Everyone loves a good cheesecake and so they will love No Bake Cheesecake Jars! So rich and creamy with a graham cracker crust and then topped with your choice of toppings. And what if I told you that you could make this cheesecake in under 20 minutes and it tastes so good you’ll want to eat it all instead of dishing it up? If I were you, I’d say heck yes! Share this recipe with me Catherine! So here is No Bake Cheesecake Jars.
Easy No Bake Cheesecake Jars
This recipe is so easy to make and has very few ingredients, so it’s a quick go to for a yummy dessert. This cheesecake recipe is pretty hard to mess up. I mean all you have to do is be able to mix ingredients and put them in jars! It’s a great dessert to get the kids to help with. Perfect for birthday treats or bringing to events!
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How long do No Bake Cheesecake Jars last after you make them?
Not that these delicious things will last that long, but make sure you eat them within 3-4 days.
Can I make these without jars?
Yes, the jars are just a “look”. You can make it in ramekins, little bowls or a big bowl or a dish or a pan, whatever you choose!
What can I use for toppings on my no bake cheesecakes?
I am so glad you asked me this! Where do I even begin? For toppings, you can use fresh berries with or without whipped cream. Caramel or chocolate sauce is a yummy option. Did I mention whipped cream? Nuts and chocolate. Cherries and whipped cream. Go crazy and see what you come up with!
Do I need to refrigerate these before serving?
No, you don’t have to. I mean honestly you’re probably going to want to eat them all right away, especially after licking the spoon filled with creamy goodness. But, they do taste really good after they’ve sat for awhile in the fridge. However, if you’re in a rush, you can easily serve them right away.
How many servings does No Bake Cheesecake Jars make?
This recipe serves 8 but it can be easily adjusted to serve more or less. It’s pretty flexible and easy to add a little of this and a little of that to make more or just do less if you only want to make a few!
I don’t want to use white sugar, what can I do?
You can just simply substitute the sugar for honey until it’s sweet enough for you! Or use your own sweetener of your choice!
How can I make this recipe gluten free?
Unfortunately, graham crackers are made with flour, so they aren’t gluten free! But I wouldn’t want to deprive you of this sweet treat simply because you are gluten free. There are some brands of gluten free graham crackers or you can make your own. OR! Simply, use your favourite gluten free cookie as the base. Just crush it and use the crumbs!
I don’t have a food processor, what can I do?
You can use an electric mixer or beater instead!
What should my jars look like when they’re all finished?
If you’re visual like me, here is a visual aid of what your finished product should look like. Then, you just pop the lid on till you’re ready to top and serve!
Easy No Bake Cheesecake Jars
- food processor
- 8 6 oz mason jars
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cups greek yogurt
- 2 cups cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- Use your food processor to blend together cream cheese and Greek yogurt until smooth.
- Add honey and sugar and mix well.
- When it's all mixed and creamy, set aside.
- Mix graham cracker crumbs and a few tablespoons of melted butter. You want the crumb mixture to be still dry but slightly darker in color.
- Grease the bottom of your jars lightly with melted butter. I do this by pouring some melted butter into the jar and then dumping it back out so there is a thin coating on the bottom of the jar.
- Scoop some crumbs into the bottom of the jars about 1/4 way full.
- Add the filling until it's to the lip of the jar.
- Place lids on top and refrigerate until you're ready to top and serve!
*originally published in September 2019, updated and reposted April 2021!