No-Bake Cheesecake Bars: Your New Go-To Dessert Recipe

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.
  2. Press the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish, using your fingers or a flat-bottomed measuring cup to pack it tightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt until smooth and creamy.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture over the graham cracker crust and smooth it out with a spatula.
  7. Spoon the canned cranberry sauce over the top of the cheesecake and use a knife to swirl it into the cheesecake filling gently.
  8. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios over the top of the cheesecake.
  9. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the cheesecake is firm.
  10. 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.

Rusty Burlington

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  • Rusty Griswold

    Since 2015, I have been building my light display to celebrate the holiday season and experimenting with various recipes to bring people together around the table. I have learned many do's and don'ts in both areas along the way, and share them with everyone via the rustygriswold.ca website.

    https://rustygriswold.ca info@rustygriswold.ca M Mike
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