Mini Cheesecakes in Mason Jars

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These Mini Cheesecakes in Mason Jars are such a quick and easy dessert everyone will love. Dressed up with chocolate garnishes, they make the perfect holiday treat.

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 I’m back to share another delicious and totally adorable recipe with you for these mini cheesecakes in mason jars. Around the holidays there is nothing better than being home and whipping up deliciousness in the kitchen.

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Years ago, before buying a B&B and becoming a blogger, I lived in Philadelphia and worked for a hotel chain. The holidays were always so busy at work that I was never able to go home for Christmas. I can’t tell you how much I hated that.

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Nowadays I’m so grateful and happy to be home. Plus, I can make as many sweet treats as I want because I have lots of friends and family around to share them with.

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So, without further ado, on to the cheesecakes!

How to Make Mini Cheesecakes in Mason Jars:

I love making single serving food. While it takes a little longer in the kitchen, there is just something extra special about it.

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Last year for our Christmas Eve celebration at my mom’s house I made these adorable mini cheesecakes in 4 ounce mason jars. They were such a big hit (and I failed to blog about them) so I’m recreating them this year as an idea for your holiday gatherings.

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Obviously, you can make these any time of the year and adjust the toppings to your liking or the season. For these, I decided to make a few little chocolate trees and stars for garnish. They really amp up the cuteness.

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Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes | Inspired by Charm #IBCholiday #12days72ideas

Aren’t they cute? It’s the perfect size for a delicious sampling of cheesecake. These will certainly be a hit at your house over the holidays.

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Good luck everyone and happy baking!

Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes

These mini cheesecakes, made in mason jars, are a unique and delicious single serving dessert recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, dessert, mason jar cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 247kcal



  • In a medium bowl, combine crushed graham crackers, sugar, and butter. Press two large spoonfuls into each jar. Use a cork, or something similar, to press the mixture tightly into the jar. Set aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Slowly pour in the condensed milk. Beat until smooth.
  • Next, add the eggs and vanilla bean seeds. Mix well.
  • Scoop the batter into the jars until each three-quarters full.
  • Place the jars into two 13×9" baking pans. Twelve jars per pan. Then fill the pans with hot water. The water level will be about halfway up the jars.
  • Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes. Remove the cheesecakes from the oven before any browning occurs.
  • Using a towel or oven mitt, remove the jars from the water and allow them to cool completely. The pans and the water will be very hot.
  • Next, make the chocolate garnishes. Line your counter or a baking tray with waxed paper
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir, then microwave again for 20 – 30 seconds. Continue microwaving and stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  • Place chocolate in a heavy resealable plastic bag. Snip off a very small piece from one corner.
  • Pipe your trees or stars onto the wax paper. Be sure to make your lines thick so they won’t easily break after hardening. If you’d like, sprinkle with jimmies before they set. Chill, and then remove from the wax paper.
  • Add any topping you'd like to your cheesecakes. (Caramel, cherry. pie filling, chocolate, etc.) Place your chocolate garnishes on your mini cheesecakes and they are ready to serve.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. Hi, Thank you very much for making mini dessert recipes. I tried to find such dessert recipes. However, I mostly found ones for 6oz servings and up. I have 4oz vintage ramekins and I know I can scale your recipe up or down. If I succeed with doing that I’ll let you know how it went. At the moment, I’m trying to get good at making homemade ice cream. After I finish that, I will try your mini cheesecake recipe. Because you share the mini recipes, it brings joy for myself and my child.

  2. I love love these cheesecakes!!!! So simple but look so yummy!!! Going to a party on Halloween, I’m thinking I might make these and make ghosts and pumpkins for garnish!!!! Thanks so much love ur site!!!!!

    1. Natalie,

      I’m honestly not sure. I served mine the same day. I’d assume they’d do well in the fridge (minus the toppings) for a day. Not sure about freezing them.

      xo Michael

  3. I have wanted to print out some of the recipes seen on your wonderful site but cannot find anywhere to do that?? I have even tried doing a print screen but that doesn’t even show the recitpe at all.

    I wanted to print out the mini mason jar cheesecake recipe but to no avail. :+(((

    Am I missing something or are these available somewhere else to be printed??

    Thanx for any help on this.


      1. Um, I was a bad blogger and failed to upload the recipe format. I will do this ASAP. I’m SO sorry for any inconvenience.


        xo Michael

    1. I just re-discovered this going through some of my older Pins – they look so good. I may have to make them… just thinking… it’s not Christmas anymore… but I need another excuse to make them… okay, Easter! Yes, Easter is coming up! I’ll make them in April and will call them Easter Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes (minus the Christmas tree garnish). x