No-Bake Cheesecake Bites {Try frozen!!}

No-Bake Cheesecake Bites {Try frozen!!}

Simple. Decadent. Delicious. Your favourite cheesecake in bite-sized form! With a dollop of chocolate-hazelnut spread, cream cheese, and your favourite crushed cookie crumbs, these No-Bake Cheesecake Bites make the tastiest tiny treat!

No-bake Cheesecake Bites on a white plate

Requiring only 6 simple ingredients, no special equipment (NO water bath!), and no fuss in the kitchen – these No-Bake Cheesecake Bites are sure to be a hit at your next get together!

Chocolate-hazelnut spread can easily but substituted with melted chocolate, cookie butter, caramel, or even a nut butter! Biscoff cookies can also be easily substituted for your favourite cookie instead! Let your creativity shine!

Does it matter what type of chocolate I use?

These No-Bake Cheesecake Bites can be dipped in your favourite chocolate! I have used dark, semi-sweet, and milk chocolate – all with great results (note: just remember that milk chocolate melts a little bit faster than dark chocolate varieties so keep a close eye during your heating steps!). This recipe will work well with good quality chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.

No-bake Cheesecake bites on a white plate

My favourite part of making cheesecake bites is being able to make them into a variety of shapes and sizes! Below are some of my No-Bake Cheesecake Bites that were shaped into American footballs, dipped in semi-sweet chocolate, and decorated with white chocolate!

No-bake Cheesecake bites, shaped into footballs, in a tin box

Must I add coconut oil to the dipping chocolate?

The addition of coconut oil to the chocolate used for dipping is to create a glossy exterior that clings to each cheesecake bite. Coconut oil also allows your chocolate coating to harden within minutes of being placed in the cold (such as a refrigerator, freezer, or outside on a cold day). If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can always use 1/2-1 tablespoon of another oil product such as canola oil or vegetable shortening, or go without. Melted chocolate without coconut oil will need a few extra minutes to harden and may crack a bit easier after each bite.

What can I do with leftover dipping chocolate?

So many things! Since No-Bake Cheesecake Bites require more chocolate for dipping purposes than to cover the cheesecake bites, your leftover chocolate can be used for hot chocolates, dipping/drizzling over other fruit/desserts, or even storing in the fridge until melted again for your next dipping need!

What can I use instead of chocolate-hazelnut spread in this recipe?

You can easily replace 1/2 cup of chocolate-hazelnut spread with melted chocolate, cookie butter (warmed in the microwave for a few seconds until melted), caramel, or even a nut butter! I love using the combination of Biscoff cookie crumbs with Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread) for my cheesecake bites!

To make this recipe you will need:

  • Cream Cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cookie Crumbs (Biscoff crumbs, graham cracker crumbs, or chocolate cookie crumbs)
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread (or additional melted chocolate or cookie butter)
  • Chocolate Chips or Roughly Chopped Chocolate  (Dark, Semi-sweet, or Milk chocolate)
  • Coconut Oil (about 1/2 tablespoon for each 1 cup of chocolate)
No-bake Cheesecake bites on a white plate

Let’s make some No-Bake Cheesecake Bites!

Cover a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper/a silicone mat. Set aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar.

cream cheese and sguar
cream cheese and sugar mixed together in a large bowl

Add chocolate-hazelnut spread and mix to combine.

nutella added to cream cheese and sugar mixed together in a large bowl
nutella, cream cheese and sugar mixed in a large bowl

Add cookie crumbs and mix one final time.

biscoff cookie crumbs added to cream cheese mixture
No-Bake Cheesecake Bites batter

Scoop cream cheese mixture onto parchment paper using small cookie scoops (~1-2 tbsp). Place cheesecake balls into freezer to chill for 5 minutes.

