Energy efficiency is important, and something that we should all think about in our every day life. One great way to incorporate energy savings is through fun, energy-saving DIY projects or recipes – like this No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
No bake recipes are perfect way to save both time and energy, especially during the busy holiday season. This recipes is very simple, but it looks fancy, which makes it perfect for a holiday party. I made it in small shot glasses, so it is bite sized treat.
Using a pastry bag and tip to fill the shot glasses with the cheesecake mixture a great way to make them cute and decorative too. This recipe only has five ingredients, and is very quick to make, but it looks like you spent a lot of time and energy creating it. I like simple recipes that have an elegant presentation! Not having to cook anything makes it even quicker, and it can be made ahead of time for a busy holiday party.
- 1 package Chocolate Graham Crackers
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ¾ c. peanut butter
- ½ c. sugar
- ¼ c. heavy cream
- chocolate & peanuts to sprinkle on top
- Crush one sleeve of chocolate graham crackers in a food processor. Process until fine.
- Put the crumbs in the bottom of the shot glasses and press down.
- In a mixer combine the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and cream and beat until creamy.
- Put the mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the shot glasses.
- Sprinkle shaved chocolate and chopped peanuts on top.
- Refrigerate until time to serve.
Being more energy efficient saves money, saves time and improves the quality of life. And there are indirect benefits too, because reducing energy consumption puts less strain on the power grid, which reduced outages and reduces emissions that can harm the environment.
PG&E has great energy saving tips which can help you maximize your energy saving. If you are shopping for new appliances this holiday season make sure you plan ahead and do your research. Appliances can vary widely in how energy efficient they are, and some appliances even have rebates available! Check this rebate catalog to see what is available from PG&E. You can even get a rebate for recycling your refrigerator. We did this a few months ago when we bought a new refrigerator, and our utility came and took our old one away at no charge, and then sent us a check. Check here for the details of PG & E’s refrigerator recycling rebate program.
In addition, right now you can enter to win the #PGEhome Instagram Photo Challenge Contest, which is happening November 17-23 on their Instagram page. Enter now for a chance to win one of seven $100 Home Depot gift cards!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.