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No bake Kit Kat Cheesecake is a decadent dessert made with the classic crunchy candy. A silky smooth, creamy filling sits atop a no cook Oreo cookie crust, all surrounded by a crispy Kit Kat shell.
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Table of Contents
  1. No-Bake KitKat Cheesecake
  2. Why We Love This KitKat Cheese Cake Recipe
  3. Ingredients for Kit Kat Cheesecake
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make No-Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. How Do I Remove Cheesecake from the Springform Pan?
  9. How to Store Kit Kat Cheesecake
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Other Easy No-Bake Desserts
  12. No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake Recipe

This easy No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake recipe has a creamy cheesecake filling that sits atop an Oreo crust and is surrounded with crunchy Kit Kat bars to create a delightful no-bake cheesecake that’s sure to wow.

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No-Bake KitKat Cheesecake

Our easy Kit Kat Cheesecake recipe resembles the original shared on Eloise Head’s TikTok channel with a few tweaks and revisions.

While we both use the classic candy to create the outside ring, my base is formed from butter and crushed Oreos which pairs perfectly with the chocolate cream cheese mixture and makes it taste like a triple chocolate treat.

While a baked cheesecake Kit Kat dessert recipe often requires eggs or gelatin for it to set, this simplified version relies upon full-fat cream cheese and heavy whipping cream for it to hold its form.

A decadent dessert as delicious as this deserves to be shared with friends, family, and Kit Kat fans alike; one bite and you’ll understand the hype around this homemade hit!

Why We Love This KitKat Cheese Cake Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses the classic cheesecake ingredients in a no bake cake recipe.
  • Sets in the freezer while you walk away, without worrying about a water bath or turning on the oven to cook and bake a crust.
  • Silky smooth, decadently delicious, with a sweet and tangy taste
  • Crunchy Kit Kat candy and creamy cheesecake filling is the perfect combination for holidays, parities, and potlucks.
No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake ingredients

Ingredients for Kit Kat Cheesecake

  • Oreo cookies
  • Unsalted butter
  • Extra-large Kit Kat bars
  • Cream cheese: Use full-fat cream cheese so the filling sets properly.
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • White granulated sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract

Substitutions and Additions

  • Create Your Crust: You can use graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, or digestive biscuits to make your cookie crust.
  • Tasty Toppings: Feel free to top your cheesecake with chocolate ganache and/or Kit Kat pieces.
No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake
  • Mixing bowl
  • 8-inch springform pan
  • Stand mixer or hand held mixer
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How to Make No-Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake

  1. Create The Crust: Pulse the Oreos into crumbs and combine with melted butter. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a springform pan. Line the edge with Kit Kat bars.
    Pro Tip: The crust should feel like a slightly wet, sandy mixture.
  2. Form The Filling: Beat the cream cheese until soft and smooth. Whisk in the heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla.
    Pro Tip: Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once or twice with a spatula while mixing to get all ingredients well blended. 
  3. Fill: Pour the cream cheese mixture into the pan and place it in the freezer to set for 2-3 hours, or until the center of the cheesecake is firm.
  4. Serve: Remove the the outer rim of the pan. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can crush your Oreos using a food processor or in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
  • You can either keep the Kit Kat bars at their original size or cut them to reach the top of the springform pan. It depends on how much space you have in your freezer.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is completely softened to room temperature before making the filling.
  • Do a lot of scraping with a spatula to make sure that everything is well incorporated and that you don’t end up with big lumps of cream cheese or cocoa powder in your mixture. Although a stand mixer is a great way to beat together the ingredients, sometimes it leaves little pockets that aren’t reached by the beater.
  • Be sure to give your cheesecake time to fully set.

How Do I Remove Cheesecake from the Springform Pan?

To remove your cheesecake from the springform pan, you must first make sure the cheesecake has been properly chilled and is still cold. Then, unbuckle the springform pan and remove the circular band.
If it sticks, you can run a small knife around the inside edge of the pan, starting at the top and working your way down. Transfer your cheesecake to the serving dish and slice.

How to Store Kit Kat Cheesecake

  • To Store: Store your cheesecake in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: Wrap your cheesecake well and store it in the freezer for up to one month. allow the cheesecake to defrost in the fridge before serving.

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No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to let my cream cheese soften before whipping it?

Yes, you want to let the cream cheese soften before whipping it to make it easier to make the cream cheese mixture. If the cream cheese is too cold, the mixture will be chunky instead of smooth.

How Long Does It Take for Cream Cheese to Soften?

I recommend you take your cream cheese out of the refrigerator for at least an hour before making your cheesecake filling. Allowing it to soften to room temperature makes for the creamiest of cheesecakes.
In the case that you can’t let it soften over time, you can unwrap it and microwave it on a plate in 15-second intervals, turning often, until soft. Be sure not to overheat it or it will melt. 

How Should I Cut My Cheesecake?

To get clean cheesecake slices, make sure that you are using a serrated knife. I find it best to dip my knife into hot water before cutting, and once the knife heats up, wipe off the excess water, and slice the cheesecake. Heat and wipe the knife in between each slice.

serving one slice of No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake

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No Bake Kit Kat Cheesecake

Serves — 8
No bake Kit Kat Cheesecake is a decadent dessert made with the classic crunchy candy. A silky smooth, creamy filling sits atop a no cook Oreo cookie crust, all surrounded by a crispy Kit Kat shell.
Prep Time 15 mins
Set Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • cups crushed Oreo cookies
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 extra-large kit kat bars
  • 16 ounces (2 8-ounce) blocks cream cheese room temperature
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup white granulated sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, melt the butter and combine it with the crushed Oreo’s to create a slightly wet, sandy mixture. Press the Oreo crumble into an 8-inch springform pan, line the edge with kit kat bars, and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until it is soft and smooth.
  • Add in the heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla to the cream cheese and whisk the ingredients together until smooth and homogenous.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture into the springform pan and place it in the freezer to set for 2-3 hours, or until the center of the cheesecake is firm.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store your cheesecake in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: Wrap your cheesecake well and store it in the freezer for up to one month. allow the cheesecake to defrost in the fridge before serving.
Tips:
  • You can crush your Oreos using a food process or in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
  • You can either keep the Kit Kat bars at their original size or cut them to reach the top of the springform pan. It depends on how much space you have in your freezer.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is completely softened to room temperature before making the filling.
  • Do a lot of scraping with a spatula to make sure that everything is well incorporated and that you don’t end up with big lumps of cream cheese or cocoa powder in your mixture. Although a stand mixer is a great way to beat together the ingredients, sometimes it leaves little pockets that aren’t reached by the beater.
  • Be sure to give your cheesecake time to fully set.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 7mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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