No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

During the summer I like to make quick and easy desserts. I also look for desserts that don’t have to be cooked. I don’t want to heat up my oven any more than I have to. This pie recipe is all of the above. It is very good, but also quick and very easy, plus you do not have to bake it.

The recipe originally came from Hersey’s, so I should have known it would be good. I usually use the special dark chips because I prefer them, but semi-sweet also work well. The recipe calls for a graham cracker crust. To keep this no bake, I buy my crust. I would suggest making it with an Oreo cookie crust instead of just graham cracker. I think it makes the pie even better than the graham cracker crust. But again either one will work.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick), softened and divided
  • 2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 packaged graham cracker crumb crust or Oreo crust

DIRECTIONS

Place chocolate chips and 1/2 of the butter in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 45 seconds and stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and remaining butter in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until creamy. Gradually add melted chips, beating on low speed until blended. Fold in whipped topping until blended; spoon into crust. Refrigerate until firm.

chocolate cheesecake

Lynn is a stay at home mom to three kids. She loves to cook and try new recipes. You can follow her adventures in the kitchen at lynnskitchenadventures.com

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