Unicorn Cheesecake Bites

 

Unicorn cheesecake bites are a whimsical no-bake treat made with a creamy filling of funfetti cake and cream cheese and wrapped in a colorful candy coating.
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Table of Contents
  1. Unicorn Cheesecake Bites Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Unicorn Cheesecake Bites
  4. How to Serve Unicorn Cheesecake Bites
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Unicorn cheesecake bites are a magical no-bake treat made with funfetti cake and decorated with brightly-colored coating and sprinkles. With their fun and colorful appearance, you can’t help but smile when you take a bite of these fun and colorful cheesecake truffles. 

If you can’t get enough of these colorful unicorn treats then you’ll also want to make Cotton Candy Fudge, Rainbow Popcorn, and Fruity Pebbles Treats.

Unicorn Cheesecake Bites Ingredients

You will need:

  • 15.25 ounces funfetti strawberry cake mix with candy bits (Unicorn cake mix)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unicorn sprinkles, or multi-colored sprinkles
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 cup purple candy melts
  • 1 cup blue candy melts
  • 1 cup yellow candy melts
  • ⅓ cup unicorn sprinkles, optional

Substitutions and Additions

SPRINKLES: You can substitute colorful sprinkles instead of unicorn sprinkles for the tops of the coated cheesecake bites.

How to Make Unicorn Cheesecake Bites

STEP ONE: It is important to heat treat the dry cake mix before adding it to the cream cheese. Add the dry cake mix to a medium-sized heat-safe bowl. Microwave the dry cake mix in two 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Allow the cake mix to cool completely before mixing into the cream cheese.

STEP TWO: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1½ to 2 minutes until completely smooth.

PRO TIP: Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in the cheesecake mixture.

STEP THREE: Sprinkle the completely cooled dry cake mix and 3 tablespoons of sprinkles over the top of the cream cheese. Continue mixing just until well incorporated.

STEP FOUR: Tightly cover the cream cheese mixture and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

STEP FIVE: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

STEP SIX: Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, and scoop the cheesecake dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet.

PRO TIP: You can allow the uncoated cheesecake bites to sit overnight in the refrigerator before the next step. Be sure to pull them out and let them come to room temperature slightly because the cake mix may expand, and the coating may crack if you coat the bites too soon.

STEP SEVEN: Using four small heat-safe bowls, add one color of candy melt into each bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until completely melted. (You will be able to roll 7 cheesecake bites in each color)

STEP EIGHT: Roll one cheesecake bite in one of the colors. Place the coated bite onto a fork and gently tap any excess coating off. You can use a spoon to pour the coating over any bare spots. You can use a toothpick to gently push the coated cheesecake bites onto the prepared baking sheet.

PRO TIP: If the coating becomes too thick, you can reheat it in the microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring well after each interval until smooth.

STEP NINE: While the cheesecake bite is still “wet”, sprinkle the unicorn sprinkles over the top of the coated bites. Repeat the coating and sprinkling process until all the bites are coated. Allow the coating to harden completely before serving.

How to Serve Unicorn Cheesecake Bites

These delightful dessert bites would be the perfect addition to a unicorn party. They are the perfect size for a tiny sweet treat, and their vibrant colors would fit in nicely with a brightly-colored theme. No-bake desserts make adding a sweet treat to your day easy.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this colorful dessert in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the uncoated cheesecake bites for up to 2 months. Allow the cheesecake bites to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before coating.

Unicorn cheesecake bites are a whimsical treat made with a creamy filling of funfetti cake and cream cheese wrapped in a colorful candy coating. Friends and family can’t help but smile at this fun treat with the bright colors. Utterly adorable and deliciously decadent, these cheesecake truffles will make a magical addition to any party or potluck table.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I have to microwave the cake mix? 

Since the cake mix has uncooked flour that may have pathogens, it makes it unsafe to consume raw. Heating it in the microwave will kill any pathogens and make it safe to use in this no-bake cake balls recipe.

What are good options for coating cheesecake bites? 

Powdered sugar, crushed graham crackers, sprinkles, nuts, and melted chocolate are all great options for coating your no-bake cheesecake bites.

Should these no-bake unicorn cheesecakes be served cold or at room temperature? 

These adorable unicorn cheesecakes should always be served chilled, so keep them in the fridge until you are about ready to serve them.

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Unicorn Cheesecake Bites

Unicorn cheesecake bites are a whimsical no-bake treat made with a creamy filling of funfetti cake and cream cheese and wrapped in a colorful candy coating.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 28

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounces funfetti strawberry cake mix with candy bits Unicorn cake mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons unicorn sprinkles or multi-colored sprinkles
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 cup purple candy melts
  • 1 cup blue candy melts
  • 1 cup yellow candy melts
  • cup unicorn sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • It is important to heat treat the dry cake mix before adding it to the cream cheese. Add the dry cake mix to a medium-sized heat-safe bowl. Microwave the dry cake mix in two 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Allow the cake mix to cool completely before mixing into the cream cheese.
  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1½ to 2 minutes until completely smooth.
  • Sprinkle the completely cooled dry cake mix and 3 tablespoons of sprinkles over the top of the cream cheese. Continue mixing just until well incorporated.
  • Tightly cover the cream cheese mixture and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, and scoop the cheesecake dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using four small heat-safe bowls, add one color of candy melt into each bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until completely melted. (You will be able to roll 7 cheesecake bites in each color)
  • Roll one cheesecake bite in one of the colors. Place the coated bite onto a fork and gently tap any excess coating off. You can use a spoon to pour the coating over any bare spots. You can use a toothpick to gently push the coated cheesecake bites onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • While the cheesecake bite is still “wet”, sprinkle the unicorn sprinkles over the top of the coated bites. Repeat the coating and sprinkling process until all the bites are coated. Allow the coating to harden completely before serving.

Notes

Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in the cheesecake mixture.
You can allow the uncoated cheesecake bites to sit overnight in the refrigerator before the next step. Be sure to pull them out and let them come to room temperature slightly because the cake mix may expand, and the coating may crack if you coat the bites too soon.
If the coating becomes too thick, you can reheat it in the microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring well after each interval until smooth.

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