Dark Chocolate And Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites

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Salted caramel cheesecake bites don’t get much better, except when you add dark chocolate too! Everyone will go nuts for these mini desserts and though it may look like you spent a lot of time making these, it’s an easy cheesecake recipe can be made in just 20 minutes.

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Who doesn’t love salted caramel cheesecake, right? I know I do but just don’t usually have the time to make it. But I’m all about the easy party desserts, like these Oreo Cheesecake Bites and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bites. That’s why it should be no surprise that I’ve come up with yet another easy cheesecake recipe!

No bake cheesecake has become my go-to party food and it’s fun coming up with new ways to switch it up. This time I decided to try dark chocolate and salted caramel. It was a delicious combination for this Ninja Coffee Bar recipe so I knew it would be amazing on cheesecake!

The best part is that these cheesecake bites take less than 20 minutes to make. Fast AND delicious? It doesn’t get much better than that!

Dark Chocolate And Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Start by beating or whisking heavy whipping cream until stiff. Set aside.

Beat whipping cream until stiff

In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy.

Combine ingredients for cheesecake bites

Fold the whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture until completely blended.

Mix cheesecake ingredients with whipped cream

Place fillo shells on a cookie sheet and fill with cheesecake. If you don’t have an icing bag, you can cut the corner off a gallon size freezer bag.

Fill fillo cups with no bake cheesecake

Fill the fillo shells.

No bake cheesecake makes a perfect bite size dessert

Melt dark chocolate chips in microwave, then drizzle over the cheesecake bites. Next, drizzle salted caramel over the top. I use store bought caramel to save time.

After topping with dark chocolate, drizzle cheesecake with salted caramel

These were SO delish and it’s hard to eat just one. I love that they’re such an easy dessert to make…it’s my go to recipe when I need something last minute.

This salted caramel cheesecake with dark chocolate is mouthwatering good!

If you want a little something extra, you can top these with chocolate shavings. We still have a ton of Halloween candy left so I took a couple chocolate bars and used a vegetable peeler to make them.

Use a vegetable peeler to make shaved chocolate for topping

I think the chocolate shavings make these mini cheesecakes look that much yummier!

Top cheesecake bites with shaved chocolate


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!)

If you love easy cheesecake recipes, you just can’t beat this one. It might look like they took a lot of time but I made these chocolate and caramel cheesecakes in 20 minutes!

Dark chocolate and salted caramel bites are perfect for parties

What’s your favorite go-to easy recipe for parties?

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Dark Chocolate And Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 cheesecake bites
What’s better than salted caramel cheesecake? How about dark chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake bites! It may look like you spend a lot of time making these but it’ll be our little secret just how easy this recipe really is!


  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 30 mini fillo shells
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel I use store bought to save time
  • chocolate shavings optional


  • Whip heavy whipping cream until stiff
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy.
  • Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  • Fill fillo shells with cheesecake using icing bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off.
  • Microwave chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir, then melt another 30 seconds or until completely melted.
  • Drizzle chocolate over cheesecake bites.
  • Drizzle caramel over cheesecake.
  • Top with chocolate shavings (optional)


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 44mg | Sugar: 4g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. Yum – what a delicious combination. This would be perfect for holiday entertaining.

  2. No bake desserts are always my favorite to make – thanks for sharing this tasty treat!

    1. You can make the cheesecake ahead of time but don’t put it in the shells until you’re ready to serve them. The shells will get soggy if you do it too far in advance. When I make the cheesecake ahead of time, I also put it in the icing bag and keep refrigerated. That way when I’m ready, it only takes a minute to fill the shells and drizzle with the chocolate and caramel 🙂

  3. Sharon Garvin says:

    is it really 1.5 TABLEspoons of vanilla. That seems like a lot…

    1. It is but feel free to reduce it if you’d prefer less.

  4. In your estimation, how long would it take for the shells to potentially become soggy?

    1. If you bake the shells first, you should have a good two hours. I usually get everything ready ahead of time, then pipe the cheesecake into the shells just before serving. Enjoy!

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