My favorite holiday to cook for is, without a doubt, Shavuot. All my years as a vegetarian have definitely given me a strong preference for dairy recipes!
I’m getting excited about putting together our menu, especially since we’ll be celebrating DD’s 3rd birthday as well! While cake and ice cream is on the menu for the first day, I’m also planning to make my cheesecake squares.
My husband, for some inexplicable reason, doesn’t like cheesecake. So I almost never make it – and even for Shavuot, I like to doctor it up and call it “brownies”.
Last year, I shared my take on chocolate cream cheese brownies, so this year I wanted to share this recipe for S’mores Cream Cheese Squares. What can’t be made better with chocolate chips, marshmallows and graham crackers?!
By the way, the square itself is also yummy, so if you don’t like s’mores (buh?!), you can skip the topping.
S’mores Cream Cheese Squares
1 1/2 cups graham cracker or biscuit crumbs (I use the petite beurre biscuits)
1/2 cup melted butter
16 oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup granulated sugar or Sucanat
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mini-marshmallows
1 cup chopped graham crackers (to about the size of the marshmallows)
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Line 13×9 pan with foil, and overextend the sides so that you have “handles” for removing from the pan (this will come in handy when you go to cut the squares). Coat lightly with vegetable spray.
Mix crumbs and butter together with your fingers and smooth into pan.
Whip cream cheese until airy. Add in eggs, sugar and vanilla and cream until just smooth. Pour over base.
Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.
Bake for 40 minutes or until middle is just set. For the last minute, turn the oven up to broil to ever so slightly brown the marshmallows.
Cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Remove from pan using foil “handles”, then cut into squares. Refrigerate any left-overs (hahahaha).
What’s your favorite Shavuot recipe? Dessert? Main course? Side dish? Soup? I can’t wait to read them all! Please (PLEASE!) share below in the comments!