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Recipe: Healthier No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

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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.

This recipe and photo were created by contributor Kelli Dunn of The Corner Kitchen. Learn more about Kelli and this recipe by checking out her accompanying post here

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