You neeeeeeeeeeed this easy healthy dessert in your life! I’m SO excited to share it with you today because it is AWESOME! You are going to love how easy these Healthy No-Bake Cheesecakes come together (hello no-bake!), you’ll love that they has no refined sugar (just a little honey and a few dates), and they are chock full of protein and fat which I’m always trying to get a little more of into my young active children. Plus, the texture is perfection, it’s super easy to make, and it tastes just like a traditional no-bake cheesecake dessert, if not better.
It’s extra fun to serve individual/mini things and these mini cheesecakes are super cute. I used these one cup (half-pint) wide mouth canning jars to make them in and they are the perfect size. Plus I love having these handy little jars on hand and use them often (they fit any of my 9 favorite salad dressings perfectly). I have made a classic vanilla cheesecake for you today and that means that you can top it with just about anything. You can add fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, and/or cherries are perfect). You can top it with a little lemon or lime zest, or you could even top it with a few pretty chocolate curls.
A few notes on the recipes. I made this with plain Greek yogurt. You can use just about any flavor of Greek yogurt that you would like to change the flavor of the cheesecakes. Most flavored yogurts have some added sweeteners so adjust the amount of honey you use according to your taste. Don’t use reduced fat or fat free cream cheese or Greek yogurt here, they won’t set up the same. I would recommend using a whole milk Greek yogurt (it might say 4% milk fat on the package). The Greek yogurt that you use should be very thick (a spoon should stand up in a tub of it). If your Greek yogurt is thin or watery you can strain it in a few layers of cheesecloth for a few hours to remove extra moisture. If you’d like a little lemon or lime flavor to your cheesecakes try adding the zest of 2 limes or 2 lemons. You have so many options!
You can use just about any nut you’d like for the crust. I really like cashews in this because they are a mild nut and their texture is a little smoother/less crunchy than others. Feel free to use what you have on hand, though peanuts would have a very distinct peanut taste (which might be delicious if you like peanut butter cheese cake!). Enjoy! I can’t wait to hear how much you like these Healthy No-Bake Cheesecakes!
Melissa cooks, confesses, and corrals chickens and children at Bless this Mess, where you can find healthy recipes (with some simple desserts included), a peek at her hobby farm, and the joys of raising five little ones, eight years old and younger. She’s got a whole lot of mess to bless!