the Topping: In a saucepan, add the caramels, milk and salt heating on medium and stirring constantly so as not to burn. Once the caramel mixture is smooth, remove from heat and mix in the coconut. Spoon on top of the cheesecake mixture.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Optional: Mix chocolate chips and milk and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted and spread on top.
Serve and devour!
Biana Perez says
The presentation of these in shot glasses and even your wine glasses is so great!! They sound decadent and heavenly – YUM!
Thank you. I really wanted the layers to show and keep the portions relatively small. It was very decadent.
Lynsey @ Eternally wanderlyn says
Oh wow! That looks so good, especially since I’m so hungry. Hah. 🙂
Haha! Thank you. It was not hard to taste test this one! 🙂
I love the fact that these are no bake!! sound so delicious!
No-bake was really nice after a weekend of baking!
OMG I am drooling. I loveee cheesecake. I basically can’t even go into the cheesecake factory
Cheesecake is my favorite. I only go in on my Birthday otherwise I want to it EVERYTHING!!!! 😉
seriously i am feeling the calories pack on already just looking at these haha. shot glasses, pssh i’d eat the whole thing 😉
Haha!! I ended up only tasting a half glass then had to wait to try it again so I figured it might be too much. Jeez the things I do for the blog. 😉
Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster says
ERRMAHGAWD! This sounds SO amazing! I will be making this ASAP!
Thank you so much! Hope you like it. I must try to refrain from eating the leftovers!
These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Cheesecake + caramel + chocolate sounds like something served in heaven lol
It is my favorite combination of flavors aside from Chocolate and Peanut Butter! 😉
No bake is totally up my alley. And on your birthday, I think you can treat yourself to full carbs if you want to – you deserve it!
I know I guess I am just so programmed from my training days. Considering I had to taste test these I guess I have no room to talk about low-carb. Haha!
Oh my word!!! These will be made!
Thanks! You will have to tell me what you think!
Kateri Von Steal says
Thank you! 🙂
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
Last night I was thinking it’s time for me to get a stand mixer. My hand mixer is almost done. Christmas gift, hey ohhhhhhh.
Not a huge fan of coconut, but I will eat an actual samoa cookie.
Ohh yes, you need one for Christmas! Very much like the cookie, it all blends together.
Holy CRAP these look amazing. Samoas make the world go round!
Thank you. They really do!! 😉
Lindsay Templeton says
oh man, drooling over here. these look awesome!
Thank you. It was a nice sweet treat….that I may have to repeat! No I did not intend for that to rhyme, no I don’t know why I am telling you that, no I am not deleting it. Blame it on the sugar! 😉
Mmmmm this looks wonderful!!!! I need that in my belly right now!
Thank you! I have leftovers I may need to go back for seconds or is it thirds now?! Hmm. 😉
I was waiting for this one! OMG I need this now!
Haha! Hope you try it out! If so, let me know what you think!
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Second… this looks AMAZING! You always have the best recipes 😀
Thank you! I try to come up with something different whenever I can.
You outdid yourself with this one – AMAZING!!!
Thank you so much! I was so excited to work on this one and happy with how it came out.
tricia congilio says
Holy crap!! I really want those! HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It seems like we have an awful lot of August birthdays. That meant a lot of snuggling during the winter months 🙂
Thank you. In New England you have to entertain yourself somehow during those long Winters! 😉
Shot glasses? WTF is this… amateur hour?!
Haha! It is really rich. I just had one spoonful and walked away tonight. Making it last, baby!!
not only does this look amazing–i love how you presented it. and now i want some!
Thank you. Totally Pinterest idea for using the glasses. Good for portion control too.
Oooh those look so yummie. Now I want to make some for myself.
Hope you give them a try. I may have eaten a little too much of it sampling them. 😉
Liz @ Fitness Blondie says
Kerry that’s it. You need a freaking cookbook.
Haha! Thank you. One can only dream! 😉
Amanda Elizabeth says
drooling over here! I can’t wait to get my mixer!!
This should be the first thing you make, I may be biased though! 😉
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
I’m not a fan of coconut but minus that I’d be all over this!
Not a fan of coconut!!! Hmm…. You could probably leave it out and still get the caramel cheesecake goodness.
Happy almost-birthday!! Those cheesecakes look so fun. I’m not a cheesecake person (I know, I’m awful!) but I love the idea of dessert in a wine/shot glass!
Thank you so much! Say what?! You could always do a strawberry shortcake or some other dessert. I think it helps with portion control.