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no bake cheesecake bars recipe

Red White and Blue Cheesecake Bars (No Bake)

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes + chilling time
  • Total Time: 51 minute
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake

Description

No-Bake Cheesecake Bars are rich, decadent, easy to make, and taste absolutely amazing! Buttery graham cracker crust topped with a smooth, creamy, and rich no-bake cheesecake filling and seasonal fruit.


Ingredients

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Crust

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers (+/- 14 sheets)
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, melted (8 tablespoons)

Cheesecake filling

  • 38 oz blocks of cream cheese, softened to room temp
  • 1.5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Fruit topping

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 2 pints of raspberries

Instructions

  1. Using a ziplock bag and rolling pin or food processor, crush 14 to 16 sheets of graham crackers, into very fine crumbs. (You’ll need two cups of graham crackers crumbs)
  2. In a large bowl (or food processor, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Mix till thoroughly combined (should resemble wet sand).
  3. Line a 9 by 13 pan with parchment paper if desired, leaving enough paper overhanging the sides to hold for easy removal.
  4. Transfer cracker mixture into pan. Press crumbs firmly into pan using fingers or the back of a measuring cup.ย  Place the crust in the freezer.ย 
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until smooth.
  6. In a second bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
  8. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust. Refrigerate, covered for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, top with fresh berries and/or other toppings.
  9. ย Slice, serve and enjoy. (See serving and slicing tips above.)


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/16th of recipe

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