Sometimes we鈥檙e drawn to food聽that looks healthy, and other times we鈥檙e craving some decadent comfort food聽(or sometimes both, like these healthy comfort foods). Right now we鈥檙e looking for dishes聽that make our eyes pop out and take us back to our childhood聽鈥 wacky colors, cotton candy galore, and enough sugar to keep you bouncing off those walls for a week. Yay! It鈥檚 a little bit silly, but we all need a bit of silliness in our lives, and that鈥檚 where these Lisa Frank-inspired rainbow cheesecake bites come in. Rainbow-colored tongues and sticky fingers rule!

Check out our Lisa Frank Inspired Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe!

Ingredients:

Makes 12 bars

Instructions:

  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking tin with plastic wrap.
  2. Place the crushed crackers into a bowl and stir in the butter. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Flatten the crumbs down as much as you can. If you have another baking tin of the same size, wrap it in plastic wrap and place on top of the tin with the crackers, then use that tray to squash the crumbs flat. Remove the top tin, then place the cheesecake base in the refrigerator to set for one hour.
  3. Place the cream into a large bowl and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Add in the cream cheese, confectioners鈥 sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until thick.
  4. Separate the cheesecake mixture into 6 small bowls. Add a drop of food coloring gel to each, so you have 6 different colors. Mix into the cheesecake mixture. Add a little more food coloring gel if required, until you get a deep color.
  5. Spoon the cream cheese mixtures in blobs on top of the biscuit base so that all of the biscuit base is covered. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top, then take the same-size baking tin again and place on top. Use the tin to squash the cheesecake mixture down gently, to flatten it out. Remove the tin and carefully peel off the plastic wrap. Use a spatula or spoon to swirl the colors slightly.聽Place back in the refrigerator for a further 30 minutes to firm up.
  6. Take the cheesecake out of the refrigerator and remove from the tin. Peel off the plastic wrap, then carefully cut the cheesecake into 12 slices.
  7. Top each slice with a piece of cotton candy*, then pour over the rainbow sprinkles. Serve immediately.

*If making ahead, be sure to place the cotton candy on right before serving, as it will melt due to the moisture in the cheesecake.

Line an 8 x 8-inch baking tin with plastic wrap.聽Place the crushed crackers into a bowl and stir in the butter. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Flatten the crumbs down as much as you can. If you have another baking tin of the same size, wrap it in plastic wrap and place on top of the tin with the crackers, then use that tray to squash the crumbs flat. Remove the top tin, then place the cheesecake base in the refrigerator to set for one hour.

Place the cream into a large bowl and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Add in the cream cheese, confectioners鈥 sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until thick.

Separate the cheesecake mixture into six small bowls. Add a drop of food coloring gel to each, so you have six different colors. Mix into the cheesecake mixture. Add a little more food coloring gel if required, until you get a deep color.

Spoon the cream cheese mixtures in blobs on top of the biscuit base so that all of the biscuit base is covered. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top, then take the same-size baking tin again and place on top. Use the tin to squash the cheesecake mixture down gently, to flatten it out. Remove the tin and carefully peel off the plastic wrap. Use a spatula or spoon to swirl the colors slightly.聽Place back in the refrigerator for a further 30 minutes to firm up.

Take the cheesecake out of the refrigerator and remove from the tin. Peel off the plastic wrap, then carefully cut the cheesecake into 12 slices.

Top each slice with a piece of cotton candy*, then pour over the rainbow sprinkles. Serve immediately.

Check out our Lisa Frank Inspired Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe!

*If making ahead, be sure to place the cotton candy on right before serving, as it will melt due to the moisture in the cheesecake.

Check out our Lisa Frank Inspired Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe!

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