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Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Oh my…do I have a treat for you! Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes…yes please! A simple no bake recipe with just a few ingredients plus Tutti-Fruitti flavoring, make these Mini Cheesecakes easy to make yet impressive. 

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Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

This Mini Cheesecake recipe started with the Fluffy 2-step Cheesecake recipe, but for the holidays it’s always fun to make dessert a little extra special. The flavor options are endless…lemon, strawberry, raspberry, lime and the list goes on and on! After mixing the 3 ingredients…PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, sugar and COOL WHIP, I just had to add a little flavor, so I hunted through the cupboards and came across the Tutti-Frutti flavoring.

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PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese has been making the America’s favorite cream cheese since 1872, largely due to its high standards and commitment to develop a delicious, quality product made with fresh milk and real cream.

Let’s get started…

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First, be sure to set out the PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese at least 10 minutes before using, room temperature is best. In a large mixer, cream the PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and sugar, then add the COOL WHIP. Next comes the graham cracker crust. You can use any size liners you like, or even a store bought crust. These are mini dessert cups.

Crush the graham crackers finely and pour in melted butter, mix to combine.

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Then spoon graham cracker mixture into each liner and press down gently with the back of the spoon. The amount will depend on the size of the liner, usually between 1 – 2 tablespoons each.

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Spoon in the Cheesecake filling

Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Smooth with the back of the spoon. Place in fridge to set about 3 hours.

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Just before serving, top with Cotton Candy or your favorite candy. Jelly Beans are perfect for an Easter Dessert. To create a rich, luscious cheesecake for your next gathering (or family dessert!), PHILADELPHIA sets the standard. That’s why I always “Bring Out the Silver” when I’m making cheesecake.

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What makes PHILADLPHIA so delicious? It’s their four fundamental standards:

  • Fresh Local Milk and Real Wholesome Cream: PHILADELPHIA uses milk sourced from dairy farmers local to where the cream cheese is made, and combines it with real, wholesome cream to create a deliciously fresh tasting cream cheese
  • From Farm to Our Fridge in Just Six Days: Fresh milk from nearby farms is made into cream cheese and refrigerated at PHILADELPHIA creameries in Beaver Dam, Wis. and Lowville, NY in just six days
  • Limited use of preservatives: No preservatives are found in the cream cheese brick varieties
  • Real Ingredients: From crisp jalapeños in its most recent variety, Spicy Jalapeño (just launched on March 4), to crunchy pecans in its Honey Nut variety, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese provides a delicious, fresh taste with each flavor

And for more Cheesecake recipes, visit CreamCheese.com

Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The flavor options are endless with this fluffy cheesecake. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 1 package (8 oz) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tub (8 oz) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Tutti-Fruitti flavoring


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
  2. Stir in COOL WHIP until smooth
  3. Add flavoring a little at a time
  4. Crush graham crackers in a resealable bag with a rolling pin
  5. Melt butter in microwave and add to graham cracker crumbs, stir well. Mixture should hold together, add more butter if needed.
  6. Spoon graham cracker mixture into liners and press down with the back of the spoon. Add about 1-2 tablespoons per liner depending on the size
  7. Spoon in cheesecake filling, smooth with back of spoon
  8. Place in fridge to set about 3 hours
  9. Add decorations just before serving
  10. Store leftovers in fridge


Total time includes chilling time. Recipe adapted from Kraft

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Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments.



  1. Patti @ Easton Place says:

    Just to let you know, I included your photo (gave credit of course) and linked to this post in a special Cotton Candy collection I wrote today 🙂 Thank you for the great idea!
    As a side note: I’m from Indiana and a fellow hoosier by birth. I now live in New England.

  2. Going to have to make these for my daughters (first birthday) minnie mouse party. Since they’re pink they will go perfectly

  3. Im so sorry but I didnt see the actual recipe for how much sugar to use

    1. Samantha, the recipe is in the large colored box, you can save it or print it, it has the sugar amount in the recipe.

  4. Think I will try these to send to school with my oldest but I think I’m going to try to make the cotton candy look like a nest and put the jelly beans inside like eggs. Thanks for posting.

    1. Hi Vic, sounds yummy, just be sure to add the cotton candy at the last minute, it will melt on top of the cheesecake.

  5. Wow! These are so cute~ My daughter would flip over these….she loves cotton candy:) Could I use Philadelphia ready-to-eat cheesecake filling? These mini cheesecakes would be perfect for a birthday party~ Thanks so much for sharing~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. Hi Lynn, I have never used that product before, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. So glad you like them, thanks for stopping by!

  6. I think I will try these for Easter using lemon flavoring and adding a tad of red food coloring – Pink lemonade!

  7. These are the cutest, min cheesecakes ever! I think this is the serving size I should always have for dessert:) I have loved cream cheese since I was a little girl, and these sound so yummy!

    1. Thanks so much Sue! They are the best cheesecakes I’ve ever tried…really!

  8. Oh my gosh, these are so fun, Liz! Love the cotton candy topping!

  9. These are so cute! What a perfect dessert for an Easter party!

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