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This easy no-bake caramel cheesecake combines a chocolate cookie crust, a cream cheese filling, and a caramel swirl on top! It’s so cool and creamy and great if you need a make-ahead dessert.

Overhead shot of caramel cheesecake pie with caramel candies and caramel sauce around it

BEST No Bake Caramel Cheesecake Pie

Let’s talk about the trifecta that is chocolate, cheesecake, and caramel. Isn’t it just the best combination? I never get tired of it, and this caramel swirl cheesecake is one of my favorite ways to combine those three magical things.

I’m sharing some variations, too! For example, you can switch up the crust, make it a salted caramel cheesecake, and use fresh whipped cream. You’re going to love this easy caramel cheesecake recipe.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It has a two-ingredient no-bake chocolate cookie crust! It’s as simple as crushing the cookies, mixing them with butter, and into the pan it goes.
  • The filling is almost as simple – it’s a creamy brown sugar cheesecake filling with whipped topping. It’s rich but with a light texture that just about melts in your mouth.
  • And don’t forget the third part – the caramel! It’s drizzled all over the top and swirled in to create a pretty pattern. Add a little more before serving for the finishing touch!
  • It’s so easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill before serving! But the wait is worth it – the chocolate, caramel, cream cheese combo is so hard to resist.


  • Chocolate sandwich cookies: Oreos work great, but be sure to check out the tips section for other ideas. You do not need to remove the cream filling!
  • Butter – I like to use unsalted butter and melt it in the microwave.
  • Cream cheese – Leave it out at room temperature to soften, so it’s easy to mix.
  • Brown sugarpack the measuring cup with it!
  • Vanilla extract – adds a hint of flavor.
  • Whipped topping – don’t forget to thaw it first!
  • Caramel sauce – use store-bought or homemade caramel sauce. I have tons of caramel recipes, all linked below.

How to Make Cheesecake Pie with Caramel

  1. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Fold in the whipped topping. You can also use whipped cream (see substitutions below).
  3. You’ll need an Oreo Crust. You can make my homemade Oreo crust or buy one from the store. Spread the cheesecake mixture over the chilled crust.
  4. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top, and then use a skewer to swirl it over the top of the filling.
One slice of caramel cheesecake pie on a plate with caramel sauce and candies in the background

Crust Substitutions

You can use any of your favorite crusts – homemade or store bought!

Caramel Substitutions

You can use store-bought or try any of my homemade caramel sauce recipes. Here are my favorites!


What caramel should I use for caramel cheesecake?

If you make your caramel sauce, be sure to chill it before drizzling it over the filling. If it’s hot or warm, it will melt the filling. The nice thing about homemade sauce is that it keeps well in the refrigerator so that you can make it in advance.

Why does my cheesecake have lumps?

For the best creamy texture, use room-temperature ingredients. Especially the cream cheese – it should be softened at room temperature before you use it.

Can I use fresh whipped cream?

Yes, you can swap frozen whipped topping for fresh whipped cream. You will need three cups.

How should you store no bake cheesecake?

It should be kept in the refrigerator loosely covered. Leftover caramel cheesecake will keep for up to three days this way.

Can I freeze it?

If you use whipped topping, you can freeze it.

Close up shot of a slice of caramel cheesecake pie on a white scalloped plate

Caramel Cheesecake Pie Recipe

5 from 5 votes
This easy no bake cheesecake is full of caramel in every bite! Top a simple no bake cheesecake with caramel sauce, all with chocolate cookie crust.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 9-inch Oreo Crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8 ounce container whipped topping, thawed
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
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  • Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until smooth using a hand or a stand mixer. Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Spread cheesecake over crust. Drizzle some of the cooled caramel over the cheesecake and use a skewer or butter knife to swirl. Chill at least one hour.
  • Serve pie with more caramel drizzle. Store pie in refrigerator loosely covered for up to 3 days.

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Recipe Notes

You have caramel choices:

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

This easy no-bake Caramel Cheesecake Pie combines a chocolate cookie crust, a cream cheese filling, and a caramel swirl on top! It’s so cool and creamy and great if you need a make-ahead dessert.

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. Great taste and easy to prepare. Next time I make this, I am going to double up the cream cheese though, but keep everything else the same.

  2. This post is very confusing. Frustrating having to read through all the non-important stuff searching for the recipe. What the heck. Just give us the recipe- I still can’t find how to make the caramel topping!

    1. If you read the post – which gives all the helpful tips for how to make the recipe – you’ll notice there are about 5 links for different caramel sauces you can use PLUS it links to 3 in the recipe card.