Skinny No-Bake Mocha Cheesecakes #LightIcedCoffee

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When I was a kid, I always ate the same thing for lunch: a cheese sandwich on sourdough bread with butter, not mayo, carrots, a juice box, and a cookie. Can you guess which of the items was my favorite? If you guessed cookie, you’d be right. I always wanted dessert after lunch, and I still do!

You all know how much I love dessert. I mean…I have a baking blog. It’s kind of obvious. No matter how hard I try to skip dessert, I always give in to my cravings, one way or another. And, like long ago in the school lunchroom, I crave dessert even after lunch. So, while I post tons of not-so-healthy desserts I try to limit my intake of those and mix in some lower-sugar and reduced calorie desserts. You know, so I can eat them more often. Like after lunch and dinner!

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Something I love to make that is lower in calories and fat is cheesecake. I know, it seems like that wouldn’t be possible, right? But it’s really so easy to make a no-bake cheesecake that’s a little more guilt-free than regular. Low-fat cream cheese and fat-free whipped topping cut the calories in these cheesecakes drastically, even though they have real sugar in them.

And, because I have absolutely no willpower, I need portion control. This is why I love making desserts in jars: a serving is absolutely clear. It’s not like when I eat 6 cookies and then try to convince myself that I only ate one serving. (I’m not alone in doing that, right??)

But really, my absolute favorite part of these Skinni No-Bake Mocha Cheesecakes is the mocha. Because I’m a girl who loves her coffee!

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You’ve heard of International Delight, right? They make those yummy coffee creamers. But did you know they also make Iced Coffee? I’d never had International Delight Iced Coffee before, but when I heard they had a Light Iced Coffee version, I was so stoked. There is nothing I like more at 2pm than a caffeine jolt. As the weather warms up I will become addicted to iced coffee again, and the fact that I can drink a light version is awesome. Plus, by drinking this at home I save a ton of money by not going to a coffee house  and buying my afternoon pick-me-up.

Did I mention that a serving of this International Delight Light Iced Coffee has only 100 calories? And that this Mocha flavor totally tastes like chocolate milk? Seriously! I was so torn when trying to decide between the Vanilla and Mocha version at Walmart last week. I finally decided on the Mocha because, well. It’s chocolate!

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Besides my love of desserts, I’m sure you know my love of pie. I am addicted to it! If I can give something a crust, I’m going too. As much as I love lower-calorie desserts, I love them more if they have a crust. Especially when the crust reduced fat too, which is another delicious thing about these Mocha Cheesecakes.

These skinny cheesecakes have a reduced-fat Oreo crust, made with coconut oil instead of butter. I’m always hearing so many good things about coconut oil and I’m trying to use it more in my desserts. The coconut oil mixes well with the cookie crumbs, and hardens right up in the refrigerator without any crumbling, since that’s the nature of the oil. The coconut flavor pairs really well with the chocolate and the mocha flavors.

Really, these are probably one of my favorite things I’ve made lately, and the bonus is they’re skinny. Now, I know you may wonder why I made them in jars instead of single serve cups, or why the filling doesn’t go all the way to the top of the jars. Besides my need for portion control, I have another need when it comes to my willpower for desserts…

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I need to be able to get rid of them as soon as I make them. I mean, these made 8. But if there are 8 in my fridge, it means I’ll eat 8. I am fond of the question, “Have you ever eaten a whole cake…one slice at a time?”

So yeah…I need to get dessert out of my house. Putting these cheesecakes in jars make them great gifts. Attach a spoon and pass them out at school pick-up. You’ll be the most loved mom there!

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Skinny Mini No-Bake Mocha Cheesecakes

Skinny Mini No-Bake Mocha Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • 8 reduced-fat chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened or melted
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup + 1/2 tablespoon International Delight Light Mocha Iced Coffee, divided
  • 1 container whipped topping, divided
  • Chocolate covered espresso beans, for garnish
  • 8 half-pint jars or 4 ounce glasses

Instructions

  1. Crush sandwich cookies in a food processor. Place in a small bowl. Add coconut oil and stir with a fork. If your coconut oil is hard, microwave it for 15-30 seconds so you can scoop it.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of crust into each jar or glass. Press down to compact. (I use a shot glass for this step.)
  3. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Mix in International Delight and sugar. Stir in 2 cups of whipped topping. Equally divide among jars or glasses.
  4. Stir 1/2 tablespoon International Delight into the remaining whipped topping. Equally divide among jars and top with a chocolate covered espresso bean. Chill for one hour before serving. Store in refrigerator.
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Comments

  1. These sound delicious Dorothy! I still can’t find the Light Mocha, but the Light Vanilla is very yummy!
    aimee @ shugarysweets recently posted..Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry ButtercreamMy Profile

  2. oh boy, I so wish we had that coffee stuff here, I love iced coffee. I may have to add that to the across the boarder shopping list!
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  3. I just bought the Light Mocha Monday!!!! I was gonna buy regular and just happened to look up and see the Light version!!!! I was so excited!!! It is only 3 WW points plus for a cup! So cool to find a dessert for it now!!!

  4. Dorothy…my hips and thighs thank you for this recipe. I’m also one of those girls that NEEDS a sweet treat after any meal!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Chocolate Cherry BarsMy Profile

  5. These look so good! I’m all for anything that is “light” and mocha flavored.
    katie recently posted..Red Velvet Crispy Bars w/ Chocolate Cream Cheese FrostingMy Profile

  6. Now this is my kind of “skinny” dessert – the kind that you wouldn’t even know it was lightened up unless told so! And the jars are super cute!
    Ashley recently posted..Chicken Caesar PastaMy Profile

  7. I LOVE iced coffee. I’ve been seeing this in Wal-Mart next to the creamer. You make me want to try it! (Well, as soon as it warms up a bit.)
    Kristin recently posted..Chocolate Chip Cookie FudgeMy Profile

  8. Di {CookTheTV} says:

    Hi Dorothy,
    Oh deliousness! A must try! Thanks for the recipe and coupon:) Di

  9. Love how you portioned these out Dorothy! I have no will power either, especially with anything mocha-my favorite flavor! Thanks for sharing a delicious skinny dessert! I need one after all my Valentine’s day chocolate!
    tanya recently posted..Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry FillingMy Profile

  10. These are so cute! And I love that they are no bake and SKINNY!
    JulieD recently posted..Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingMy Profile

  11. Dorothy…seriously, a sugar AND caffeine fix at the same time? That’s light? You are a genius! THIS I cannot wait to try…thank you for sharing this, something that won’t get me into TOO much trouble! :) Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted..How to Make Chocolate Cherry CreamsMy Profile

  12. Looks delicious. Cheesecake is one of my favs as well, so I am always down with a skinny version. I am trying to use coconut oil more and more these days too.
    Meg @ Sweet Twist recently posted..Chocolate Oatmeal Cherry SconesMy Profile

  13. I can’t wait to try this – I love sweets so much that having something a little bit on the lighter side is a win win! Thanks for sharing!
    The Partiologist recently posted..Chocolate Cherry Caramel Apples!My Profile

  14. This looks amazing. I love chocolate covered espresso beans… they look so cute on top of this! Great idea!
    Rachel @ BubblyNatureCreations.com recently posted..Happy Valentine’s Day!My Profile

  15. These are so cute in the jars! I love cheesecake and mocha, what a perfect combo! I am with you sister in eating 6 cookies and it only counting as one serving! Hello it was in one sitting so one serving, right? I get like this when I eat out of the pan as well, you know slicing a little bit off and continuing to get that perfect line back? Half the pan later I’ve made myself sick! LOL
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen recently posted..OTT CookiesMy Profile

  16. Yum! I adore cheesecake, simple recipes and iced coffee, well coffee period as long as it’s sweet!

    Have you tried the vanilla iced coffee yet? I was initially thinking I’d need to find a substitution to make this recipe because I tried the regular version of the vanilla, which is the only flavor I’ve tried thus far, and it was gross to be honest. I found the flavor to be a bit on the artificial side and it left a really gross aftertaste. I was super disappointed because I love sweet drinks and iced coffee so much. But, since you’re giving the mocha a good review I’ll have to give it a try.

    • I haven’t tried the vanilla. My friend Aimee over at Shugarysweets.com tried it and really liked it. This one, I swear, it tasted like chocolate milk! It didn’t taste light at all, but it is!

      • I was really surprised I was so turned off by the vanilla. I think it was the aftertaste more than anything, although I wasn’t that impressed with the overall flavor. I will definitely try the mocha, which I wanted anyway but they were out of when I bought.

  17. Yum! I love iced coffee but haven’t tried the light kind yet.
    Tonia@thegunnysack recently posted..Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup PopcornMy Profile

  18. I love everything about this dessert, especially the “skinny” part because Lord knows, I consume enough calories as is. When I was in high school, I’d actually take those little packets of International Delight flavoured coffee creamers and chug them like shooter glasses. Pretty gross now that I think about it but they were deeeelicious!
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Cheesecake Swirled Brownies on an Oreo Crust for February’s #ChocolatePartyMy Profile

  19. Oh my goodness….this looks amazing Dorothy! As much as I love cooking from scratch, I love using products like this to make things easier on occasion. So good!
    Wendy @ AMFT recently posted..Mocha Latte Poke CakeMy Profile

  20. MMM i can just taste those chocolate sandwich cookies now! What a great combination of flavor, love it!
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen recently posted..TiramisuMy Profile

  21. Thanks for this recipe. Can’t wait to try it. I like it even more since it has the iced coffee in it. Did you see wal mart has the 4 bottle glass jugs as well. Haven’t had the mocha… I’m too addicted to the vanilla.

  22. What a clever idea to make cheesecake in jars! I love this idea & can’t wait to try it! :)

  23. I have the same willpower issues…I just can’t stop at one. But treats in jars definitely help. There is clearly a serving set up. I still need to try this iced coffee, I know that I will love it. Funny thing is that I applied for this shop too and said I was going to make this exact thing. Great minds think alike. I better start thinking of a new treat for it :-)
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Trick or Treat Tuesday #7My Profile

  24. You know I love a skinny dessert! Especially cheesecake! These look wonderful – Love the jars :)
    Back For Seconds recently posted..Reese’s Nutella Banana BreadMy Profile

  25. Totally with you on the one sitting = one serving, for sure. Unless we are eating Girl Scout cookies and then it’s one serving = one box (haha). These look so yummy- totally a fan of all things cheesecake & all things jars!
    Emily @ Sweet Bella Roos recently posted..What to pack for a blog conference #GiveawayMy Profile

  26. What a great idea! Those looks scrumptious! I love the idea of having individual jars of desserts! Definitely a bit less tempting to eat more than one…. because it feels wrong, lol.
    Dawn Lopez recently posted..Fabulous & Fashionable DSLR GiveawayMy Profile

  27. Sounds soooomgood, since I love those coffee drinks and cheesecake, but is there a substitution for the coconut oil?

  28. yum these look so good! can’t wait to try skinny mocha

  29. Would I be able to do it just by using instant coffee & water?
    I don’t have access to cars and whatnot XD haha

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  30. Is there another option for the coconut oil?For someone with a nut allergy?

  31. I’m dying because my 60′s kitchen is being updated and I can’t make these NOW!!! I don’t know how you come up with all these Delish ideas but keep ‘em coming. My friends and family love you for it! BTW in the Midwest they sell ID Light at Targets and all Dillons.

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