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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake 

Prepare to be AMAZED by the sheer decadence of our No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake! This dessert is not just a treat; it’s a step into the world of luxurious, creamy indulgence.

Perfect for chocolate lovers and cheesecake aficionados alike, this recipe combines the richness of chocolate with the silky smoothness of cheesecake, all without the need for an oven!

With a quick preparation time and a simple setting process, this cheesecake is ideal for those moments when you crave something sweet but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a spontaneous dessert craving, this No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is sure to impress.

Why You’ll Love No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake 

  • Decadent Chocolate Flavor: The combination of semi-sweet and dark chocolate creates a rich and indulgent taste that’s perfect for chocolate lovers.
  • No-Bake Ease: Without the need for baking, this cheesecake is not only easy to make but also eliminates the worry of over-baking or cracking that often comes with traditional baked cheesecakes.
  • Creamy and Smooth Texture: The mix of cream cheese and sour cream ensures a luxuriously smooth and creamy texture that melts in your mouth.
  • Unique Crust: The Stroopwaffle pie crust adds a delightful twist, offering a caramel-like, crunchy contrast to the creamy filling.

Ingredients Needed To Make No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake 

  • Butter
  • Stroopwaffle Pie Crust
  • Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • Sour Cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate (melted)
  • Dark Chocolate (melted)

How To Make No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake 

Start by melting the butter and combining it with the Stroopwafel pie crust. Press this mixture into the bottom of your cheesecake pan and refrigerate.

Melt the chocolate using your preferred method – double boiler or microwave.

In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, powdered sugar, and melted chocolate until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency.

Pour this chocolatey heaven into the cheesecake pan and let it set in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

Optional: Garnish with chocolate frosting and extra pie crust crumbs for a stunning presentation.

Ready to serve and enjoy!

Variations & Substitutions


  1. Fruit Layer: Add a layer of raspberry, strawberry, or blueberry compote on top of the crust before adding the chocolate filling. This adds a delightful fruity twist that complements the rich chocolate flavor.
  2. Nutty Crunch: Incorporate chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans into the crust or sprinkle on top for added texture and flavor.
  3. Chocolate Variety: Experiment with different types of chocolate – white chocolate, milk chocolate, or even flavored chocolates like orange or mint can create interesting variations.
  4. Caramel Drizzle: A drizzle of caramel over the top of the cheesecake before serving adds a deliciously sweet and gooey element.
  5. Coffee Infusion: Mix a little espresso powder or strong coffee into the chocolate filling for a mocha-flavored cheesecake.
  6. Liqueur Flavored: Enhance the chocolate filling with a splash of liqueur such as Baileys, Kahlua, or Grand Marnier for an adult twist.
  7. Cookie Surprise: Mix crushed cookies into the cheesecake filling for a surprise texture.


  1. Crust Alternatives: Instead of Stroopwaffle crust, use graham cracker, Oreo, digestive biscuits, or even a gluten-free crust for dietary needs.
  2. Dairy-Free/Vegan Options: Substitute cream cheese, sour cream, and butter with plant-based alternatives. Use dairy-free chocolate.
  3. Sugar Substitutes: If you’re looking to reduce sugar, use a sugar substitute or reduce the amount of powdered sugar. Be mindful of how it might affect the texture.
  4. Butter Alternative: For a lighter crust, use coconut oil instead of butter.
  5. Chocolate Options: If you prefer less sweetness, use more dark chocolate and less semi-sweet chocolate, or vice versa for a sweeter taste.

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make the No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake ahead of time?

Absolutely! One of the great advantages of this cheesecake is that it needs time to set, making it a perfect make-ahead dessert. You can prepare it a day or two in advance and keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.

Is it possible to make this cheesecake dairy-free or vegan?

Yes, you can adapt this recipe to be dairy-free or vegan by using plant-based alternatives for cream cheese, sour cream, and butter. There are several vegan chocolate options available as well. Just ensure that your substitutes are suitable for whipping and setting.

Can I use a different type of crust for this cheesecake?

Definitely! While Stroopwaffle crust provides a unique flavor, you can use other crusts like graham cracker, Oreo, or even a homemade biscuit crust. The key is to ensure it complements the chocolate flavor of the filling.

How do I store the cheesecake, and how long will it last?

Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. It typically lasts up to 5 days, making it a great option for planning ahead.

What’s the best way to slice the cheesecake cleanly?

For clean slices, use a sharp, thin-bladed knife. Dip the knife in hot water and wipe it dry between each cut. This method helps to create smooth, even slices.

Can I freeze the No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake?

Yes, this cheesecake freezes well. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

How can I prevent the cheesecake from being too hard to slice after setting?

Ensure you don’t over-chill the cheesecake. Letting it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before serving can make it easier to slice. Also, the consistency of the filling should be creamy but firm – not frozen solid.

Can I add toppings to this cheesecake?

Of course! Toppings like whipped cream, fresh berries, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of caramel sauce can add extra flavor and a beautiful presentation to your cheesecake.

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is next level awesomeness! Its decadent, light and a must-have!
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Setting Time: 4 hours
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 842kcal


  • Cheesecake pan (8″ or 9″)
  • mixing bowls
  • Double boiler or microwave
  • Fridge


  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 cups of Stroopwaffle Pie Crust
  • 32 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate melted
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melted


  • In a bowl, melt the butter. Add the Stroopwaffle pie crust and mix well.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of the cheesecake pan. Place in the fridge.
  • Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave.
  • In another bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, powdered sugar, and melted chocolate. Mix on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the mixture into the cheesecake pan. Place in the fridge to set for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Optional: Top with chocolate frosting and extra pie crust for decoration.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 842kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1800IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Easy to follow recipe and I was easily able to cut this recipe in half. Made it completely dairy free and used majority dark chocolate, and it tasted like a cheesecake! Will make again.

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