If I think back hard enough, I can remember those brown bag lunches my Dad used to make for me. A bologna sandwich (he LOVED(S) bologna), a bag of chips, a pudding cup and a fruit cup. The fruit cups were Del Monte, but not in the plastic cup. They were in little cans, do you remember those? A little pull tab on the top, so you wouldn't need to bring a can opener to school. Oh, I can't forget the plastic spoon that was included with a napkin as well. A plastic spoon was to ensure I wouldn't lose one of our own spoons - good call Dad, good call. :)
Now that I have my own kiddos, who are fruit monsters, I like to keep fruit cups on hand for a quick snack. I try to always have fresh fruit on hand, but we will inevitably run out at some point - and then it's Mom to the rescue! They are also perfect for road trips, or just to have in our "to-go" bag in case one (or both) of our fruit monsters need a little something to hold them over until their next meal.
With school back in session, I know parents everywhere are stocking up on fruit cups to put in their kiddos lunches. My kiddos are not in school, but I was still inspired to make something out of a childhood favorite, even if the packaging has changed. We headed to Walmart to check out the selection of fruit cups, check out our shopping trip on Google+, and were pleased with what we found. No Sugar Added varieties for each selection offered. LOVE IT!!
I was torn between the Mandarin Oranges and the Diced Peaches, but good ol' Diced Peaches won me over. No Sugar Added of course.:)
I gathered up my non-baking supplies - I love that this takes no baking! Sugar, Graham Crackers, Butter, Cheesecake Filling, Whip Cream and of course the Del Monte Diced Peaches - No Sugar Added.
First step is to drain all 4 cups of Diced Peaches, but do not throw those little cups away!
Then mix the drained peaches with cheesecake filling. At first the two won't want to mix, but you just gotta keep at it...
They will eventually get along. :)
Back to those little cups that the peaches came in. Rinse and dry them out, keep them on standby.
Crush graham crackers...
Mix the two with a little bit of sugar and the crust is ready!
Spoon the crust mixture into fruit cups, dividing it evenly.
Using your fingertips, lightly press down crust into bottom of cups.
Then spoon cheesecake mixture, dividing evenly among the 4 cups, on top of crust. There will be a little bit leftover, just grab some graham crackers and enjoy it. ;)
Let sit in fridge until cheesecake sets back up a bit, about 30 minutes. Top with whip cream and serve your little monsters (and big ones too!) these fun Del Monte Peach Cheesecake Cups! :)
Del Monte Peach Cheesecake Cups - PRINTABLE RECIPE
4 3.75 oz Del Monte Diced Peaches in plastic cups, I used No Sugar Added
12 graham crackers (of the little rectangles), crushed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups cheesecake filling - I used Philadelphia brand
Whip Cream - I used the kind in the can, not tub
1. Drain peaches. Do not throw away plastic cups.
2. Mix peaches with cheesecake filling, set aside.
3. Wash & dry plastic cups, set aside.
4. Mix crushed graham crackers, melted butter and sugar together. Divide evenly over 4 plastic cups. Using fingertips, lightly pack into bottom of cups.
5. Spoon cheesecake mixture on top of crusts, dividing evenly. Let chill for about 30 minutes, or until cheesecake has had a chance to set back up a bit.
6. Spray whip cream on top and enjoy!!
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