Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert

I know, I know. It’s January: you’re dieting. But you can still have this Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert! Eat it with a spoon or use it for dipping!

Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert - this easy no-bake Oreo Cheesecake can be used as a dip or eaten with a spoon. And it has less fat and sugar and more protein!

Happy New Year!! I cannot believe it’s 2016, but I’m so, so happy it is.

2015 kind of sucked. I mean, the first half was okay. Nothing horrible happened, Mel traveled a lot, life was busy, etc. Summer was amazing, and totally made up for the first half. I got a new kitchen, which was part awesome and part scary (now I have to pay for it). But this fall, well. I can’t really go into specifics but it wasn’t easy. A lot of things happened to make me crazy, literally.

So I’m really, really glad that it’s now 2016. A new year, a fresh start. And lots of therapy.

Easy Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert with less calories and fat!

Now that it’s the new year, I’m sure you all have resolutions. Do you make those? I used to. And then, 5 weeks in, I’d be 5 pounds heavier and angry. Because, I mean, 99% of the world makes a resolution to eat better, lose weight, or be healthier in the New Year, right? It’s why I can’t find a parking spot at the gym in January to save my life?

This year I’m not resolving to lose weight, I’m not going to make a pledge to workout more or work less. But I am making a resolution.

In 2016, my goal is to have more fun. And, in turn, if I’m having more fun in life, I’ll probably be happier.

When I’m a happier person, I eat better. I workout more. I work more efficiently, so I don’t have to work as much. I need less therapy.

So, while I’m not swearing off sweets or alcohol (because, um, the whole MORE FUN thing), I am going to try to eat less dessert, and when I do eat it, use my calories wisely.

Enter: this Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert.

Easy Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert with less fat and calories - eat it with a spoon or as a dip!

Sometimes after dinner (or even after lunch) I just want a little something sweet. It doesn’t need to be a gooey bar or a slice of pie or a brownie. Just a few bites of something sweet satisfies me. That’s where this dessert comes in.

This dessert tastes like Oreo cheesecake, but it’s much healthier than the real thing. First of all, there’s no actual cream cheese in it. I know, right?

The base of the mousse starts with nonfat vanilla greek yogurt. You could use cream cheese, I guess, but the yogurt is already sweet (so there’s no need to add sugar) and it has more protein than cream cheese. (This makes it an appropriate lunch, right?)

The cheesecake flavor comes from a few tablespoons of instant cheesecake pudding mix. Did you know you don’t need to actually make pudding with pudding mix? (Of course you did, because, cookies.) You can use regular instant pudding or sugar-free, whichever you prefer.

Then you fold in some Cool Whip (be sure to use low-fat/fat-free or sugar-free, your choice). Combined, the two create a kind of pudding mousse. For years, I’d just dip 100 calorie pack cookies into the Cool Whip straight – this dessert is better.

(Now, if you’re a Cool Whip hater, feel free to use whipped cream. But that removes this from the “healthier” category.)

Then simply stir in some crushed Oreos and you’re done. I used Oreo Thins, thinking I’d buy them because they have less calories. The problem with buying those is that they go down so easy, you eat twice as many. You’ve been warned! (Feel free to use regular Oreos, Oreo Thins, or even the 100 calorie packs of Oreos.)

Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert - this easy no-bake Oreo Cheesecake can be used as a dip or eaten with a spoon. And it has less fat and calories and more protein!

Once you mix it all together, this has a mousse like consistency. It’s perfect as a dip for fruit or crackers, or you can eat it with a spoon. It’s a great dessert for when you want something a little healthier (read: lower calorie) than the real thing, but you need something to get you over the sugar hump.

And that makes me happy. (Day 1 goal achieved.)

Happy New Year!! 🙂

Did you make this recipe?

Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert

This Skinny Oreo Cheesecake Dessert can be eaten with a spoon or used as a sweet dip recipe! It's lower in calories, and has less fat than a regular recipe!


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons instant cheesecake pudding mix (regular or sugar-free)

  • 1 cup fat-free or sugar-free Cool Whip

  • 4 Oreo Thins (or 2 regular Oreos or 1-100 calorie packet Oreos), crushed


Directions:


  1. Stir together the yogurt and pudding mix (just the dry mix, not actual pudding) until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip, then stir in the crushed cookies. Chill until ready to serve or eat.

