No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate cookie crust filled with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache! No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache are one of the best no-bake desserts!
No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache - chocolate cookie crust filled with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache! Enjoy!

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean that I stop making delectable desserts. No, quite the opposite actually. Instead of turning on the oven, I make frozen or no-bake treats for summer. And I’m officially adding these No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache to the list of 20 of the Best No-Bake Dessert Recipes. Impressive, fancy and easy, these little no-bake treats are a wonderful summmer dessert. Three decadent layers create a sweet, flavorful and fun little summer treat. They are the perfect reward after a busy week and intense workout.

Over the past week, I’ve been trying to workout as much as possible and attend as many Pilates classes as possible. The fitness studio where I attend Pilates is closing…again. Four years ago, the gym that I regularly attended shut it doors because they were tearing the entire building down to build new retail space. I was sad, not only because it was walking distance to my home, but also because I had attended classes there for a long time and loved my Pilates instructor. They decided not to open a few facility so I followed my Pilates instructor to a new studio across town and was thankfully able to continue my normal routine.  Last week, we were notified that my current studio would be closing at the end of the month because one of the owners is relocating. I love the instructor that I’ve been with for the past 6 years and now I’m not sure what is going to happen. I’ve lost my Pilates home for the time being and am hoping that it all works out just like the last time. Thankfully, I also have a great barre studio that I attend regularly in addition to Pilates so my workout routine won’t just stop.

No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache - chocolate cookie crust filled with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache!

A chocolate cookie crust filled high with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache. Yes, my friends, this is just as you might image. The strawberry cheesecake filling is light, creamy and flavorful. Combined with the chocolate ganache and cookie crust, it tastes just like a chocolate covered strawberry in cheesecake form. What could be better than that?

No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache - chocolate cookie crust filled with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache! No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache - it doesn't get any easier than the perfect no bake recipe! No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache - chocolate cookie crust filled with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache! Enjoy!

Made in a regular sized muffin tin, this recipe makes the perfect little mini dessert. I usually make these ahead of time. You can store them in the freezer for up to 8 hours and then add the chocolate ganache just prior to serving.

Yields 12 mini cheesecakes

No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache
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    For the crust:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 ounces crème fraîche
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree (about one cup strawberries pureed)
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • fresh strawberries, for garnish


  1. To make the crust, line 12 standard muffin tins with plastic wrap. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and chocolate wafer crumbs. Stir in melted butter. Divide the chocolate wafer mixture among the prepared muffin tins. Press mixture into each well forming a small cup. Place in freezer to chill while preparing filling.
  2. To prepare filling, in an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until medium-stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream to another bowl and set aside. Return mixer bowl to mixer, switch to paddle attachment and beat the cream cheese, crème fraîche, and confectioners' sugar on medium speed until combined. Add 1/4 cup of puree to the mixer and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add remaining puree and mix until incorporated. Gently fold whipped cream into the cream-cheese mixture until combined. Spoon filling into crusts and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. While the cheesecakes are chilling, prepare the chocolate ganache. Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl; set aside. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to bowl. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Let stand one minute, then add butter and stir until smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.
  4. Remove cheesecakes from muffin tin by gently pulling up on the plastic wrap. Remove from plastic and drizzle with chocolate ganache. Garnish with fresh strawberries, as desired.

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No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache - chocolate cookie crust filled with strawberry cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache!

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  1. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Brownies, strawberries, chocolate. Not sure that it could get any better!
    Have a marvelous day!

  2. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Oh no! I hope you are able to find a new pilates home that will treat you just as marvelously as this one. And I also hope you were able to drown your sorrows in these gorgeous treats. It has pretty much everything I love in the world so they are going on my To Make list ASAP 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Amy! I’m sure I will find a new pilates home soon 🙂 I hope get a chance to make these mini cheesecakes!

  3. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    So sad that your workout studio is closing! I hate when things like that mess up your routine. So question, I’ve been wanting to start a work out class. Would you recommend pilates or barre? Not sure which one would be better. Sounds like you’re the person to ask!

    And oh my do these mini strawberry cheesecakes sound delicious!

    • Ashley

      I’m usually a big fan of change, but I hate when my workout routine is messed up. I love both pilates and barre which is why I do both twice a week. They are different but work together really well since they both focus on core strength. I recommend trying one of each and seeing which one you like better. We have some really great studios here so I see great results from both.

  4. Kelly

    Aaw no, hopefully things work out again with your pilates instructor or you end up finding another studio that is just as awesome 🙂
    Hopefully these mini cheesecakes helped cheer you up 🙂 They look absolutely gorgeous! I love all the decadent layers and no-bake makes them the perfect summer treat 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kelly! They really are the perfect summer treat!

  5. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I didn’t know you did pilates, that’s awesome! I’ve been wanting to try a class, but have been too chicken. I love these little mini strawberry cheesecakes, that chocolate crust is perfect for them! Pinned!

    • Ashley

      You should definitely try it, Danae! Pilates is the perfect complement to running 🙂 I actually started doing Pilates regularly about 8 years ago for cross-training.

  6. Beth @ bethcakes

    These little cheesecakes are soo cute! I absolutely love cheesecake, especially these with the cookie crust, ganache, and strawberries on top! And no bake is always good. 🙂 I’ve been thinking about going to a barre studio recently, but the idea is kind of intimidating to me, haha. Hope you’re able to follow your pilates instructor to a new place!

  7. Medeja

    Wow! They look so cute! Nice bites 🙂

  8. Joanne

    I go a little bonkers when my workout routine is disrupted so I understand how you must feel! We really are creatures of habit. 😛

    Chocolate and strawberry are a match made in heaven! LOVE that these are no-bake wonders!

  9. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    These are gorgeous desserts Ashley! I could definitely use a few of these right now. Sorry to hear your pilates center is closing – what a bummer! I love doing pilates!

  10. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh no! I hope you find another place for pilates. Is your instructor moving or is it the other owner? If she is staying in town, maybe she will open up another studio.

    For about a week, I’ve been getting up early and running and walking before work. I’m really enjoying it, despite my dislike of getting up early. I actually feel more relaxed during the day and I don’t stress myself out over trying to force myself to workout after work!

    LOVE this recipe, Ashley! The no bake desserts are great for this dreadful summer heat. And cookies and strawberries, just perfect! Pinned and sharing on FB. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  11. Ashley

    These little cheesecakes are so pretty!! I love the pink and the chocolate ganache! Such a bummer about your pilates studio. I hate when my workout routine gets thrown off. I hurt my toe this week and haven’t been able to work out and it is driving me crazy!! Crazy!!

  12. aux fourneaux

    These look delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  13. Tanya Schroeder

    Perfect tiny treats! I could eat dozens of them (probably in one sitting!)

  14. Consuelo - Honey & Figs

    Awh girl, sorry to hear about that! I really hope you everything’s sorted out soon and you fins a new nice study to go to! On a positive note, these cheesecakes look amazing! Not only do they sound delsih, but they’re pretty to boot as well! I love them <3

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  16. marcie

    That’s such a bummer about your Pilates studio closing down, but at least you still have barre classes. 🙂 I saw these on IG when I was on vacation and wanted one for dessert on the spot! These look amazing, and I love the sound of the creme fraiche in that cheesecake giving it even more richness and tang. pinning!

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