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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits

For a fast and easy no bake dessert, try these sweet cherry cheesecake parfaits! Ready in about 15 minutes, it's a great last minute dessert idea!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme or fluff
  • 16 oz cool whip thawed
  • Vanilla wafer cookies crushed
  • 3 cups sweet cherries pitted
  • handful of sliced almonds
  • grated dark chocolate for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Add vanilla wafers to a large resealable plastic bag and seal. Using a rolling pin or heavy pan, crush cooking until they are in small, pea sized pieces.
  • Add a sprinkle of crushed cookies to the bottom of stemless wine glasses or whichever containers you're serving the parfait in.
  • Sprinkle a few sliced almonds over the top of the cookies, and set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and marshmallow creme. Using a hand mixer, beat together until well combined.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in thawed cool whip.
  • Spoon mixture into a large piping bag fitted with any decorating tip you desire.
  • Pipe in a layer of cheesecake filling and top with a handful of sweet cherries.
  • Repeat with crushed cookies, almonds, cheesecake and cherries until glasses are full.
  • Garnish with a few extra sliced almonds and a bit of grated dark chocolate.
  • Serve chilled.

Notes

1. If you'd prefer a dip instead of parfaits, spread the crushed vanilla wafers in the bottom of a 9x13" pan, sprinkle almonds over the top, and gently top with cheesecake filling. Top cheesecake with cherries (whole or chopped), a sprinkle of almonds, and some grated dark chocolate. Serve chilled.