These no bake 5-ingredient Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites with White Chocolate make a delicious treat, perfect for a special occasion. They come together in a matter of seconds and you won’t even need to use a blender!
Strawberry cheesecake dessert using freeze dried strawberries
These easy strawberry cheesecake balls contain a magic ingredient that’s responsible for making this dessert taste like a punnet of fresh strawberries. Better actually. Freeze dried strawberries, the magic ingredient in question, have an intense strawberry flavour. This is because freeze dried strawberries ARE real strawberries. Only dehydrated, so all that’s left in them is super delicious flavour. Which makes them ideal to use in recipes requiring flavour without the moisture. Such as this healthy cheesecake dessert bites recipe.
I used 2 types of freeze dried strawberries in this recipe: chopped as well as powdered. The powdered form adds colour and distributes the flavour evenly. But I also wanted bits of fruit in the mixture, which is why I used chopped freeze dried strawberries, too. If, however, you can’t get both of these products just use one, and add more of it to suit your taste. You can also use sliced freeze dried strawberries if you can’t get the chopped variety. Just chop them up before adding into the cheese mixture.
Freeze dried strawberries are available in all the large supermarkets in the baking isle. You might be able to also find them in healthy food stores. They are not cheap but worth every penny, I promise you!
They are also super nutritious, full of antioxidants, vitamin C, even some calcium and iron. And that’s always a bonus, especially when it comes to dessert recipes.
Strawberry and white chocolate dessert bites
Strawberries and white chocolate make a fantastic flavour combination. For the best possible results I recommend using good quality white chocolate. You’ll need it for adding into the mixture as well as coating.
How to make strawberry cheesecake balls
You don’t need a blender to make this recipe! A bowl and spoon will suffice. Simply throw all the ingredients into the bowl (leave at least half of the chocolate for coating) and stir thoroughly until well combined and smooth. Then pop the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes. Chilled mixture is easier to work with. Place the remaining chocolate shavings on a large plate, form balls and coat in the chocolate. Enjoy!
How to store this strawberry dessert
Keep in the fridge in a closed container or bowl covered with cling film for up to 2 days.
Strawberry dessert with cream cheese
I used full fat Philadelphia cream cheese in this recipe but you can use the low fat variety if you prefer.
Another similar dessert using cream cheese are these healthy mango cheesecake bites I shared a while back.
More dessert bite recipes
- 190 g full fat or reduced fat cream cheese, I used Philadelphia
- 4 tsp strawberry dust, powdered freeze dried strawberries
- 7 g freeze dried strawberries, chopped
- 90 g good quality white chocolate, coarsely grated
- 10 tbsp ground almonds
Combine the cream cheese with strawberry dust and chopped freeze dried strawberries, ground almonds and a little less than half of the chocolate shavings (approx. 40 g). Stir thoroughly until the mixture is smooth. Pop in the fridge for 30 minutes (chilled mixture is easier to work with).
Form balls and coat in the remaining chocolate shavings. Enjoy chilled.
If you can’t get both varieties of the freeze dried strawberries just use one, and add more of it to suit your taste. You can also use sliced freeze dried strawberries if you can’t get the chopped variety. Just chop them up before adding into the cheese mixture.
Store in the fridge in a closed container or bowl covered with cling film for up to 2 days.
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I am bringing these healthy strawberry cheesecake bites to #CookBlogShare, hosted this week by Recipes Made Easy. Also sharing with Fiesta Friday, co-hosted this week by Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.