No-Bake Cheesecake Bites scooped with cookie scooper

Remove cheesecake balls from the freezer and roll into spheres. Return to freezer for another 15 minutes.

rolling No-Bake Cheesecake Bites into balls
No-Bake Cheesecake Bites rolled into balls

Place chocolate chips into a small heat-proof container. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to your bowl (note: I recommend using ~0.5 tbsp of coconut oil for each cup of chocolate you are using to dip).

chocolate chips and coconut oil in a measuring cup

Heat chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave, in 30 second increments. Stir after each 30 second interval and repeat until chocolate is 3/4 melted. Remove from microwave and continue stirring chocolate until all chocolate is melted and chocolate is runny.

melted chocolate in a measuring cup

Remove cheesecake balls from the freezer and dip in melted chocolate (note: this is best done with the cheesecake ball completely immersed in chocolate and then you can use 2 forks to remove the cheesecake ball, shake off, and lay flat onto parchment). You can top the bites with sprinkles, cookie crumbs, or a drizzle of melted chocolate at this stage.

dipping No-Bake Cheesecake Bites in melted chocolate
placing No-Bake Cheesecake Bites on a white plate

Allow cheesecake bites to set in a cool location (in the refrigerator or freezer for faster results). Bites will be set (i.e. be not tacky, and be hard to the touch) in anywhere from 5-15 minutes.

These cheesecake bites can be eaten straight from the refrigerator or freezer, for a cool frozen treat!!

Serve and enjoy!

No-Bake Cheesecake Bites top down view
No-Bake Cheesecake Bites side view with a bite taken out

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No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

Sofia Quick
Simple. Decadent. Delicious. Your favourite cheesecake in bite-sized form! With a dollop of chocolate-hazelnut spread, cream cheese, and your favourite crushed cookie crumbs, these No-Bake Cheesecake Bites make the tastiest tiny treat!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigeration/Freezing (up to) 30 minutes
Course brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 to 20 cheesecake Bites

Ingredients
  

  • 1 block (225g or 8oz) Cream Cheese Room temperature, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) Cookie Crumbs Biscoff or Graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup (120g) Chocolate hazelnut spread or cookie butter, caramel, melted chocolate
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cup (350g) Chocolate chips (Semisweet or milk chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions
 

  • Cover a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper/a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add chocolate hazelnut spread and mix to combine. Add cookie crumbs and mix one final time.
  • Scoop cream cheese mixture onto parchment/silicone covered surface using small cookie scoop (~1-2 tbsp). Place cheesecake balls into freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecake balls from the freezer and roll into spheres. Return to the freezer for another 15 minutes.
  • Place chocolate chips into a small heat-proof container. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to your bowl (note: I recommend using ~0.5 tbsp of coconut oil for each cup of chocolate you are using to dip).
  • Heat chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave, in 30 second increments. Stir after each 30 second interval and repeat until chocolate is 3/4 melted. Remove from microwave and continue stirring chocolate until all chocolate is melted and chocolate is runny.
  • Remove cheesecake balls from the freezer and dip in melted chocolate (note: immerse the cheesecake balls in chocolate and then use 2 forks to remove them, shake off excess chocolate, and lay flat onto parchment). You can top the bites with sprinkles, cookie crumbs, or a drizzle of melted chocolate at this stage.
  • Allow cheesecake bites to set in a cool location (in the refrigerator or freezer for faster results). Bites will be set (i.e. be not tacky, and be hard to the touch) in anywhere from 5-15 minutes.
  • These cheesecake bites can be eaten straight from the refrigerator or freezer for a cool frozen treat!!
  • Serve and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Sofia’s Tips:
  • Is the chocolate in this recipe tempered? Not quite. While these No-Bake Cheesecake Bites are not technically tempered, allowing some chocolate chips continue to melt into your chocolate mixture after heating does allow the surface of your chocolate to have more shine then it would have otherwise. The addition of the coconut oil also gives you a lovely crack without the need for the chocolate to be tempered. 
  • Is this recipe gluten-free? This depends on the type of cookie you choose to use! I like to use Biscoff cookies for these and that does contain gluten. You can alternatively use your favourite gluten-free cookie crumbs. 
  • How do you recommend storing these? These No-Bake Cheesecake Bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer, for up to 3 months, for your late night snacking needs!
 
Have you tried this recipe!? I would love to know what you think! Leave a comment below! 
Keyword 10 minute recipe, best cheesecake, black forest cheesecake, cheesecake balls, cheesecake truffles, date night dessert, no bake desserts, truffles
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