Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Cups


How many different flavor combos can we stuff into a dark chocolate cup? I’m excited (and a little scared) to find out.


First it was just a splash of orange zest. But I wanted to make a thicker filling, so this batch got vanilla bean paste for specks and flavor and some crushed raspberries.

Raspberries and dark chocolate are one of my favorite combinations – ever. I think I liked this batch even better than the originals! And now since berry season is over, I’m already brainstorming fall and winter versions I can try now that apples are back and citrus is coming around again.


These are still incredibly easy to make and you only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes. This is the only bad thing about them: they’re so quick and simple to make that it’s super easy to justify needing a treat.

But the best thing about them? They’re also portion controlled since you’re making them in muffin liners. Problem solved.


If you’re not a fan of raspberries and chocolate together (I don’t understand it, but I know you’re out there), toss in some blueberries or chopped strawberries instead.

Melt it, mix it, fill it, chill it, and you’re done!


Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Cups

Makes: 8 – 12 cups


  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 6 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  1. Pour 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. 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.
  3. Put the chocolate cups in the fridge while you mix the filling.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the greek yogurt and cream cheese together until the mixture is fairly smooth. If you want to get rid of all the little pockets of cream cheese, you can beat the mixture together. Stir in the raspberries and vanilla.
  5. 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.
  6. Drizzle another layer of 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.
  7. Remove from liners and serve.

If you’re here from seeing me on the Dr. Oz show today, thank you so much for visiting! Since all of my recipes on the show were no bake (and we talked about my original cheesecake yogurt cups) I wanted to do a new flavor today to give you another idea on how you can make these cups with your favorite flavors. *Also, while the recipes featured on the Dr. Oz show were gluten free, not all the recipes on my blog will be. I do cook gluten free quite often, but there are definitely non-gf recipes here, too.

Looking for the recipes featured on the show? Here they are!

Cheesecake Yogurt Chocolate Cups

Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl

Riceless Risotto

And don’t forget! I’m going to be hosting a Twitter Party tonight at 8 pm EST with Stonyfield and FoodCorps – we’ve got some great prizes. Hope to see you there!

39 Responses to “Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Cups”

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    Brandon — September 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    These are just plain evil! For winter flavor… how about light mint or cardamom?

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    Rose — September 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    These look delicious, Brandi.

    I know I’m a day or so late, but I wanted to congratulate you on the Dr. Oz show! How awesome! I am so proud of you :) I read your blog post on the treadmill and couldn’t comment. Better late than never, I hope!

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      thank you Rose!

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    Kathryn — September 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Raspberry and chocolate are such a wonderful combination, love the idea of these!

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    Ginger — September 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    WOOHOOOO!!!! We just watched you on Dr. Oz and you were GREAT!!! So proud for you and your success, Brandi. Now, some of these raspberry cheesecake cups would be wonderful at the next potluck….and throw in some of that risotto, too. :)

    • admin replied: — September 27th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      :) We might be able to do that!

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    Sherry — September 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Brandi! I saw you on Dr Oz today and I was really impressed with your recipes so I had to jump online and check out your blog! I am really excited to try these cheesecake cups!!! We love cheesecake in our house and anytime I can make it easy and fast and good for us that’s fab! I am going to check out more of your blog…I also want to make that risotto from the show!! I can’t wait!! Thanks so much!!

    • admin replied: — September 27th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Sherry! I hope you all like the cups – I actually just ate one of the raspberry ones I posted today :)

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    Carolyn Sharpe — September 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Where do I find dietary info on these recipes??

    • admin replied: — September 27th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Hi there! Dr. Oz and his team ran the info for those recipes on the show, and I think they’re going to be on his website. I don’t have a program to run the information for all my recipes, so I typically don’t include it.

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    Carolyn Sharpe — September 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I’m so so sorry to hear that. Your recipes sound VERY intriguing. However, I’m Really trying to lose weight, also a diabetic, so concentrating on calorie, fat, sugar, etc. content of recipes. Guess I’ll have to find a way to calculate these based on the recipe ingredients.

    • admin replied: — September 27th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Sorry I can’t help with that! I just don’t have the program or software to run each recipe, but I know you can find places that will do that!

