I found a web site with recipes for cheese cakes in a jar and I thought it looked so much fun that I decided to give it a try and made a cheese cake with orange flavor mixed with chocolate. This cheese cake is not baked so it’s a very easy cheese cake to make. So this is our dessert after a BBQ dinner, mmmmm. What are you all eating tonight?

1 cup non-dairy graham crackers
1 1/2 tbs butter
Combine everything until wet and crumbly. Add more butter if it seems too dry.

3 tubs plain plant-based cream cheese, I used follow your heart
1/2 vanilla bean seeds
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Grated peel from 1 orange
Mix until completely creamy.

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup cream, I used coconut cream

  • Heat cream on low heat in a sauce pot.
  • Melt chocolate in the cream and stir until all chocolate has dissolved and you are left with a creamy and thick sauce.
  • Let sauce cool a few minutes.
  • Place some of the crust in the bottom of each jar.
  • Pour the filling and end with the chocolate sauce in a  thin layer on top.
  • Place in fridge for 1 hour before serving.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)


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    October 2, 2011

    What a neat idea! I'd never heard of it before…

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    October 2, 2011

    It's a very fun way to serve a dessert and I can't wait to try other recipes.

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