Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter No-Bake Cheesecake Cups are a perfect dessert for a Valentine’s Day in with your sweetie or to be shared with friends.
I can’t remember the last time we actually left the house and went out for Valentine’s Day.
I can’t imagine why. I mean, what could possibly be more romantic than fighting for space in a crowded restaurant that you waited more than 20 minutes past your reservation time to be seated, get rushed through your meal to make room for the next group of Hallmark inspired diners, only to be presented with a $300 bill at the end of the whole ordeal.
In all honesty, we used to go out for Valentine’s Day. Our transition to staying in didn’t happen because we planned it to. We actually ended up here because of our lack of planning and the stress of unsuccessfully trying to make last minute reservations.
It’s now become a tradition and expectation to stay home. The reality is that you don’t need a holiday or an expensive night out to celebrate with your sweetie. Grab a couple of nice steaks or some giant scallops and lobster tails, open a bottle of wine, light a fire, and stay home this year. You might start a new tradition and your bank account will thank you.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter No-Bake Cheesecake Cups
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons chocolate peanut butter porter
- 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup graham crumbs
- 2 cups whipped cream
- Raspberries or other fruit for topping
Beat all ingredients except beer until smooth
Add beer and beat until incorporated
Transfer to a Ziplock or pastry bag and refrigerate overnight
Spoon graham crumbs into cups
Snip off end of bag containing cheesecake filling and fill 2 cups (or 4 smaller) then finish with whipped cream
Top with berries
- This will make 2 large or 4 small desserts
- I used a chocolate peanut butter porter, but another dessert/chocolate flavored beer would work
- Use as much or as little graham and whipped cream as desired
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