|Did you know that today is Toasted Marshmallow Day? Here’s our contribution to the day and to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Toasted Marshmallow No Bake Cheesecake
Rice Krispie Treat Crust
3 TBSP unsalted butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
10 oz. mini marshmallows
Spray a 10-inch spring form pan with baking spray. Set aside.
Melt the butter over low heat in a large heavy bottom pot.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Add the cereal and mix until well coated.
Form the rice krispie treats into the spring form pan, starting with the bottom and then the sides. You might have a little left over…just eat it.
Vanilla Bean Toasted Marshmallow Cheesecake
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 cup boiling water
16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
3 oz. marshmallow fluff
4 oz. mini marshmallows, toasted or put under broiler to turn brown
1 vanilla bean, cut, seeds removed, pod discarded
½ tsp. vanilla bean paste or extract
Mix the sugar and gelatin in a small bowl.
Add boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes while gelatin dissolves.
Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment beat the cream cheese, vanilla bean, and vanilla bean paste until soft and creamy.
Add the marshmallow fluff and the toasted marshmallows and beat until fully incorporated. You will have lumps from the toasted marshmallows, that’s okay.
Gradually add the gelatin mixture. It’s going to look like soup at the end…don’t panic.
When all the gelatin is fully incorporated transfer mixture in the bowl to the fridge and let chill for 45 minutes.
Remove from fridge and mix vigorously to get smooth again. It should have thickened up.
Pour into prepared Rice Krispie Treat Crust and smooth evenly with spatula. You can top with more toasted marshmallows for garnish if you want.
Put back in fridge for at least 4 hours to fully set up.
Original recipe can be found here.