Bitter Sweets: Cheesecake With Ginger-Lemon Bitters

My friends, the holidays are upon us! All the baking, all the cocktails, I’m getting tired just thinking about it. You know what we need? No-bake desserts. No-bake desserts with bitters. What’s the best part of no-bake sweets? The simplicity. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be up to my elbows (or down to my knees) in flour, butter, dough, pumpkin puree, spiced lattes, pecans, apples, pears, crumble and whatever else you’ll be baking this November. I’m talking cheesecake here. Cream cheese, graham crackers, a little butter, condensed milk, lemon and of course our bitters. It doesn’t get easier than this. You could go through the trouble of baking a cheesecake. I don’t recommend it. I recommend this! Let’s get started, friends.

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Ginger-Lemon [No-Bake] Cheesecake

1 8oz. Package of Cream Cheese

1 14oz. Can of Condensed Milk

1 1/2 Tablespoons of Hella Bitters Ginger-Lemon Bitters

1 Lemon Juiced

Splash of Vanilla extract

For Graham Crust, utilize the same recipe from our Bitter Key Lime Pie.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend until smooth. Your cream cheese should be at room temp. Add the cheesecake mix and refrigerate to set; at least 5 hours or up to overnight.

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Dress your cheesecake up however you like. Mixed berries, apple-pear compote, whatever you want. Just be sure to add a few extra dashes of bitters to the mix!

 

 

 

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Popchips: Easy Recipes For Your Holiday Party

Chestnuts won’t be the only thing roasting this holiday season. S’mores. A campfire favorite for many, Popchips provides the perfect salty, sweet and melty bite all in one. Now that we’re past Thanksgiving, it’s time to start preparing for all of the wonderful holiday parties. Wether you’re hosting a party or attending as a guest, these one bite desserts by Popchips will make party planning a breeze. The one thing we all want during the holiday season. These little bites don’t require a long list of ingredients, hours of prep and no baking! Does it get better? Before we get into the recipes I have to let you know the Campfire Popwich is my favorite!!! I’d love to have these anytime of year. And guess what, we can šŸ™‚

We’re slowly moving out of the pumpkin craze but I’m sure there will be some pumpkin pie at your holiday dinner. Don’t want to roll out pie crust? Don’t blame you. Pick up a bag of Sea Salt Popchips, pumpkin pie filling and a little whipped cream to try the Pumpkin Pop-Pie:

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1 sea salt popchip + 1 scoop of pumpkin pie filling + a little whipped cream = the delightful little pumpkin pie pop-pie.

Next up is the Caramel Popple. All of the familiar flavors of fall, fresh apple and caramel. Wonderful, wonderful caramel with just a touch of sea salt. YUM!

Caramel Popple:

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1 sea salt popchip + 1 slice of apple + dollop of caramel + a sprinkle of sea salt = a tiny slice of joy ā€“ the caramel popple

Last a certainly not least (may favorite) the Campfire Popwich. What I like about this one the most is if you really do have an “open fire” (I said that in my Nat King Cole voice), you can pop open a bag of sea salt popchips, break out the chocolate bars and roast your marshmallows. It’s fun and easy for the kids too. The recipe calls for 2 chips but I prefer mine in the open face style. One bite where you get the salty popchip then the chocolate and finally the gooey roasted marshmallow. The Campfire Popwich, like the other desserts, can be prepared before your holiday party and they travel well (drizzle caramel on the popple before serving). I would mention all of the healthy parts of Popchips but, you know, it’s the holidays. Live it up!

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Campfire Popwich:

2 sea salt popchips + 1 marshmallow + 1 chunck of chocolate + 1 blazing campfire = the sticky-sweet nā€™ salty campfire popwich

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DSC_4305Happy Holidays from Popchips!