Mini Cheesecake Bites

Published May 2, 2012. Updated December 21, 2023

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Mini Cheesecake Bites are fast, delicious, and so easy! Creamy cheesecake, sweet and tangy toppings, with perfect graham cracker crunch make for a yummy dessert finger food. These are perfect for parties (especially kids!) and can be remixed to match the season or holiday! 

I created this Mini Cheesecake Bites recipe because if you haven’t noticed… I LOVE cheesecake and I wanted a simpler, ready-to-enjoy cheesecake recipe. Yes, those New York-style cheesecakes are utterly amazing but sometimes I just can’t wait for it to bake an hour, then chill eight hours to dive in and enjoy it! These are ready to eat in about 15 minutes!

Mini Cheesecake Bites with JamMini Cheesecake Variations

This recipe is so versatile! Here are a few fresh ideas for remixing these cheesecake bites:

  • Try a different pudding flavor (I want to try white chocolate and chocolate!)
  • Drizzle with a jam or berry syrup
  • Garnish with fresh fruit
  • Top with caramel, chocolate syrup, or melted chocolate
  • Add crushed Oreos or other cookies to the cheesecake mixture
  • Use an Oreo or other type of cookie as your cheesecake base
  • Make it tangy by adding lemon or lime zest and juice to the cheesecake
  • Shake festive sprinkles on top or in the cheesecake for birthdays or to match holiday colors
  • Spread Nutella on the cracker base before piping cheesecake
  • Use strawberry jam and top with a fresh blueberry for a Fourth of July theme
  • Turn the Cheesecake Bites into a sandwich with a graham cracker on top, too!

What’s your family’s favorite treat? I bet you can find a way to remix my Mini Cheesecake Bites to be your own family version.

Mini Cheesecakes topped with fresh raspberries

Kid-friendly Finger Food Desserts

I love to serve these at family parties with lots of children, since they’re perfect for small hands! Kids love to help with the parts of this recipe—stirring the pudding mixture, cutting the graham crackers, piping the cheesecake, drizzling or sprinkling the toppings, and of course… eating! Try these for your next gathering and you won’t have any left over. Enjoy!

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Mini Cheesecake Bites

The easiest cheesecake treats you'll ever make!
Servings: 28
Prep15 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes


  • 4 oz . cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 (3.4 oz) pkg cheesecake flavored instant pudding
  • 14 graham cracker sheets (plus some extra, it's likely some will break when cutting)
  • 1/4 cup seedless jam of your choice*
  • Raspberries , blueberries or diced strawberries, for garnish (optional)


  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wire whisk, stir in cream, milk and instant pudding. Whisk mixture for about 2 - 3 minutes (by hand) until very thick. Place mixture in the freezer for 5 - 10 minutes while you prepare the graham cracker circles.
  • Break graham cracker sheets into halves, then using a metal 2 1/4" circle cookie cutter or fondant cutter, cut crackers into circles. Remove cheesecake mixture from freezer and using a large spoon stir until nearly smooth (to remove the little lumps), about 30 seconds. Pipe cheesecake mixture over graham cracker circles, drizzle with seedless jam and top with optional berries. Store in the refrigerator (note: for best results drizzle jam just before serving).


*see post above for additional drizzling and topping ideas.