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Unicorn Cheesecake Bites

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Unicorn cheesecake bites are made with a creamy filling of funfetti cake and cream cheese wrapped in adorable bright colors.
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  1. Unicorn Cheesecake Bites Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Unicorn Cheesecake Bites Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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There’s a little bit of magic in our bright and colorful unicorn cheesecake bites. These little guys are a colorful and fun treat made with delicious, creamy cheesecake, funfetti strawberry centers, and are coated with a sweet chocolate coating.

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Unicorn Cheesecake Bites Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box of funfetti strawberry cake mix with candy bits (unicorn cake mix)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of 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 This Unicorn Cheesecake Bites Recipe

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 bowl and a hand mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened cream cheese for 1½ to 2 minutes until completely smooth.

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

cream cheese blended in a bowl

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

dry cake mix and sprinkles mixed with the cream cheese in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Tightly cover the cheesecake mixture with plastic wrap 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 in the palm of your hand 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.

dough rolled into balls and place in a cookie sheet

STEP SEVEN: Using 4 small bowls, add one color of candy melts into each bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until completely melted. You will be able to roll seven cheesecake bites in each different 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.

cheesecake bite rolled in the melted candy colors

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.

unicorn sprinkles sprinkled over the top in a baking sheet

How To Serve

This sweet treat would be a delightful addition to a unicorn party. Their vibrant colors would fit in nicely with a brightly-colored theme, along with our cotton candy fudge and rainbow sherbet punch

Our strawberry cheesecake bites and red velvet cheesecake bites are two more amazing flavors of these bite-sized confections.

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.

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This unicorn dessert is utterly adorable and deliciously decadent. You can’t help but smile at the brightly-colored coating and sprinkles, and they 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

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Unicorn cheesecake bites are made with a creamy filling of funfetti cake and cream cheese wrapped in adorable bright colors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
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.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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