I’m not a great cook so when I come across a recipe that sounds delicious and looks good, but is also very easy I’m sold! I’ve now made this several times for friends and the response is always amazing. I first found the recipe in the Woolworths catalogue a year or more ago, as you can see it’s become a little worn!
Is your mouth watering? I’m just finishing of the last slice so here are easy instructions so you can make it yourself…
1. Gather ingredients
- 1 cup plain chocolate biscuit crumbs (I use a Woolworths pack of children’s chocolate tiny teddies)
- 80g melted butter
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 500g cream cheese (left out of the fridge for an hour or so to soften)
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 200g Toblerone bar (I’ve often used a 100g bar and 100g of milk or dark cooking chocolate)
- 1/2 cup of thickened cream
- Extra Toblerone or cooking chocolate to decorate
2. Make the base
Put enough tiny teddies (or any other similar type of chocolate or even plain biscuits) in a blender and pulse until crumbs. Mix with melted butter and almonds (though I’ve also made with extra biscuit crumbs instead of the almonds). Push into the base of a 22cm springform pan…though have to admit, I’ve never even measured my pan, think it’s a bit smaller! I’ve tried both greasing the pan and lining with baking paper, both work fine. I love recipes that seem to work no matter what you do – see my recipe for easy no cook play dough – though this cheesecake is certainly much more delicious. Well my 2 year old is the only one who has actually eaten both but I’m pretty sure she agrees. Chill the base in the fridge.
3. Make the filling
Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Break the Toblerone into pieces and pop into the microwave for about 45 seconds on high, stir, then repeat for about 20 seconds each time until melted.
Add the sugar, cream and melted chocolate…
…and beat until well combined. Try not to add drool to the mixture. Those who were my guests this week will be pleased to know that when I couldn’t resist a taste, I used a clean spoon and didn’t double dip!
Spoon this mixture onto the base and you’re done! Pop cheesecake into the fridge for a few hours. Call any small children you have to help you lick the beaters and bowl. Well that’s if you feel like sharing and they aren’t already hovering around “helping” and begging.
Top with chocolate shavings. Strawberries and whipped cream also look great. I usually serve fairly small slices as it’s very rich. That also means there is usually some left for me to hoard in my fridge to have all to myself after everyone is gone (well it was my birthday this week!). You can tell I’m not a culinary Queen – it would have looked much prettier on a plate but I did serve it up nicely – and with something like this, I don’t think presentation is super important as people seem pretty keen to just get stuck in…
This really is such a simple recipe that is pretty much fail proof…so with spring and BBQ season coming up it’s the perfect quick and easy dessert. Feel free to share this post and always keen to hear of recipes from other professional parents. Having a few of these simple yet successful recipes you can whip up in no time can definitely contribute to achieving better family work balance! Now, I think I’ll have to write a post soon on the exercise programme I’m planning on starting after eating about 4 pieces of this in the last few days….
Here is my youngest, Isabella, pretty happy that I shared my piece with her. The things you do for your children.
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