Who says you can’t enjoy a classic Christmas dessert in the middle of summer? With this recipe for No-Bake Christmas Cheesecake Bars, you can enjoy the flavours of the holidays in a relaxed and refreshing way that’s perfect for days without snow!
These cheesecake bars are made with a graham cracker crust and a creamy, spiced cheesecake filling flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla extract. And to add a festive touch, they’re topped with canned cranberry sauce, pomegranate seeds, and chopped pistachios.
These cheesecake bars are no-bake, so you won’t have to turn on your oven and heat up your kitchen on a hot summer day. Mix the ingredients, chill the cheesecake bars in the fridge, and enjoy a delicious and festive dessert perfect for any occasion.
- 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 16 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup canned cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
- In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.
- Press the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish, using your fingers or a flat-bottomed measuring cup to pack it tightly.
- In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt until smooth and creamy.
- In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
- Pour the mixture over the graham cracker crust and smooth it out with a spatula.
- Spoon the canned cranberry sauce over the top of the cheesecake and use a knife to swirl it into the cheesecake filling gently.
- Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios over the top of the cheesecake.
- Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the cheesecake is firm.
- Once chilled, cut the cheesecake into bars and serve immediately.
These No-Bake Christmas Cheesecake Bars are perfect for any occasion, from backyard barbecues to picnics in the park. They’re a festive and delicious way to enjoy the flavours of the holidays without heating your kitchen.
So next time you’re craving a cool and refreshing dessert, try these No-Bake Christmas Cheesecake Bars. Your taste buds will thank you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I freeze no-bake Christmas cheesecake bars?
You can freeze no-bake Christmas cheesecake bars for up to 3 months. Just wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.
Can I make no-bake Christmas cheesecake bars vegan-friendly?
You can make no-bake Christmas cheesecake bars vegan by using vegan cream cheese, whipped cream, and butter substitutes.
Can I use low-fat cream cheese to make the no-bake Christmas cheesecake bars?
Yes, you can use low-fat cream cheese to make the no-bake Christmas cheesecake bars, but it may affect the texture and flavour of the bars.