When I need dessert in a pinch, 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.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 12full-size graham crackers
  • Fresh berries, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, vanilla, and half and half. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, use a 2-inch round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut graham crackers. (You should get 2 bases from each cracker.)
  3. When ready, transfer cream cheese mixture to a pastry bag fitted with your favorite tip. (f you don’t have a pastry bag you can use a quart-size resealable plastic bag and snip the corner off.) Pipe 1 to 2 tablespoons onto each cracker round. Top each round with 1 fresh berry, if desired.