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    Vikki — September 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Saw you on Dr. Oz. Like the cheesecake recipe but my husband is lactose intolerant. Since we have goats, I think I’ll make it with my homemade goatmilk cheese, sweetened with agave nectar, plus raspberries. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks! Vikki at http://vikkisverandah.blogspot.com

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 3:14 am

      that sounds great! I’m sure it will be perfect :)

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    Kandice — September 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Saw you on Dr. Oz and so glad I did. I am totally making this and the microwave blueberry/strawberry/raspberry breakfast cake.

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 1:18 am

      i hope you like it! depending on how deep the mug/bowl is that you use, you may need to cook it a bit longer, but it’s still quick for breakfast!

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    Marilyn Griffis — September 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Glad I watched Dr. Oz today. I have celiac disease and always looking for new things I can have. Love your recipes today and excited to follow your blog.Good job!

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 1:18 am

      thank you so much for stopping by! just a note: not all my recipes are gluten free, but I do have a good mix of GF and non-GF.

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    Angie — September 28, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I knew I loved Dr. Oz for a great reason…he has Awesome people like you Brandi on his show!! I am totally a fan of you now!! God bless!!

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 3:11 am

      thanks so much, Angie! I really appreciate it :)

  12. #
    Rachael — September 28, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Hi! Look, I NEVER watch Dr. Oz, lol, but I just happened upon it while folding clothes a little bit ago (nothing is on this time of night – 11:42pm Central)…. but I tuned it at just the right time…. I am so intrigued by your recipes! Being a mom of 3 (ages 8, 6, and 4)…. and 2 in sports… I need something easy, quick, healthy, and tastes good! I am excited to find your blog…. cause it looks like you may have met all my needs :-)

    Thanks! I can’t wait to get started!!!!!

  13. #
    Rachael — September 28, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Oh and let me add, that my oldest daughter actually has a wheat intolerance, while we are not FULLY GF, I try hard to be as GF as possible!!!! So THANK YOU!

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m happy you stopped by :) Not all my recipes are GF, but I do a good mix of GF and non.

  14. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Love all of your cheesecake cup creations, they just look amazing!

  15. #
    Life's a Bowl — September 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    These look so sinful… But I totally want to make them! Thank goodness for portion control ;P

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      exactly! :)

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    Lindahttp://www.food.com/recipe/mamas-spicy-zucchini-casserole-290038 — September 30, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I’m not sure what I did but my msg did not show up, I’ll try again. Saw you on Dr Oz and thought I would check out your blog, love your recipes.

  17. #
    Alana — September 30, 2012 at 6:56 am


    I just watched the Dr. Oz show with you demonstrating the cheesecake cups. Brilliant. I will be following your blog. So exciting.

    • admin replied: — October 1st, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Alana! I hope you like them!

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    Vanessa — September 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Saw you on Dr Oz & immediatley had to check out your blog! I made these yestarday and they were so delicious! My hubby loves dark chocolate and rassberries, and he’s also Greek so, he loved the Greek yougurt too! I had to stop him after his third cup! Their all gone now but I will defonitely be making them again. Love how fast and easy it was to prepare. They were litterally done in no time. Thank you for sharing!

    • admin replied: — October 1st, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Oh, this makes me so happy :) I love hearing that other people like these just as much as we do! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  19. #
    Shannon — October 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    i REALLY need to get on these :)

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    Lauren — October 2, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Oh yum! I must make these! I don’t do the best with cream cheese, so I may try goat cheese in place of it. What a great idea!

    • admin replied: — October 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 am

      Ooh, I bet the goat cheese will be great! Let me know how they turn out!

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    Cathy — October 6, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Just made these. Not loving the raspberries. I think I will try again using a berry I like or maybe some mint flavoring. I also put too much dark chocolate in the bottom. Very easy and great for a chocolate “fix.”

    • brandi / branappetit replied: — October 6th, 2012 at 1:26 am

      that’s the great thing about these – you can use whatever flavor you want!

  22. #
    BaKeR — August 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    This recipe is delicious! But the other day, instead of using raspberries or strawberries, I added peanut butter…. mmmm its so good! (just like a reeses)


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