Monday, June 22, 2009

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

I made this for Father's Day. It is one of those recipes that is super quick to put together, looks and serves beautifully and everyone raves about it. It is super creamy, chocolate-y, ultra-smooth to the tongue and it has a chocolate chip cookie crust, what more can a person ask for?


 This recipe makes a nice thick cheesecake that is pretty enough for company!

(1) 16 & 1/2 ounce pkg. refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (or 2 cups of home made chocolate chip cookie dough) at room temperature.
(2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese (room temperature)
(1) cup of white sugar
(4) one ounce packets of Nestle Toll House pre-melted chocolate (see note)
(2) 8 ounce containers of Cool Whip (thawed)

For the crust:
Preheat your oven to 375. Evenly spread the cookie dough into an ungreased 9" spring form pan (2 piece pan). Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let this cool completely (leave it in the pan ).

For the filling:
With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar and pre-melted chocolate until very well blended. Beat in the two containers of Cool Whip until you see an even color throughout the filling. Spoon the filling into the cooled crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Frosting:
This does not have to be frosted, but it is pretty with either a drizzled frosting or a simple chocolate glaze & sprinkles.

NOTE: This recipe calls for Nestle Toll House Choco Bake which is a pre-melted chocolate. It comes in a box of eight, one ounce packets. I found it at Walmart, of all places, right with the other baking chocolate.
NOTE: Make sure the cookie dough and cream cheese are at room temperature.

15 comments:

Mary said...

With this heat its the cake for me , great recipe!

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, I can just taste the creamy chocolaty smoothness! YUM!! Definitely going to keep this recipe, too.

I made your sourdough waffles. I'll be posting them probably later this week. They are TERRIFIC!

Denise said...

Coleen, this looks so easy and so tasty. I am printing this out today. yummy

Debbie said...

Does that ever look good! So pretty and delicious. This is a perfect cheesecake for summer. I will be giving this one a try...

Mommy's Kitchen said...

That looks so darn yummy and pretty all at the same time. Great job Coleen.

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh..chocolate chip cookie crust!! This sounds soooo good :) (and I wish we lived closer so you could teach me to bake yeast bread w/out fear, too!)

Wandering Coyote said...

Beautiful! I love the no-bake cheesecakes as much as I do the baked ones. This looks totally amazing!

Ingrid said...

That's an impressive looking cheesecake totally makes me wish I was crazy for chocolate. That chocolate chip cookie crust is pretty genius, too!
~ingrid

Btw, sorry I've been MIA,one words KIDS! :)

figtreeapps said...

I just may have to try this tomorrow..I know it will be a HUGE hit. Thanks for sharing. Figtreeapps

Lara said...

I'm picking my jaw up off of the keyboard now. That looks SO good!

teresa said...

Oh wow, my husband would love this! Cookie dough crust? Awesome!

Carrie said...

Colleen, you've out done yourself with this one! I am going to need you to mail me a slice!

I love that it's no-bake, I love that there aren't a lot of ingredients, and I can't wait to try it!

burpandslurp said...

This is great for the summer when it is too hot to bake but you crave a nice cold slice of cheesecake! Thanks, coleen!

Monica H said...

Chocolate chip cookie crust and cheesecake- SOLD!!!

Robin Sue said...

This looks so good and I love that it is no bake!