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Key Lime Cheesecake with Fruity Pebbles Recipe

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Key Lime Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake

I’m not really sure when my love affair with cheesecake started. As long as I can remember I enjoyed the sweet, rich, cream-cheesy deliciousness.

I don’t discriminate. I love all kinds of cheesecake: turtle, plain, cherry, chocolate, vanilla bean…you name it. But one kind I had never tried was key lime cheesecake. I decided I was going to try to make one, but I wanted to up the ante a little. It’s been so gray and drab these last few months with winter in full swing, that I thought it would be fun to make a vibrant, colorful (and fruity!) cheesecake that could be served at Easter, or any fun springtime gathering.

Paula Abdul was right when she said that “Opposites Attract”. All the best things in life are opposites: salty and sweet, chocolate and peanut butter, vanilla and chocolate….and sweet and tart are no exception! This cheesecake has just the right amount of lime zing to it, while still capturing the cool, creamy sweetness that we all love. Are you ready for a delightful cheesecake that would have made the Golden Girls proud but will still be a fun and colorful dessert the kids will love?

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First I picked up a box of Post Fruity Pebbles at Walgreens. BONUS: Post cereals will be on sale for $1.99 from March 30-April 5 (while supplies last) making this a budget-friendly dessert option! You could use the Cocoa Pebbles instead with plain cheesecake, but in the interest of being bright and SPRING themed, I went with fruity!

Fruity Pebbles Walgreens Basket

Then grab your springform pan. Make sure it’s non-stick like the springform pan I got on Amazon. Now you’re ready to make some magic!

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This cheesecake turned out SO creamy and wonderful I finally forced my husband to take it to work with him, or else I would have polished the whole thing off myself. Seriously, it was that good. This would make a fantastic Easter dessert or treat for any springtime gathering. I love the bright colors and the citrus flavor makes your tastebuds sing!

It’s worth mentioning as well that this recipe is gluten-free. Just double check that the cornstarch you’re using isn’t manufactured in the same plant as wheat products. Brands like Argo and Clabber Girl are safe!

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You might have noticed the recipe calls for crushed Fruity Pebbles, but the picture of my cheesecake shows them whole. There’s a good reason for this. I made mine un-crushed because I thought it would look nicer with a fun texture, however we had rogue Pebbles all over the place. They were falling off the cheesecake in a trail from fridge to counter top! I decided that it would be best to have them be crushed to avoid the hassle of them not sticking together as nicely. Still bright and colorful, just not as many Pebbles on your floor! Key Lime Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake

So what do you think? Let me know if you give this great recipe a try. Do you love cheesecake as much as I do?

 What’s your favorite spring time dessert?

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Monday 14th of April 2014

[…] Cupcakes directions   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large stand mixer, cream vanilla, butter, egg and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Slowly add dry mixture, mile and water to the mixer. Thoroughly mix for 2 minutes until completely blended. Line 15 cupcake tins with paper liners. Fill each liner 2/3 way full using an ice cream or batter scoop. Bake for 16 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. All to cool for 30 minutes.   Frosting ingredients   • 1/2 teaspoon Wilton Sunny Yellow food gel • 3 cups sifted confectionery sugar • 2 sticks of room temperature unsalted butter • 2 tablespoons milk • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract   Frosting directions   In a large stand mixer on medium speed, cream your two sticks of butter. Reduce your speed to slow, and carefully add powdered sugar, extract and milk. Combine until fully mixed and smooth. Add whipped butter cream to a large bowl and add the Wilton food gel. Mix well and then place in a piping bag. I used a 16-inch type with a star tip. Pipe on the butter cream frosting. I added Niagara Easter Chocolate Hens and Celebration by SweetWorks Pastel Flowers Mix Sweet Shapes on top for decoration. For more information, see Amy Desrosiers’ post on Savvy Saving Couple here.   Desrosiers also posted directions for making Easter Eggs in the Grass Chocolate Cupcakes here.   If you’re a fan of cheesecake, Rose Siders has included in her column An Exercise in Frugality a Key Lime Cheesecake with Fruity Pebbles found here. […]

strangedazeindeed

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

I really love key lime and the fruity pebbles make it perfect for spring.

Jordyn @ Almost Supermom

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Oh my!!! That looks so good! I have a secret crush on fruity pebbles. I think we may have to have a rendezvous soon ;)

An Exercise in Frugality

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Ohhh yea. I spent most of my adult life eating these awesome sugary cereals my mom wouldn't let me have as a kid. LOL

Danielle

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

This seriously looks HEAVENLY!! And what a creative idea with the Fruity Pebbles!! I have to PIN this for later!!

An Exercise in Frugality

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Easily the best cheesecake I've ever made. I think the tartness of the lime goes great with the sweet fruitiness of the Pebbles. :) Thanks for checkin' it out!

Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

This is so fun! :) I love this. Pinned!

An Exercise in Frugality

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Thanks, Carrie! Let me know if you try it!