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It is almost Halloween time and I thought I would do something a little fun and different for the teachers at my kids school as a treat. So I thought of cheesecake, but in a slightly different way. I didn’t want to serve a full cheesecake to each, but I wasn’t sure of what containers I should use. Uhh helloo.. Mason jars!! The recipe for individual orange oreo cheesecake in mason jars was then born. Trust me you will want to make this and it is easy.
I picked up my ingredients and 8 oz mason jars at Walmart along with a 12 pack of Fanta and Glow in the Dark 2 pack OREOs. My thoughts were that I would use both ingredients in the cheesecake as well as serve it on the side to compliment the cheesecake. The glow in the dark OREO packages are so fun. I bought an extra box just so that I could hand them out Halloween night. My kids kept stealing the packages and going into our dark laundry room.
You will want the ingredients to come to room temperature so that they blend together more easily and keep you from having lumpy cheesecake. You will also want to make them the day before you need them as they need to set overnight. The mason jars I picked up are a funky little shape, but they remind me of squatty pumpkins. You could get the 4 oz size if you have more people you would like to make them for.
Start by putting one can of Fanta Orange in a saucepan and heat until the liquid has reduced to about 2/3 of a cup. Cool slightly in the fridge before using. Meanwhile mix the cream cheese and sugar together, add in the vanilla, eggs, and sour cream making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times so that all ingredients incorporate. Lastly add in the Fanta Orange reduction.
Break two OREOs in the bottom of the mason jars, spoon in about 3/4 of a cup of cheesecake batter. You don’t want to fill it completely to the top since the cheesecake will puff up. Place the jars on a baking sheet and put in the oven to bake. Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes or until when you jiggle the pan it only slightly moves. Cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes or so, then put in the fridge overnight so that they can cool completely and set.
To dress up the jars a bit I took some ribbon that I wrapped around the jar. You could also cut a square of fun material then put the lid over it with a spoon attached. Serve them with the extra Fanta orange cans and package of the OREOs. This recipe is way easier than you think it is to make. The beauty is that you can serve it to more people and if the top is a little ugly you get to cover it with a lid!
Do you send gifts to your kids teachers for Halloween? Do you think they would like the individual orange oreo cheesecake? For more recipe ideas Evette Rios, host of the CBS show Recipe Rehab is creating custom, Walmart-exclusive recipes that combine both Fanta and OREO products. These recipes are hosted exclusively on the #SpookySnacks social hub.
- 4- 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 can Fanta Orange
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- OREO cookies
- Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin.
- Place the Fanta in a sauce pot and reduce until it is 2/3 cup liquid. Cool in fridge.
- Mix cream cheese and sugar until combined.
- Add in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream making sure to scrape down sides of the bowl a few times.
- Add in cooled Fanta and mix until well incorporated.
- Place two broken up cookies in the bottom of an 8 oz mason jar.
- Ladle 3/4 cup cheesecake mixture over the cookies.
- Place mason jars on baking sheet.
- Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until center of cheesecakes are set.
- Cool cheesecakes overnight in fridge then enjoy!
- The lids of the jars can be decorated with ribbon and be made into gifts or can be made in smaller jars for a party.