Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s got me thinking of some of the greatest love stories ever told: chocolate + peanut butter, berries + vanilla, cheese + cake…Matches truly made in heaven!
These “lightened-up” cheesecake recipes will make you swoon AND keep you on track with your WW points. Made with lighter ingredients, here are 11 quick and easy dessert recipes to get you in the mood for some sweet romance, without the guilt!
1. Strawberry cheesecake shooters
These adorable parfaits are the delectable creation of Julie Hartigan, a professional recipe developer working with Weight Watchers on their Freestyle recipes. The individual servings are perfect for parties, but I could eat these anytime!
Fresh strawberries in a nonfat greek yogurt base come together with graham cracker crumbs, fat-free whipped topping, and a bit of zesty lemon juice for a low-calorie, low-point treat that dreams are made of.
2. Chocolate swirl oreo cheesecakes
Cupid got it right bringing Oreos and cream cheese together in these delightful chocolate swirl Oreo cheesecakes! Individual servings help with portion control, and you’ll be grateful! They are creamy, chocolatey, and utterly delicious.
Oreo Light cookies, light butter, and non-fat Greek yogurt help keep these cheesecake cups to just 4 smart points each. Try subbing stevia or Splenda for some or all of the sugar to lower the points even more!
3. Key lime cheesecake cream pie
It’s a cheesecake. It’s a cream pie. It’s SUPER DESSERT, and it is delicious! This no-bake cheesecake mixture comes together in minutes — just pour it into your pie dish and pop it into the refrigerator. No oven required!
This recipe needs at least 4 hours to set in the fridge, so be sure to make it in advance if you’re entertaining. The recipe serves 8 at 8 smart points on all 3 MyWW programs.
4. Pumpkin spice lightened up cheesecake
This pumpkin spice cheesecake is a healthier version of the Thanksgiving classic we all know and love. Thanks to some WW-friendly substitutions, you can now enjoy this holiday favorite without the guilt!
Canned pumpkin, pre-made graham cracker crust, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spices give this dessert its quintessential flavoring. This recipe is quick and stress-free. Don’t forget the fat-free cool whip!
5. Weight watchers Berry cheesecake
This cheesecake couldn’t be easier! Cream cheese, light cool whip, and fresh berries are combined in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer and poured into a ready-made crust.
Garnish with some fresh berry puree, and you’ll hardly be able to wait for it to set in the fridge! Each serving is 7 personal points or smart points on the blue, green, and purple programs. You can try using sugar substitutes to lower the points even further.
6. Mini peppermint cheesecake bites
These mini cheesecake bites delight the palate with some big mint flavor! A base of sweetened cream cheese, eggs, flour, and peppermint is baked into a buttery Oreo crumb crust that will have you drooling for more.
These bite-sized beauties are perfect for the winter holidays. Even better, they come in at only 2 points each. Just be careful not to eat them all!
7. Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake
Peanut butter cheesecake is such an indulgence! But have no fear, you can enjoy this lighter version without blowing your point budget. And believe me, it is big on peanut buttery flavor!
This cake comes in at 9 points per serving, but I promise it’s worth it! If you want to bring the points down, you could replace some of the brown sugar with a lower-point sweetener, or skip the Reese’s minis. (Although they are so darn cute!)
8. Mini mint oreo cheesecake bites
These bitesize cheesecakes look gorgeous in green! Another recipe starring the delicious Oreo cookie, these minis are smooth and minty with a crumbly chocolate crust.
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, this simple dessert takes 30 minutes or less from the pantry to the plate, and they come in at only 2 smart points each.
9. Mini pumpkin cheesecake bites
Small in size but not in flavor, these mini pumpkin cheesecakes are perfectly creamy and spiced just right. Light cream cheese and margarine give these bites a flavor so rich, you won’t believe they are only 2SP each on all 3 MyWW programs.
The cheesecake batter comes together in minutes and is baked in a sweet cinnamon graham cracker crust that the whole family will love.
10. Chocolate caramel cheesecake muffins
Ahh, the 3 Cs! Chocolate, caramel, and cheesecake blend together perfectly in these muffins. They are SO easy to make, and while they feel quite decadent, they are only 5sp or 3pp each. Believe me, your family will love you for this one!
11. Weight Watchers Brownie cheesecake bites
And now, perhaps the most perfect Valentine’s Day treat on this list: Brownie cheesecake bites. Need I say more? Maybe not, but I will.
Brownie bites, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and pecans punctuate a light, vanilla cream cheese base just wonderfully. At 3 smart points each, you and your sweetheart (or sweet tooth) will definitely fall in love with these!
11 Weight Watchers Cheesecake Recipes
- Strawberry cheesecake shooters
- Chocolate swirl oreo cheesecakes
- Key lime cheesecake cream pie
- Pumpkin spice lightened up cheesecake
- Weight watchers Berry cheesecake
- Mini peppermint cheesecake bites
- Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake
- Mini mint oreo cheesecake bites
- Mini pumpkin cheesecake bites
- Chocolate caramel cheesecake muffins
- Weight Watchers Brownie cheesecake bites
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Thanks for reading Stephanie. The links are next to the numbers in the post.
Is there a better place I should put them?
Oh I think I see! I added links down in the recipe card also. Thanks for the suggestion, I think that does make more sense.