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We made it through the holidays! Pat yourself on the back! Now that the kids are back to school, that means we're back back to routines of homework, scouts, youth group, and other after school activities. What that also means is that we need those quick and easy go-to recipes!
Today's recipe is one you're going to make over and over again! Our Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Parfait is perfect for dessert or even an after school treat.
There are some items that we just always have on-hand at our house. They make for quick and easy mealtime solutions. I recently picked up some of our favorites at Walmart and took advantage of a great promotion that is running through 1/31/18.
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We've been collecting Box Tops for as long as I can remember. Before we had kids, I submit them for my niece and nephew's school. Now that we have kids of our own, we send them in with Charlie for his school.
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Now I know you're really interested in that Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Parfait recipe, so here it goes!
It's really easy to put together and you could make it ahead of time if you need to!
- 3 packs (6 bars total) Nature Valley™ Crunchy Granola Bars Oats and Honey
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (low fat or regular)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp heavy cream
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- 1½ cups whipped topping, thawed
- ½ lb strawberries, sliced thin
- Using a food processor, pulse the granola bars until they are small crumbs. Set aside.
- Place cream cheese, vanilla, and heavy cream in a medium bowl.
- Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy (about a minute).
- Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until everything is well combined.
- Mix in the whipped topping.
- Spoon about 1 Tbsp of granola crumbs in cup or glass.
- Place 3-4 thin strawberry slices on top of crumbs.
- Add about 2 Tbsp of cheesecake mixture.
- Top with another Tbsp of crumbs.
- Add about 2 Tbsp cheesecake.
- Place a few strawberry slices on top.
- Sprinkle with granola crumbs.
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