Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

June 29, 2023
Whip up a platter full of red, white, & blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for an easy and tasty 4th of July ... or any time ... treat.

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Summer is upon us, and the 4th of July is quickly approaching. Which has had me thinking lately about watching the 4th of July fireworks as a kid ...and how easy it was for our family to watch our town's fireworks celebration. Yes, we were very fortunate and truly couldn't have had it much easier at all. All we had to do was ... step out on our deck!


No driving. No schlepping of lawn or camping chairs to sit in. No parking spot hunting. And no waiting-forever-for-the-parking-lot-to-empty after the fireworks were over.

See, I grew up in a small town in Vermont that was pretty much a valley in the center, surrounded by hills on each side. Our town's fireworks were set off from the car racing track (a small quarter-mile speedway that I loved going to every summer on Thursday nights!) that sat atop one of the town's hills.

And our house?  Well, it just so happened to be located on the opposing hill to the race track ... with our deck offering a perfect view of the gorgeous fireworks as they exploded over the treeline.

Watching fireworks doesn't get much easier than that, does it?

Now these Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites may not be quite as easy as simply stepping out on the deck to watch the fireworks. -- But they're pretty darn close.

These fruit-based sweet treats are always a hit! Whip up a platter, and watch them disappear in no time.

What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Beautiful red, white & blue - With their red and blue berries topped with white cheesecake piping, these beautiful little bites make for one very pretty presentation.
  • Super tasty - Sweetened cream cheese flavored with almond extract pairs wonderfully with the strawberries and blueberries, creating one very tasty treat.
  • Easy to make - Whip up a quick cheesecake topping, pipe it on halved strawberries, and top with fresh blueberries. -- That's truly all there is to whipping up a plate of these fun and festive bites.
  • Always a hit - These fruit-based sweet treats are always a hit! Whip up a platter, and watch them disappear in no time.

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Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bite Ingredients:

It takes just 5 ingredients to make these tasty little bites. To whip up a platter of these beautiful and tasty red, white, and blue treats you'll need:

  • Strawberries - The star of these tasty little bites. Halved strawberries create the base and the red component of the strawberry cheesecake bites. Look for large, fully-ripe berries for the tastiest result.

  • Blueberries - Serve as the blue component of these red, white, & blue bites. Medium-sized, plump, fully berries are best both for flavor and for fitting well atop the strawberries halves.

  • Cream cheese - The base of the cheesecake topping that creates the flavorful white component of the berry bites. We recommend using regular, full-fat cream cheese, as it creates a firmer-textured topping that pipes and holds its shape better than one made with reduced-fat cream cheese.

  • Confectioners' sugar - Sweetens the cheesecake topping.

  • Almond extract - Nicely flavors the cheesecake topping. Vanilla extract could be substituted, if you prefer.
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How to Make Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites:

Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites aren't just tasty and make for a pretty presentation on a platter, they're pretty easy to make, too.

To whip up a platter full, start by cutting some large strawberries in half.  I like to leave the leaf cap on and just cut right through it. -- Because (one) it looks pretty, and (two) the leaves act as a little "handle" to hold onto when picking up and eating these tasty little bites.

Then place the strawberry halves, cut-side-up, on a platter.

If you have a berry half that doesn't sit level, cut a teeny tiny slice from the rounded platter-side of the strawberry to give it a flat spot to sit upon.

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For the cheesecake topping, mix together a block of softened cream cheese with a little powdered sugar and a small touch of almond extract. Stir these together until the mixture is smooth. -- But don't overmix them, as the cream cheese will become thin and too runny to hold it's shape on the berries.

Chill the cream cheese mixture for about 15 minutes to set just a bit. Then pipe some on top of each strawberry half. Top the piped cream cheese with a couple of fresh blueberries.

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And that's it!

Easy as that, you've got a perfectly delicious platter of red, white, and blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for enjoying during your 4th of July ... or any time ... festivities.

Check out these other tasty red white & blue treats:

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Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Whip up a platter full of red, white, & blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for an easy and tasty 4th of July ... or any time ... treat.
Prep time: 30 MinTotal time: 30 Min



  1. Place softened cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, and almond extract in a small bowl; stir until well combined and smooth. Chill for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. While cream cheese mixture chills, rinse strawberries and pat dry with paper towels. Leaving leaves on, slice each strawberry in half lengthwise and set aside on a plate or serving platter with the cut side up. (If strawberry halves do not sit level on the platter, cut a very tiny slice from the rounded side of the berry half to create a flat spot for it to sit upon.)
  3. Spoon cream cheese mixture into a piping bag (I use a disposable piping bag) fitted with a large star tip. (If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a zip-top baggie. Cut off one of the bottom corners of the bag and use it to pipe through.)Pipe cream cheese mixture onto each of the strawberry halves.
  4. Top each strawberry half with two blueberries. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to about 3 hours.
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  1. Great ideas!! I am planning my 4th of July menu and your strawberry cobbler has made it to the list! I am sending this link to my family members so they can choose some recipes. Love it. - Seri from

    1. Thank you so much, Seri. That Strawberry Cobbler rocks! Hope you and your family enjoy it!!

  2. I love cheesecake, but it can be so time consuming. This is a great way to satiate my cravings a little faster. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

    1. Thank you for your comment, we love it when readers enjoy the recipes.

  3. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

  4. I love this idea and can't wait to try it this 4th!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  5. I love your Strawberries, they look so festive and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. This is a lovely snack!

    (I pinned it here:

  7. If there are two things that belong together, it is cheesecake and strawberries. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing Tracey!

  8. I am so making the strawberry cheesecake bites. They not only are pretty, but look delicious as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. This is one of the best red-white-and-blue dishes I've seen so far this year. I love how fresh it is with all the fruit, and easy to make. Thanks!

  10. These look so cute and fun - as well as delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. I've featured your post at the party this week.Hope to 'see' you there! Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

  11. What a cute idea. I know that these would go over big at one of my family gatherings. Thank you for sharing at Nifty Thrifty Sunday.

  12. What a great idea for an easy 4th of July dessert. And sounds scrumptious!

  13. I will definitely be making these for the 4th celebration. Not only are they easy but they look delicious! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  14. I just LOVE holiday themed treats Tracey!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy –
    Congrats on being one of our Featured Bloggers this week!

  15. I had some of these at a party recently and they were heavenly!

  16. I love these!! Pinned to make at our memorial day picnic! I'd love it if you stopped by our blog party and shared this!
    Have a wonderful week.

  17. These look SO delicious! And with a little modification, I can have them on my diet too :) I am really looking forward to trying them. Thanks!

  18. Perfect 4th of July treat! I'd love it if you would share these at our weekly link up. I think our readers would love your recipes. I hope you stop by :)

  19. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday. I wanted to let you know that you are one of my featured links this week. Come check it out at

  20. These look delicious Tracey and so easy to prepare too.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your strawberry cheesecake bites at tonight's party and pinning too.

  21. Thanks for sharing at the what's for dinner party!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. No bake recipe - very simple to make. This is delicious.

  23. These little bites look absolutely delicious, what a brilliant idea.

  24. I love these everytime you share. Deliciously healthy holiday treat!! And fun! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week.

  25. I like how healthy and pretty they look. Thanks for the idea!

  26. A wonderful and colorful snack. Our ADRIENNE has chosen your post to be featured in the next Blogger's Pit Stop.

  27. These are adorable and look so yummy. I'll be featuring this post today at Thursday Favorite Things. :)

  28. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,696. We have enjoyed featuring your post this week and hope you will come back again soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you for hosting the link party; we enjoy linking up with you.


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