If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that Oreos are delicious. These chocolate-y sandwich cookies filled with cream have stood the test of time, serving as the perfect crunchy cookie since 1912. And while we fully believe there’s nothing wrong with eating a whole sleeve of Oreos on their own or paired with a glass of milk, these cookies can truly shine when added to a dessert.
Top your ice cream with crushed Oreos? A match made in heaven. Use them as an add-in for brownies? Absolutely dreamy. But for cheesecake lovers, this may be the best use yet.
Whipping up a no-bake Oreo cheesecake is a dream come true. And for Oreo lovers, this might just become your new favorite recipe. Between the Oreo cookie crust, the luscious, creamy filling with Oreo chunks mixed right in, and the whipped cream and Oreo crumbs on top, you truly can’t go wrong. And the best part? It only takes five ingredients and a few minutes to prep, and you’ll never even have to turn on the oven.
Gather the ingredients for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe
There’s a certain beauty to no-bake dessert recipes. We absolutely love turning on the oven and baking up a storm, but it’s also important to recognize those days you just want an easy, delicious dessert without too much fuss. But not only does this recipe require no baking, it also only calls for five simple and easy-to-find ingredients.
To get started on making your own no-bake Oreo cheesecake, start by gathering your ingredients. Making sure you have everything on hand before you begin is such a helpful step in pulling off a recipe flawlessly.
For this recipe, you’ll need, one package of Oreos. You’ll end up using the whole package of Oreos, dividing it between making the Oreo cookie crust for your cheesecake and as a mix-in for the filling. Lastly, you’ll use Oreos to decorate the top of the finished cheesecake. You’ll also need nine tablespoons of butter, melted, two eight-ounce bricks of cream cheese, a half a cup of sugar, and one and a quarter cups of whipped cream.
Make the crust for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe
This no-bake Oreo cheesecake is jam-packed with Oreos. Between the crust, the filling, and the topping, it’s an Oreo cookie lover’s dream. But the first step to putting it all together is making that chocolate cookie crust.
To make the crust for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake, start by crushing Oreos in a food processor. You’ll want to pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs until you have three and a half cups of Oreo crumbs. Then, pour the Oreo cookie crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
Melt the nine tablespoons of butter in the microwave, and pour them into the bowl with the Oreo crumbs. Use a large fork to mix the Oreo crumbs and melted butter until the mixture comes together. Once it’s well-mixed and starts to clump together, press the crust mixture into a springform pan. Use the flat part of a measuring cup to smooth the bottom and sides of the crust, and then put it in the freezer to set for at least 15 minutes while you make the Oreo cheesecake filling.
Can you use another type of crust for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake?
Much of the flavor in this no-bake Oreo cheesecake comes from the chocolate cookie crust. And truly, Oreos make for the perfect ingredient to crumble up and turn into a crust. However, if you’re hoping to switch things up with this recipe, you can definitely choose to use another option for the crust.
We used a homemade Oreo cookie crust for this recipe, and that allows for plenty of substitutions. Because this is made in a similar fashion to a traditional graham cracker crust used for cheesecake, you can definitely swap out the Oreo crumbs for graham cracker crumbs to achieve that type of crust. Utilizing Nilla Wafers crushed into fine crumbs work well for a crust too.
If you don’t feel like making the crust for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake at all, a store-bought crust option is perfectly fine. You can find premade Oreo cookie crusts in most grocery stores, or you can purchase a premade graham cracker crust. The possibilities are endless!
Make the whipped cream for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe
This recipe calls for 1-¼ cups whipped cream, and the whipped cream adds a nice creaminess to the filling for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake. You can certainly choose to buy already-made whipped cream or Cool Whip topping at the store to make this recipe that much easier. However, making your own whipped cream at home truly is quite simple.
To make whipped cream at home, you can either use a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, or you can utilize a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Pour heavy whipping cream into the mixing bowl, and begin whipping the cream with your hand mixer. Continuously move the hand mixer around the bowl to allow for better air pockets to form. Whip your cream with the hand mixer on medium speed for five to seven minutes. As peaks begin to form, turn the speed up on the mixer to high, and continue whipping the cream until stiff peaks form.
Make the filling for this for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe
The filling for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake comes together incredibly quick. Using a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer is the ideal option for this recipe, but you can certainly use a stand mixer if desired. Or, simply use a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon or spatula. Because the cream cheese is softened at room temperature, it should be easy enough for you to mix the filling ingredients together with a spoon.
Add the two bricks of softened cream cheese to a bowl. Add in the sugar and mix on medium speed. Mix the cream cheese and sugar until well combined and fluffy.
Fold in the whipped cream, and then stir in pieces of Oreo cookies. For this step, it’s best to just use your hands to break up the pieces of Oreos into the bowl. You’ll use eight Oreos for this step.
Assemble and chill this no-bake Oreo cheesecake
Once the filling is prepped and ready for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake, it’s time to assemble the dessert. After allowing the Oreo cookie crust to set in the freezer, it can now be removed and filled.
Use a spatula to pour the Oreo cheesecake filling into the prepared Oreo cookie crust. Use the spatula to evenly smooth out the filling, and then smooth the top of the cheesecake.
Once assembled, your no-bake cheesecake needs time to set in the fridge. This is the most difficult part of making this recipe because you have to wait until you can dig in! But trust us, it’s well worth the wait. Allow the no-bake cheesecake to set in the fridge for two hours. Remove the cheesecake from the fridge and top it with additional whipped cream, if desired. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with additional Oreo cookie crumbs and chunks.
- 1 (14.3-oz) package Oreos, divided
- 9 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 (8-ounce) bricks cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1-¼ cups whipped cream
- To make the crust for this Oreo cheesecake, crush Oreos in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. You’ll need 3-½ cups of Oreo crumbs. Melt the 9 tablespoons of butter and pour the Oreo crumbs and melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Mix with a large fork until the mixture comes together. Press the crust mixture into a springform pan, and then put the crust in the freezer to set for at least 15 minutes while making the filling.
- Whip the cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl using a hand mixer. If you don’t have a mixer, use a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Fold in the whipped cream. Using your hands, crush up eight Oreos into the mixture and stir.
- Spread the filling into the prepared crust. Smooth the top with a spatula, and then put the no-bake Oreo cheesecake in the fridge to set for two hours.
- Once set, top the cheesecake with additional whipped cream and sprinkle with Oreo crumbs.