When my neighbors invited us over for a last minute party, I knew I couldn't show up empty handed. There was no time to plan anything big so I went with my go-to quick easy desserts, no bake cheesecake bites. I already had the ingredients on hand, including fillo shells. I keep them stashed away in the freezer specifically for occasions like this.
When it comes to easy desserts to make, it doesn't get much better than no bake cheesecake. Just switch out a couple ingredients and you can make anything from Oreo Cheesecake Bites. to mouthwatering salted caramel dark chocolate cheesecake bites.
If you don't have fillo shells on hand, you can improvise. Cookies worked perfectly for my patriotic Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Cookies. It's even perfect for full size desserts like a White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. If you're looking for fun desserts to make for a party, you just can't go wrong with these.
No Bake Cheesecake Bites
Start by measuring cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.
Mix at medium speed until smooth and creamy. I'm totally obsessed with my new Kitchenaid mixer. It's SO much more convenient than the hand mixer that I used for years...don't know why I took so long to make the switch!
In a separate bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
Add no bake cheesecake mixture to an icing bag and fill mini fillo shells. It's up to you whether you want to bake them or not. Sometimes I do for a crispier texture but when I'm in a hurry, I skip that step. These taste delish either way!
Finally, top with fruit. I like raspberries and blueberries but you can use any fruit you like. Strawberries and blackberries taste great too!
I love these bite size desserts for parties but who says you can't treat yourself. Taste testing is a very important part of making party desserts so be sure you get a couple before all your guests beat you to it!
The red, white and blue make these perfect for Memorial Day and July 4th but these quick and easy desserts taste great any time of year.
When I made these again recently, I added a little powdered sugar over the top. They look even prettier, don't you think?
I may just started sprinkling a little powdered sugar over all my desserts! It only takes an extra second and really adds a little something extra.
Pin for later >> No Bake Cheesecake Bites
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 30 mini-fillo shells
- Raspberries and blueberries for garnish
- Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside
- Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until well blended
- Fold in whipping cream
- Use a decorating bag to fill 30 fillo shells with cream cheese mixture
- Top with raspberries and blueberries
- Refrigerate until ready to serve
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Does cheesecake need to be refrigerated?
Yes, cheesecake should be refrigerated until ready to serve.
Can I make these cheesecake bites ahead of time?
You can make the cheesecake mixture ahead of time but don't add it to the shells until you're ready to serve. Otherwise they won't be as crisp.
Can you freeze cheesecake?
Yes, there are plenty of times where I'll make the cheesecake mix ahead of time and freeze it until just before I need it. This is super helpful when I'm planning a party and I want to get as much done as possible ahead of time. Just take it out about an hour or so before you'll need it and it should be thawed by the time you're ready to use it.
How do you freeze cheesecake?
If you want to freeze the cheesecake mixture for later, put it into a freezer bag and squeeze all the air out before sealing. For an extra layer of protection, wrap the bag in aluminum foil.
Can you freeze cheesecake in the shells?
No, you don't want to freeze the shells once you add the cheesecake or they won't be crisp.
How long does cheesecake last?
Cheesecake will stay good in the freezer for up to a month, if wrapped correctly. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
How long can cheesecake sit out?
Cheesecake shouldn't sit out for more than about two hours (but don't worry...these will be gone WAY before then!)
These are such easy party desserts to make that they've become my go to desserts. Plus, they're so easy to change up...add a little chocolate, caramel, sprinkles or anything else you can think of! What would your creative spin be for these yummy cheesecake bites?
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