These no bake cheesecake bites are easy, creamy, and delicious! You can whip them up within minutes and the topping choices are endless. They're also super versatile and can be decorated for any occasion! See how I turned these cheesecake bites into Easter cheesecakes a little further down in this post!
The graham cracker crust only uses 3 ingredients (4 if you like to add a bit of cinnamon like myself!) and the cheesecake filling requires just 5! I always make my crust with full graham crackers because that's usually what I have on hand. All you have to do is pulse them in a food chopper with the rest of the ingredients until they resemble wet sand! If you have graham cracker crumbs, you'd just have to mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
Before you make the no bake cheesecake filling, make sure your cream cheese has softened. If you let it sit out on the counter for about 20-30 minutes, it should be ready to go! You don't necessarily want to microwave it because it could curdle a little bit and leave small chunks in your filling. The first step of the filling is to beat the cream cheese alone, which also helps ensure your mini cheesecakes aren't clumpy! Once it's nice and smooth, go ahead and mix in the rest of the ingredients - minus the cream. The cream will need to be whipped to stiff peaks. Then, you'll gently fold it into the cream cheese mixture. Be careful not to mix it in too vigorously! You don't want the whipped cream to lose all of its air and totally deflate in the mixture. Folding it in nicely will yield delicious, creamy cheesecake bites!
There are so many tasty ways you can top these no bake cheesecakes! Here are some ideas of what I like to add to mine:
- Cherry pie filling (or any other fruit)
- Fruit preserves (raspberry is my favorite!)
- Peanut butter
- Speculoos or Biscoff cookies
- Dulce de leche
- Fresh fruit
- Whipped cream
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I've been seeing so much Easter candy and decorations with it quickly approaching! When I saw caramel filled chocolate bunnies and caramel eggs, I was inspired! I had just shared my Samoa Brownies recipe, which are filled with coconut and chocolate caramel squares, so I got an idea for these cheesecakes. I dyed coconut flakes green and sprinkled them on top of the no bake cheesecake filling. Then, I sat some caramel chocolate bunnies and eggs in the "grass"! To create these, you'll need:
- Chocolate Caramel Filled Bunnies
- Mini Caramel Eggs
- Shredded or flaked coconut (about 1 cup)
- Green food dye
To make the "grass", place the coconut in a plastic bag with a few drops of green food coloring. Seal the bag and shake until the green has colored all of the coconut. Sprinkle it on top of the cheesecake bites and then add your Easter candy toppings!
Tips & Storage:
- Be sure to let the cheesecakes chill & stiffen for at least 1 hour before eating them. They'll still be fluffy and creamy, but they'll hold together better after chilling.
- I recommend waiting to add your toppings until the cheesecakes are ready to be consumed.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. They hold up well for the first ~2 days, but after that the crust might start to get a bit soggy.
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No Bake Cheesecake Bites
- Cupcake pan
- Cupcake liners
- Mixing bowls
- Mixer (stand with paddle attachment or hand mixer)
- Food chopper
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
Graham Cracker Crust
- 8 graham crackers (crushed in food chopper) ~1¼ cup graham cracker crumbs (120g)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese softened
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 5 tablespoons (63g) granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 can (12 oz) pie filling or other toppings
Graham Cracker Crust
- Fill a 12-cup cupcake pan with liners.
- In a food chopper, puree the graham crackers, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter until it resembles wet sand.
- Evenly distribute the graham cracker mixture into the cupcake liners (~1 tablespoon per cup) and pack it down with the back of a spoon or bottom of a cup. When all 12 graham cracker crusts are flattened, put the pan in the freezer and move onto the cheesecake filling.
- Beat the cream cheese in a medium-large bowl until it's smooth. Then, add the sour cream, sugar, and vanilla, and beat together until combined and smooth.
- Pour the heavy cream in a separate medium-large bowl and whisk vigorously until it's thick with stiff peaks (this will take a few minutes or so).
- Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold to combine.
- Evenly distribute the cheesecake filling onto the graham cracker crusts until the liners are about ¾ full. Then, chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- When you're ready to eat the cheesecakes, add a spoonful of pie filling to the tops (or whatever toppings you like)!