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No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes Make It Easy to Treat Yourself — 6 Easy, Creamy Recipes

Plus, the cream cheese secret that guarantees amazing results!

Cheesecake is a dessert classic for good reason — it’s rich, indulgent and deliciously creamy. But baking up a whole cheesecake can be quite time-intensive. The easy fix: no-bake mini cheesecakes! Not having to turn on your oven means your kitchen stays cool. Plus, the mini size makes for easy entertaining (no slicing and plating!). Ready for the stress-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Keep scrolling for our favorite no-bake mini cheesecake recipes, plus tips and tricks that guarantee tasty results.

The #1 secret to perfect no-bake mini cheesecakes

For best results with no-bake mini cheesecakes, we like to start with room-temperature cream cheese. That way, when whisking up your batter, the cheese will be evenly distributed with zero lumps. Often when cheesecakes are baked, this is less of a concern, as the cheese softens while it’s in the oven. However, because these treats never see heat, it’s important not to skip this step.

Need to soften cream cheese in a flash? Try filling a bowl with warm water, then placing the cream cheese (in its packaging) in the water for 5-10 minutes. Once removed, your cream cheese will be perfectly soft and ready for mixing. (Click through for even more delicious cream cheese recipes.)

And when it comes to crumb crusts, for the best texture, pack the crumbs tightly. The simple secret to do just that: Spread the crumb mixture evenly into the bottoms of your ring molds or muffin tins. Then, using a small, straight-sided measuring cup, press on the mixture with the bottom of the cup; its curved sides allow you to press evenly right to the edges.

Our 6 favorite mini cheesecake recipes

If you’re ready to whip up a creamy dessert that is sure to please a crowd, scroll through our tested and perfected cheesecakes to find the one (or two or three!) that makes your mouth water.

1. Berry White Chocolate Cheesecake Minis

Berry White Chocolate Cheesecake Minis
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Our clever triple berry decoration makes these no-bake treats even more festive.

2. Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes
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The secret to these creamy treats? We folded lemon pudding into the cream cheese filling for irresistible citrus flavor.

3. Mini Orange Cheesecakes

Mini Orange Cheesecakes
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Ricotta and cream cheese combine for an extra decadent filling in these citrusy bites.

4. Mini Lemon Gingersnap Cheesecakes

Mini Lemon Gingersnap Cheesecakes
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With a 2-ingredient crust and a no-bake filling, this zesty delight is ready in a flash and sure to spread smiles.

5. Mini Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cheesecakes

Mini Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cheesecakes
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Don’t have mini ring molds? You can easily make these melt-in-your-mouth no-bake treats in a lined or greased cupcake pan instead.

6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis
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We used Oreos to give these spiced-right treats chocolatey appeal, but gingersnaps would be just as delicious.

For more cheesecake recipes click through the links below!

Frozen Mini Cheesecakes Are the Sweetest Way to Beat the Heat — 5 Easy Recipes

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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Is *The* Good-for-You Way to Indulge — 6 Easy, Creamy Recipes

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