For New Years Eve just past, my mother made one of my favourite childhood deserts – Mars Bar cheesecake. It had been quite a while since I’d last enjoyed the treat – several years in fact (I think I’ve made it once, maybe twice, as an adult), but it was just as yummy as I remembered. So, in the spirit of all things favourite, I thought I might share the recipe here.
- 250 g plain chocolate biscuits – crushed
- 125 g butter, melted (add more if needed)
- 3 tsp gelatine
- 1/4 cup water
- 375 g cream cheese (Philly)
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 300ml thickened cream
- 3 x 60g mars bars, chopped (add more if desired)
- Flaked almonds / extra mars bars / extra cream for decoratation
- 22cm spring tin
- electric beater
- mixing spoon
- cup and saucepan
- several mixing bowls
- Mix biscuits + butter with spoon. Press mixture evenly over base of tin (and up sides – if desired).
- Place tin in fridge until crust firm.
- Sprinkle gelatine over water in cup.
- Sit cup in pan of simmering water until gelatine dissolved. Cool Slightly.
- Beat sugar + cream cheese + vanilla until smooth.
- Beat cream in separate bowl until soft peaks.
- Stir gelatine mixture into cheese mixture. Add cream + mars bars.
- Pour into biscuit crust.
- Refrigerate until set.
- Decorate around edge with cream + flaked almonds / chopped Mars Bar
How To Eat:
Quickly, before anyone else realises you made it 😀