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No-bake Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: no-bake
Servings: 9


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tbsp, divided
  • 16 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup pitted chopped cherries
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


  • Line a 9 x 9 square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and two tablespoons of sugar together until well combined and the mixture looks like wet sand.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and tamp down until it is a firm, even layer. Place it in the freezer.
  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk while beating the cream cheese. Beat in the lemon juice, vanilla, and half the salt until well combined.
  • In a seperate bowl, beat the heavy cream until it reaches stiff peaks. Gently fold the cream into the cheesecake mixture.
  • Take out the baking pan and pour in the mixture.
  • Put in the refrigerator to set for at least 4 - 5 hours, or overnight.
  • While the cheesecake is setting, mix together the cherries, remaining sugar, almond extract, and remaining salt together and heat in a saucepan until the juices thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Take out the cheesecake bars and cut into squares. Pour the cherry mixture over the cheesecake bars and serve.