My Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cheesecake Jars have all the flavors of cheesecake with none of the guilt. Served in individual mason jars, these adorable treats are easy to make and there's no cooking involved! They’re the perfect sweet treat to end any meal.
Sometimes we all need a little chocolate in our lives. These Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cheesecake Jars are my take on a decadent chocolate raspberry cheesecake but without all of the work. Plus, they're guilt-free!
Unlike traditional cheesecake, these cheesecake jars don't even have to be cooked! I serve them in individual mason jars for a lovely, rustic presentation.
They're the perfect sweet treat to end any meal and will satisfy any chocolate craving. Make these for Valentine's Day, date night, birthdays, or any special occasion.
Cheesecake Jars vs Traditional Cheesecake
Instead of assembling and baking a whole cheesecake, my jars don’t have to be cooked and are served in adorable little mason jars. They’re the perfect sweet treat to end a delicious meal.
With these cheesecake jars, you can easily control the portion size. By serving these delectable treats in little mason jars, it's instant portion control!
While a slice of chocolate cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory can add up to around 860 calories and 57 grams of fat, my jars clock in at just 287 calories and 16 grams of fat.
I use a mixture of Neufchâtel cheese and vanilla Greek yogurt rather than full fat cream cheese. Neufchâtel has the same tangy flavor and texture as cream cheese with about ⅓ less fat.
I whip the cheese in a mixer with vanilla Greek yogurt, which adds a nice tangy flavor and fluffy consistency.
Then I add melted chocolate and just a small amount of sugar to the filling to give it a rich, chocolaty flavor. Since this recipe only uses a few ingredients, be sure to use a good quality dark chocolate.
How To Assemble Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cheesecake Jars
- First, put a layer of crushed graham crackers mixed with coconut oil in the bottom of the mason jars and press it down to form a base.
- Pipe in the rich chocolate cheesecake filling. You can spoon it in but piping it with a piping bag will make it look prettier. If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a large plastic storage bag and cut one corner off.
- Add a few spoonfuls of a luscious red raspberry sauce made with fresh raspberries.
- To top it all off, add a final garnish of chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries.
Chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake… how can you go wrong?
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Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cheesecake Jars
- 4 ounces dark chocolate (I use 70%), roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, honey or other sweetener of your choice
- 8 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup 2% vanilla Greek yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 container (6 oz) raspberries
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons coconut sugar, honey or other sweetener of your choice
- ¾ cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or unsalted butter
- Fresh raspberries and chocolate shavings
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave. To melt it in the microwave, place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Stir in the sugar.
- Whip the Neufchâtel cheese with an electric mixer to loosen it. Add the yogurt, vanilla extract, and melted chocolate. Whip until ingredients are well combined.
- To make the raspberry sauce, heat the raspberries, lemon juice and sugar together in a small saucepan. Cook until the berries break down and release their juices, 5-8 minutes. Cool.
- To make the crust, pulse the graham cracker crumbs and coconut oil in a food processor until the mixture looks like wet sand.
- To assemble the jars, spoon equal amounts of the graham cracker mixture into 6 small mason jars. Tap the crumbs down with the handle of a wooden spoon to compact it. Transfer the cheesecake filling to a piping bag. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a resealable plastic bag and cut off one corner. Pipe equal amounts of the filling into each jar on top of the crust. Spoon some raspberry sauce on top of each one. Garnish with fresh raspberries and chocolate shavings.