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No Bake Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Sweet, creamy, tangy, and exploding with flavor! These No Bake Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Bars are the ultimate summertime treat.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Additional Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 42 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Traci

Ingredients

Strawberry Jam

  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 9 Tablespoons salted butter, melted

Cheesecake

  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 3 cups cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Strawberry Jam

  • Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a 2 quart saucepan.
  • Cook over medium low heat until sugar dissolves and strawberries start to break down, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and carefully transfer to blender.
  • Purée.
  • Carefully return to saucepan.
  • Continue to cook over medium low heat until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter.
  • Stir until completely mixed.
  • Turn out into a 9-inch square pan.
  • Press evenly across the bottom. Set aside.

Cheesecake

  • Beat heavy cream to stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  • Beat in sugar.
  • Stir in lemon juice and vanilla.
  • Fold in beaten cream.
  • Spoon on top of crust and spread evenly.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Top with strawberry jam.

Notes

  • Be sure that your graham cracker crust is level and firmly packed! If it's not, it may crack.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature and your heavy cream is cold!
  • Don't beat/mix in the whipped cream! Gently fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
  • If you don't have a blender for the jam, just cook the mixture down until slightly thickened. Then, use a fork to break down the larger pieces of strawberries.
  • The crust does not need to be baked.
  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for the jam.
  • You can also use store-bought jam.
  • The jam will run off the top of the cheesecake bars.
  • If you use gluten-free graham crackers, this recipe will be 100% gluten free!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg