No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. A crunchy, chocolate cookie crust topped with a smooth and creamy filling brimming with chocolate chips topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. Did I catch your attention yet? Want a slice?
But what if I told you this is also gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan? Plus it’s also the richest, creamiest cheesecake maybe ever, in the whole universe of all that is cheesecake. Well, maybe that’s a bold statement but it is a very rich dessert I’m proud to share with friends and neighbors. I bet your family, friends and neighbors will enjoy it, too!
I used Oreo-type cookies for the crust, which makes the easiest no-bake crust when combined with a bit of coconut oil to firm it up. The filling is made with cashews. If you haven’t explored “raw vegan” desserts, you should. This is the foundation of this cheesecake. Don’t let the terms “raw” or “vegan” dissuade you from giving it a go. Cashews are the foundation of many no-bake desserts with a healthier slant and with good reason. They make a creamy filling that is easily mistaken for dairy. And the ganache on top? Super simple. No tempering of chocolate, quick and easy.
You’ll need a few things to make my No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. First, an 8″ Springform pan. Second, a food processor. You might be able to get away with using a high speed blender, but I think you’ll do better with a food processor. Third, a ginormous sweet tooth. Or friends who enjoy it when you share food. While I would most often cut a cheesecake this size into 8 slices, you could easily cut this one into 10 or 12 slices, as it is indeed very rich.
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Shirley @ gluten free easily (gfe) says
Absolutely scrumptious! Now I know what I have been saving my raw cashews for! 😉
Yay! I had someone purchased two pounds of raw cashew pieces, which haven’t worked well for anything I usually make. They were perfect for making cheesecake though.
Raw cashews in a dessert! I never would have thought, great recipe!
The first time I have “raw” cheesecake at the Chicago Diner, I thought the server was kidding when he said the filling was made with cashews. It’s incredibly creamy! I like it better than a traditional dairy filling now. 🙂
Megan @ MegUnprocessed says
This is perfect looking no bake chocolate treats!
Wendy Hammond says
You’d never guess this gorgeous cheesecake had no cheese!! Brava!
What a great recipe! Love that it has cashews!
Sheryll Ziemer says
Great instructions!!! Waiting for the ganache to cool, and we will try it!
Sheryll Ziemer says
LOVED IT. The hubby loved it too! So easy! I’m making this for company soon! Thanks so much!
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
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Diane Williams says
Such a yummy summer dessert! Looks so good!
Lori Vachon says
I’ve never passed up a cheesecake, especially with ganache!!!!
One would be silly to, right? 😉