Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bites – No Bake


These easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites are made with fresh passion fruit pulp. An easy fruity cheesecake ball recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day or Easter. Sugar-free version included. 

homemade passionfruit cheesecake bites rolled in shredded coconut

These exotic Sugar-free Passionfruit No-Bake Cheesecake Bites are perfect for Spring! 

Passionfruit – anybody obsessed with them? Their unique exotic sweet and tangy taste is one of my favorite flavors to add to any dessert. The season for fresh passion fruit here in Mexico starts in December and man, have I been excited! Their arrival each year is such a wondrous thing, and their season is so short-lived!  Whenever I see them, I buy them in bulk and freeze the pulp.

This easy no-bake cheesecake bites recipe uses strained passionfruit pulp to infuse the cheesecake balls with that sweet exotic tang.

homemade passionfruit cheesecake bites on a small pink cake stand

It seems ridiculous that you get such a delicious treat from such simple ingredients. I made these cheesecake bites for Christmas and they were such a success that I had to make a bunch more after the holidays. They are the texture of cheesecake, thanks to the decadent cream cheese. The fresh passionfruit pulp shines through and makes these taste light and refreshing! The perfect sweet treat for spring and summer! 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s make some!

Ingredients for making no bake cheesecake bites: 

I kept this recipe pretty simple. You’ll need a food processor to make these passionfruit cheesecake truffles and about 10 minutes of your time. 

no bake passionfruit cheesecake bites on a pastel pink mini cake stand with Easter decoration in the background

How to store these cheesecake bites? 

As these contain dairy, you need to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last in the fridge for about a week. I actually popped them in the freezer instead and I found it the best way to store them if you don’t plan on devouring all of them within a week.

I took them out of the freezer and placed them on a serving plate about 5 minutes before I plan on eating or serving them and they are perfect. They do not freeze super solid and DO taste quite nice half-frozen too – like little passion fruit ice cream truffles. Perfect for those hot summer days ahead.

no bake passionfruit cheesecake bites rolled in shredded coconut on a pink cake stand

Can I make cheesecake bites without a food processor? 

If you don’t have a food processor, you can simply crush the biscuits in a sealable freezer bag. Smash them up with a heavy pan or a rolling pin. Then add the cookie crumbs to a big mixing bowl and add your softened cream cheese.

The cream cheese should be soft enough for you to break it down with a wooden spoon and blend it with the crushed biscuit. Then mix in the passionfruit and you’re ready to start rolling your cheesecake bites.

no bake passionfruit cheesecake truffles on a pink plate

Tips and Variations for making Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bites: 

  • Use full-fat cream cheese – they are small and they taste so much better if using the good stuff. 
  • If you cannot find fresh passion fruit pulp, you can use store-bought or frozen. I like this brand here as it tastes super natural, is NOT made from concentrate, has no sugar added, and no added preservatives. A medium passionfruit contains approximately 2 tablespoons of pulp. So you can use 6 tbsps pulp instead of 3 fresh passionfruits.
  • If your cookies are not very sweet, you can add some liquid stevia or powdered sugar to the dough.
  • To keep your cheesecake bites sugar-free and healthy, use sugar-free cookies. I like these sugar-free coconut banana cookies and make them all the time.

Did you make and love this no-bake cheesecake bites recipe? Give it your review below! And make sure to share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

no bake passionfruit cheesecake bites rolled in coconut on a small pink plate
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Passionfruit Cheesecake Bites - No Bake

These easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites are made with fresh passion fruit pulp. An easy fruity cheesecake ball recipe perfect for Valentine's Day or Easter. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cheesecake balls, no bake cheesecake bites, passion fruit cheesecake truffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 92 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson

Ingredients

  • 200 g coconut cookies or any butter cookie - see notes for sugar-free
  • 1 block cream cheese 250
  • 3 passionfruits or 5 to 6 tbsps pulp - see notes
  • 1 big pinch salt
  • unsweetened shredded coconut for decoration

Instructions

  1. In a high-speed food processor, add the biscuits and salt ( and stevia, if using less sweet biscuits) and pulse until broken up into crumb.

  2. Add the softened full-fat cream cheese and pulse until just combined.

  3. Add passionfruit pulp and pulse until well combined and mixture sticks together in a ball. If the mix is too soft to roll at this point, return to the fridge to firm up.

  4. Pick up approx. 1 tablespoon of the cheesecake mixture and roll into small balls. Roll them in coconut and place them directly into an airtight container. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  5. Store them in the freezer or fridge. 

Recipe Notes

  • Use full-fat cream cheese - they are small and they taste so much better if using the good stuff. 
  • If you cannot find fresh passion fruit pulp, you can use store-bought or frozen. I like this brand here as it tastes super natural, is NOT made from concentrate, has no sugar added, and no added preservatives. A medium passionfruit contains approximately 2 tablespoons of pulp. So you can use 6 tbsps pulp instead of 3 fresh passionfruits.
  • If your cookies are not very sweet, you can add some liquid stevia or powdered sugar to the dough.
  • To keep your cheesecake bites sugar-free and healthy, use sugar-free cookies. I like these sugar-free coconut banana cookies and make them all the time.


5 Comments

  1. Shadi Hasanzadenemati


    Can’t wait to try this recipe, I know my family will love it!


  2. I made these using some leftover golden graham crackers and they were amazing! Will make them again and dip them in white chocolate as you suggested to gift them for Valentines Day.


  3. Passionfruit in cheesecake sounds so good. I really like that you made them into bite sized pieces. They are perfect.


  4. Wow, I love passion fruit, so this flavor infused into a cheescake bite sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try these.


  5. I love the fruity but also rich flavor in these yummy little bites.

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