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No-Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Individual No-Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecakes are decadent and easy to make for a quick sweet fix, especially with Girl Scout Cookie season coming up soon! 

No Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecake

I’m the first to admit that my dog is easy to make fun of. I make sport of that poor hound every day. Someone please come take pity on him. I squish his face to make all the wrinkles gather at the top of his nogin. I pull his skin back and give him a face lift, I tickle his paddies when he’s asleep and I hold his squeaky toys hostage behind my phone to snap selfies of us on a random Thursday afternoon. Someone, please,  feel bad for this dog. It’s just so hard to be loved so dang much.

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But futzing with puppies isn’t anything new. It’s like my other calling.

A month ago, Huck’s friend, the original puppy in the family, my childhood dog, my mother’s child of the furry variety, our Charlie “went off to college”. At nearly 18 years old, he was old enough to have his driver’s license and vote! He was part of our family for literally half of MY life, and a constant source of Awww’s and OMG-Look-At-Charlie-He’s-Smiling squeals from the female contingent of the family!! He really did smile. It looked like a snarl, but the wagging tail was a dead giveaway. Even our mail lady at the time had to come to the door and ask my mom, convinced he was being angry. After a short visit and a pat on Charlie’s nogin, she was a goner and would make routine visits to see him.

And there was one summer, my sister and I got him really, really fat off of peanut butter.

Charlie - Yes, he is 17 in this photo.

Charlie – Yes, he is 17 in this photo.

No Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecake My bonus dad always made fun of my sister and me, mostly me, that he’d have to tie a steak around my neck to get the dog to play with me. Well, there was a reason Charlie didn’t play – he was a pound puppy who didn’t even know what to do with a tennis ball when he came home with us – but that didn’t stop him from giving me a bad time. Uh huh.

So, as industrious young humans, my sister and I decided that feeding Charlie peanut butter by the spoonful was an ingenious plan. Swipe a finger full of peanut butter onto the roof of Charlie’s mouth and we’d be entertained for hours. And he was our friend. Our plan worked. But perhaps, a little too well… By the end of summer Charlie was looking like a furry foot stool and my mom was wondering why the Costco two-packs of Jif were disappearing mysteriously.

Whoops. But hey, at least he would play with me! No? Not the same?

No Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecake

I loved that dog and we had a mutual affinity for the peanut stuff. We were soulies.  An I have no doubt he’d sit right next to me and wait to lick the dish of one of these cheese cakes. How could I resist his snarles. I mean, smiles.

No Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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Love, Sparkles and Peanut Butter friends!

 

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Individual No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes + 2 Hour Chill Time

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Ingredients:

1 box Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies, Chilled or Frozen
2 Tbsp Butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 8-oz. brick Cream Cheese, softened or room temperature
1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Sugar

Directions:

In a food processor, pulse the chilled Tagalong cookies until finely crumbled. Pour butter over the crumbled cookies and stir to combine. Divide the crumbles into four dishes and press into the bottom.

In a stand mixer with a whip attachment, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Scrape into a separate bowl and set aside, ensure to reserve 1 cup of whipped cream for the topping of the cheesecakes. . In the same bowl the whipping cream was whipped with, stir the peanut butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Stir in the sugar and mix until dissolved. Fold the whipped cream into peanut butter mixture until smooth and evenly mixed. Spoon the peanut butter mixture into the dishes and smooth the tops. Let the cheesecakes chill for 2 hours. Top with reserved whipped cream. Serve immediately.

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25 Responses to “No-Bake Tagalong Peanut Butter Cheesecake”

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — January 27, 2014 @ 4:43 am

    Aww, Charlie. I have the same feelings about my first dog, Wags. She was a skinny, pathetic basset hound but was all mine and I loved her. She’d totally be trying to steal this cheesecake from my hand. And please, keep talking about Huck. I love him!

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    Tina Muir — January 27, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    Those look SO BEAUTIFUl!!! I want them NOW! Even at 8am :) Thanks for the delightful recipe, pinning for my first free moment! They would be the perfect treat for this wednesday after my 12 miles :) Thanks!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — January 27, 2014 @ 5:42 am

    Love the story of Charlie and I can’t believe he is 17 years old in that pic. He looks like a puppy.

    I can totally devour all of these by myself.

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    Tieghan — January 27, 2014 @ 6:36 am

    Such a good story! Perfect Monday read!

    And these cheesecakes?!?!? Um, yeah they are totally amazing!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — January 27, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    These cheesecakes have my name all over them. LOVE THEM! My dog is also a peanut butter fiend. I used to give him the empty jar of peanut butter when I polished it off… he’d carry it into the living room and just lick, lick, lick until the inside of the jar was completely clean. Now he’s a little plump so no more peanut butter jars ;-)

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 27, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    I adore Charlie and agree with Meagan! He looks like a pup! Now, can I have 57 of these cheesecakes, pa-lease?

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    Julia — January 27, 2014 @ 7:21 am

    My god your dog is such a stud!! So cute! And these treats are calling to me! Tagalongs? yes. Peanut butter? yes. Cream cheese??? YUUUUM!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — January 27, 2014 @ 9:45 am

    First of all Charlie looks amazing for his age…what a cutie!! Any dessert that has chocolate, peanut butter, cream cheese + the no-bake factor….always a winner in my book!

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    Erika — January 27, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    Awww loves this post.. and no bake desserts are always winning..

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — January 27, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    Oh, my! I adore those Tagalongs…I can only imagine how delicious these no bake cheesecakes must be!!!!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — January 27, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    Awww, this is such a cute love story. I love that you were peanut butter soulies. Beautiful pics. I’ve already pinned ‘em:) So excited for this giveaway!

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    Gaby — January 27, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    I’d just love to sit on the couch and devour this amazing dessert!

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    nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 27, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    Mini peanut butter cheesecakes? Yes. Adorable doggie love story? Yes yes yes. So sad to see older pets go, but it’s nice to know we have awesome memories to keep forever.

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — January 27, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

    I got to say Charlie look’s like a puppy at age 17. And these cheesecake are looking mighty fine as well.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 28, 2014 @ 4:42 am

    What cute little puppy faces. This peanut butter dessert is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s. Pinning!

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    Philia (from sweetphi.com) — January 28, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    The recipe is amazing, and the puppies…how cute! I love making faces with my dog as well lol.
    Thanks for doing this AWESOME giveaway-who wouldn’t love to receive a Tiffanys gift card!?!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — January 28, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    My pups are crazy for peanut butter, too. They are adorable! Love this sweet, creamy concoction.

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    Shaina — February 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    These look so good. I love that they’re no-bake.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 6, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh wow!! These looks dreamy :) I am dying to whip a few up for myself!

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    alberta williams — February 7, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

    well it looks great, iam going to find those girl scouts and buy lots of those cookies, and try and make some for my grandson and his mom.

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