Giant Strawbs Inspired Cheesecake

This recipe has been inspired by one of our best-selling sweets, Haribo Giant Strawbs! Find Nannan and Penny's special recipe here.
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Nannans newest cheesecake recipe is inspired by Haribo Giant Strawbs!

This month on Nannans Recipes is Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars. Inspired by our best-selling sweet and Wimbledon! Nannan and Penny created this recipe for you to bake and enjoy with your family and friends.

Serving Size: Dependent on the size of slices, approximately 12 bars.

Time Required: Preparation and baking will take approximately 2 hours. Please allow time for cooling before decorating.

Giant Strawbs Inspired Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 200g digestive biscuits (or graham crackers), crushed into fine crumbs
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted

For the Strawberry Cheesecake Filling:

  • 400g cream cheese, softened
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 200g sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100g strawberry puree (made from fresh or frozen strawberries)

For the Strawberry Glaze:

  • 200g strawberry puree
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

For Garnish:

  • Giant Strawbs sweets (chopped or whole)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and line a square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal.
  2. In a bowl, combine the crushed digestive biscuits (or graham crackers) with the melted butter. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the crust. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the granulated sugar and sour cream and continue beating until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gently fold in the strawberry puree until evenly distributed throughout the cheesecake filling.
  6. Pour the strawberry cheesecake filling over the crust in the baking dish. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centre is slightly jiggly. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely at room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine the strawberry puree, granulated sugar, corn-starch, and water for the strawberry glaze. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  9. Pour the strawberry glaze over the chilled cheesecake, spreading it evenly. Return the cheesecake to the refrigerator and let it chill for another 1-2 hours to allow the glaze to set.
  10. Once fully chilled and set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the cheesecake from the baking dish. Cut it into bars of your desired size.
  11. Garnish each cheesecake bar with chopped or whole Giant Strawbs sweets, pressing them lightly into the glaze.
  12. Serve and enjoy these delectable Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, with their creamy texture, fruity flavour, and fun candy topping!

Note: Adjust the strawberry puree and glaze sweetness according to your preference. You can also add a drop of red food colouring to enhance the vibrant strawberry colour if desired.

Nannan & Penny's Giant Strawbs Inspired Cheesecake

Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process
Giant Strawbs-inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Baking Process

We hope you love this Giant Strawbs Inspired Cheesecake recipe from Nannan and Penny. We would love to see you bake it yourself!

Why don’t you try this recipe out and let us know how it goes?

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