No Bake Black Forest Cheesecake in Jars

No Bake Black Forest Cheesecake in Jars | Cravings of a Lunatic | My personal favourite dessert!
Welcome to FUN WITH JARS FRIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAIT….WHAT….NO FARM FRESH FRIDAYS?

QUIT YOUR WHINING FOLKS! WE GET TO PLAY WITH THESE LITTLE BEAUTIES UNTIL SPRING. NOW HOW CAN THAT BE BAD?



THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, I COULD PUT STUFF IN JARS TILL THE END OF TIME AND NOT RUN OUT OF IDEAS!

YES I KNOW WE’LL ALL MISS FARM FRESH FRIDAYS, BUT I PROMISE THEY SHALL RETURN ONCE SPRING DOES. WE DON’T HAVE WINTER MARKETS HERE, I LIVE IN CANADA FOLKS, IT’S FLIPPING FRIGID HERE IN THE WINTER. BRR… CAN YOU SAY FROSTBITE?



SO WELCOME TO A NEW SERIES, THE LUNATIC’S OWN “FUN WITH JARS FRIDAYS”. I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE ALL MY IDEAS WITH YOU.



LIKE THIS LITTLE BEAUTY, “BLACK FOREST CHEESECAKE IN A JAR”!

SO FLIPPING COOL! BUT NOT FRIGID! NOPE, THESE THINGS ARE SUPER YUMMY. OKAY I SHALL NOW STOP SCREAMING IN EXCITEMENT AND TALK IN MY INSIDE VOICE.


Welcome my lovelies to a new series by me, yup, little old me. Fun with Jars Fridays is going to be so…well…fun. I really am so very excited to be starting something new. There is so much you can do with canning jars, it’s such a fun little project. I look forward to sharing ideas and learning along the way. I really hope you enjoy this new series and experiment and have some fun with jars yourself. And if I say fun one more time I think I’m gonna…well….scream!

So Farm Fresh Fridays is getting shelved until spring. It really gets super cold here in the winter. So fresh veggies and fruit are not an option. Our one local farmer’s market is closed for the season. I can still shop at the gourmet market every week, and shall, but that might get boring week after week. Plus it’s not local goods, it’s shipped in stuff. I shall return to Farm Fresh Fridays in the spring once the markets and stands open again. I shall miss it….greatly. I promise to still share my oil and vinegar finds with your from the gourmet market from time to time. I always find fun stuff. *screams*

So there you have it folks. The launch of a fun *bites tongue* new series. A farewell to an old, beloved, fun *grinds teeth* series.

I had a blast making these little things. I mean a hoot and a half. I mean slap your gramma kind of fun. *the Lunatic relinquishes all responsibility if you slap your gramma too hard and she slaps you back, or cuts you out of her will* I made a mess like nobody’s business making these little suckers. But man oh man, it was a riot. This may or may not be my kitchen after, I have been advised not to comment on the matter.

I think the main thing is I didn’t make a mess of myself. I mean cuz that would just be pathetic and wrong.

Oh okay, fun police, so I had to go take a shower after. So I had to have my camera professionally cleaned after. So I had to take a wrecking ball to the kitchen as it was easier than cleaning it. At least I had FUN!


I also had a riot taking pictures and guess what. No, seriously, guess.

I’ll wait….

ladedah…..

waiting….

Did you guess? You give up. Seriously? You should try harder than that. Or I’ll, I’ll, I’ll….slap your gramma?? Oh, okay so I would never slap your gramma. Encourage you to is a whole different story, but me doing it, well, that’s just wrong.

Okay where were we. Ah, yes, slapping grammas and guessing games. Okay so you gave up. I’ll take pity on you. Here’s the haps. I played with my camera today and actually got a blurred background. Now hold on folks, seriously, this is BIG news. I have the crappiest camera on the face of the planet. So for me to be able to play around and get this:

Is truly astounding. I did some reading and am trying to understand camera basics. So this must mean it is sinking in. Okay so it isn’t and I did scream out to mini-me “I just got the blurred background and I have no idea how” but that was just a coincidence. I really am learning. *pfft* Aren’t you proud of me? I bet it will still get turned down by all those “food porn” sites but that’s okay. I don’t even care. *grabs a box of kleenex*


Okay so I should probably just get on with the recipe now. Been rambling on and on and on and on….er, wait….what? Oh yah, moving on.

Black Forest Cheesecake- Fun with Jars Friday!


This is a no bake cheesecake!


Yields 4 250 ml jars!


Ingredients:


1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup oreo crumbs
1 can cherry pie filling

Directions:

In a mixer combine your whipping cream and icing sugar until well blended. You should see some peaks and then you know it’s ready.

In another bowl using a mixer beat your cream cheese until super smooth.

Now add half the cream cheese to mixer with whipping cream and icing sugar and beat until well blended. Once it is add the other half and continue beating until smooth.

Now add your cocoa and vanilla and beat again. Scrape sides as needed.

Now take 4 canning jars, I used the 250 ml size.

Place a layer of oreo crumbs in each jar. You will be repeating this step so don’t use them all. I used about 2 tablespoons per jar for each layer if I recall correctly.

Now add a layer of chocolate cheesecake filling.

