No Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake has an Oreo cookie base, simple no-bake chocolate cheesecake & topped with an easy german chocolate frosting! It’s the perfect summer dessert that takes just a few minutes to make!
No Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake
I sure love a good no-bake treat. It seems to be my “go-to” mantra when the heat starts settling in. After so many years living in the dessert, we sure have a whole bunch of no-bake goodies in our recipe box. It was essential when we lived there & just because it doesn’t get that hot here, doesn’t mean that we don’t take advantage of the ease of putting those together for the family to enjoy.
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I had been craving german chocolate cake with all that delicious frosting. But again, I didn’t really want to break out my “go-to” cake pan & bake a cake. So instead I decided to utilize these adorable glass bowls for this no-bake german chocolate cheesecake. I have to tell you, I just love them! Why, because they come with lids!! That sure makes for some easy storage when I can just pop the lid on there before tossing in the fridge. I love the convenience of individual desserts. No serving each person- these are grab & go. YAY for that!
So while browsing other cheesecake recipes (because when I decide on one recipe I tend to want to look at about 50 others just to make sure I’m using my cream cheese wisely & there isn’t another recipe I might want to make more) I read that apparently people get pretty indignant when you mention no-bake cheesecake. I guess some are pretty passionate about the whole “cheesecake should be traditional” idea. Personally, I like variety. So while I absolutely LOVE a traditional New York style cheesecake & would never turn down a piece, I also love the no-bake variety too. I mean, really- it’s a treat. I’m not too picky when it comes to desserts made with cream cheese. Which is why I was so stoked to see no-bake cheesecake as the focus of this month’s 12 Bloggers challenge & I just had to create this no-bake german chocolate cheesecake to participate. So along with this delectable dish- you need to make sure to check out all the others being shared by my blogging buddies here today. YUM-O!
No Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake
- 3 crushed Oreo cookies per bowl I used 12 total
- 1 8oz package cream cheese- room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sour cream
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips- melted & cooled to room temperature
German Chocolate Frosting
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1-1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Crumble Oreo cookies into bowls & set aside
In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy & smooth
Beat in confectioners sugar, sour cream & vanilla & beat well
Slowly mix in melted (& cooled) chocolate & whip 2-3 minutes
Spoon mixture over crushed Oreo's & place bowls in refrigerator while you make the frosting
Combine egg yolks, sugar, evaporated milk & butter in a saucepan & heat over medium until thickened (about 12 minutes) Mixture will come to a rolling boil- keep stirring while cooking until thick
Once thickened, remove from heat & stir in coconut & pecans
Allow to cool to room temperature before adding several spoonfuls to the top of each bowl of cheesecake & enjoy!
(store any remaining frosting in refrigerator for future use)
Doesn’t that just look so amazing? I could go for some more right now.
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