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No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake

No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake – An easy-to-make no bake dessert that is great for holiday parties! This cheesecake is made with a graham cracker crust and creamy peppermint cheesecake filling.

No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake

It’s always hard to resist a slice of cheesecake! Cheesecake is a favorite around my house but I very rarely feel like going through the work to make one. After discovering the joys of making no bake cheesecakes a few years back, I’ve almost exclusively made variations on that recipe ever since! This version takes that recipe and combines it with my no bake peppermint pie to make the perfect no bake candy cane cheesecake recipe. Each bite is loaded with bright peppermint flavor AND it is really simple to make. I made a homemade crust but don’t worry, you can always just buy a pre-made one instead if you want to save a step.

Common Questions About Making a No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake

What is a no bake candy cane cheesecake?

A no bake candy cane cheesecake is a simple dessert made with a graham cracker crust that is filled with a homemade peppermint cheesecake filling.  This recipe is meant to be no bake so there are no eggs or anything in it that necessitates baking.

How can I decorate this cheesecake?

I like to pipe whipped cream or whipped topping around the edge with a star-shaped nozzle.

Can I buy a crust?

Yes, you could easily substitute a pre-made graham cracker crust right into this recipe. Alternatively, you could use a chocolate graham cracker crust or oreo crust instead.

Do I need to refrigerate a no bake cheesecake?

Yes, because there is dairy in the recipe, the cheesecake needs to be refrigerated after it is made.

What other types of no bake cheesecake recipes can I make?

There are so many options for no bake cheesecakes! Some of my favorites include –

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 8 servings.

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Yield: 8 Slices

No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake

No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake

No Bake Candy Cane Cheesecake – An easy-to-make no bake dessert that is great for holiday parties! This cheesecake is made with a graham cracker crust and creamy peppermint cheesecake filling.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake

  • 2 (8 ounce) bricks cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • 2 cups whipped toppings
  • 2 tablespoons crushed candy canes

For the Decorations

  • Crushed candy canes
  • Additional whipped topping

Instructions

  1. Prepare the crust by stirring together the graham crumbs, sugar, and butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  2. Press into a 9" springform pan and place into fridge to chill while preparing filling.
  3. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the sour cream, white chocolate, peppermint extract, and red food coloring. Mix until well combined.
  5. Gently fold in the whipped topping, followed by the crushed candy canes.
  6. Spread evenly over the prepared crust and allow to chill for at least 4 hours.
  7. Gently remove the outer ring of the pan and then decorate with additional whipped topping and crushed candy canes.
  8. Slice and serve.

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