These Mini No-Bake Spiderweb Cheesecakes are brought to you by Harmons Grocery.
I have always been a big cheesecake fan. If you are a follower of the site you have probably seen my best cheesecake, salted caramel cheesecake bars, or my lime cheesecake bites. I honestly can not believe that I haven’t tried a no-bake version yet! These were unbelievably simply to make and the spiderweb adds a little spooky Halloween fun.
To start you’ll need to gather your ingredients. When it comes to baking I normally always use generic versions of ingredients but with this recipe I suggest you go for a better quality product. Dairy is one place you don’t want to skimp. It adds so much to the flavor and is super important. So head to the store and pick up your cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and pure vanilla extract. Don’t forget a fruit spread if you want to add a filling!
Since we are doing a blueberry base adding little citrus into the filling is a must. It will help blend the flavors and adds a nice little zing. Whip some lemon juice with your cream cheese and sugar until it’s nice and soft. I suggest using an electric mixer. By hand could take a while and might not be too fun. Stir in a little vanilla extract and the whipping cream. Just like that you’ve got the most amazingly creamy filling that’s ready to be placed into prepared pie shells. Assuming these are going to be party treats I decided to go with a small pre-made crust but you can definitely make your own.
My original plan was to use this blueberry fruit spread as the web but when that failed I got a little more creative. You could almost look at this as an upside down or fruit filled cheesecake. I spread about two teaspoons of jelly on the bottom of each crust and carefully topped with the cheesecake!
Here is where things are going to get exciting! To create the spiderweb I melted a few pieces of chocolate candy melts inside a small sandwich bag. Snip the edge of the bag and create a bulls eye on each of your prepared cakes. Make sure you do this step before you chill these tiny treats.
Use a toothpick or sharp knife to pull from the center to the outer edges. This one movement is going to start your web. Continue around the circle until your web is complete.
Chill and serve these as is or place a clean spider ring on the top for a fun effect. All together these cuties took a whopping 20 minutes to make. Using the pre-made crusts and Harmons Fruit Spread cut down on prep time and made these ideal for a holiday party. Don’t worry about getting them perfect. Imperfections make these even better and any major flaws can easily be hidden with a clean spider ring placed on top!
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 6 mini crusts
- Harmons Blueberry Fruit Spread
- candy melts
- Spread 1-2 tablespoons jelly or fruit spread in the bottom of each mini crust (optional)
- Combine the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in an electric mixer. Beat until fully combined and fluffy. Slowly stir in the heavy cream and continue to beat until creamy. Carefully spread over the top of the jelly.
- Melt 5-6 candy melts in a small sandwich bag. Snip the edge and pipe into a bulls eye onto each of your cheesecakes. Using a sharp knife or toothpick pull from the center to the edge. Make sure to clean off the knife or toothpick between each pull.
- Chill until set and serve.
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