Root Beer Float Cheesecake Bars

Root Beer Float Cheesecake {budgetgourmetmom.com} #recipe #cheesecake

Wanna know a secret?  Come closer and I’ll whisper it in your ear.  A little closer.  A liiiiittle closer.  Okay.  Ya ready?  It’s a doozy.

I don’t like root beer floats.

I’ve never liked root beer floats.  I have tried and tried and tried to like them only to give up after a few sips resigning myself to be a root beer float hatin’ freak.  I do like cheesecake though.  I looooove cheesecake.  So much so that I decided to combine my love of cheesecake with my dislike of root beer floats.

Root Beer Float Cheesecake {budgetgourmetmom.com} #recipe #cheesecake

Apparently my love of cheesecake is so strong it cancels out my lack of excitement for root beer floats.  These bars are the perfect way to say goodbye to summer this weekend.  I will warn you, they aren’t super duper root beer-y cuz that’s the way uh-huh uh-huh I like it.  Maybe add a bit more extract if you are a root beer lovin’ party-er.

Root Beer Float Cheesecake {budgetgourmetmom.com} #recipe #cheesecake

Root Beer Float Cheesecake Bars

Root Beer Float Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 box nilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 -.25 oz box gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling root beer
  • 2 - 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups whipped cream, cool whip or fresh

Instructions

  1. Crush the nilla wafers until it resembles fine crumbles. Melt the butter and mix Press into a 8x8 baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl place the gelatin and pour in the boiling root beer. Stir until dissolved. Beat in the cream cheese until smooth. Pour into prepared crust and place in the fridge to chill.
  3. Allow to chill 3-5 hours or until set.
  4. Spread whipped cream evenly over the root beer cheesecake. Cut into squares and serve.
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Comments

  1. Psst – I don’t like root beer floats either :) But I LOVE cheesecake, so this may have to get attempted sooner rather than later!

  2. Deborah says:

    I’m with you – not the biggest root beer float fan, either. But I do love root beer flavor, and I do love cheesecake – I definitely need one of these!

  3. I’m a fan of both root beer floats and cheesecake so needless to say I am in LOVE with these!!

  4. I’m totally in love with this method of cheesecake! I have seen the method using gelatin and I have been wanting to try it. This looks like the perfect way to try it out! YUM!!

  5. OMG I love root beer floats and I love cheesecake. Genius recipe. I do love a little extra root beer flavor, I might add in a little McCormick’s Root Beer Flavoring! PINNED.

  6. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh goodness, I just adore this recipe :) I love root beer floats, perfect flavor!!

  7. Laura says:

    I won’t lie, I was ready to pass these by because I hate root beer floats too. But then I saw your intro, and thought hey she doesn’t like them either! And boy they look scrumptious! Definitely an improvement over their inspiration! Also wanted to say hi, as we are both going to Livewell 2013 in October. See you in Chicago!

  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    This sounds so wonderful, Krista! I love root beer floats and cheesecake :) Pinned this!

  9. Michel says:

    My husband LOVES root beer AND he makes a dynamite cheesecake cookie bar. I will make sure he sees this recipe!

  10. Vee says:

    this may be a silly question but..what is “1 -.25 oz box gelatin”? A box of gelatin is 6oz …is that a negative sign before the .25? I’m trying to make this but I’m not sure about the measurements. Thanks!

    • Krista says:

      I actually wrote it that way so it was more clear the recipe called for just 1 box of gelatin that approximated .25 oz per the companies calculations.
      The box of gelatin I used was specifically made to be flavored with soda however, I have no doubt you could use a packet of unflavored gelatin (such as Knox brand) for the same result. Enjoy!

  11. Erna Macht says:

    This recipe calls for a 25oz box of gelatin. There is no such thing! Each box is 28 grams, so how much gelatin do I use ?

  12. Krista says:

    There’s actually a tiny little decimal in front of the 25. It happened to be a box of gelatin made specifically for soda. I have no doubt you could replace it with a packet of unflavored gelatin (such as Knox brand) for the same result. Hope you like it!

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