Tuesday, March 28, 2017

No Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecakes


These mini lemon cheesecake cups would be perfect for any occasion with a light, creamy filling and can personalized for any occasion with some fun add-ons.  So quick and easy to make too!

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What would life be without desserts?  Pretty boring right?  It's totally okay to have some sweetness in your life and these individual lemon cheesecakes cups are the perfect indulgence.  Super light, creamy, a bit of lemony tang and when topped with confetti sprinkles, it's a mini party just waiting to happen.  These cups are good any time but today they are made festive for spring and Easter with some pre-made bunny decorations.  So hop to it and put this recipe on you to do list!

I'm pretty sure I was born with a lemon gene.  It's my DNA to create recipes with my favorite citrus as it never fails to bring a smile to my taste buds - it's like having a best food friend!  So how do I enjoy lemons, well let me count the ways.  Recently I made these Lemon Pull Apart Rolls that were little soft pillows with lots of lemon zest and a lemon glaze.  On the savory side we have enjoyed this Lemon Chicken Orzo soup and Risotto.  Even more recipes can be found by searching on lemons in the search bar.

As I mentioned this dessert can be made for any time and it is fun to add some decorations to personalize them for any occasion. Right now I'm in Easter mode so I found these cute bunnies and of course just adding sprinkles to anything is always fun.  I also thought toasted coconut could be used or some finely chopped nuts.  Let your imagination go wild and add a little sunshine to your day!

No Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecakes







This recipe was inspired and adapted from My Baking Addiction


yield: 8 servingsprint recipe

No Bake Mini Lemon Mousse Cups

These mini lemon cheesecake cups would be perfect for any occasion with a light, creamy filling and can personalized for any occasion with some fun add-ons.  So quick and easy to make too!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 thin lemon oreo cookies 
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 oz. soft cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon jello powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 8 oz. cool whip, thawed and divided
  • Sprinkles
  • Fun decorations - optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use a food processor to turn the cookies into crumbs then add in the butter
  2. Divide the crumbs equally between 8 (4 oz) glasses and place in freezer
  3. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese until creamy then add in the lemon juice, extract, jello powder, powdered sugar and zest and mix well
  4. Stir in by hand 1 cup cool whip until well combined
  5. Divide between the mini cups (using a pastry bag with a large tip)
  6. Use the remaining cool whip to top mousse
  7. Add sprinkles and decorations if desired
  8. Store in refrigerator - can be made 2-3 days ahead of time though you might want to add sprinkles last so they don't "bleed" on cool whip
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Have a Happy Easter!

No Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

8 comments:

  1. Deb, I cannot get enough of your lemon recipes. After all that citrus is such a tasty and fresh ingredient. These mini cheesecakes are definitely going on my 'to bake' list. Your photos are stunning too. Happy Easter!

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  2. I've got that lemon gene, too. These have already been pinned, and I can't wait to try them!

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  3. I have to try this! Looks so good. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight @DearCreatives Pinned & sharing.

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  4. I love cheesecake and I love lemon, these are a definite must try!

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  5. Deb, I just have to feature these at Best of the Weekend! Adorable! Love the bunny accents!

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  6. Perfect, just perfect! These are pure happiness.

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  7. Wow, Wonderful recipe.
    I like yummy yummy tasty ice cream

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  8. Yum! Your mini lemon cheesecake cups look so pretty and delicious! We'll be sharing and featuring this at this week's Brag About It Party!

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