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Is there anythings better than a rich, chocolaty dessert? There is if the if the recipe is quick and easy. This No Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Truffles is that dessert! It is the perfect dessert for a small gathering or just a weekend treat and as I mentioned it is so easy it only takes about 20 minuets from start to finish to prepare. You will have to wait a minimum of 4 hours though for it to set but I promise it will be worth it.
I found the recipe on one of my favorite blogs Also the Crumbs Please and have made it 3 times since then. Make sure to stop by and check out Sabines’ beautiful blog and other scrumptious recipes.
No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Truffles
Recipe from Also The Crumbs Please
Oreo Cookie Crust
3 Cups Cream cheese(24 Oz.), softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups dark chocolate or semi-sweet chips melted and cooled
1 cup heavy cream
Garnish with Homemade Truffles(recipe below)
Line a 9″ Spring From Pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl mix together the crushed Oreo crumbs, cocoa powder, and melted butter until evenly combined and moistened. Pour mixture into the 9″ Spring From Pan and press in the bottom and around the sides(half way up). Then place in the freezer until filling is ready.
Filling: In a large bowl beat the softened cream cheese with a hand-held mixer until light and creamy. About 1 minute. Then add the sugar and the unsweetened cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Stir in the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract. Then add the heavy cream and beat with mixer until soft peaks form, about another 1-2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the crust and spread evenly to smooth out the top. Place in the refrigerator for 4 hour or until firm. I like to refrigerate mine overnight.
Chop the chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl. Heat the heavy cream until hot but not boiling, can be done on the stovetop or microwave. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate, let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until combined and smooth. Refrigerate until firm. Once mixture is firm use a small cookie scoop to form balls, transfer to hand and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in unsweetened coco or cookie crumbs, place on a plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
To serve, remove cheesecake from springform pan, place on a platter or cake stand and decorate with truffles in any design that you like. Cut, serve and enjoy.
As an alternative to a cheesecake, you could make the crumbs and the filling and make “cheesecake parfaits”, and if you do not feel like making the truffles you could use fresh berries as a garnish. I think that however you interpret this chocolate cheesecake you will love it!
Do you like cheesecake? Or are you a cake lover? What kind of cheesecake do you like? No-bake or traditional baked cheesecake? Do you have a favorite cheesecake recipe? If so, please share!
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