Desserts

No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar

This super high protein No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar is going to be your new favorite dessert. It comes together in just under 20 minutes, is sweet and tangy and is made with simple and healthy ingredients.

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two cheesecake that are in jars and layered with graham cracker, cheesecake filling and strawberries

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.

all the ingredients that you need to make this recipe in individual containers.

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.

strawberries, coconut sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan

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.

graham cracker dust in a bowl

FOUR: Assemble the jars, add in the graham cracker dust first, followed by the cheesecake filling and then the strawberries.

one of the cheesecake jars that is layered

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.

two of the cheesecake jars

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.

Alternatively, you can also use weck jarsmason jarsthese glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use something else instead of cottage cheese?

Cream cheese would be the best alternative.

Do you have to add sugar to the strawberries?

No, you don’t! But the sugar is what creates that gooey texture so I recommend it.

How long will these last for?

I recommend storing in an airtight container and they will last up to 3-4 days.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make this No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!

No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar

This super high protein No Bake Cheesecake In a Jar is going to be your new favorite dessert. It comes together in just under 20 minutes, is sweet and tangy and is made with simple and healthy ingredients.
5 based on 4 reviews
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PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Cheesecake filling

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Strawberry filling

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Graham Cracker Dust

  • 3/4 cup crush graham crackers

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

3 Jars

Directions

  1. 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. 
  2. Once strawberries are soft, use a potato masher to smoosh them down then, remove from heat to let cool. 
  3. Next, in a food processor add in the cottage cheese, greek yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy. 
  4. Crush graham crackers on the side, I used my blender for this but you can also use a bag and rolling pin. 
  5. Assemble the jars, add 1/4 cup of the graham cracker dust first, then 3/4 cup of the cheesecake filling and then finish it off with 1/4-1/2 cup of the strawberries. 

Notes

  • 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.

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We are excited to try it this weekend – have you ever added a vanilla protein powder to the cottage cheese/yogurt? Did it turn out?

ohhh i haven’t but i bet it would be sooo good! it will most likely make the texture thicker too!!

Made this over the weekend and was so surprised how it tasted just like cheesecake! Great recipe!

This was absolutely delicious! & really taste like cheesecake, will be my new go to, thanks!