Just Call Me Nutty!
My deep longing for cooler days has had some positive results here on the blog lately. It has inspired me to come up with several frozen and unbaked desserts like my Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream, my Low Fat Mango Freeze and now these amazing Nutty Cheesecake Parfaits.
I guess if these recipes are my consolation prize for another month or so of hot and humid days I can learn to live with it for a bit longer. Although I will say with some recent rain, the temps have been in the mid 80’s instead of 98 to 100 degrees. Those lower temps in Arkansas the first week of August are unusual but I am thrilled for the break in sweat!
A Little Goes A Long Way!
These Nutty Cheesecake Parfaits are the rich, decadent and a little goes a long way with these little cups of goodness. I love small individual desserts that help keep us mindful of portion control. Since these beauties are heavy on the more calorie dense dairy items like cream cheese and heavy whipping cream they are best served in smaller dessert cups such as the ones I use here in these pictures.
Since these beauties are heavy on the more calorie dense dairy items like cream cheese and heavy whipping cream they are best served in smaller dessert cups such as the ones I use here or the smaller shot glasses I share at the bottom of this post.
A few years back we used to frequent our favorite Chili’s restaurant and on their menu offered these mini desserts served in shot glasses. I believe they called them Sweet Shots or something like that. Anyone else remembers those?
Man, they were cute and super tempting. They were served in smaller cups to make you feel less guilty when you indulged in that sugar filled treat. Which was smart marketing if you think about it! I know that often seen empty glasses sitting on tables while we ate, so they seemed to be a hit.
I think they were not only smart but they were also just darn cute. Who doesn’t enjoy having their own individual dessert that you don’t have to share? You can find some of those little cups that they served their Sweet Shots in below.
Believe me the old saying “a little dab with do ya” is the perfect way to describe these Nutty Cheesecake Parfaits. They are extremely rich and you will be completely satisfied with the smaller size.
Possible Recipe Variations:
*Add some peanut butter powder to your vanilla mixture for a
Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait
*Add a few chocolate chips to your nut layer for that extra chocolate kick!
*Add a fruit topping like strawberries to break up the richness of the cheesecake
Check out these cute dessert cups that would be great for these Nutty Cheesecake Parfaits through my affiliate link below. Note: My serving cups were larger than this but I think these would be perfect!
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