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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

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A No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert is the perfect way to celebrate summer! With an Oreo crust, a no bake cheesecake center and a cherry pie filling on top this is the best dessert for a potluck.

This post is sponsored by Challenge Dairy; I used their cream cheese in the filling and butter in the crust of these cherry cheesecake bars and we loved every bite!

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I knew the hot weather would get here (it’s in the 90s this week) but I really enjoyed our longer cooler spring. It rained through Memorial Day weekend here in Sacramento and then the next day hit 80°F. Sometimes I think that Mother Nature is crazy!

Now that we’ve hit the hot temps I think about two things: pool party potlucks and no bake desserts! I love having friends over to grill in our new backyard and I do not want to turn on my oven in this heat. Hence: no bake cherry cheesecake no bake dessert!

When looking for a fun recipe that satisfies both of those requirements, this one is for you. No bake desserts are perfect for summer and these layered dessert recipes are the best for potlucks, don’t you think? 

This easy Cherry Cheesecake Dessert is no bake and screams summer to me with all those cherries on top!

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Really, all three of these layers are heaven, don’t you think? I had to re-home this dessert the second I made it because I knew I would attack it with a fork. There’s something about no bake cheesecake and Oreo crust that I just can’t get enough of. Add pie filling on top and well, enough said!!

There are lots of ways to make a cherry cheesecake lush like this. I’ve seen it made with graham cracker crust, vanilla wafers, and even with shortbread crust. You can make it with heavy cream or whipped topping, pudding mix or just plain with cream cheese. I like this the simple way: with a cookie crust and a no-bake cheesecake filling.

No matter what you call it: cherry cheesecake surprise, delight, lush, or dream dessert, it’s easy, foolproof and so, so good.

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert is a layered dessert lush

With three delicious layers, this dessert is pure heaven.

  • Oreo Crust
  • No bake cheesecake with cool whip
  • Cherry pie filling

It’s a simple dessert recipe that’s put together in just minutes!

slice of cherry cheesecake dessert on white plate with challenge butter and cream cheese

Use an Oreo crust for a layered dessert!

Normal recipes like this come with a graham cracker or similar kind of crust. I decided to go with a chocolate cookie crust because chocolate and cherry go so well together.

No matter what kind of cookies you use, be sure and use Challenge Butter to make the crust. Challenge Butter is the only dairy product company that controls the whole process when it comes to making its butter, from milking the cows to transporting milk, to making butter to packaging. Plus, as you all know, Challenge Butter is a product I’ve used my entire life. It’s from a cooperative of California family-owned dairies and is the 2nd largest butter brand in the country. (You can find it nationally!)

Challenge is the best cream cheese for no bake desserts!

The key to making a no bake cheesecake filling is being sure that your cream cheese is room temperature to avoid lumps in your filling. Enter: Challenge Cream Cheese.

I absolutely love their cream cheese. For one, it’s made right; the old-fashioned way, from the freshest milk from happy cows. But my favorite part about it is that it’s softer than the rest so it takes less time to soften on the counter. This makes it perfect for no-bake desserts like this No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert!

(Their whipped cream cheese is ah-mazing too. We use it daily on bagels and crackers.)

slice of no bake cherry cheesecake lush on white plate

Best way to make No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

This simple three layer dessert really is the best and easiest way to make a no bake dessert for a crowd. It’s like a classic cherry cheesecake recipe but with a chocolate cookie crust!

  • Melt your butter and Oreos and press them into the bottom of a 9-inch square pan.
  • Want to make your cherry cheesecake dessert in a 9×13-inch pan? Just double the recipe!
  • Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature and your whipped topping is thawed.
  • Top with cherry pie filling!

By using cherry pie filling, cream cheese, and cool whip you have an easy dessert that will feed a crowd all summer long!

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

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Servings: 12 servings

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Lasagna is an easy no bake dessert recipe perfect for a potluck! It has an Oreo crust, no bake cheesecake filling and cherry pie filling on top. This dessert lush is the perfect summer recipe!

Ingredients

Crust:

Filling:

  • 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese — room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip — 1 container
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 1 (20 ounce) can Cherry Pie Filling

Instructions

  1. Stir cookies and melted butter in small bowl with a fork until all cookies are moistened with butter. Press into the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan. Chill until filling is ready.
  2. Use a hand mixer to mix powdered sugar into cream cheese until combined. Mix in vanilla and fold in whipped topping.
  3. Spread filling on top of chilled crust. Top with cherry pie filling.
  4. Chill until set, at least one hour, before serving.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, dessert, no-bake

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 serving) — Calories: 260, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 167mg, Potassium: 89mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 8.1%, Calcium: 4.4%, Iron: 10%

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2 comments

  1. Love this recipe I’ve made it quite a few times with Oreo crust with graham cracker crust and it doesn’t matter it comes out delicious every time

  2. Do you scrape the middle from the Oreos? 

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