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Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes – a delicious, easy and healthy version of pumpkin cheesecake, perfect for an afterschool snack that kids will have a great time assembling and decorating by themselves.
Fall has officially arrived and to celebrate the start of the season, last week, I took my twin 3-year old girls, after their morning preschool, to a local orchard to pick some pumpkins. We had so much fun, the girls picked out five pumpkins — one for each member of our family.
Later, after my 7-year old son was home from school, I wanted to have a fun fall themed afterschool snack that we could all make together, so the girls and I headed to our local Walmart for supplies. Yogurt is a favorite snack at our house, so we went to the dairy section where I spotted these Oikos® Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurts and thought great, we can make a healthy version of pumpkin cheesecake.
Also, in the dairy section, we picked up some cream cheese, to mix with the yogurt to make the cheesecake filling, and some Reddi-wip® for the cheesecake topping.
We then headed over to the Pie Fillings section, to pick up pie crust for our cheesecake. I spotted these adorable, little Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts and thought, perfect we can make mini cheesecakes and each of the kids can make and decorate their own cheesecake.
We then picked up some fun fall colored sprinkles, chocolate chips and some pumpkin shaped marshmallows, for decorating the cheesecakes, and we were good to go.
When we were back at our house and my son had returned home from school, it was time to make our Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes. We would only need five ingredients – including the Oikos® Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurts, Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts and Reddi-wip® as well as the cream cheese and various toppings for decoration.
First we made the pumpkin cheesecake filling by combining the pumpkin yogurt with the cream cheese. My girls had a great time helping me do this using the standing mixer fitted with the wire whip attachment.
Once our filling was ready, we headed outside to our deck, to assemble and decorate our Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes. The kids’ Oma and Opa had arrived by this point and they were happy to join in on the fun.
We all had so much fun putting these little cheesecakes together, here’s what we did:
1) Gather – First, we gathered the ingredients that we would need on our outside table.
2) Fill – Then, we spooned the pumpkin cheesecake filling into the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts.
3) Top – Next, we topped the mini pumpkin cheesecakes with Reddi-wip®.
4) Decorate – Then, we decorated the mini cheesecakes with various fall colored sprinkles, chocolate chips and pumpkin shaped marshmallows.
5) Enjoy! – Finally, we all enjoyed our delicious creations.
The resulting Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes were so delicious, perfect for a quick, effortless and fun afterschool snack. Plus, I love that they contain protein rich Greek yogurt making these little cheesecakes a wholesome snack as well.
These Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes are a wonderful afterschool snack for the fall and the upcoming holiday season, that kids and grown-ups alike will have a lot of fun assembling and decorating. These delicious Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes would also be great for a healthy dessert option.
These cute little cheesecakes would also be perfect for a fall party, game day or other get together. Set up a Make Your Own Pumpkin Mini Cheesecake Bar, with the yogurt cream cheese filling, the mini pie crusts, Reddi-wip®, and assorted toppings for decorations, and guests will have a great time creating their own mini pies.
How would you top your Pumpkin Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes? Please let me know in the comments below!