Now add a layer of cherry pie filling.

Now repeat those steps by adding a layer a oreo crumbs.

Then chocolate cream cheese.

Then cherry pie filling.

Now pop them in the fridge for about an hour or two.

Serve with a smile!

Then get ready to make more cuz these little suckers are flipping frigidly awesome! You’ll be scraping every last scrap out of the jar. Then licking the edge. Then licking the inside. Then being taken to the hospital to remove the jar from your face. *the Lunatic relinquishes all responsibility if you are stupid enough to stick your face in the jar* 


*the lunatic did not just get back from the hospital after having a jar removed from her face*


Seriously now, would I do that? Do you not know me at all? *pfft*



*This jar is not being held for evidence. I swear it!*


Okay so I sure hope you had fun *cringes* with the first in what is going to be a fun *screams* series. I know I sure did. The doctor said the swelling should be gone by next friday.



Just in time for next week’s FUN WITH JARS FRIDAY!!!


Toodles and smoochies. xx

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Comments

  1. Ann says

    YaY! You did it! Your pictures are amazing! ….and the recipe looks amazing! Very, VERY nicely done, Kim! This is a GREAT series and I look forward to each Friday this winter! Bravo!

  2. the food dude says

    The jar theme for winter is pretty neat, looking forward to more delicious "Fun with Jars Fridays" posts!

  3. Sara says

    I am so hungry now I must have these right now! Your pictures are amazing what every you are doing when taking the pictures keep it up because they look great. Can not wait to see what you put in a jar next.

  4. Lindsey@Lindselicious says

    Why are things so fun to eat in jars? It just makes it so much cuter and fun right? Great job and I cant wait for the new series!!

  5. Tina says

    I can see all those lovely layers before I eat..this is a great way to give us a feast with our eyes before eating. I love black forest anything-these are making my mouth water. Ok I will be prepared with a big spoon on your next one-love the idea of the new serie-yum!

  6. Lizzy says

    Yes, you did it!!!! LOVE that first photo…so perfect and vibrant. High fiving you from across the boarder. And I highly approve of your jar series…I can see all sorts of yummy dishes in our future…and you've started out with a delicious doozie. My face might even get caught in the jar…but, I know, I've been warned. Happy Sunday, Kim~

  7. The Mom Chef says

    Rut roh. You might actually be getting me to try a chocolate dish! I'll have to use some cooking spray on my face before diving in. There's ALWAYS a way around things, you know.

  8. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    You've really hit it out of the park with this one, Kim! I think my face would be planted in these jars too trying to lick up every last bit of this deliciousness!

  9. Carolyn says

    Fun with Jars Fridays…you crack me up! But I will say, that black forest cheesecake is serious business. Holy moley that looks amazing!

  10. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family says

    I gotta say I think I might LOVE jars on Friday. I think things in jars always makes them more attrative then just a traditional serving piece (bowl, plate, etc).
    Great work Kim…now if I only lived closer (North Carolina is NOT near Canada)I could run over and sneak one of these.

  11. Chic & Gorgeous Treats says

    Paging for Ms Kim Bee! Buzzing you now from San Francisco. Congrats dear! This made Top9 no# 1. Woooohooooooooooooooo.. what a great idea btw, gotta try this when I get back. Till then..huggss, Jo

  12. easyfoodsmith says

    Congrats for sitting at number 1 on Top 9! This dish is an absolutely fabulous visual and gastronomic treat!!

  13. Helene Dsouza says

    This is just unbelievable! I think so I fell in love with your black forest cheesecakes. So beautyfull, gorgeous! My eyes are popping out.

  14. Elin says

    Kim Bee…Congrats ! This is a wonderful and gorgeous black forest cheesecake :) Drooling ! it deserve the 1st place in Today's Top 9 :)

  15. omchef says

    Awesome recipe, and I share your love/obsession with jars! Your pics are great, and remember if you don't get the blurred background in the pic you can always create it in photoshop

  16. Rosemary says

    My blurry backgrounds are slowly coming, too! These cheesecakes in a jar are just great! Looking forward to next Friday!

  17. Free Spirit Eater says

    This looks incredible! Your photos are gorgeous! Definitely making me hungry although I just ate. You're right there are tons of things to do with jars, love the new series! Congrats on Top 9 love! Have a great day =]

  18. Val Curtis says

    You did it. Ok, I am going to cook like crazy this weekend and reshoot some of my recipes. You have inspired me. Thanks.

    Can't wait to bust these out!

  19. ping says

    Just when you said you'll be turned down by food porn sites ….!! You really should say it more often! 😀 I bow to you. I still haven't been accepted … probably because I've given up submitting .. hehe … sigh. I can't wait to make these!

  20. BecHeflin says

    Kimmy, you crack me up, girlfriend! We're totally twins separated at birth…. I think the mailman did it. Anyway, I have no patience for putting food into jars that will then be eaten from said jar. I would much rather layer this bad boy into a casserole dish that is twice the width of my head so that when I stick my face into it, there's no chance of getting stuck in there! :)

    P.S. I'm not from Canada, but I am from Wisconsin… .practically the same flipping thing when it's winter. DANG it's cold out there!

    P.S.S. Is "frosting sugar" the same thing as powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar?

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