Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes

Jump to Recipe

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes-these adorable individually portioned desserts only take 30 minutes to make. They are the perfect dessert for parties or any day! 

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Recipe

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes, those three words are music to my ears. First of all, I love a mini dessert that is individually portioned. I don’t like sharing my desserts:) Second, no-bake. I am all about easy no-bake desserts, especially when it is hot outside. Finally, cheesecake. Do we really need to talk about that one? It is pretty self explanatory. Yes to cheesecake, always!

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes are pretty much the perfect dessert.

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Recipe

I found the recipe for these adorable little cheesecakes in my good friend Jamielyn’s new cookbook, The I Heart Naptime Cookbook. The cookbook is filled with over 100 family friendly recipes, plus some fun crafts that the kiddos will love. The boys and I have bookmarked several recipes and crafts to try! I am not a crafty, but Jamielyn has the cutest ideas and makes it look easy. I think I can do it:)

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

The mini no-bake cheesecakes are rich, creamy, and have a sweet graham cracker crust. And the best part? They only take 30 minutes to make.

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Recipe

I like to top the cheesecakes with fresh strawberry slices. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherry pie filling, or salted caramel sauce would also be good.

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Recipe

I like to serve the mini cheesecakes in little jars because they are easy to store, easy to transport, and they are super cute. These little cheesecakes are the perfect dessert for parties. You can make them in advance and you can take them on the go. Make them for your Labor Day BBQ this weekend!

In the cookbook, Jamielyn also suggests making little cheesecake tarts. Bite size tarts would be fun too! I will have to try those next time.

Pick up a copy of The I Heart Naptime Cookbook and make Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes. I still have a few in the fridge so I am going to grab a spoon and take my mini cheesecake in the closet. The boys will never find me:)

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Recipe

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes

These easy no-bake cheesecakes are always a favorite dessert. They are perfect for parties or any day.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

For the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Optional Toppings:

Instructions

  1. Using a fork, combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl. Mix until graham cracker crumbs are well moistened. Press the graham cracker mixture into individual 4-ounce jars. Set aside.
  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice and mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon the cheesecake mixture into jars with the graham cracker crusts, leaving room at the top for the topping.
  4. Cover the jars with their lids or plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from the freezer and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, add your topping of choice and enjoy!

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
Read More

CommentsLeave a reply

  1. this seems like a silly question but I am ready to make these and forgot the lemon, can i omit the lemon or use a different citrus fruit instead, like lime or clementine?

    1. If you use 2 pkgs of graham crackers, once processed, you get about 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs. There is plenty of cheesecake filling, so you might as well use all of the crumbs and then just make 12 servings rather than 10. Each serving still has plenty of the graham cracker crumb mixture (about 2 tbsp per 4 oz jar), and plenty of cheesecake filling (a little more than 1/3 c. per jar). I used a pestle to press the crumbs in jar and it worked perfectly!

  2. I’d like to thank these mini cheesecakes for their audition and head shots, and would like to say that they got the job and I can’t wait to have them in MY BELLY 😉


  3. This was delicious and went over very well with my guests! I only used half the sugar called for in both the crust and filling and next time might omit it entirely as I think the sweetened condensed milk probably adds enough sweetness. I used a honey dipper to press down the crust, which worked well. Overall, these were very easy to make. I served this with Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cookies, M&Ms, chocolate sauce, and vanilla sauce as potential toppings. It’s a really cute idea as well.


  4. Came out great! I used muffin tins instead of jars (just what I had on hand) and it makes a dozen and a half easily, which is how I ended up with 54 mini cheesecakes in my fridge instead of 36, but they look fabulous!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *