November 30, 2022

Mini Cheesecake Jars

Mini Christmas Cheesecakes..

I’ve seen so many great Mason Jar crafts and ideas on Pinterest – I started to look at Baby M’s empty baby food jars with a new appreciation…I just couldn’t throw them out…there had to be something I could make with them?? Well I’m happy to report I finally came up with a great use for them…mini cheesecake gifts.

The baby food jar stash.
The baby food jar stash.

I promptly asked around for recommendations for a good no-bake Cheesecake recipe and was given this one from a good friend.



  • 250g Gingernut Biscuits
  • 125g melted butter


  • 375g Cream Cheese
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 400g tin of condensed milk


I decided to use Gingersnap biscuits as the base to add a little bit more of a ‘Christmas taste’. The recipe was super easy and only required a few ingredients.

For the tags I printed ‘Cheesecake’ and cut it out using a circle punch then placed it onto red cardstock punched using a scalloped punch (I would’ve loved to have written “Have yourself a very little Cheesecake” but that wouldn’t fit). These were then stuck on the (clean & dry) jars using double sided craft tape.

Making tags
Making tags

We then made the biscuit base and pressed it into the bottom using the end of a large plastic spoon – anything with a small blunt end should do the trick (like a wooden spoon). These were then refrigerated while we made the cheesecake filling.

Miss M pressing down the crumb mixture.
Miss M pressing down the crumb mixture.

My daughter loves using the electric mixer so making the mix was the perfect job for her. I had all the ingredients within her reach and had her help me count & measure the correct amounts…

Miss M & her mixer.
Miss M & her mixer.


…then the moment she had been anxiously waiting for – time to lick the beaters!!! YUMMY!!!!

Best part of mixing...
Best part of mixing…
You have a little something on your!
You have a little something on your chin…lol!

I then filled the jars with the yummy filling. We added some red fabric squares around the lids with rubber bands – this made them look so super cute! The jars were then placed in the refrigerator to set. This recipe was enough to make 12 x 110g jars.


Last but not least – Miss M hand delivered them to our very lucky neighbours.

The best neigbour in the WORLD!!!
The best neigbour in the WORLD!!!
Finished product :).
Finished product :).


This was a huge success and I’m keen to try other dessert ideas with them too, chocolate pudding, mini trifle or mini crème brulee would be amazing!!!

Louise x

Here are some other recipes that we’ve mad using baby food jars – Nutella Cheesecake & Chocolate Cheesecakes.

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8 thoughts on “Mini Cheesecake Jars

  1. these are sooooo yummy! after trying one, i’m now saving all of my jars so that i can make up a batch!

  2. I have tons of baby food jars. For my wedding I had candles made to match my wedding and these where favors for my wedding. Then my baby shower when I was pregnant with my daughter I had candles made with baby powder scent and then I did one for her first birthday.
    I didn’t do it for my son but I have saved all his baby food jars in hope to find something to do with them, Now this is a great idea.

  3. I don’t have baby food jars but will find something else to put it in our youngest daughter is now I n school would be great to give to bus driver and teachers at Christmas time

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