Cookies & Creme No-Bake Cheesecake

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This past Valentine’s Day we decided to stay in and have a deca­dent meal of Roasted Lamb. We wanted some­thing easy after a more com­pli­cated meal but still wanted a treat to end the night.

This no-bake cook­ies and creme cheesescake really hit the spot. I orig­i­nally had thought it would taste bet­ter with a cookie crust, but the gra­ham crack­ers kept the cheese­cake from get­ting too sweet.

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We used the forks from our wed­ding and I was finally able to try my hand at a true cheese­cake because my aunt gifted me a great spring­form pan for Christ­mas. I made the mis­take of driz­zling the choco­late top­ping on before pop­ping the the cake out of the pan so it stuck a bit, but still tasted great.

Topped with choco­late cov­ered espresso beans and served chilled, this cheese­cake is light and creamy but rich enough to cel­e­brate a spe­cial occasion.

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Cook­ies & Creme No-Bake Cheese­cake Recipe

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By nicole Pub­lished: March 25, 2015

  • Yield: 9-inch cheese­cake (12 Servings)

Adapted from Bak­ers Royale

Ingre­di­ents

Instruc­tions

  1. Com­bine gra­ham cracker crumbs with sugar.
  2. Add melted but­ter and blend until com­bined. Press into pan. Set aside.
  3. Beat heavy cream until medium peaks form. Set aside.
  4. Add cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla pow­der, lemon juice to a bowl and beat until smooth.
  5. Add cream cheese mix­ture to heavy cream and beat until incorporated.
  6. Gen­tly fold in crushed cookies.
  7. Fill cho­sen pan with a slight mound at the cen­ter, as the cheese­cake will become slightly sunken at the center.
  8. Refrig­er­ate for at least 6 hours to set or overnight for best results. Keep refrig­er­ated up until 20 min­utes before serving.
  9. Remove from refrig­er­a­tor and smooth top to level with edges. Driz­zle melted choco­late and gar­nish with choco­late cov­ered espresso beans.

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