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No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Keep the heat out of the kitchen with these No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars!

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Sometimes the best desserts are the easiest ones.

You know the ones I’m talking about, right? Short ingredient lists and one-bowl wonders that don’t even need to go in the oven but still look and taste like they are complex and time consuming to put together? That, my friends, is my summer love language when it comes to desserts.

These No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars hit all of these important criteria. It’s got the chocolate cookie crust that my kids go crazy for, is topped with layers of whipped cheesecake and has chocolate cookies wedged in between it all. Each bite is full of smooth cheesecake flavor with a cookie crunch, all without having to turn the oven on. I’ll happily crank up my oven to bake a cheesecake in winter, but summer is for easy, oven-free cooking whenever possible.

These cheesecake bars are light and airy but full of flavor; kinda like a summery version of the dense baked cheesecakes we love. Best of all? They aren’t too sweet thanks to a generous scoop of tangy sour cream. The contrasting layers of cheesecake and chocolate cookie make them  pretty enough to serve to company but easy enough to whip up on a Wednesday when the sweet tooth craving hits. And since today is National Cheesecake Day, you don’t need another excuse to make them. It’s 15 minutes well spent. 

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Happy National Cheesecake Day!

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

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No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars
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Author: adapted from Food.com
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies ground into crumbs in food processor
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed (or 1 cup whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar)
  • 2 cups mini chocolate sandwich cookies coarsely chopped, divided
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl combine cookie sandwich crumbs with melted butter until all of the butter is absorbed. Press the chocolate cookie crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan and press with fingers until mixture is compacted. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, place cream cheese and sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and mix until combined.
  4. Fold in thawed Cool Whip or homemade whipped topping and stir until combined.
  5. Pour half of the cream cheese filling on top of the crust. Scatter 1 cup of the chopped cookies over the batter and gently add the rest of the cream cheese filling over top. Scatter the remaining chopped chocolate cookies on top. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or until set.
  6. Cut into squares and serve immediately.
Notes
I freeze mine to get them even to set up even more. If you want a creamier bar, refrigerate.

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48 Comments

  1. I so wish I could have participated today! These look bomb! And, no bake too boot! Pinned!
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness recently posted…Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with Butterscotch Chips and Brownie Brittle Crust {Lightened Up}My Profile

    • NO bake desserts are the best! Thanks for the pin!

  2. Happy Cheesecake Day!! Your bars look incredible!!!

  3. I just found your blog through Twitter and I went straight here and drooled! Great recipe.
    Ali @ Inspiralized recently posted…Squash Blossom and Kohlrabi Pasta with Grilled SteakMy Profile

    • Aww, thanks for your kind words! So glad you found us. ;)

  4. What a beautiful no bake cheesecake! Love that cookie layer!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted…Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake BarsMy Profile

    • Thanks, Jessica!

  5. One-bowl wonders! I love it! I also love this no bake cheesecake!

    • Aren’t they the best? I love easy recipes! Thanks for your note :)

  6. My kids would go crazy for this cheesecake.

    • Mine did too! Thanks, Barbara.

  7. I am lovin’ this DAY—Cheesecake Day. Another reason why life is good.
    And so is this recipe. Yum. I pinned it.
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea recently posted…The Saga of Mama Goose’s Encounter with Cottage Cheese CookiesMy Profile

    • Completely agree, Carol! Thanks for the pin!

  8. I am seriously powerless when it comes to anything cookies and cream flavored, especially cheesecake. This is what I requested on my birthday a year or so ago and it is just the most delicious thing. I love your easy no-bake recipe!
    Shaina recently posted…Lightened Up Apricot-Swirl Cheesecake for #CheesecakeDayMy Profile

    • Thanks, Shaina! It’s a weakness for me too ;)

  9. No bakes are the best!! I love cookies and cream..so these bars will not last at all!!
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted…Black Raspberry Cheesecake MilkshakeMy Profile

    • I love desserts where the oven isn’t involved-perfect for summer!

  10. Few things are better with cheesecake than oreos! I’m loving your easy, no bake bars- they look so fluffy and perfect for summer ;)
    Allie | Baking a Moment recently posted…Blackberry Goat Cheese CheesecakeMy Profile

  11. Lately easy is the word in my house. I am so in love with this! Pinned!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…No Bake Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake {nutter butter crust}My Profile

    • Right there with you! Thanks for the pin, Dorothy!

  12. THAT is my summer love language too! Less is so much more in the summer ;)
    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos recently posted…Caramel Overload Cheesecake BarsMy Profile

    • Couldn’t agree with you more, Becca!

  13. i am SO craving one of these cheesecake bars right now.. love that they are no bake, definitely perfect for summer!
    Thalia @ butter and brioche recently posted…Boozy Gingerbread Hot ChocolateMy Profile

  14. Lisa: Cookies and cream? You made me jealous! These are the cheesecake squares more scrumptious that I have seen…
    Denise Browning@From Brazil To You recently posted…Triple Brigadeiro Cheesecake TartMy Profile

    • Thanks for your sweet comment, Denise!

  15. Oh what I wouldn’t give for a pan of these!! PINNED :)
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted…Lemon CheesecakeMy Profile

    • Come over and I’ll give you one ;) Thanks for the pin.

  16. MMMMM Oreos! Cheesecake! Delicousness!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted…No Bake Coconut Lime Cheesecake BarsMy Profile

    • Thanks, Julianne!

  17. These look fantastic! Gotta love no-bake desserts on hot days. Especially no bake desserts with Oreos.
    Des @ Life’s Ambrosia recently posted…Chocolate Cherry Icebox CakeMy Profile

    • Can’t get much better than that, can you? ;)

  18. oh my goodness, LOVE these bars SO So much! and gorgeous pictures
    Heather @ French Press recently posted…Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Basil SauceMy Profile

    • Thank you, Heather!

  19. My Oreo cheesecake never looked so good! I need to get some tips from you or maybe try your recipe. When I tried to cut mine, all the cookies crushed into the cheesecake layer turning it into a complete disaster.
    Thanks for sharing and for joining us to celebrate this delicious day!
    Roxana | Roxana’s Home Baking recently posted…Pear cheesecake with gingersnap crust recipeMy Profile

    • Freezing the bars makes them easier to cut. ;)
      Thanks for organizing such a fun day!

  20. Thanks! That ended up being great and thus easy to make.
    Peter recently posted…Notariusz w Katowicach PiotrowicachMy Profile

    • Glad they worked out for you!

  21. ok, 3 big wins in my book: cheesecake, cookies and cream and it’s no bake!!! love this!!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Chocolate Orange Cake from URBAN BAKESMy Profile

  22. Love no bake desserts for the summer and this looks fabulous!!

  23. OMG! I need to make these!! They look so amazing and sound so easy to make.
    Karyn – Pint Sized Baker recently posted…Lilikoi CurdMy Profile

    • They are super easy and so delicious! Thanks, Karyn!

  24. Oh my goodness, we just love cookies n cream around here (how could you not?!), so I can see this happening in the near future for sure!
    holly waterfall recently posted…Guaca-Salsa Over My MorningStar Veggie BurgersMy Profile

    • Thanks, Holly! Your family will love them!

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