Last Friday I had the rare opportunity to sneak out of the house for a few hours to catch up with two beautiful ladies I’ve met through blogging, whom I now feel privileged to also call my friends. Naturally I offered to bring something sweet and delicious to our catch up, and after finding out our host was making chocolate mousse (which was quite possibly the best chocolate mousse I’ve ever tasted) I knew I had to come up with something a little bit different.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve jumped on the cheesecake bandwagon, having made both a Tolberone and Baked Lemon Cheesecake, so it only seemed natural to keep that momentum and try a cheesecake slice recipe. After spying Oreos on special at the supermarket, I easily decided an Oreo Cheesecake Slice was the way to go.
This slice doesn’t take much effort to put together, the hardest part is waiting for it to set! The simplicity of this recipe certainly doesn’t take away from it’s taste. I’ll be honest and say there were several pieces missing when the time came to plate it up and head out for the night, and my husband may have requested I leave a couple of slices at home for him to enjoy once the boys were in bed.
Using all of my will power I resisted the urge to sneak a slice on the drive over. Thankfully once I arrived I was distracted with plenty of laughter, talking, wine, food and of course photos – because let’s be honest, with three bloggers in the room there was always going to be plenty of photos taken! After gorging myself with delicious cheeses and mini quiches, when the time came for dessert I opted for our host’s deliciously smooth and rich chocolate mousse rather than my slice (but to be honest, I’d probably already eaten enough off it that day!) which was the perfect way to end a lovely evening.
To make this Oreo Cheesecake Slice, you will need:
Oreo Cheesecake Slice and new friends
- 400 g of Oreo Original Cookies
- 80 g of butter - melted
- 375 g block of Cream Cheese - softened
- ½ cup of caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 cup of cream
- 3 teaspoons of powdered gelatine
- ¼ cup of boiling water
- 200 g of white chocolate - melted and slightly cooled
- Cover the base and sides of an 18 x 28cm slice tin with baking paper - make sure to leave paper hanging over the sides.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave - cooking for 30 second spurts and once melted set aside to cool slightly.
- Add the gelatine to a cup of boiling water and stir to combine.
- Crush 250g of Oreo cookies either in a food processor, or with using a rolling pin until they resemble fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Press the crumbs in the base of the slice tin and place in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
- Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence until smooth. Add the cream and mix to combine.
- Stir through the gelatine mixture and white chocolate.
- Chop the remaining Oreos into large chunks and stir through the cheesecake mixture.
- Spoon the mixture over the chilled base and refrigerate for 3 hours or until the slice has set.
If you haven’t already met the lovely Bec and Renee from The Plumbette and Mummy, Wife and Me, make sure you pop over and visit their blogs today.
Toni @ Finding Myself Young
Oh yum Lauren! Also totally jealous that you guys all caught up. Wish you all lived on the northside.
Aww what a lovely post, Lauren. Thank you! I had such a lovely time catching up with you both. I was on such a high when I came home. It definitely did feel like we were a bunch of old friends catching up. I can’t believe we chatted for half the night. As for the oreo cheesecake. It was divine. You are one very talented lady xx
Visiting via #teamIBOT
I’ve seen an Oreo cheesecake recipe on Pinterest (I think it was either you or Lucy who pinned it actually) and I’ve been keen to give it a try. Yours sounds absolutely divine!
Aleney @ BoyEatsWorld
Is there anything Oreos can’t do? 🙂
Nope, they are so amazing it’s dangerous 🙂
I’m jealous. I’m jealous of the cake, I’m jealous that you got to hang out with some cool bloggers and frankly, I’m just jealous of it all. That cake looks……….drooooooolsssssss
Oh no, I’m sorry!! I promise to make this slice for you if we ever meet in real life one day 😉
Sasha @From the Left Field
Oh.my.goodnes. I die. This is just amazing!! My hubby is OBSESSED with all things Oreos and cookies and cream. You are now forcing me to make this. I hope you realise what you’ve done lady. How lovely to have such a wonderful catch up also! x
Haha, so sorry! I hope your husband enjoys it! It was lovely, looking forward to our next cookie catch up soon too x
This looks so good! How nice to meet up with such familiar faces in real life! Brisbane certainly has a thriving blogger community.
Thanks Danielle! It was really lovely to catch up, there are a lot of very lovely people who live in Brisbane 🙂
Bec @ The Plumbette
The leftovers didn’t last long! It was fabulous both the slice and your company on Friday night. Can’t wait to catch up again. I’m gonna blow you mind and stomach but could you make this cheesecake with timtams? Can you see how much of a sweet tooth I have?!
OH MY GOODNESS…. I am going to totally steal that idea and make it for the next time we catch up. Thank you so much for having us xx
Hello from another Lauren! This looks delicious – a must try. I’m hoping to meet up with some Adelaide blogger friends sometime soon – sounds like you had a great night.
Found you via #IBOT – and was my first visit to your blog, might stay and have a look around 🙂
Hello and welcome! We did have a great night thank you, I hope you enjoy your catch up. It’s always great to hang to with people who understand the importance of taking pictures of every single thing you eat or drink 😉 Thanks for visiting, off to check out your blog now 🙂
Jody at Six Little Hearts
Oh stop! Here’s a recipe that I just don’t want to know about! I bought Oreos the other day and they just disappeared from the pantry in a flash!
haha, sorry Jody! Don’t worry, the same thing happens in our house. They are just too good to resist!