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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Jars

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Smooth creamy no bake chocolate cheesecake jars are perfect single serve desserts for parties and picnics. They are easy to make and don’t heat up the kitchen.

small glass jar with layer of chocolate crumb crust, creamy chocolate middle and piped ruffly white topping with mini chocolate chips on top.

These tasty little cheesecake have the perfect chocolate flavor and the perfect balance of being sweet enough but not being too sweet. Serving them from small jars makes them extra fun or elegant taking your get together to the next level.

Making small single serve desserts in jars is one of my new favorite things. They are super simple to serve, guests can just grab one when they are ready.

Collection of yogurt jars filled with chocolate cheesecake and whipped cream.

There is no serving mess or effort during events. Plus everyone gets a whole dessert to themselves, so it feels extra special.

I had been making things  mini lemon no bake cheesecakes and even blackberry cobblers in little 4 oz ball jars. But I recently ordered these cute little glass yogurt jars and I couldn’t wait to use them.

Small ball jars filled with no bake chocolate cheesecake and whipped cream with some on spoon showing layers.

I haven’t done a chocolaty dessert in jars yet, so it seemed like a great opportunity. And chocolate cheesecake was the perfect thing.

Making mini no bake chocolate cheesecakes

Chocolate sandwich cookies make a perfect crust. Just crush them up and add a little melted butter to help them stick together a bit.

You can use gluten free cookies for a gluten friendly dessert option. Or feel free to use graham cracker crumbs or other cookies if that is your preference.

Once your crusts are in the jars, it is time to make the filling. The key to a smooth creamy filling is making sure the cream cheese is good and softened before you start.

Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl and the beater a few times to ensure there are no lumps before you move on. Then you can move on to adding the sugar and melted chocolate.

I like to add the cream slowly with the mixer running so it incorporates easily. If you don’t have a stand mixer, just add a bit of cream at a time and mix well between additions to help it incorporate.

Once it is fluffy and thick, scoop or pipe it into the jars. You can stop here if you want, but I like to add one more layer.

A bit of cream cheese whipped cream on top adds visual pizzazz. Plus it all tastes great together, a few mini chocolate chips add flavor and texture to round it all out.

Refrigerate the jars until you are ready to serve them and then set them out and watch them disappear. They are sure to be a big hit with everyone.

More great no bake cheesecakes

Mini no bake key lime cheesecakes in a jar are loaded with citrus flavor. They are bright, tangy and perfect for summer.

No bake mocha cheesecake has chocolate and coffee flavors throughout. Plus it has an elegant lady finger crust that makes it extra pretty.

Or make no bake condensed milk cheesecake. It is great served in a jar like these or as a pie in a graham cracker crust.

For a more autumnal flavor profile, try making a no bake pumpkin cheesecake. It is perfect for fall gatherings or even Thanksgiving.

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small glass jar with layer of chocolate crumb crust, creamy chocolate middle and piped ruffly white topping with mini chocolate chips on top.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Jars

Servings: 24 Servings
Author: Carlee
Smooth creamy no bake chocolate cheesecake jars are perfect single serve desserts for parties and picnics. They are easy to make and don't heat up the kitchen.
4.74 from 34 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

Crust

  • 30 Oreos
  • 5 Tablespoons butter melted

Chocolate Cheesecake

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • cup heavy cream divided

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Crush Oreos into crumbs. Stir in melted butter. Spoon about 1 Tablespoon of mixture into each jar, pushing slightly to form crust.
    30 Oreos, 5 Tablespoons butter
  • Melt chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of cream until it is just melted enough to stir smooth. Set aside to cool a bit.
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Beat cream cheese until it is completely smooth. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl and the beater to make sure there are no lumps.
    24 oz cream cheese
  • Add the sugar and vanilla, mixing to combine. Then add the melted chocolate mixture and beat well. (I like to keep the mixer running on low while adding the chocolate to help it incorporate without hardening too fast.
    ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Slowly add the remaining cup of cream, mixing as you go. Once all of the cream is added, turn up the mixer to medium and beat until fluffy.
  • Spoon or pipe over crust in jars.
  • To make the cream cheese whipped cream, start by beating the cream cheese until smooth.
    4 oz cream cheese
  • Add the sugar and vanilla, beating until incorporated.
    2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Slowly drizzle in the cream, mixing as you go. Then turn up the mixer speed and beat until the mixture is fluffy and holds a stiff peak.
    1 cup heavy cream
  • Pipe or spoon over chocolate mixture. Top with sprinkles or mini chocolate chips if desired.
  • Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1JarCalories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 187mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Smooth creamy no bake chocolate cheesecake jars are perfect single serve desserts for parties and picnics. They are easy to make and don't heat up the kitchen.

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marcie lenz

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Can I freeze the Bo Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Jars?

Carlee

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Yes, they should freeze well.

Christina

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Does this have to be refrigerated prior to eating

Carlee

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

You can eat them right away if you want, but they will set up a bit more if you refrigerate them for a while. You should definitely store them in the refrigerator too.

Evie

Thursday 10th of August 2023

Looks delicious! Can recipe be halved successfully?

Carlee

Thursday 10th of August 2023

Yes, halving the recipe should work perfectly.

Grace

Friday 16th of June 2023

Hi! How far ahead can you make these? Or do you suggest filling on the day of?

Carlee

Friday 16th of June 2023

A day or two in advance is perfectly fine!

Rita

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

How many 4oz mason jars will this recipe mske

Carlee

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

It will make about 30, possibly a few more if you don't fill them too full.