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Fluffy Cheesecake Dessert

 Fluffy Cheesecake Dessert
In Bethalto, Illinois, Rhonda Miller prepares a light, creamy filling with mild citrus flavor, then spoons it over a simple vanilla wafer crust. The yummy result makes an appealing ending to a summer meal.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine marshmallows and orange
  • juice. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. Stir until
  • smooth.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese. Add marshmallow mixture; beat
  • just until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Combine wafer crumbs and butter; set aside 3/4 cup for topping.
  • Press remaining crumbs into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  • Spoon cream cheese filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 280 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.