No Bake Cheesecake Balls
These simple no bake Cheesecake Balls are rich and creamy with all the flavor of cheesecake but in a bite sized treat. Only 4 ingredients needed and then the coating of your choice! Coat them in sprinkles, chocolate and much more. Great for parties and everything in between!
Servings: 20 bites (approx.)
For The Cheesecake Balls:
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs. Freeze for about 30 minutes to allow the mixture to set for easy rolling.
When the mixture has firmed up, grease your hands very lightly with spray oil. Roll the mixture into bite sized balls. You may need to grease your hands a couple times as the mixture can get sticky.
When balls are formed, roll in sprinkles and gently press into the balls to help them stick, more graham cracker crumbs or melt about 12 oz. melting chocolate with a teaspoon of canola oil and coat each ball. You can top these with sprinkles as well.
Allow the cheesecake balls to chill for at least 4 hours to help them set and firm up more. They are totally edible right away, but the texture will be more firm if allowed to set. Chill the bites in a sealed container for about 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
***Nutrition information is based on un-coated cheesecake balls as the coating will vary based on your desired ingredients.***
- *For a creamier cheesecake texture, lessen the graham crackers. I tested these cheesecake balls well over 7 times when developing the recipe. The texture when using between ⅓ and ½ cup of grahams makes for a creamier texture but the balls will not hold up and be as firm. If you coat them in chocolate this way, it is ideal as that will hold the creamy, truffle like balls.
- To vary the flavor of these cheesecake bites, you can add any of the following. A teaspoon of fresh lemon juice for that cheesecake tartness. You can add ½ teaspoon of lemon extract for a lemon flavor or some almond extract. A couple dashes of cinnamon, perhaps some pumpkin spice? You can mix in some mini chocolate chips as well.
- For best results, allow these bites to chill for at least 4 hours before serving. This will allow the cream cheese to set. No bake cheesecakes in general have to be chilled almost overnight for firmer texture. This is the same for these. The graham crackers crumbs help them along the way, but chilled several hours will make for balls that holdup well.
Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg