No Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes in a Jar

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These No Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes in a Jar have the perfect key lime flavor – not too strong, but just right! These mini cheesecakes are incredibly easy to make and great for parties.

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

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

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!

image of virtual baby shower announcement

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

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Recipe

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes in a Jar

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Six 4oz Jar Cheesecakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These No Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes in a Jar have the perfect key lime flavor – not too strong, but just right! These mini cheesecakes are incredibly easy to make and great for parties.


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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
  • 12 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!

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!

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72 Comments
    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      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.

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  4. Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    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!!!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

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

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