These Biscoff no-bake cheesecake bites are soft, sweet and they melt in your mouth. They are super easy and fun to make, making them perfect for little hands helping out in the kitchen!
No-bake desserts are just amazing, don’t you think?
They’re simple, convenient and don’t involve a whole lot of effort. They’re also perfect for people with no or very little baking experience.
After making my no-bake Oreo cheesecake the other day, I got thinking about the other kinds of delicious no-bake vegan desserts I could make.
And what did I come up with, you ask? These delicious Biscoff no-bake cheesecake bites.
They are inspired by the no-bake cheesecake bites I used to make with the kids I once volunteered with a few years ago. I’d bake and make desserts with them every few weeks but this was by far one of their favourites.
Because the concept is so simple, they were able to make the no-bake cheesecake bites almost completely by themselves- all I had to do was melt the chocolate! Seeing their faces beaming with pride afterward was so lovely.
These No-Bake Cheesecake Bites Are Easily Adaptable
For this recipe, you’ll only need 3 ingredients, but you can get as creative as you like.
I use Tesco free-from soft cheese purely because it’s the cheapest.
I’m not gonna lie, I can’t STAND the taste of it alone. But when it’s mixed in with the cookies and chocolate, you can barely taste it.
I’ve also tried Violife which is great too and there are lots more vegan cream cheese options I’m sure. And of course, you can always use dairy cream cheese if you’re not vegan.
A cookie of your choice
I used Biscoff cookies for this recipe but almost any kind of cookie will work. I’ve had great success using Oreos, Digestives (sub Graham crackers), ginger snaps and chocolate bourbons.
Any sweet cookie will taste really nice paired with the tartness of the cream cheese. It all depends on what kind of flavour you want to go for, so feel free to experiment!
Some chocolate to dip them in
You can use dark, white, milk or a mix of both. Here are some of my favourite vegan chocolates:
- Tesco Intense Dark Chocolate
- Lindt Excellence
- Moo Free
- Sainbury’s Free From White Chocolate
- iChoc White Vanilla Chocolate
Aside from all the different cookie and chocolate combinations you can use, if you want to take it one step further you can even add some flavour extracts.
I once used mint Oreos along with the cream cheese for the filling, then added ¼ tsp peppermint extract to melted white chocolate coating for the coating. They were sooo good!
But this time I felt the cinnamon flavour from the Biscoff was strong enough on its own. It goes so nicely with white or dark chocolate so I decided to do a mix of both.
How to Make No-Bake Cheesecake Bites
First of all, you need to crush your cookies into tiny crumbs. Make sure to save a small handful of cookie crumbs to decorate the tops of the cheesecake bites if you wish to do so.
To crush the cookies, you can use the end of a rolling pin or simply pop them in a food processor or high-power blender. Both will do the job, so it doesn’t matter which method you decide to choose.
Next, add the cream cheese. Gently mix it into the cookie crumbs using a large spoon.
Once it’s starting to come together, stick your hands in the bowl and start to form a ball- this will be your truffle filling.
And already- that’s the hardest part done! (I told you this was an easy recipe)
Refrigerate the ball of truffle filling for around 30 mins before you begin to coat them. This will help it to firm up and hold shape a little better when you roll them into balls, and will also prevent them from melting into the chocolate when you dip them in.
Once your filling has been in the fridge for 30 minutes, divide it into portions. Take one tablespoon of filling at a time and roll it into a small ball.
You can make them as large or as small as you like, but this recipe should make 15 balls if you use a tablespoon.
Melt your chocolate in a small bowl and allow it to cool for a minute or two. Submerge one truffle ball into the melted chocolate and use a spoon to make sure it’s evenly coated.
Transfer it to a wire rack with parchment paper underneath, which will catch any drips and prevent the chocolate from “pooling” at bottom of the truffle. Use a spoon to cover any gaps or holes with more chocolate.
Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle some crushed cookie on top if you wish, then repeat until all of the bites are coated.
If you’re using a few different types of chocolate to coat the cheesecake bites in, I’d recommend melting them one at a time. You don’t want the other chocolate to stiffen while you’re coating the cheesecake bites.
Place the coated no-bake cheesecake bites in the fridge for around 1 hour or so, until the chocolate coating is hard. If you’re short on time though, you can speed this process up by putting them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes instead.
Store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Can No-Bake Cheesecake Bites Be Frozen?
Absolutely! Store them in the freezer in an airtight container, as you would in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat them, just transfer them from the freezer to the fridge and allow them to thaw for around 1 hour first.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you make them by leaving a rating or a comment below!
Cheesecake bites with a cookie-cream filling, coated in vegan chocolate!
- 1 250g (8.8oz) Pack of vegan-friendly cookies (such as Biscoff or Oreos)
- 120 g Vegan cream cheese (1/2 cup)
- 200 g Vegan chocolate, dark and/or white (1 + 1/8 cups of chopped chocolate)
Set 1 or 2 cookies aside to crush on top of the cheesecake bites if desired. Crush the remaining cookies in a bowl with a rolling pin to make fine crumbs. Alternatively, you can do this in a food processor.
Add the cream cheese and mix with the cookie crumbs until you get a dough-like consistency. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
Once chilled, take one tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into balls.
Melt the chocolate then use it to coat each ball. Set the balls on a plate or wire rack and top with crushed cookies from earlier if desired.
Place the plate/rack of cheesecake bites into the fridge for 1 hour before enjoying.
*Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.