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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

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These easy strawberry cheesecake bars are a great dessert that everyone will love and there is no baking involved. If you like no bake desserts as much as I do, you’ll want to also hop on over to that page and see ALL the amazing desserts you can make without ever baking a thing!

Just because you don’t have to bake these cheesecake bars doesn’t mean they won’t be indulgent and perfect for sharing. This simple recipe uses the best no bake techniques to provide a delectable end result that everyone will devour.

Pin showing the finished strawberry cheesecake bars with title across the middle.

The great thing about using strawberries in this recipe is that they are a fruit you can usually buy year round. If you can’t get fresh strawberries, frozen is always an option, too.

A stack of the finished strawberry cheesecake bars ready to eat.

Anyone out there wondering if these can be made gluten free?

You can definitely make these gluten free. You’ll need to make some swaps but I have no reason to think they won’t come out great with gluten free alternatives.

These strawberry cheesecake bars can use allergy sensitive alternatives without any issues. It’s a pretty versatile recipe so you could probably make it into different flavors if you wanted to try that swap as well!

A top down look at the finished strawberry cheesecake bars ready to eat.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy cheesecake bars:

For the cheesecake you’ll need one set of ingredients and for the crust you’ll need another.

Here’s what you’ll need for the crust, graham crackers, powdered sugar, and butter. You’ll also need some strawberries, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and some extra sliced strawberries for topping!

Ingredients for the recipe ready to go.

Find the full amounts and info in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

How to make a graham cracker crust:

Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 

The ingredients for the crust starting to be prepped.

In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers, powdered sugar, and melted butter. Stir until combined.

Here we see the crust mixture coming together.

Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan using the back of a spatula or bottom of a cup. 

Heres the crust ready to be frozen.

Freeze for 10-12 minutes.

How to make strawberry cheesecake bars filling:

Chop strawberries and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave strawberries for 25-30 seconds until warm. Mash the warm strawberries with a fork for about 30 seconds.

Crushed strawberries ready to be used for the recipe.

Transfer the strawberry mash to a fine mesh strainer with a bowl underneath. Press the strawberries into the strainer allowing the juice to drip into, making 3 to 4 tablespoons of strawberry juice. 

Whipped cream cheese ready to be used.

Discard strawberry pulp and seeds.

Using a stand or hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. Pour in strawberry juice and mix just until combined.

Combined mixture ready to be put into the crust.

Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the graham cracker crust. Freeze for 2-3 hours.

Here's the top down view of the cheesecake filing in the pan ready to be frozen.

Once frozen, transfer the cheesecake onto a cutting board. Using a sharp knife cut into squares.

Here's the cut strawberry bars ready to be eaten.

Garnish with a strawberry slice, best served chilled.

Making easy strawberry desserts is something that happens in my kitchen all year round. This homemade strawberry sfoglia cake starts with store-bought puff pastry and ends with a decadent dessert that will wow everyone you know.

Looking for more delicious no bake desserts?

Here are some other no bake desserts that I think you’ll like. The full page of recipes is linked above but these are some of our favorites you won’t want to miss!

Printable No Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

A stack of the finished strawberry cheesecake bars ready to eat.

These easy strawberry cheesecake bars are a great dessert that everyone will love. I love that they're easy to make and they taste amazing too!

Prep Time 1 hour
Freeze Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 8 graham cracker sheets finely crushed
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 8-10 strawberries (medium sized)
  • 16 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Additional strawberries for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers, powdered sugar, and melted butter. Stir until combined.
    Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan using the back of a spatula or bottom of a cup.
  3. Freeze for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Chop strawberries and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave strawberries for 25-30 seconds until warm. Mash the warm strawberries with a fork for about 30 seconds.
  5. Transfer the strawberry mash to a fine mesh strainer with a bowl underneath. Press the strawberries into the strainer allowing the juice to drip into, making 3 to 4 tablespoons of strawberry juice.
  6. Discard strawberry pulp and seeds.
  7. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. Pour in strawberry juice and mix just until combined.
  8. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the graham cracker crust. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
  9. Once frozen, transfer the cheesecake onto a cutting board. Using a sharp knife cut into squares.
  10. Garnish with a strawberry slice, best served chilled.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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