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No Bake Cheesecake Trifle: Easter Dessert

This luscious No Bake Cheesecake is perfect for your Spring and Easter celebrating! A simple cheesecake recipe with just 3 ingredients is transformed into beautiful Spring colors and made into a Trifle that’s super easy yet impressive looking. 

Cheesecake Trifle | Easter Dessert | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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Cheesecake Trifle | Easter Dessert | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Spring is in the air! And after the long Winter most of the country saw, it’s definitely a welcome sight. With Spring comes a freshness; new grass, flowers popping through the cold ground and the leaves beginning to show again on the trees. Although I love Spring, it’s so hard to decide what I like best…the flavors of Fall; apples, pumpkins, cinnamon or the flavors of Spring; lemon, strawberry, lime…oh the decisions!

One thing I don’t have a hard time deciding is what to serve for Easter. Along with Ham, there must be Deviled Eggs, Salad, Side Dishes and of course Easter Dessert. And this Cheesecake Trifle is perfect!

Cheesecake Trifle | Easter Dessert | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Beginning with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and using the Fluffy 2-Step Cheesecake Recipe, I simply colored the cheesecake with pretty Easter colors and layered it in a mini dessert glass, a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs between each layer and topped with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and sprinkles.

The Cheesecake can be layered in any size or shape of glass. I have even used votive candle holders before in a pinch. You can find the dessert glasses at most department and kitchen stores, and they are very reasonably priced. You can also mix the Cheesecake up ahead of time, I would suggest filling the glasses the day you serve them. They go together in a snap though.

And in case you would rather make a pie with the filling, you can add the cheesecake mixture in layers to a graham cracker crust.

Cheesecake Trifle | Easter Dessert | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

Luscious No Bake Dessert that goes together in a snap with just a few ingredients. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • Pink, Violet and Yellow food coloring â?? 2-3 drops each
  • 2 Graham Crackers, crushed
  • Sprinkles for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. COMBINE Cream Cheese and Sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth
  2. RESERVE 1/2 cup of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  3. FOLD in COOL WHIP Whipped Topping until well blended
  4. TRANSFER to airtight container and place in refrigerator for 3 hours
  5. REMOVE from refrigerator and divide into thirds, color each with food coloring
  6. TRANSFER into plastic resealable bag or decorator bag fitted with a large round tip
  7. ADD Graham Crackers to a resealable bag and crush
  8. SQUEEZE Cheesecake mixture into dessert glasses, adding crumbs between each layer
  9. ADD reserved COOL WHIP Whipped Topping to a resealable bag and add a large dollop to the top, add sprinkles if desired
  10. STORE in refrigerator until ready to serve, store leftovers in refrigerator

Notes

You can layer the cheesecake in any type of glass container, or fill a graham cracker crust and serve as a pie.

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Comments

  1. Love all the colors. I need to get some serving bowls that are clear like that for making fun layered treats.
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  2. Liz, I LOVE these! These Easter cheesecake trifles are just gorgeous!!
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  3. These are so fun!!! LOVE them!
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  4. Alyssa says:

    Looks beautiful! If I make it in a trifle bowl, should I double or triple the recipe? Or is this enough to fill it?

  5. Kelly Roskilly says:

    I made these today for Easter and used a decorative bunny toothpick in each one. So cute!

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