Easy Death By Chocolate Cheesecake

This Easy Death By Chocolate Cheesecake is the ultimate dessert for any chocolate lover! This no bake dessert is perfect for any occasion, made with an Oreo cookie crust, a creamy dark chocolate filling, and topped with crunchy chocolate chips.

slice of death by chocolate cheesecake on a small plate.

Chocolate is one of our go-to desserts when we have guests coming over. Most of our friends and family love chocolate, so we know that a chocolate cheesecake will always be a hit.

slice of death by chocolate cheesecake on a wooden cutting board.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • One of the best things about this recipe in our opinion is that you don’t have to even turn on the oven to make this rich dessert which means it’s great for warm weather.
  • We also love this no bake chocolate cheesecake because we can make it a day ahead of time so we can spend less time in the kitchen.
  • Plus, you only need simple ingredients so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money at the grocery store.

🛒Ingredients and Variations

bowls of Oreos, salt, heavy cream, dark chocolate, chocolate chips, butter, vanilla, white chocolate, and cream cheese on a counter.

This is a quick overview of the ingredients that you need to make this easy recipe. You can find the full list of ingredients needed and the amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Oreo cookies – You can also use store-brand chocolate sandwich cookies.
  • Butter – We used salted butter, but unsalted butter can also be used in the crust.
  • Dark chocolate – Chocolate chips or even a chocolate bar can be used.
  • Cream cheese – Full-fat cream cheese will give you the best flavor, we do not recommend using reduced-fat cream cheese in this recipe.
  • Heavy cream
  • Dark chocolate – We used a dark chocolate bar from the baking aisle of the grocery store.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Mini dark chocolate chips – If you can’t find mini chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips can be used.
  • White chocolate chips – We think the white chocolate chips work best on this cheesecake but you can also use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chips instead.

🔪 How to Make This Easy Death By Chocolate Cheesecake

This easy no-bake chocolate cheesecake is easy to make. Follow these steps or find the full recipe in the recipe card at the bottom of this post to make this sweet treat.

Oreo crust being pressed into a foil lined baking dish.

Make the crust by adding the melted butter and melted chocolate to the Oreo crumbs in a food processor and then pulsing until combined. Press the crumbs into the pan, and then place the crust in the fridge while you make the filling.

cream cheese being mixed with a hand mixer in a glass mixing bowl.

Then in a large bowl use a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy.

dark chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl ready for the microwave.

Melt the dark chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl, in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Stir in between intervals until smooth.

chocolate cheesecake batter being whisked in a large bowl

Allow the dark chocolate and heavy cream mixture to cool slightly before you add it to the cream cheese mixture. Add the salt and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

chocolate cheesecake filling being spread into a foil lined baking dish.

Pour the cheesecake on top of the crust and smooth it into an even layer.

finished death by chocolate cheesecake in a foil lined baking dish.

Sprinkle the cheesecake with both of the chocolate chips and then chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.

🥄 Equipment

To make this death by chocolate cheesecake you will need a few kitchen tools. Gather these tools to help you make this recipe.

  • 9×9 baking dish
  • Food processor
  • mixing bowls
  • hand mixer

🥫 Storage

Storage – Store your cheesecake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezing – We’ve also froze this recipe, we like to freeze single slices wrapped in plastic wrap. Then store them in a freezer-bag for up to three months. Thaw the slices in the fridge overnight.

Serve With

This chocolate cheesecake can be served with any of your favorite meals. We love to serve this rich cheesecake with these Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Wings.

slice of death by chocolate cheesecake on a small plate.

💭 Tips

We’ve got a few tips to help ensure that this cheesecake recipe turns out well for you when you make it.

  • We’ve found the easiest way to remove the cheesecake from the pan, is by lining the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, so that you can remove the full cheesecake at one time, and then slice it in even bars.
  • Use room-temperature ingredients, this will give you a smooth cheesecake batter that mixes well.
  • Feel free to make this cheesecake the night before and just cover it and store it in the fridge. We always make it the night before, and it turns out great for us.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this easy death by chocolate cheesecake recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Does no-bake cheesecake get firm?

Yes, once the cheesecake is full chilled it will firm up.

Why is my no bake cheesecake chunky?

If your cheeecake filling is chunky, then your cream cheese was no full softened before you started to make your batter.

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🧾Recipe Card

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slice of death by chocolate cheesecake on a small plate.

Easy Death By Chocolate Cheesecake

This Easy Death By Chocolate Cheesecake is the ultimate no bake dessert. With an Oreo crust, dark chocolate cheesecake filling, and topped with sweet chocolate chips.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 271kcal


  • 9×9 baking dish
  • Food processor
  • mixing bowls


  • 20 oreo cookies
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips


  • Line a 9” x 9”x pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, place the oreos and pulse until you get fine crumbs.
  • Pour in the melted butter and melted chocolate and pulse to combine.
  • Pour the crumbs into the bottom of the pan and press down to create an even layer.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator while making the filling.
  • In a large bowl, place the cream cheese and beat it with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, place the dark chocolate and heavy cream and slowly melt them in the microwave, in short bursts of time, stirring frequently until fully melted.
  • Allow to cool slightly before adding the chocolate to the cream cheese in small amounts, mixing each time.
  • Add in the salt and the vanilla and mix well until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the cheesecake over the top of the cookie crust and spread in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the top with the mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
  • Return it to the refrigerator to allow it to chill for 3 hours before serving.
  • Slice and enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4mg

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