Cherry Yum-Yum

When I was growing up we had an odd tradition for Santa. We didn’t actually bake cookies to leave on Christmas Eve, we made a dessert called Cherry Yum-Yum. According to my parents, Santa liked the dessert better. Well, since becoming a mom myself I tend to do the traditional cookie route. Sometimes chocolate chip and other times it’s sugar cookies with my children’s creative decorating skills. I have missed my favorite dessert that I grew up with though and this year I have decided to make it along with cookies.


3 c. graham cracker crumbs

1 1/2 sticks of butter

3/4 c. sugar

2 cans cherry pie filling

18 oz. pkg cream cheese, room temp

2 envelopes Dream Whip topping- will need cold milk and vanilla to prepare


1. Melt butter and mix in graham cracker crumbs.

2. Spread 1/2 crumb mixture into large dish, pat down evenly.

3. Mix Dream Whip according to package directions, whipping until stiff. Add cream cheese and sugar then whip until smooth.

4. Spread 1/2 Dream Whip mixture onto graham crackers.

5. Layer on all of cherry pie filling on top of Dream Whip mixture and spread evenly.

6. Spread remaining Dream Whip mixture evenly on top.

7. Lastly sprinkle the rest of graham crackers on top.

Chill for 2-3 hours and enjoy!!!!

This is really simple and easy, but can’t resist it. Maybe it’s because of nostalgia, but none the less we all have our weaknesses

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