No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar

These No Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes in a jar are super fantastic! They are so incredibly easy to make and have the perfect key lime flavor – not too strong, but plenty key lime-y!

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar
No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar

Plus, today is an awesome day! Myself and about 20 other bloggers have come together to throw a surprise virtual baby shower for Lisa from Wine and Glue!

One of the great things about blogging is meeting other bloggers and becoming friends. They can be so super supportive, it’s really amazing and has quickly become one of my favorite parts. I haven’t actually met Lisa in person, but I just love her and her blog! And I hope to meet her in person one day!

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Reading her story about her last child, Elliot, absolutely touched me. Warning, you may need tissue. My younger brother and I were both born with potentially life threatening conditions and our stories could have been so different. So I am super excited for her and her family to welcome their latest bundle of joy – a girl!

I have been celebrating babies like crazy since this past weekend! I actually hosted a baby shower on Saturday at our house (see the cake I made) and then attended another one on Sunday afternoon. This is my third baby shower in a week! Crazy! There must be something in the water. :)

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar

To celebrate, I brought (virtually, of course) this No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a jar. When attending baby showers, or any event with food really, I like to be able to taste everything. It’s just what I do. You know you do it too.

And since we all taste everything, I decided to make it a little easier on us and make these cheesecakes in little mini jars. Aren’t they super cute?! I’m seriously in love.

And they are so easy to make! Gotta love no bake treats. Seriously.

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar
No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar

All you have to do for the crust is mix together a little butter and graham cracker crumbs. Did you know you can buy graham cracker crumbs already crumbled? Before I started blogging, I had NO idea! It’s true and it makes this dessert even easier.

I used the end of my muddler to press them into the bottom of the jars. If you decide to do that, don’t pack it in too hard or it will be hard to scoop out. I don’t speak from experience or anything.

The filling is basically a smaller batch of the filing used in my No Bake Oreo Cheesecake. Minus the Oreos of course. Plus key lime. You get the picture.

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar

The usual suspects are included – cream cheese, sugar, key lime, Cool Whip, a little food color. Mix ‘em all up and pipe, or scoop, it into the jars.

Pipe a little whipped cream on top and a quarter of a slice of a key lime and you the cutest looking dessert ever!

And if you’re wondering where to find these super cute jars, mine are from WalMart. They are the dry herb jars. They’re the same size as the jelly jars, but without the quilted pattern on the outside. They come in packs of 4. Pretty inexpensive too.

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar

So be sure to make these, and be sure to check out all the other awesome recipes being shared for the shower today and help us celebrate!

Oh and I almost forgot! I’ll be guest posting for Lisa while she’s away on maternity leave from the blog, so keep an eye out for that!

Congratulations Lisa!! I hope you enjoy all the treats in your honor! :)

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar | by Life, Love and Sugar

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar

Yield: six 4 oz jar cheesecakes

Ingredients

Crust
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling
12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp key lime juice
zest of 2 key limes
4 oz Cool Whip, plus a little more for topping
1-2 drops green food color
key lime slices and graham cracker crumbs, for garnish, if desired

Supplies
six 4 oz jars

Instructions

1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
2. Divide the graham cracker crumb mixture evenly among the six jars. Lightly press down to make the crust.
3. Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, key lime juice and key lime zest together in a large bowl until smooth and well combined.
4. Gently stir in Cool Whip and green food color.
5. Pipe, or spoon, cheesecake mixture into the six jars.
6. Top with additional Cool Whip.
7. Garnish with key lime slices and graham cracker crumbs, if desired.
8. Refrigerate for about 5 hours or until firm.
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Enjoy!

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These are the parties I link up to!

Please join us in celebrating a virtual baby show for Lisa of Wine and Glue.

If you didn’t know already, it’s a girl!

Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake from Back For Seconds

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats from Chocolate, Chocolate and more

Lemon White Chocolate M&M Cookies from Something Swanky

Lemon Strawberry Cookie Cups from Beyond Frosting

Strawberry Shortcake Eclair Cake from Inside BruCrew Life

Strawberry and Jam Buttermilk Coffee Cake from French Press

Perfect Sugar Cookies from Crazy for Crust

Roasted Blueberry Tart from Lemons for Lulu

White Chocolate Peeps Cookiewiches from Frugal Foodie Mama

Pistachio Dreamboat Dessert from High Heels and Grills

No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfait from Happy Food Healthy Life

