Oreo Cheesecake (No-Bake & Scratch Crust)

As far as desserts go, there are few things I love more than a slice of creamy cheesecake. And to be fair, I’ve never met a cheesecake I didn’t like. This Oreo Cheesecake is no exception!

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Flavored, plain, sauced, no-bake, overbaked, in an Instant Pot, cracked- no matter how they are made or what they look like, they are all delicious.

The Best Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

It’s a good thing this cheesecake doesn’t have the issue of tasting better than it looks. The darn thing is gorgeous! Considering we all know I am a terrible sweet decorator, you know it is all super easy to make and decorate.

So let me tell you about this decadent no bake dessert and why it is SO much better than the others…

It all starts with an OREO cookie crust. Make your own, buy one, or even just buy OREO cracker crumbs in the baking section to skip a step.

Next, the OREO cheesecake filling. The filling boats white chocolate, cream cheese, whipped cream, OREO cream fillings (the white stuff) and crumbled cookies.

And the showstopper topping is whipped cream and cookies. This is serious OREO cookie and cheesecake heaven.

Why Our Oreo Cheesecake Is Different

I mean, what’s not to love about a creamy, decadent cheesecake, am I right?

  • No bake – I love a good no bake cheesecake, because that means you don’t need a hot water bath, no need to cover with aluminum foil, and no cracks! We do have the option to make your own crust with minimal baking, but you can also buy a pre-made one!
  • Only seven ingredients – Cheesecakes usually require a long list of ingredients including eggs, sour cream and sometimes all purpose flour. But this doesn’t require any of those!
  • Easy to change up – Because this cheesecake isn’t baked, there are lots of ways you can make it your own without messing up the integrity of the cheesecake.

Ingredients

It might surprise you that you only need seven simple ingredients to make this incredible oreo cheesecake.

  • Vegetable shortening – This is my favorite way to grease a springform or cheesecake pan. It ensures nothing sticks and you get the perfect cheesecake crust.
  • Oreos – You cant make an Oreo cheesecake without Oreos! You will need them crushed into crumbs for the crust, chopped for the batter and whole cookies for topping.
  • Sugar – We use white granulated sugar in both the oreo crust and the cheesecake batter itself.
  • Unsalted butter – I always prefer to use unsalted butter so that I can control the salt content. This is what keeps the oreo crumbs together in the crust.
  • White chocolate chips – I love the flavor and texture white chocolate gives this cheesecake. Make sure they are melted completely smooth.
  • Cream cheese – Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature. It will ensure you have a smooth cheesecake batter.
  • Whipping cream – Heavy whipping cream gets stiff when whipped, and it provides the perfect structure for our cheesecake base.
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Variations

We all know I am a terrible decorator when it comes to desserts, which is why something like this appeals to me. I can handle cookie crumbles, whipped cream and whole cookies and the cake looks divine.

But here are a few other ideas if you want to get all crazy.

  • More chocolateChocolate fudge or chocolate ganache drizzle
  • Festive sprinkles – Find embellishments that match whatever you happen to be celebrating, even that is just being grateful for the day. By the way- rainbow sprinkles are best for that.
  • Cream cheese frosting– I love a rich cream cheese frosting on cheesecake, but beware that it is hard to spread without doing a little damage to the cake. Make sure to soften the frosting well and possibly even place the cheesecake in the freezer to make it taunt before attempting.
  • Use flavored OREOs. Don’t stop at just chocolate cream. Use the blond vanilla cookies or any other flavor that floats your boat!
  • Use filling for other desserts. You can even use the filling for Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars!

How to Make Oreo Cheesecake

For this project, your best bet is to buy a Family Size or Party Size box of cookies. You’ll need a lot!

Next, remove the filling from some of the OREOs, resisting the urge to eat it as you go. Make the crumb crust from the cookie pieces and reserve the filling for the filling of your cheesecake, this is what makes it extra special and extra OREO-y.

You can make the crust from scratch or buy a premade crust at the store. The crust is made of sugar, OREOs and butter, pat it into your pie plate, a DEEP dish (2.5 inches deep) and bake to set.

Here is where things get GOOD. The filling.

  1. Melt oreo filling and white chocolate. Melt OREO cream filling with white chocolate and whisk together.
  2. Beat heavy cream and cream cheese. Beat heavy cream until light and airy, then whip some with the cream cheese, reserve the rest for folding.
  3. Combine cream cheese and white chocolate. Mix cream cheese with white chocolate mix and crushed cookies and then fold in the rest of the whipped cream by hand. This leaves it light and fluffy instead of heavy and dense.
  4. Add filling to crust and chill. Place over cooled crust and chill.
  5. Decorate. Then make the whipped cream topping and decorate.

Storage & Freezing

How to Store Oreo Cheesecake

No bake cheesecakes tend to be best enjoyed within a day of creating. Cookies will still taste great beyond that, but will start to lose their snap. It can be eaten up to 5 days after preparing, just keep in the fridge!

Can I Freeze Oreo Cheesecake?

While you can freeze this cake, do so before decorating the top with whipped cream. Do this after thawing. Cookies will defrost a little soggier than they went in.

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No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

5 from 6 votes
OREO cookie crust filled with a rich, creamy and delicious no-bake cookies and cream no-bake cheesecake filling.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Crust (if baking):

  • vegetable shortening , for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs (32 cookies) , reserve filling
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted

Cheesecake Filling:

Topping:

Instructions

Crust (if Baking):

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F, and grease a 9-inch springform pan with vegetable shortening or cake release.
  • Remove the filling from the cookies and set aside. Add the Oreos to a food processor and grind them into fine crumbs. Add the sugar and melted butter, and pulse a couple of times to make a paste.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom and halfway up the sides of the prepared springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely before adding the filling.

Oreo Cheesecake Filling:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the Oreo filling and white chocolate chips for 30-60 seconds, stopping after 30 seconds to stir it. Repeat until melted, but do not cook too long or it will burn. Let it cool.
  • Using a hand mixer, whip the cream, on medium-high speed until medium peaks form, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and white chocolate mixture. Add a quarter of the whipped cream and fold (the cream cheese mixture will be thick and heavy).
  • Add the rest of the whipped cream and fold by hand gently until smooth. Fold chopped Oreos into the cheesecake mixture. Do not use electric mixer or stand mixer for this step.
  • Pour filling into the prepared crust or store bought Oreo crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Topping:

  • Whip 1/2 cup of the whipping cream with the sugar, until stiff peaks form.
  • Use a pastry bag or a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off and 1M decorating tip. Pipe whipped cream on top of the cheesecake.
  • Use the rest of the Oreos to decorate the cheesecake.
  • This Oreo cheesecake keeps well in the refrigerator for 5 days.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!

Notes

The crust does need to be baked, however you can buy a premade crust to make the whole cake a no-bake wonder! 

Nutrition

Calories: 793 kcal, Carbohydrates: 65 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 58 g, Saturated Fat: 32 g, Cholesterol: 130 mg, Sodium: 428 mg, Potassium: 266 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 47 g, Vitamin A: 1453 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 122 mg, Iron: 5 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 793
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oreo cheesecake
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Wow this cheesecake was delicious! Cheesecake and Oreos are our favorite so this was the best dessert! I want to make this again for the holidays and add holiday sprinkles to the top 🙂