Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bites

Dish Introduction

These Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bites are the ultimate treat for anyone with a passion for the classic combination of cherries and chocolate. They are incredibly easy to make and require no baking, making them perfect for a quick and delightful dessert.

The graham cracker crust provides a satisfying crunch, while the creamy cheesecake filling is studded with mini chocolate chips and maraschino cherries, creating a flavor explosion in every bite. You can customize these bites with your favorite toppings, whether it’s a swirl of whipped cream, a sprinkle of chocolate shavings, or an extra cherry on top.

Whether you’re hosting a party, need a sweet treat for a special occasion, or simply want to satisfy your dessert cravings, these Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bites are the perfect choice.



  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped

Optional Toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Extra cherries for garnish


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter.
  2. Line a square or rectangular baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal later.
  3. Press the graham cracker mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan to form a crust layer. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you prepare the cheesecake filling.
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy.
  5. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese, and beat until well combined.
  6. Fold in the mini chocolate chips and chopped maraschino cherries, distributing them evenly.
  7. Remove the crust from the refrigerator and spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the crust layer.
  8. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until the cheesecake bites have set.
  9. Once set, use the parchment paper overhangs to lift the cheesecake out of the pan. Place it on a cutting board and slice it into bite-sized squares.

Optional Toppings:

  • If desired, top each cheesecake bite with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of chocolate shavings, and an extra maraschino cherry for a delightful finish.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Yields: Approximately 16 cheesecake bites

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