Saturday, February 17, 2018

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

I just LOVE cheesecake.  It is one of my favorite desserts and yet I do not enjoy making real cheesecake as I have yet to have any real success with it.

I do however enjoy a nice no-bake variety of cheesecake and thought I'd play around with a new recipe for it this week.  I made a no- bake chocolate cheesecake that was simply amazing!


I found a package of Biscoff cookies at our local Walgreens a week or so ago and snapped them right up.  I had never had these cookies until flying to Charleston this past summer and simply fell in love with them on the plane.  They remind me a bit of a graham cracker but with a bit more crunch and a slightly different taste.  



I thought they'd make a wonderful crust for the cheesecake.  I was right too!  It was amazing.  

Here's how I made my cheesecake:

20 Biscoff Cookies
4 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup milk
1 small package vanilla instant pudding 
1 cup semi- sweet chocolate morsels, melted
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 container cool whip
Some hot fudge for decorating

In my food processor I pulsed the Biscoff cookies into crumbs and mixed them with the melted butter in a small bowl. I would have pressed them into a crust in my traditional pie plate but I had already used them both and had to resort to using my springform pan instead. I then set the pan in the fridge and worked on the filling. 


In my stand mixer I combined the milk and pudding mix following the package directions.  


I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave.


I added the melted chocolate and the cream cheese to the pudding and beat on high; scraping the sides of the bowl when needed.  


I spread the chocolate filling on top of the crust and put the whole thing back into the fridge until I was ready to serve it.  


I removed the sides of the springform pan and covered the cheesecake with cool whip then drizzled it with melted chocolate.



While my cheesecake was a bit flat since I had planned on using a pie plate and not a springform pan it was quite delicious!  I found the cheesecake to be light and airy and not at all heavy; which I just loved.




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16 comments :

  1. I love a cheesecake recipe that doesn't require baking or a springform pan! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks for the pin! I do too; they're so much easier to deal with and I don't have to worry about it cracking and looking awful.

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  2. This looks delicious! I love all kinds of cheesecake. Pinning.

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    1. Me too! Cheesecake is my favorite of all desserts. Thanks for the Pin.

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  3. That's a beautiful cheese cake - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

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  4. Oh wow, this loos delicious! I could just eat a slice right now :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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  5. Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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  6. Your No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake looks fabulous, which I had a slice! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Since I gave up desserts for Lent, I'll have to pin this and make it later but boy I can't wait! This looks so delicious!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  8. Congratulations!
    Your Post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and will be pinned to our Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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