Saturday Thoughts...No Bake Cheesecake

 I had one package of Kraft’s cream cheese that needed to be used and as I had made a baked cheesecake recently thought I would make an unbaked one. My daughter Amy is a big fan of CoolWhip and that is what the original recipe calls for.
 This was going to also be a test of GF cookies for the crust. I haven’t found any using cookie crumbs that I was very happy with. These cookies are Walmart’s brand Great Value and are an Oreo type of cookie. Well, I am happy to say that they worked out well. By far the best I have tried yet. The cookies come in chocolate and vanilla and soon I will try the vanilla ones.
 The original recipe was from Kraft and you made it in a purchased crumb crust for a pie and used a can of cherry pie filling on the top. I used my 6 inch spring form pan and thought it might not set up as firm being deeper than a pie plate but it worked just fine either way. If you want to use it as a pie type a 9 inch pie crust would work.
 You will want to plan ahead, it should be refrigerated at least 3 to 4 hours or better over night. I think fresh strawberries would be good for a topping with the chocolate crust or chocolate curls just not more whipped topping.
Oreo Cookie Pie Crust
12 whole Oreo cookies (Use whole cookies including filling)
2 Tablespoons melted butter
In a food processor or plastic bag, blend or use a rolling pan to make crumbs that are the texture of coarse meal. Add melted butter and stir together just until combined.
Press into pan evenly on bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate crust one hour before filling.
 Unbaked Cheesecake
1 - 8 ounce package Cream Cheese softened
cup granulated sugar
1 tub thawed Whipped topping
1 purchased ready to use crumb pie crust or recipe for crust above.
Fresh fruit, canned pie filling or some crumbs from the crust for topping 
Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
Stir in whipped topping and spoon into crumb crust
Chill at least three to 4 hours or over night
Top with your choice of topping


  1. Oh, My, this looks delicious and I do love cheesecake.
    For Valentine's Day, a person could use 3 - chocolate dipped strawberries and place on top; right in the center. Raspberries on top would also work for decorating the top.
    I have 2 - 6inch spring foam pans so I just might make 2 cheesecakes by dividing up the mixture.
    Thank You.
    Stay warm and stay safe.
    We are under a winter advisory here in Texas. Right now it's 21 deg and freezing drizzle. Monday evening our low will be down to 1 deg; according to our weather report anyway.

    1. Colleen, I think the strawberries would be very good with this recipe or maybe cherries. That is really cold for you all in Texas. We are having actual temps below zero and wind chill temps right now of -35° will Spring never come?

  2. It is easy and good and quite rich so cut smaller pieces too start with.


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