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Easy Cheesecake Cups

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Just like that, they were gone; these delectable easy no-bake cheesecake cups were a huge hit at my house. It’s the perfect way to use some of the colorful fresh fruits of the season too. I would love to try fresh raspberries and blueberries, but I will have to make more mini cheesecakes first.

easy no-bake cheesecake cups

The graham cracker crust can be baked or left unbaked. I made some of each, and there was no difference in the final product. No one could tell which one was which.

easy no-bake cheesecake cups

Some recipe variations are listed here:

  • You can make the graham cracker crust with regular graham crackers or gluten-free.
  • Any cream cheese is fine, low-fat, dairy-free, or regular.
  • It would be delicious to substitute baked cookies or a brownie cut to size for the graham cracker crust. Just place your choice on the bottom of the cupcake holder.

**Please note I have not tried this recipe with pure maple syrup yet, so I can’t offer any suggestions or substitutions for the honey. If you want to try it, I suggest using one tablespoon due to the change in the consistency of the cheesecake.

easy cheesecake cups with fresh fruit

To Make These Easy Cheesecake Cups, You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers ~ Gluten-free if needed. Check labels for all allergens; products vary. Kinnikinnick Graham Crackers are free from gluten, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, sulphites, corn, sesame, and eggs.
  • Sugar
  • Butter or a dairy-free substitute like Earth Balance
  • Cream cheese ~ low-fat or dairy-free if needed or preferred
  • Honey ~ Please note for Low FODMAP: this recipe will have less than 1 tsp per serving
  • Lemon juice ~ fresh or bottled
  • Vanilla extract
  • Toppings of choice ~ fruit, chocolate chips, maybe even some whipped topping, or leave plain

no-bake cheesecake cups

I prefer to use a hand mixer for this recipe to get the creamiest filling.


These silicone cupcake holders work perfectly with this recipe.

Mini-sized cupcake liners would be fun too. Shorten the graham cracker crust baking time to 4-5 minutes.

Enjoy!

You might also like to try my most popular quick and easy cheesecake recipe; this cheesecake does have eggs, though.

Easy Cheesecake Cups

Super easy cheesecake cup recipe. Perfect for warm summer days when you don't want to turn on the oven.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, dairy-free, dessert, easy cheesecake cups, easy cheesecake recipe, egg-free, gluten-free, summer desserts
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs ~ gluten-free if needed
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter melted or a non-dairy substitute
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Fresh fruit for topping

Instructions

  • If you are plan on baking the graham cracker crust preheat oven to 350.
  • Line muffin tin with silicone cupcake holders.
  • Add crushed graham crackers, 1/4 cup of sugar, and melted butter in a small mixing bowl. Mix well until completely combined.
  • Scoop up 2 tbsp of the crumb mixture and press firmly on the bottom of the cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 7 minutes or freeze crumb crust. Allow baked crumb crust to cool.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl add softened cream cheese, 1 tbsp sugar, and honey, and mix well.
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla and mix until creamy.
  • Spoon cream cheese filling over crumb crust in cupcake holders.
  • Chill or freeze until you are ready to serve.
  • Add sliced fruit, or other toppings as desired.
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

5 WW points plus each.
These could also be made in regular size or mini cupcake liners.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cheesecake Cup | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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