Creamy Strawberry Pie from Julie’s Eats & Treats

Oatmeal Creme Pie Caramelitas from The Domestic Rebel

Cookie Butter S’Mores Dip from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Baby Quiche Lorraine from Real Housemoms

Raspberry Pretzel Salad from Mom On Timeout

Berry chocolate french toast casserole from Roxana’s Home Baking

Sunrise Cupcakes from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Strawberry Coconut-Lime Icebox Cake from Kitchen Meets Girl

Avocado and Mango Chicken Salad from The Tasty Fork

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade from {i love} my disorganized life

Spinach Artichoke Dip Appetizer Pizza from Chef in Training

Lemon Icebox Cupcakes from White Lights on Wednesday

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Comments

  1. Lindsay, thank you so much!! You are too sweet! And I LOVE these cheesecakes! They are so perfect in their mini jars (I actually bought some jars just like this yesterday for the same exact purpose, lol!). I am so in love with the key lime flavor that this is PERFECT for me. Thank you!!!
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue recently posted…Chocolate Chip Cookie Crusted Cookie Dough Ice Cream PieMy Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Lisa! I’m so glad you like them! How perfect that you just got the jars too! :) Congratulations!

  2. key lime is a close second to raspberry pie for me, and I just love it in these little jars
    Heather @ French Press recently posted…Strawberry and Jam Coffee CakeMy Profile

  3. This is fabulous!! You must share your secret for perfect jar photos without glare. Pinned!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…Perfect Sugar CookiesMy Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Dorothy! I’m not sure I have a good secret – I had issues with the whipped cream being blown out – it’s so white! I don’t know if this is what helped the glare or not, but I put tissue paper up on the windows where I take pictures (usually, not all the time) to keep the sunlight from being too harsh.

  4. these are uber cute!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted…Lemon Strawberry Cookie CupsMy Profile

  5. These are just fabulous Lindsay! I love all things mini and these are just too cute!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted…Raspberry Pretzel SaladMy Profile

  6. These are adorable – I love those little jars! And the no-bake cheesecakes don’t hurt either : ) I’m on such a lime kick right now so these look perfect!
    Ashley recently posted…Thai Chicken BowlsMy Profile

  7. I have SUCH a weakness for Key Lime Pie AND Cheesecake! I need this in my mouth STAT!!
    Ashton recently posted…Lemon White Chocolate M&M CookiesMy Profile

  8. Could these be any more perfect!? I love key lime, and everything is better in little jars!
    Holly Waterfall recently posted…No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse ParfaitMy Profile

  9. I make a similar recipe, but will try with key lime when we can find them in town. Great pics!
    La Cuisine d’Hélène recently posted…Cheddar Beer Soup with Potato & Bacon RecipeMy Profile

  10. I love the idea of this. So cute and individual size keeps you from overindulging.
    Beautiful in every way! Pinning.
    Have a wonderful day Lindsay!
    Melanie @ Carmel Moments recently posted…Challah with Cinnamon Honey ButterMy Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Melanie! If only everything came in individual mini sizes. :) Thanks for the pin!

  11. pinning now, making very soon. obsessed.
    Cookie Carrie recently posted…Spiderman CookiesMy Profile

  12. I just love cute little desserts in adorable little jars. The key lime sounds fabulous in these! Thanks for the tip on the jars…my husband thanks you ahead of time for me needing to buy more photo props :-)
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Strawberry Shortcake Eclair CakeMy Profile

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  14. I am so glad you shared this recipe…it looks fabulously delicious! I can’t wait to try it…I know my family will love it!
    Jodee Weiland recently posted…Prosciutto, Cantaloupe, and Veggie Wrap with Honey Mustard VinaigretteMy Profile

  15. Oh MY! You are definitely in baby shower mode, Lindsay…when it rains, it pours, right?? I LOVE these little cheesecakes – key lime is one of my FAVES – and I’m so happy I could celebrate Lisa’s soon to be new baby with you!!
    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling recently posted…Saturday Night Fever #27: A Recipe Link Party!My Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Oh yea, and there’s more to come! It’s just that time of life for us. :) Thanks Cathy!

  16. Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday.. I love the idea of individual desserts! Pinned!

  17. this looks so good, I love key lime and cheesecake, this is the absolute perfect summer dessert for a backyard bbq!
    Checking this out from the Tuesday talent show!
    Cathy
    cathy recently posted…Mounds Cookie BarsMy Profile

  18. I am planning to make this for an appetizer night….. it sounds delicious. I was wondering though…. I would prefer to make whipping cream versus using cool whip. How much whipping cream would you suggest to use?

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