No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cups
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 156
Fat 9g
Carbs 16g
Protein 4g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (1/2 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g  
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Protein 4g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 158mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 25 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 10 min
Servings 4 (1/2 cup each)

Cheesecake is a delicious treat to enjoy every once in a while, but it's notoriously high in fat and calories, especially if you order a monstrous piece from a restaurant. And while there is certainly nothing wrong with enjoying a decadent dessert on occasion, it's not something you want to do every day.

For the days when you want a little bit healthier dessert option, make these no-bake mini strawberry cheesecake cups. They are lightened up with Greek yogurt and naturally sweetened with strawberries and honey for a lighter treat that's both easy to make and delicious to eat.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup vanilla wafers
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish

Preparation

  1.  In a small saucepan, combine strawberries, water and honey. Heat over low heat until strawberries are softened, about 5-10 minutes. Chill strawberry mixture.
  2. In a food processor, pulse pecans and vanilla wafers until crumbs form. Divide crumbs among four small jars.
  3. Rinse food processor and add cream cheese, yogurt, lemon juice and chilled strawberries. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Divide strawberry mixture among jars on top of the vanilla wafer crumbs. Chill until ready to serve.
  1. Garnish with fresh strawberries (optional).

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

You can use graham crackers in place of vanilla wafers. To make this dessert gluten-free, use gluten-free graham crackers or wafers.

Try these cheesecakes with other berries if you have them on hand.

Cooking and Serving Tips

These mini cheesecake cups can be made ahead of time. It's actually even better when they have more time to chill.

Serve in small mason jars, or even as mini dessert shooters for a crowd!

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