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No Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites

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Quick and Easy- these No-Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites are delicious! Make just a few for your family or make hundreds for your next event. (bonus: each little bite is about 45 calories each!)

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No-Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites

If you’re craving something simple, yet sweet and indulgent, these these No-Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites are exactly what you need. You can whip these mini cheesecakes up in just a few minutes!

The Cheesecake Bites I made today feature a fresh strawberry topping, but you can top yours with whatever topping you wish! Any type of summer fruit, chocolate, caramel, or fruit curd will work.

I love making mini desserts. They look great and are fun to serve at parties, but are also great for when you are looking for portion control. Of course, this means only eating a few, lol!

I used low-fat cream cheese and lite cool whip, so my mini strawberry cheesecakes clocked in at 45 calories per cheesecake. The cheesecakes are sweet, rich, and delicious, so you really can’t eat more than a few at a time!

no bake mini cheesecakes on a platter

Why You Should Make These No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

  • No Bake – No need to turn the oven on! This is an amazing dessert when the days are hot, and you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven.
  • Quick and easy prep – The ingredients come together fast and easy with no special equipment required. 
  • Taste amazing – Rich cream cheese, Cool Whip, and macerated strawberries make these no-bake strawberry cheesecake bites deliciously indulgent. 
  • They look fancy! – You’ll impress your friends and family with these treats. They’ll never know they came together so easily.

Ingredients + tips for the mini strawberry cheesecakes

(Ingredients at a glance, find the full recipe in the printable card at the bottom of the post.)

  • Strawberries | Fresh strawberries only. I do not recommend frozen strawberries for this recipe. If you don’t have strawberries on hand, any fruit will do. Just chop the fruit into small pieces and mix with sugar. Or, if you think the fruit is sweet enough, don’t add the sugar.
  • Sugar | Granulated white sugar works well. 
  • Reduced-fat cream cheese | You can use any full-fat or low-fat cream cheese in your mini cheesecake bites. I used the reduced fat as I was trying to save calories.  I don’t recommend fat-free cream cheese. Make sure your cream cheese has come to room temp for best blend-ability.
  • Vanilla | Use the best vanilla extract you can find. I do not recommend imitation vanilla, but if you can find clear vanilla extract, the color of your cream cheese will be brighter.
  • Cool Whip| I used Cool Whip lite for this recipe, but you can use the regular Cool Whip. Or if you happen to have whipping cream on hand, you can whip it up until stiff peaks form and use it instead. 
  • Mini Fillo Shells | They look like this: (also spelled phyllo)
mini fillo shell deserts

How to make no bake mini cheesecakes

  1. Chop the strawberries and mix in 1/8 cup of sugar.  Set aside in the fridge. macerate the strawberries
  2. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together, and then mix in the cool whip. how to make no bake mini cheesecakes
  3. Using two spoons, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture to the fillo shells.
  4. Chill in the fridge for about an hour.
  5. Top with the strawberry mixture right before serving
mini strawberry cheesecake

Recipe Tips For No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  • Make sure cream cheese has come to room temperature. Cut it into blocks so it mixes easier.
  • Fresh fruit is best for this recipe. Frozen fruit will have too much moisture.

Variations Of No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

  • Switch up the fruit topping. Use a combination of fruit or whatever you have on hand. If you don’t have any fruit, jam or jelly will also work.
  • Top the bites with a chocolate drizzle.
  • Add chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Chop up your favorite cookies and add the crumbs to the cheese/Cool Whip. I think Oreo cookies would work really well but just use whatever you have in the pantry. 
  • Add cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture for chocolate mini cheesecake bites. I often add a teaspoon of instant espresso powder when I make chocolate cheesecake, but if you don’t have espresso, it will still work with just the cocoa.
  • Don’t miss these other strawberry treats: Strawberry Scones, Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler, Strawberry Jam Recipe, Strawberry Lemonade Slushies, Strawberry Trifle
mini cheesecake bites

Faq’s

Do I Have To Bake The Fillo Cups Before Filling Them?

You do not have to bake the fillo cups. They are usually sold frozen and prebaked so they are ready to use.

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

You can make the cream cheese filling a day ahead. (Just store it in an air-tight container in the fridge, but I recommend macerating the strawberries and putting the mini cheesecakes together just before serving.

Can I Make A Full-Size Cheesecake With This Recipe?

You can most definitely use this recipe to make a full-size cheesecake. You can buy a premade graham cracker crust (or make your own) and spoon the topping on. Check out my No Bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe for more tips.

Can I Use A Different Crust For These Mini Cheesecake Bites?

Of course! You can use whatever kind of crust you like. I like using these mini fillo cups as they are ready to go, so there’s no additional preparation required on my part. You can buy mini graham cracker crusts (like I used in these mini pudding pies.) You could also cut puff pastry or pie crusts into squares and bake them in a cupcake tin to use. 

Can Mini Cheesecakes Be Frozen?

These mini cheesecake bites can be frozen or stored in the fridge in an airtight container. Once topped with the strawberry mixture, they will only last a day or so in the fridge.

Looking For More Mini Desserts? Give These A Try:

Now, go make some.  You’ll love ’em, I promise!!! 

no bake mini strawberry cheesecake

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mini cheesecake bites

No Bake Mini Cheesecakes Bites

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hr to chill
  • Total Time: 23 minute
  • Yield: 30 mini cheesecakes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: no bake

Description

Quick and Easy- these no-bake mini cheesecake bites are delicious! Make just a few for your family or make hundreds for your next event.


Ingredients

Strawberry topping:

  • 2 cups of strawberries, chopped
  • 1/8 cup of sugar

Cheesecake filling:

  • 18 oz package of reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of cool whip lite
  • 30 mini fillo shells

Instructions

  1. Chop the strawberries and mix in 1/8 cup of sugar.  Set aside in the fridge.
  2. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together, and then mix in the cool whip.
  3. Using two spoons, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture to the fillo shells.
  4. Chill in the fridge for about an hour.
  5. Top with the strawberry mixture right before serving


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cheesecake bites
  • Calories: 90

Keywords: dessert, strawberry cheesecake, cheesecake, no bake cheesecake bites

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46 Comments

  1. omg delicious and easy. These were devoured at a bridal shower I hosted

  2. Made these for my daughter’s 13th birthday and they were so delicious!

  3. These turned out so amazing! Everyone loved them!

  4. Oh my gosh, these are fabulous!

  5. Best ever recipe super easy . So delicious my family loved them .

  6. Delicious!!!!! Could eat these for days !

  7. These wers so good!

    1. I think you ar ok with the day before. You just don’t want the phyllo to get soggy.

  8. What a great recipe and love that you don't have to turn up the oven on this.

  9. Trying these tomorrow! Do you thaw the fillo shells or fill them frozen?