These Chocolate-covered Cheesecake Bites combine chocolate, cheesecake and raspberries into a mouthwatering bite-size treat. They’re easy to make-ahead with only 15 minutes of prep using an ice cube tray. Put them out for your next party and watch them be the first to go! Plus video tutorial!
We get compliments every time we make them! Everyone loves the creaminess of the cheesecake, velvetiness of the chocolate and the fruitiness of the raspberries. This.Is.Amazing!
The best part? They’re so much less work to prepare than traditional cheesecake with no baking required! All you need is an ice cube tray, a brush and six simple ingredients.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites
You only need 15 minutes of prep time and an hour of chilling time to make these no bake cheesecake bites.
Step 1: Coat the Ice Cube Tray
Place the semisweet baking chocolate in a small bowl, and it in 30-second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between until smooth. I don’t recommend using chocolate chips, which can crack after chilling.
Spoon a teaspoon or so of melted chocolate into each ice cube tray cup. I used a standard size ice cube tray, and you may need to adjust slightly if yours is smaller or larger.
Use a brush or your finger to spread the melted chocolate up the sides of each cup to coat. Freeze the ice cube tray for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate coating is hard.
Step 2: Make the Cheesecake
In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla. Here are some tips on how to soften cream cheese quickly if you forgot to take it out of the fridge ahead of time.
Once the cream cheese mixture is smooth, stir in the whipped cream. Your cheesecake is ready 🙂
Step 3: Make the Cheesecake Bites
Fill each ice cube cup about 1/4 full with cheesecake mixture. Then place a raspberry in each cup facing down. Then spread more cheesecake mixture on top to cover the raspberry. It doesn’t matter if it looks messy, since it’ll soon be covered up.
Finally, drizzle melted chocolate on top of the cheesecake to coat completely. Now place the ice cube tray on a level surface in the fridge to chill for at least an hour to firm up.
Step 4: Unmolding the Cheesecake Bites
Remove the ice cube tray from the fridge and invert onto a work surface. Let it sit for 10 minutes and the cheesecake bites should drop out as they warm up.
If they’re sticking for any reason, bang the tray gently on the work surface to help loosen them.
Tips and Secrets for Making Cheesecake Bites
- Use a quality baking chocolate like Baker’s or Ghirardelli for the best results. Do not use chocolate chips, which can lead to cracking when unmolding.
- Make sure you have softened the cream cheese to get an easily spreadable cheesecake mixture. Otherwise it may be too stiff.
- Allow the cheesecake bites to sit for 10 minutes before unmolding. As the chocolate warms up it becomes easier to unmold.
- Use light cream cheese for a lighter variation.
Make Ahead Tips
- You can make these cheesecake bites ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. You can store for 3-4 days without the raspberries (just pure cheesecake).
- If you need to store for longer, they freeze well. Seal them in a ziplock bag and store for up to one month.
Watch How to Make Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites:
Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites (Video!)
- 10 ounces semisweet chocolate baking chocolate recommended
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup whipped cream
- 14 raspberries fresh or frozen
- Place chocolate in a medium bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.
Take an ice cube tray, and coat each cube with chocolate.
Freeze the ice cube tray for 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla until smooth. Stir in whipped cream.
- Fill each ice cube 1/4 full with cream cheese mixture. Add 1 raspberry and then cover the rest with cream cheese mix.
Add melted chocolate on top and chill for 1 hour to set.
Remove from fridge and invert on a work surface.
Wait 10 minutes for the cheesecake bites to drop out as they warm slightly. If needed, rap the tray on the work surface to loosen. Serve and enjoy!
Looking for more cheesecake bites recipes?
- Deep Fried Cheesecake Bites
- Cheesecake Stuffed Cake Mix Cookies
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars
- Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
- Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- Oreo Truffles
Editor note: Published April 7, 2017 and updated April 10, 2018
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