When I need dessert in a pinch, or on those hot summer days when I can't bear to turn on the oven, no-bake treats are the perfect solution. These healthier cheesecake bites have a Graham cracker base (use your favorite flavor) and are topped with fresh berries.
Recipe: Healthier No-Bake Cheesecake Bites
Makes approximately 2 dozen
What You’ll Need:
1 8-ounce package reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons half & half
12 full-size graham crackers
Fresh berries, for garnish (optional)
What to Do:
1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, vanilla, and half & half. Use an electric mixer to beat the ingredients until smooth.
2. Chill the cheesecake mixture for 1 hour.
3. Meanwhile, use a 2-inch round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut the cheesecake bases from the graham crackers. You should get 2 bases from each graham cracker.
4. Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a pastry bag fitted with your favorite tip. Pipe 1-2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture onto each graham cracker round. Top each round with a fresh berry.
5. Serve immediately.
Note: If you don't have a pastry bag you can use a quart-size resealable plastic bag.