July 23, 2017 • RECIPE

Hello, Sugar: Bethcakes’ No-Bake S’mores Cheesecakes in Jars

There are two words that will always increase your willingness to make a homemade dessert (especially on a steamy, humid summer day): No bake.

Without cranking up the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, your home will stay nice and cool — two very important qualities, if you ask us.

Beth Branch of Bethcakes blog is a baker extraordinaire based in Birmingham, Alabama. She’s fully aware of how to make one heck of a dessert — Have you seen her Cherry Birthday Cake, Whiskey Bacon Brownies, or Skillet Peach Cobbler? — and she’s also fully aware of the Southern summer heat.

That’s why this time around, Beth made a dessert concoction that’s equal parts sweet and oven-free: No-Bake S’mores Cheesecakes in Jars.

Keep reading to get Beth’s recipe and drool over these delectable treats.

Tell us about your No-Bake S’mores Cheesecakes in Jars recipe.

I really love this recipe because it’s all the deliciousness of s’mores without any of the heat! You could definitely top these little cheesecakes with some toasted marshmallows, but other than that, this dessert doesn’t require you to turn on an oven or anything.

They’re the perfect cold treat for those hot summer days!

No-Bake S'mores Cheesecakes

Where would you bring this dessert this summer?

These jarred cheesecakes are perfect for picnics because they’re so easy to whip up. Then you just put the lids on them, let them chill in the refrigerator or freezer, and by the time you get to your picnic, they’re ready to go!

As much as I love s’mores, these cheesecakes are kind of like the mess-free version, which makes them a great option for picnics as well.

S’mores have such a nostalgic feel to them. Do you have any particular fond memories of eating or making s’mores when you were younger?

I absolutely love s’mores. I always designate myself in charge of s’mores anytime there’s going to be some kind of bonfire or fire pit. I remember making them when I was younger and in Girl Scouts, at a bonfire in high school, and even during camping trips in college.

They’re such a summer staple for me, and I look forward to making them all summer long!

No-Bake S'mores Cheesecakes

Bethcakes’ Recipe for No-Bake S’mores Cheesecakes in Jars


1 cup graham cracker crumbs

Pinch ground cinnamon

Pinch salt

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

4 oz cream cheese, softened

½ (6-oz) container plain Greek yogurt

⅓ cup powdered sugar

¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted & cooled

1/2 (8-oz) container Cool Whip

1 (12-oz) jar salted caramel topping

Marshmallow Cheesecake Layer

4 oz cream cheese, softened

½ (6-oz) container plain Greek yogurt

1 cup marshmallow fluff

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ (8-oz) container Cool Whip


For the crust: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Press 1 to 2 tablespoons of crust mixture into the bottom of six to eight 4 oz jars.

For the chocolate cheesecake layer: Beat cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add yogurt and powdered sugar; mix well. Add cooled chocolate and mix until well blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Add a layer of chocolate cheesecake over the crust in each jar. Drizzle with caramel sauce.

For the marshmallow cheesecake layer: Beat cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add yogurt, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Spoon a layer of marshmallow cheesecake on top of caramel sauce.

Place lids on jars and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs and more caramel sauce, if desired.

No-Bake S'mores Cheesecakes