Party Panache, Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Kebabs

brownie raspberry cheesecake kebabs

I know, I know, everyone is on a diet, eating healthy and shedding holiday pounds…

 

 

raspberry brownie cheescake snickers kebabs

 

We put off our diet resolutions for a few days because we had a few more parties after Christmas, watching the Cotton Bowl and my son in law, NG’s birthday

 

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Even when you are all cooked out, you can still throw a festive bash~  and with these dessert skewers, portion control is a breeze

 

decadent dessert kebabs

 

Each skewer had 1/4 of a small brownie, a 1 inch cheesecake cube, and 1/2 of a mini Snickers bite- enough to satisfy without throwing your eating plan out the window

 

dessert skewers

 

Oh by the way, those beautiful delicious raspberries…1 calorie each!!   Eat them up!

 

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Nicest Guy loves sweets so I decided the perfect birthday dessert for him would be a combo of the very best things, walnut brownies with cream cheese frosting, chocolate marbled cheesecake, topped with a snickers

 

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It only took a few minutes to make the kebabs and refrigerate until serving

 

dessert kebabs

 

I drizzled some caramel ice cream topping over them at the last minute

 

caramel drizzled raspberry brownie kebabs

 

He smiled a lot…there might have been some swooning…

 

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A party can come together with the simplest touches, a little pile of bright packages and a printed menu, made in PicMonkey

 

Untitled 2I also made my own gift card using PicMonkey and the  overlays found in the “celebrate” category.  Use this poem for your own gift card and change the date

I slipped it in a gift bag, letting him know a gift was going to be delivered to his house on his birthday.  I selected a gift assortment from Omaha Steaks*.   With 2 children in diapers, and both parents working full time, they need all the help they can get!

 

brownie raspberry cheesecake kebabs

Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Kebabs

  • Servings: 12 kebabs
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 slices prepared cheesecake*

3 small dense brownies, iced or plain

6 mini Snickers bite size candy bars

24 fresh raspberries

12 short skewers

caramel ice cream topping, optional

*Keep cheesecake as cold as possible before cutting, even place in freezer for a few minutes

Cut brownies into 1/4s, about 1 inch cubes.  Cut cheesecake into 1 inch pieces.  Alternate brownie, raspberry, cheesecake, raspberry and snickers on skewers.  Refrigerate until serving.  Drizzle with caramel right before serving if desired.

 

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With a little “lipstick” you can dress anything up, and a printed or handwritten menu just says  special occasion

 

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Our menu looks fancy and complicated but it’s really not…

 

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Smoked salmon was purchased already prepared and was served with crackers

Bourbon and Bacon Brussels was a tweak on my favorite Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Kebabs

 

brussels sprouts and bacon

I actually cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces and placed them around and on top of the Brussels sprouts and roasted them together at 400 for 35 minutes.  The bacon was perfectly crispy and the fat seasoned the sprouts.  After cooking I put them in a bowl and tossed everything with a little caramelized brown sugar and bourbon.  Easy and fabulous

I didn’t take a picture but the result was similar to these Lucky Croutons

 

brussel sprout "croutons" thepaintedapron.com

 

Why, oh why,  didn’t I take pictures!   😱   😩  😵  😭

 

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Okay, that’s probably why…

Onions with Chopped Peanuts is an old family tradition for the holidays…it sounds weird, but it’s very delicious.  A simple creamy white sauce blankets the onions and the peanut topping adds great flavor and crunch.  I made it in 10 minutes during the afternoon, and it was ready to bake and serve.

Onions with Chopped Peanuts

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: prep: 10 minutes, bake: 20-30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 T butter
2 T flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh pepper
2 c rich milk
2 cups whole onions [bottled], drained
1/2 c chopped DRY ROASTED peanuts [ use Planter’s]

Melt butter, blend in flour and seasonings.  Add milk and cook slowly until thickened, stirring constantly.  Pour the onions into a well greased baking dish.  Pour sauce over all and sprinkle with nuts.  Bake at 400 for 20-30 min.

 

The guys grilled the steaks, and the Texas Toast got popped in the oven

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Then gifts and a little celebratory nibble…

 

dessert skewers

 

Last year NG got Cheese Cookies in a Jar with Painted Lid,  Bacon Jam with Painted Heart Cards

 

birthday vignette thepaintedapron.com

CC turned 2 and her decorations included Chalkboard Flower Pots

 

birthday decorations thepaintedapron.com

 

DD had her birthday bash with an Ice Box Cookie Cake

 

birthday party thepaintedapron.com

 

Another super simple birthday treat are Birthday Bars

 

 

birthday bars thepaintedapron.com

I hope you have a celebration coming up!  We will now be fasting….  🐷 

for another printable version of Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Kebabs click here

for another printable version of Onions with Chopped Peanuts click here

*Omaha steaks is not a sponsor of this post, I just happen to like their products and service.  They often offer free shipping packages, and other great value deals

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13 Responses to “Party Panache, Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Kebabs”
  1. Mary says:

    Birthday celebrations are over the top at your house Jenna and just like I like them! Your dessert kebabs are perfect for a quick and easy treat and how we prefer our sweets, in small bites! Your menu sounds wonderful too:)

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  2. Jodi says:

    how awesome! You are the sweetest every:)

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  3. Kim says:

    Hey, do you mind if I pop over for kebab? Looks fabulosis!!!!

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  4. Jenna, I love a birthday party and girl you got it going on!!! Everything looks yummy!

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  5. Lynn says:

    Lots of goodies for a great time:@)

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  6. Kim says:

    Oh, my! The kebabs look divine! My gall bladder is hurting at the moment, so I couldn’t bring myself to print the recipe. My Christmas “partying out” is paying me back! Great birthday party, though. :-)

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  7. Oh, those kebabs look delicious! I know they are tiny bites, but I am sure that I would not confine myself to just one! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story! I am pinning this to my sweets and treats board!

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  8. JESS44903 says:

    This is SUCH a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    I love your Birthday party Jenna, it looks like you had so much fun and those Kebabs we awesome! Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. cookiesnchem says:

    This looks dangerously delicious! Cheesecake and brownie are two of my fave desserts, but on a stick with raspberries? OMG. Instantly 10x better. I will definitely give these a shot for a summer party in the future! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! I can’t wait to see more recipes in the future.:) Have a great week!

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