Don't heat up the oven or your house. The only thing that will be setting off sparks are these no-bake mango cheesecake bars!
Actually, I am the crazy lady who still bakes in the sweltering heat in the summer. I love me some mini fruit tarts, crisps and crumbles and a few days ago, I made these Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundaes with the daughter (totally worth the extra sweat beads.)
But no matter what dessert I’m making in the summer, I like to keep them all pretty simple like these no-bake cheesecake squares that only have 6 ingredients.
I used frozen mango because that’s what I had in the freezer but any fruit would work like peaches, berries, bananas – you name it. If you want to use fresh summer fruit in this recipe, chop it up and stick in the freezer first for a few hours.
My better-for-you tweaks:
- Portioned into squares vs. bigger cake slices
- Swapped in some greek yogurt for the cream cheese
- Used mascarpone instead full-fat cream cheese
- Used less added sugar found in typical cheesecakes
Other no-bake sweet treats for the summer:
Icebox Cherry Tiramisu
So, what about you? Do you ever bake in the summer or is the oven kept off as much as possible?
The only thing that will be setting off sparks in your kitchen are these no-bake mango cheesecake bars! @tspbasil Tweet this
Mango No-Bake Cheesecake Squares
- 5 sheets graham crackers (4 crackers per sheet)
- 16 ounces mascarpone cheese (or Neufchatel cream cheese)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 6 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup canned light coconut milk
In an 8 x 8 inch square pan, place graham crackers on bottom.
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, blend together mascarpone cheese, sugar and half (3 ounces) of the yogurt. Spread evenly over top of the graham crackers.
In a blender, puree the rest of the yogurt, mango and coconut milk until smooth. Drizzle over top of mascarpone mixture. With a butter knife, gently swirl the mango puree into the mascarpone mixture.
Cover with foil and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. When ready to serve, cut into squares.