Campus is Cookin’: No-Bake Cheesecake

Stand out from the crowd of chocolate and candy bearing roman- tics this Valentine’s Day weekend by giving your valentine this simple
yet elegant no-bake cheesecake!

For a delicious, crunchy crust, finely crush a handful of graham crackers, which can usually be found in a basket at the soup counter.
Add three tablespoons of sugar and three to four tablespoons of softened butter to the bowl of crushed graham crackers. Make sure
that the butter is not melted. Solid, softened butter will give your cheesecake the best texture.

Mix until all the ingredients are combined. Be patient because it will take a few minutes to come together. Set aside the crust mixture. Take another bowl and combine half a cup of plain cream cheese with six tablespoons of sugar, all of which can be found in the bagel bar. Add one cup of whipped cream to the cream cheese and sugar mixture, and make sure everything is thoroughly blended before continuing.

Next, plastic wrap the bottom and the sides of a clean bowl. Spoon the graham cracker crust into the bowl. Using your spoon, pat the
crust down in the bowl until the crust is evenly compressed along the bowl’s interior. Make sure the crust covers the bowl all the way up to the rim. Scoop the cheesecake filling evenly on top of the crust.

Bring your cheesecake batter back to your dorm and refrigerate in the dorm refrigerator for approximately three hours. Before serving,
top your cake with additional whipped cream and strawberry pre- serves. Don’t forget to return the bowl!

Long gone are the days of generic Valentine’s day gifts—surprise your special someone with this heartfelt, homemade dessert!