The irresistible flavor combo of honey and nut, now in cheesecake form.
If you’ve ever, ever, like, ever ever craved a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerioes as if it were air, water and breath, yay you! You must be my soul human. And together, we must celebrate the wonderful perfection that is honey. And nut. And Cheerios.
That flavor combo. It’s just craveable. And now, I’ve gone and cheesecaked it. And it is so perfect, my heart hurts with gladness.
Because, last week, I gathered a few basic baking must-haves into a collective pile.
I mean, super basic. Egg, butter, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, Honey Nut Cheerios.
Just the basic starting point of every worthwhile baking sesh.
I blended the Cheerios with a bit of butter and sugar, then pressed the mixture into the bottom of parchment cuppies.
Next: Egg, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, amaretto. Would you believe this easy mixture makes literally, the most amazing cheesecake that ever was?
Because it does. It totally does. Sweet and soft, it bakes up with these perfectly moon shaped rounded tops.
As these sit and cool, the tops will crack ever so slightly, creating the most beautiful crevices for our caramel honey topping.
But first, the wrappers must be removed. Or actually, they don’t HAVE to be removed, but I think these little cheesecakes are so pretty when you can see the edges and the layers inside. You decide here how you’ll present your noms.
Toasted almonds get tossed together with caramelized honey, then drizzled atop the cooled cheesecake.
The result, my dear fellow Honey Nut Cheerios-loving humans, is honey-caramel-crunchy-almond perfection. And if you think that’s just too many hyphens all at once, just you wait until we top it all off with a smattering of Cheerios.
It just really is.
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!