Cheesecake Yogurt Chocolate Cups

So…I don’t know what to say about these.

For two weeks, I didn’t think they would happen. I failed every time I tried to make them. And for the past two weeks, I’ve been a little mad every time I looked at these pictures because they took me so long to finally get right.

I tried filling these cups with frozen yogurt. Fail. But I know what I did wrong, so that will be happening. Soon.

Then I tried the first batch of cheesecake filling. Fail #2. Ditto above.

One more batch of cheesecake filling. Fail #3. Have no idea what went wrong! I was sure those would make it.

I was about to give up, eat the melted chocolate on its own and use the yogurt in my breakfast. Again.

Seriously. It’s melted chocolate and a filling. How hard can this be?

But finally. Four tries, a little tweaking, and a little bit of patience, and they’re finally here.

The filling isn’t like a real slice of cheesecake, but the flavor is there. I couldn’t figure out how to get the fluffy texture without baking a whole cheesecake, cutting out rounds, and putting those in the chocolate cups. And after already having 3 failures in the span of 2 days, I wasn’t about to bake an entire cheesecake just to see if it worked.

But…I may just try that for the next batch.

Cheesecake Yogurt Chocolate Cups

Makes: 8 cups or 12-16 mini cups


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh orange zest


  1. Pour 1 and 1/2 cups of the chocolate chips into a glass bowl and either heat over a pan of simmering water or melt in the microwave for 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  2. Stir in the last 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and mix together until all the chocolate is smooth and glossy.
  3. Drop a spoonful of the melted chocolate into 8 cupcake liners. Use a spoon to spread the chocolate into an even layer and bring the chocolate up the sides of the liners to help keep the filling in the cup.
  4. Put the chocolate cups in the fridge while you mix the filling.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with a 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar. Taste. If you want it a little sweeter, add some more powdered sugar and mix until there are no more lumps.
  6. Mix the greek yogurt and orange zest into the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Once the chocolate cups have set, take them out of the fridge and drop a spoonful of the cream cheese filling into each one. Spread the filling into an even layer.
  8. Place the cups back in the fridge for about 5 minutes to let the cheesecake filling firm up a little bit.
  9. Take the cups back out, stir the rest of your melted chocolate (reheat for a few seconds if you need to), and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cheesecake filling. Gently spread the chocolate over the filling, then put the cups back in the fridge for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate has hardened.
  10. Remove from liners and serve.


  1. Oh girl — these look TOO good!!! Way to go for sticking with the idea. Fourth time’s a charm!

  2. I will eat yogurt in any form but even better if it’s wrapped up in chocolate!

  3. What a smart idea! I love this!

  4. oh boy, those do sound heavenly! glad you persevered for us :)

  5. Oh girl, these look great! And such minimal ingredients! Who would have thought?

  6. I’m sorry these gave you so much trouble! But really…I’m not because they look amazing and oh so worth it!

  7. Well, looks like your efforts were worth it because these sound amazing!

  8. These look divine! I’ve been obsessed with making my healthy peppermint patties lately – but these are on my list next!!

  9. Love this! I saw something kinda similar on pinterest a while back with greek yogurt and wondered how it would work… thanks for doing the leg work :)

  10. Way to persevere!! I would have throw a tantrum and just eaten each individual component – I would have let them win. hhaha Me and patience don’t get along. But I’m so glad you overcame – these look fantastic Brandi!

  11. These sound amazing! Great idea!

  12. fun, fun, fun! I love the filling!

  13. Well, these look AMAZING, so apparently your hard work paid off =)

  14. Ah, sweet victory. At least you finally got it! They look great!

  15. These look so delicious, Brandi! What a super creative summertime dessert or snack. Love it!

  16. these are ingenious! glad your determination paid off :) i could go for one right now!

  17. What a delicious idea! I’m so glad you kept trying :D

  18. I just wanted to let you know I just posted this as part of my friday favourites :) (

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  20. What a delicious idea!

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  22. I am a weight watcher and would like to know the Fat, carbs, fiber, and protein count so I can figure out the points. Thanks they are great. Loved you on Oz.

    • Hi Ann! I don’t have the software to run the recipes for the nutritional information – does WW online still have the recipe builder? That should give the information, I think. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  23. i saw you on Dr. Oz today and want to make the yogurt cups but am disappointed that you don’t give the nutritional values, fat grams in particular! Do you have it
    for this recipe or do I just not know how to read your site?

    • Hi Gloria – at this time, I don’t post the nutritional information. I don’t have the software to run the recipes through, but it is something I’m looking into!

  24. I decided to use dark chocolate. Once they were prepared, I put them in the freezer and they are amazing!

  25. Hi Brandi, I saw you on Dr. Oz and became an instant fan!. I made the Greek yogurt cups. Really yummy. I ran the info through a calculator on
    It’ a good site to figure nutritional values. Anyone can put their own Brand ingredient values there and figure it out. The recipe will vary with individual preferences of how much powdered sugar to add and different brands of chocolate, cream cheese, and Greek yogurt. I’m thinking since you valued the cups at 145 calories each, I’d like to say 3 points would be fair to say as long as the layer of chocolate is light on bottom and top. So glad I found your site. Keep up the good work. You awe awesome.

    • Hi Margaret – thanks so much for the note and for telling me about that site! I’ll look into that. So glad you liked the cheesecake cups!

  26. Made these today but recipe confusing without pictures. How much chocolate on the bottom? Does not say to save some for the top so I put it all in the bottom (didn’t read recipe all lthe way thru). What is a “spoonful”??

    • Hi Peggy! It’s hard for me to get pictures of every step since it’s normally just me in the kitchen. I just use a regular kitchen cereal spoon and drop a spoonful in the bottom, enough to cover the bottom and move around the sides a little bit.

  27. So glad I saw you on Dr. Oz – you are amazing!!! I’m making these tonight and I truly believe it’s going to be a HUGE hit with the family!

  28. These looked so yummy on Dr. Oz I plan to try them tomorrow. I’m wondering though how well they keep if you make them ahead of time. I have a bbq to go to & wanted to bring these. Can they be made the day before?

    • Hi Stacey – yes, they’d be fine to make a day ahead. Just make sure to keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to leave and keep them cool until close to when you want to serve them. Enjoy!

  29. These are amazing. I made them open without the additional chocolate top & they were still rich. Hubby wants me to use the filling in all kinds of other cake concoctions he loved it so much. Going to try straining the yogurt to make it thicker the way my mother inlaw makes tzatziki. Thinking this might give it more of that cheesecake texture. We shall see. Loving your recipes. Thanks.

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