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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in Mason Jars

If you love making desserts with your kids you’ve got to try this no bake pumpkin cheesecake in mason jars treats! Perfect flavors for Fall or year round.

no bake pumpkin cheesecake

We love baking year round but especially during the summertime and when it’s “pumpkin everything season!” 😉 This year we decided to make no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe in mason jars! Aren’t these fun? Sponsored by General Mills. (originally published 8/17, affiliate links present)

I love no bake because I don’t have to turn on my oven, and when you are including your kids in the “baking” process it is much easier to eliminate that step. One part my kids love when making this fun Fall dessert in mason jars is making the “crust”!

  • We thought a few cups of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal would work great for a layered crust. Graham crackers crumbs would work well too.

Of course smashing it is a lot of fun to get it to just the right consistency. 😉

No bake pumpkin cheesecake

It’s a fun after school snack to make together.

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  • We’ve done this for years to earn free money for the kids’ school. I was even the coordinator one year to help them out.

We just have a bowl or container we throw them into. When it’s full we empty them into a baggie and they take it to school so they can be turned in during the next collection date.

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No bake cheesecake

These are the ingredients you will need to make the easy crust as well as the filling that needs no cooking at all.

  1. Cream cheese – allow it to become room temperature
  2. Golden Grahams cereal or Cinnamon Toast Crunch – crushed
    1. or make graham cracker crust instead
  3. Melted butter – this will create your “pie crust”

Pumpkin – canned or make homemade pumpkin puree yourself

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  1. Pumpkin pie spice – optional, cute sprinkled on top
    1. could sprinkle some brown sugar on top too
    2. or put a dollop of whipped topping or whipped cream to make it pretty
  2. Marshmallow creme – some use cool whip but that doesn’t turn out nearly as thick, this is better
  3. Small mason jars – could use small springform pan instead
What is the difference between baked and no bake cheesecake?

The biggest change is that this one is egg free. That means it won’t be quite as firm as the latter.

If you chill in the fridge it will stiffen up more though, so there’s a tip. 😉

How do you stiffen a no bake cheesecake?

Cooling in the refrigerator is the easiest way. You also want to ensure that you’re gently folding in the marshmallow creme instead of beating it in.

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You’ll want a large bowl to combine ingredients. Then gently beat the cream cheese, pumpkin and marshmallow creme together. I used a hand mixer for that.

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no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Time needed: 20 minutes.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheeecake

  1. Prepare

    Put 3 cups of your cereal into a gallon baggie. Zip to close. Smash them until they are fine, empty into a bowl.

    Melt your butter and pour it into the bowl with your smashed cereal. Stir crumbs and melted butter until combined.

    In another bowl put your cream cheese (make sure it’s room temperature) and approx 3 tbsp. of canned pumpkin.

    In a bowl beat on low speed to create a smooth pumpkin cheesecake mixture. Do not over mix, it will be thick. Then gently fold in your marshmallow creme.

  2. Cool

    Spoon pumpkin pie filling cheesecake mixture into a pint size freezer or pastry bag. Place into the fridge for about an hour so it hardens more.

    Put 2 heaping tbsp. of your cereal mixture into each mini mason jar and pat down with the back of your spoon. 

    Snip the corner of your freezer bag off and squeeze a swirl of your pumpkin cheesecake mixture on top, followed by another layer of 2 heaping tbsp. full of your cereal mixture.

    Squeeze one more layer of no bake pumpkin cheesecake mixture on top of that and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.

If you want it really cooled, stick in your fridge for an hour and then serve!

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you love making desserts with your kids you’ve got to try this no bake pumpkin cheesecake in mason jars treats! Perfect flavors for Fall or year round.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cream cheese, dessert, no bake, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 379kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put 3 cups of your cereal into a gallon baggie. Zip to close. Smash them until they are fine, empty into a bowl.
  • Melt your butter and pour it into the bowl with your smashed cereal, stir until well combined.
  • In another bowl put your cream cheese (make sure it's room temperature)and approx 3 tbsp. of canned pumpkin.
  • Use a mixer on low speed to create a smooth pumpkin cheesecake mixture. Do not over mix, it will be thick. Then gently fold in your marshmallow creme.
  • Spoon cheesecake mixture into a pint size freezer or pastry bag and place into the fridge for about an hour so it hardens more.
  • Put 2 heaping tbsp. of your cereal mixture into each mini mason jar and pat down with the back of your spoon. 
  • Snip the corner of your freezer bag off and squeeze a swirl of your pumpkin cheesecake mixture on top, followed by another layer of 2 heaping tbsp. full of your cereal mixture.
  • Squeeze one more layer of no bake pumpkin cheesecake mixture on top of that and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg if desired. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4260IU85%
Vitamin C 13.8mg17%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CVS Box Tops for Education. The opinions and text are all mine.

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