EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

October 1, 2020Van
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Prep time: 50 minutes

Serves: 17 Small Mooncakes

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu, which is an ancient festival considered “children’s day” in Vietnamese culture. It’s day to celebrate the harvest, spend quality time with your kids – spoiling them with toys, their favorite foods, paper lanterns & treats such as mooncakes. I wanted to make another batch of mooncakes today, but I didn’t have a lot of time so I came up with this quick and easy recipe on the fly and had all the ingredients on hand – only 4 ingredients needed and no baking or cooking involved. This version is obviously very untraditional, but they look beautiful and taste delicious – the flavor is very reminiscent of the cake coating on Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars. Be sure to look up at the sky tonight and enjoy the most beautiful full moon of the year!

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

The moooncake mold I used can be purchased here
EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

Coat the bottom well with cornstarch before releasing from the mold
EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

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EASY No-Bake Mooncake Recipe using Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Oreos

  • Prep time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 17 Small Mooncakes

Ingredients

  • 20 oz Box of Trader Joe's Vanilla Joe-Joe’s or Family Size Golden Oreos
  • ¾ Cup Cream Cheese (6oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch, plus more for dusting
  • ½ Cup Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 50g Mooncake Molds

Method

  • 1)

    Add ½ Cup Freeze Dried Strawberries and 2 Tablespoons of Cornstarch to a food processor, process until the strawberries become a powder. Sift the mixture into a bowl and discard the larger crumbs.

  • 2)

    Add the full box of Joe-Joe’s into the food processor and process until they become fine crumbs. Cut ¾ Cup of Cream Cheese into cubes and add to the food processor, process until it starts to look like dough and the cream cheese is evenly distributed.

  • 3)

    Get 2 Tablespoons of the dough (40g) and roll firmly into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone mat. Continue forming balls with the rest of the dough. Refrigerate for 15 minutes so they firm up a little.

  • 4)

    Coat a dough ball well in the Freeze Dried Strawberries Powder, place into the mooncake mold, hold the mold firmly on your work surface, then press the mold down very firmly 3 times then lift up the mold & coat the bottom with cornstarch before removing the cake from the mold. Repeat until you’ve made all the mooncakes – don’t worry if they look starchy when first come out the mold, it gets absorbed once they sit in the fridge. Store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week, let them sit out for about 10 minutes before serving them. Enjoy!

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