  2. You can eat this with a spoon as a sweet evening treat, or use it as a sweet dip for fruit or pretzels.


Notes:

For an even lower calorie treat, you can mix the vanilla nonfat greek yogurt with plain greek yogurt to your taste.


According to the SparkRecipes recipe calculator, this dip has about 110 calories per serving (4 servings) if made with sugar-free pudding mix, Cool Whip Light, Dannon Oikos Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt, and 2 regular Oreo cookies.


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24 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE your resolution!!  And I am pretty sure I would absolutely love this skinny cheesecake as well!  🙂

  2. Amen to having more fun! And if I can eat Oreos and cheesecake for 110 calories, I’m totally in!

  3. I’m so sorry to hear that your 2015 was rough. I had no idea, which goes to show how little youcomplain and how strong you are. Hope you’re okay! Mine wasn’t super toward the end, either.
    So here’s to a better year! This is the way to start!

    • I know – it’s so strange to have such a public forum but go through something privately, isn’t it? I hope that your 2016 is way better than the end of 2015!! One of the things I’m thankful for is YOU, by the way. 🙂

  4. I’m all about the healthy recipes now. Even if resolutions to eat better don’t last, I like that January’s all about reinvention 🙂 Sorry to hear about your hard 2015- here’s to a better 2016!! This looks so yum!

  5. Hoping 2016 is better for you, leave all the negative in 2015 behind (easier said than done, I know!) I never make resolutions, but yours sounds great 🙂

  6. Haha! That’s exactly why my New Years resolutions are always manageable. I made one 2 years ago that I am still succeeding in: floss every day! Which, when I made it, I might have flossed every month if I was lucky. 
    But this healthier dessert is a great recipe to kick off the New Year! Love it!

  7. I love this guilt free dessert 🙂 Happy New Year Dorothy, I hope it’s TONS more fun!!

  8. Happy New Year Dorothy! This dessert sounds amazing even though it’s healthier. Sorry to hear about your extra stress! I hope this year is better for you. Thanks for the light dessert recipe. Maybe I will stop making your Double Chocolate Cream Pie so much! 😀 I’ve made it three times in two months!

  9. I hope your 2016 is better than your fall 2015!  I didn’t like fall so much, either, and, yeah, you don’t always want to announce the reasons. You deserve a great year, and resolving to have more fun sounds like the way to go!  And this recipe is a good start!

  10. I need ALL the skinny desserts after indulging too much last month! This oreo cheesecake dessert looks perfect, Dorothy! I love the fluffy texture and flavor!

  11. I love your New Year’s resolution.  I think more resolutions should be like that.  People would walk around a lot happier.  
    This skinny Oreo cheesecake dessert looks perfect!  It’s really similar to a dessert that makes an appearance with us at every family get together (except that dessert is REALLY REALLY not skinny).  So I’m so happy I found this!  I’m totally going to replace that recipe with this one.  You just made our get togethers healthier!  🙂

  12. Yum. This looks delicious beyond words!
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  13. You had me at Oreo. But you knew that!

  14. As always, I love your sense of humor! And this dessert sounds delicioous for us watching our sugar/fat..(I mean TRYING to watch our sugar/fat lol). Thanks! :o)

  15. I love your New Year’s Resolution, Dorothy!  I think it’s great to focus on things that make you happy.  I’m also loving this cheesecake dessert too!  You had me at skinny oreo 😉

  16. Sorry to hear that your fall was crappy!!!!!!!!!!  This looks yuuuumy!

  17. Yeah, I’m with you. 2015 can kiss my butt for all I care. I think we should get together twice as much in 2016. because I have fun when I’m with you 🙂 and plus you are usually simultaneously feeding me stuff like this dip, which is DOUBLE the fun. Chin up Dorothy! 2016 is going to be SO AWESOME!! 

  18. I’m with you girl…on all of it. Having more fun, not making superficial resolutions that I’ll just feel guilty about in 3 weeks, and eating dessert! I’m sorry you had a tough year. I had a tough year too. Under all the good there was a lot. Just a lot. I am always so impressed by you and your ability to power through it. You’re tough. You’ve totally got 2016! xox

  19. Amazing recipe. Will give it a try very soon.

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