I am super excited to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Honeycomb cereal with the creators of that awesome taste we all love! This week I made No Bake S’Mores Cheesecake Bars but I made the crust with Honeycomb cereal instead of graham crackers.
These bars look very hard to make, but that’s not true at all- they’re super simple to make! They just look extremely yummy. We even drizzled hot fudge and dumped a bunch of marshmallows on top! 🙂
Honeycomb cereal has been around since 1965, and that is no easy feat. I eat cereal every morning before school and Honeycomb is one of my favorites. My mom is like the pickiest person ever about cereal (it has to have very few carbs, low fat, fewer calories, taste good, etc.) and she buys it all the time! Honeycomb definitely deserves a 50th anniversary celebration!
I used mini-chocolate chips in the s’mores cheesecake bars. They seemed to fit in better than normal chocolate chips which would have taken over the bars. Even without marshmallows and hot fudge, the No Bake S’mores Cheesecake Bars were perfect!
Overall, these bars were awesome. They looked epic and tasted out-of-this-world! They are perfect for 4th of July or just a delicious summer treat because you don’t even have to turn on the oven! The Honeycomb added a twist to the traditional s’mores taste, but it was for the better. It was more of a honey taste (as predicted) that fit well with the chocolate and marshmallows. I would recommend making this recipe to anyone craving a yummy treat in the hot summer. And if you like cheesecake, this recipe is for you! 🙂 I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day!
And even a kid can make a classic recipe into cheesecake… Like Me!
No Bake S'Mores Cheesecake Bars
- 2½ cups Honeycomb cereal crumbs
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
- three 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- one 8 ounce tub whipped topping
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips,
- ⅓ cup hot fudge (more, if desired)
- ½ cup mini marshmallows (more, if desired)
- Make the crust: Line a 13x9 inch pan with foil, wax paper or parchment paper (you want it to hang over the sides because you'll be lifting the whole dessert out of the pan after you make it). In a medium bowl, combine the Honeycomb cereal crumbs, butter and sugar. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the lined pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
- Make the filling: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the whipped topping and mix that in too. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon the filling mixture over the firmed-up crust and CAREFULLY spread it to the sides to make an even layer. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or until fairly firm.
- For serving: Top with a drizzle of hot fudge and a few marshmallows. If you want the marshmallows toasted (totally optional), just place the serving plates under a pre-heated broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Eat!
Disclosure: I worked with Honeycomb Cereal to help promote their 50th anniversary.