No Bake Cheesecake with Oreo Crust



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Looking for the perfect no-bake cheesecake recipe with an Oreo crust? This is it! You are going to love this cherry cheesecake dessert recipe featuring a decadent cream cheese filling topped with cherry pie filling. Not only is it so easy to make, it’s no-bake and SO good!

Years ago, when the Chocolate Lasagna recipe I posted went viral, I realized how much everyone loves both chocolate and layered desserts! I kept those two things in mind when I came up with this incredible no-bake cheesecake dessert. I call it Chocolate Cherry Dream or no-bake cheesecake but you can call it whatever you’d like. :) It all starts with an Oreo cookie crust, then top it with a fluffy cream cheese filling and finish it all off with Cherry Pie Filling. This is the kind of dessert the whole family will love and it’s the perfect no-bake dessert for holidays and parties. Enjoy! ❤️-Ashley

no-bake cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust

Oreo Crust for No-Bake Cheesecake

Making an Oreo crust for cheesecake is quite simple and requires just a few ingredients. Here is my basic recipe that can be used with a variety of desserts.

You’ll need:

  1. Oreo cookies – about 36 cookies, the amount that comes in a standard package of Oreos
  2. Butter – six tablespoons, melted.

To make the crust:

  1. Crush the Oreos – use a food processor, or place the cookies in a sealed plastic bag and use a rolling pin or other firm heavy object to crush the cookies.
  2. Combine with melted butter – transfer the cookie crumbs to a large bowl and combine with melted butter.
  3. Mix – mix the crumbs and the melted butter together until well combined. The mixture should resemble wet sand.
  4. Prepare the pan – spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper or foil.
  5. Press into pan – press the Oreo crumb mixture into the pan. Use your fingers, or the back of a spoon or measuring cup to firmly pack the crumbs onto the bottom of the pan.
  6. Chill – place the dish in the refrigerator so that the Oreo Cookie crust can set and firm up while you make the cheesecake filling.
What kind of Oreos should I use for an Oreo cookie crust?

I recommend using regular Oreo cookies (versus the double stuff variety) because it provides a better consistency for making an Oreo crust for desserts.

No-Bake Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

No-bake cheesecake filling pairs perfectly with an Oreo crust. I wanted something simple and easy that didn’t require baking. To make no-bake cheesecake filling, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  1. cream cheese – softened to room temperature. Reduced-fat cream cheese is not recommended for this recipe. I prefer my cheesecake recipes be made with Philadelphia brand cream cheese for the best result.
  2. powdered sugar
  3. cold milk
  4. Cool Whip – if you do not have Cool Whip available, feel free to make homemade whipped cream as a substitute.
cheesecake with Oreo crust topped with cherry pie filling
What is Cool Whip?

Cool whip is a non-dairy alternative to traditional whipped cream. It has a smooth, creamy texture but is a bit thicker and holds it’s shape better than traditional cool whip. It is used out of convenience.

How to make no-bake cheesecake filling:

Here’s a brief overview of how to make the no-bake cheesecake recipe with cool whip:

  1. Beat the cream cheese – with your mixer, beat the cream cheese until it’s light and fluffy
  2. Add in powdered sugar and milk – mix on low to ensure that the powdered sugar doesn’t make a big mess (we’ve all done that before, right? Powdered sugar goes flying everywhere?)
  3. Combine with Cool Whip – gently stir in a 12 ounce tub of Cool Whip
chocolate cherry dream dessert

Assembling no-bake cheesecake

With the crust resting in the refrigerator and the cheesecake filling prepared, it’s time to assemble this delicious cherry dream dessert!

  1. Remove the Oreo crust from the refrigerator
  2. Add the cream cheese layer – evenly spread the creamy, fluffy cheesecake layer on top of the Oreo cookie crust.
  3. Top with Cherry Pie Filling
  4. Chill – place this dessert in the refrigerator for two hours, or the freezer for one hour before serving.

Cherry Pie Filling

To keep things simple, I used a can of cherry pie filling from the grocery store. Feel free to make your own cherry pie filling if you have a recipe that you love. I have used this recipe for Cherry Pie Filling before and it’s delicious!

This Chocolate Cherry Dream dessert will set-up in the fridge for a couple of hours. When it’s done you’re left with a chocolate-y cherry treat that everybody is going to love! Promise!

no bake cheesecake with Philadelphia cream cheese and cool whip

Serving suggestions

No-Bake Cheesecake with Oreo Crust is made in a 9×13 inch pan which is larger than a standard pie. I cut this dessert into 3-4 pieces going across, and 4-6 pieces going down the length of the pan which provides anywhere from 12-24 servings – it’s the perfect cheesecake dessert for a crowd!

More layered desserts:

If you love layered desserts as much as I do, you’ve got to try some of my personal favorites:

Just like Chocolate Lasagna, I think you’ll come back to this no-bake cheesecake with Oreo crust recipe over and over. Enjoy! If you try this recipe, please come back to leave a star rating or tag me on social media. I love to hear from you!

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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

The perfect no-bake cheesecake recipe with an Oreo crust! This easy cheesecake dessert is no-bake and so good!


  • 36 Oreo Cookies
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cold milk
  • 12 ounce tub Cool Whip
  • 21 ounce can Cherry Pie Filling


  • Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking dish by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray. I sometimes also line the pan with tinfoil to create handles so that I can easily lift the dessert out of the pan and cut it into pieces.
  • Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done. You will use the whole cookie, including the filling.
  • Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Sitr in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to the prepared 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the filling.
  • With your mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons cold milk and mix to combine. Stir in a 12 ounce tub of Cool Whip.
  • Remove the crust from the refrigerator and spread the cream filling over the cookie crust.
  • Use a spatula to spread the cherry pie filling over the top.
  • Place in the freezer for one hour or the refrigerator for two hours before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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