No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar comes together in just under 20 minutes.
- Is made with simple and healthy ingredients.
- The cheesecake filling is just greek yogurt and cottage cheese making it very high protein.
- This recipe is sweet enough for dessert, but also healthy enough for breakfast.
- Perfect for any occasion!
- You’d never believe it’s made with healthy ingredients.
- This recipe can easily be made gluten free with the use of gluten free graham crackers.
- Be sure to check out my cheesecake stuffed strawberries for another fun idea!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
The filling of this cheesecake mixture is made with a blend of cottage cheese and plain greek yogurt.
It’s sweetened with maple syrup, but can easily be swapped for honey, agave, coconut or cane sugar.
Vanilla extract is always a great addition to any sweet recipe.
I used plain graham crackers for the crust, but you can also use gluten free if needed.
The strawberry topping is made with frozen strawberries but you can also use fresh if desired.
It’s sweetened with coconut sugar and has a touch of lemon juice for balance.
How To Make
ONE: Start by making the strawberry filling so it has time to cool before adding to the jars. In a saucepan, add in the frozen strawberries, coconut sugar and lemon juice. Heat on medium to low heat stirring occasionally. Once strawberries are soft, use a potato masher to smoosh them down then, remove from heat to let cool.
TWO: Next, in a food processor add in the cottage cheese, greek yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.
THREE: Crush graham crackers on the side, I used my blender for this but you can also use a bag and rolling pin.
FOUR: Assemble the jars, add in the graham cracker dust first, followed by the cheesecake filling and then the strawberries.
Tips And Tricks
Make the strawberry mixture first so that it has time to cool before adding to the jars.
Use a food processor or high speed blender to really combine all the ingredients for the cheesecake filling.
I like to use my blender to make the graham cracker dust, but you can also use a bag and a rolling pin.
How To Serve And Store
Serve this high protein No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar with crushed graham crackers and gooey but sweet strawberries.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 3-4 days.
Taste And Texture
No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar tastes just like cheesecake. It has the perfect balance of sweet and tanginess and has just the right amount of sweetness.
The texture is smooth and creamy. Similar to a yogurt, but has the slightest crunchiness due to the graham crackers.
My Favorite Containers For This Recipe
These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cream cheese would be the best alternative.
No, you don’t! But the sugar is what creates that gooey texture so I recommend it.
I recommend storing in an airtight container and they will last up to 3-4 days.
Other Recipes You May Like
- Stuffed Cheesecake Strawberries
- Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
- Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
- No Bake Cheesecake Bites
- Strawberry Overnight Oats
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