Rebecca Vineyard
July 30, 2016 7:16 am
Smitten Kitchen

Today is a special day.

It’s a day to look at the special cheesecakes in your life and tell them, “I love you.” This day, National Cheesecake Day, is one holiday that’s absolutely worth celebrating.

According to Heavy, the decadent dessert, which is believed to have originated in Ancient Greece, is being celebrated at Cheesecake Factory locations with half-price slices (dine-in only, though). However, you don’t have to go out to celebrate- you can make your own cheesecake(s) to commemorate the occasion!

Brown Eyed Baker

First is a Snickers Cheesecake (oh yes we did) from Brown Eyed Baker. Inspired by the Cheesecake Factory favorite, this rich bundle of deliciousness features an Oreo crust and chunks of actual Snickers bars.

Brown Eyed Baker

Garnished with whipped cream and Snickers pieces with drizzled hot fudge and caramel sauce, this cheesecake isn’t messing around: a sizable piece might send you into a dessert-induced stupor, but we’re confident it’ll be totally worth it.

Brown Eyed Baker

Brown Eyed Baker also brings us a cheesecake option coming from the complete opposite direction: a no-bake, coconut-mango concoction that is lightweight as well as paleo-friendly. You can top it with any fruit, but the combination of mango and coconut make for a delightfully tropical summer treat.

Brown Eyed Baker

The crust on this creation is formed from dates and walnuts; the filling includes honey, coconut milk, and cashews. Even better: apart from needing to refrigerate certain elements overnight, this faux-cheesecake takes 15 minutes to assemble.

Brown Eyed Baker

Finally, we’ve got the perfect cheesecake for a warm summer day from Smitten Kitchen: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie.

Smitten Kitchen

This pie is nestled into a traditional graham cracker crust and filled with smooth, rich cheesecake, then these elements are frozen to provide the cool, ice cream filling. Then it’s topped with homemade whipped cream and draped in a sauce made from fresh strawberries.

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Even if you choose not to try your hand at any of these delicious masterpieces, we hope you find some way to celebrate National Cheesecake Day — it only comes once a year!

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