Chocolate Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. These no bake cheesecakes are simple to make and come in individual servings.
Robb keeps telling me how old he is. Him: I feel really old right now. Me: Stop it.
Case in point, we met, or rather glanced, our oldest son’s math teacher recently. We went to his choir concert, and after the concert his teacher passed by and told him she really enjoyed the concert. We took her for one of the students.
Robb and Me: Who was that girl? The Lizard: That was my math teacher. Robb: I feel really old right now.
Another moment happened recently when Robb decided to revisit the good-old-days and give the Hippie Chick a unicorn pegasus ride to bed. When she was little, this was a nightly routine. Robb would get on all fours, Hippie Chick would climb on his back and ceremoniously place a “corn” on his forehead. Then he would run (crawl) around the house, knocking obstacles out of the way, killing bad guys, and getting his “corn” stuck in trees. 11-year-olds are not nearly as enthralled with the idea of riding a unicorn pegasus as 5-year-olds are.
Robb: It’s a good thing we had kids when we were young. I’m too old for this. Me: You looked good, though.
But nothing makes you feel old as realizing that you have become a fuddy-duddy. Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents thought all the latest styles and all your amazing fun ideas were ridiculous? I mean, my parents did NOT understand pegged pants.
My Dad: Your kids are going to make fun of you for this one day. Me: MY kids would never do any such thing.
My kids had this amazing idea to sleep on the trampoline with their friends… in late October. We don’t live in Arizona, people. We live in Utah. Home of the Winter Olympics. We explained to them how uncomfortable they would be, but they were not deterred. We explained that the trampoline is possibly the coldest place in the entire yard to sleep, but they were unconvinced.
Kids: It’s fun, we like it! Robb and Me: Fine, whatever. We’ll leave the door open.
The boys made it until about 5:00 am, when the dew hit them. The girls, to their credit, slept soundly until 9:00 am.
Robb: Why do they even want to do that? Me: We’re getting really old.
To help my quest to feel young again, I made a dessert that is easy and chocolatey and kid-sized. It feels like a special treat your mom might have left in the fridge for you to discover. Or maybe it’s the first thing you made in Home Ec in 7th grade. Or maybe it’s a brilliant idea that you and your best friend had one late night when bored.
I found this amazing Sharffen-Berger chocolate bar called “Milk Nibby,” which is milk chocolate with roasted cacao nibs. It took all the restraint my adult self could muster to use the entire bar in the dessert and not take a huge bite out of it. My 12-year-old self would never have been able to withstand the temptation. This is a 3 oz. bar, but feel free to use whatever brand you want. I did kind of wish it was a touch more chocolatey, so if your bar is 4 oz, go ahead and use the whole thing.
And then put on your one-piece jammies, watch some cartoons, and dive into your amazing no-bake chocolate and cream cheese creation head first.
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