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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe is one of our favorite easy desserts. Cream cheese, chocolate chips and Oreo pie crust!


I started making this No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake dessert when Gene and I were first married. I wasn’t cooking or baking much back then. My Mom had sent me off with a few cookbooks. And in one of those cookbooks was a recipe for a no-bake cheesecake. Basic, easy and hard for me to mess up. Graham cracker crust, a block of cream cheese, some sugar and a tub of Cool Whip.

slice, No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, slice with drizzled chocolate syrup.


Over the years I have tweaked this recipe using different crusts or adding some fun stuff to it like M&M’s or topping it with fresh strawberries. Or you can add some crushed up cookies like Oreos or like in my NO-BAKE COOKIES AND CREAM PIE. Add in some heath bits or try different chocolate flavors or even some butterscotch chips.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe from The Country Cook.


  • chocolate/Oreo pie crust
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • whipped topping (COOL WHIP)
  • mini chocolate chips
  • chocolate syrup
OREO pie crust, cream cheese, whipped topping, sugar, mini chocolate chips and chocolate syrup.


Using a handheld electric mixer or your stand mixer, combine cream cheese with sugar.

softened cream cheese and sugar in a stand mixer.

Mix until smooth. It may take a few minutes to get all the lumps out. If you are using a stand mixer, be sure to scrape down the sides a time or two.

cream cheese and sugar mixed together until smooth (no lumps).

Stir in whipped topping.

whipped topping stirred together with sweetened cream cheese mixture.

Stir well to combine. I just do this part by hand. If you use an electric mixer, it tends to whip a lot of air into it and we want to keep it kinda dense so that it keeps a similar texture to baked cheesecake.

gently folding in Cool Whip to cream cheese mixture.

 Now add in mini chocolate chips.

mini chocolate chips added to cheesecake mixture.

  Stir again until combined.

finished, chocolate chip cheesecake mixture in a mixing bowl

  Spread mixture into pie crust (mixture will be thick.)

spreading chocolate chip cheesecake mixture into chocolate pie crust.

Looking good already, but it needs to cool for a bit to finish setting up. Pop it into your fridge for at least 3 hours.

cheesecake cooling in the refrigerator.

Then slice and serve. And because too much chocolate is never enough, drizzle a little chocolate syrup on there before serving.

slice, No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake drizzled with chocolate syrup.


Originally published: February 2013
Updated & republished: July 2019

slice, No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, slice with drizzled chocolate syrup

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe is one of our favorite easy desserts. Cream cheese, chocolate chips and Oreo pie crust!
5 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 premade chocolate pie crust
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
  • cup sugar
  • 8 ounce tub whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • chocolate syrup for serving (optional)


  • Using a handheld electric mixer or your stand mixer, combine cream cheese with sugar. Mix until smooth. It may take a few minutes to get all the lumps out.
  • Add in whipped topping. Stir well to combine.
  • Now add in mini chocolate chips. Stir again until combined.
  • Spread mixture into pie crust (mixture will be thick).
  • Pop it into the refrigerator to cool for at least 3 hours then enjoy!


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  • Slice and serve with a little chocolate syrup on top.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 313mg | Sugar: 40g

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this dessert. I know it looks like you used a chocolate Graham cracker crust but I actually found a chocolate pie crust that I used instead only because I like the texture it gives me. My guests loved it.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this pie for the second time…..delicious!!! It is so smooth and cream and very easy to make. My husband loves it :>) I will definitely be making this one again. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I have made this pie for years! I am not a baker but it doesn’t matter because everyone loves this pie, even those who do not like traditional cheesecake!. Loved your story. We have been married 42 years and this is still the only pie I know how to make. I got it from the paper label on the Kool Whip lid decades ago. Thanks for the reminder; this is perfect for Christmas!

  4. 5 stars
    I make one almost the same but it uses the small container (1 cup) of sour cream. It taste just like cheese cake.

  5. 5 stars
    I'm a guy that loves to cook. Although this recipe doesn't really involve any cooking I've made it several times for my wife to take to work. She works at a middle school and the ladies in the office absolutely loved it…..especially the school nurse. I've tried several of your recipes and they are great!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

  6. 5 stars
    Gonna make this tonight! Wonder how it would be to add crushed up oreos? maybe Ill try it and just see lol! Thanks for all your yummy recipes, I have made a few and they all turn out wonderful!

  7. 5 stars
    Oh what a great story Brandie! I use to make something similar to this in our younger years too…whenever we could afford cream cheese & cool whip. =) I must make this soon. Thanks for sharing. I'm planning to make your Mexican pizza soon too….MMMM can hardly wait.

  8. 5 stars
    Lovely story, I love reading all your "memories" that go along with your recipes! I used mini p~nut butter chips in stead of chocolate, as I'am not a huge chocolate fan.. I know, sad huh! Anyway, it was awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. You could always make your own if you heavy whipping cream. Super easy, just whip the heavy whipping cream together with a little sugar and maybe even a dash of vanilla and you have home made whip cream! I even make it with almond or peppermint extrac depending on what I'm making the whip cream for. Yummy! I was also wondering if you could use brown sugar instead of the white to make it taste a little more like a chocholate chip cookie? Just a thought. Adding to grocery list now 🙂

  9. Thank you so very much for such sweet comments!! Kerttu – I'm really not sure. I would say fresh whipped cream but the only problem with that is fresh whipped cream doesn't stay "stable" for too long. It eventually breaks down and loses it's thick consistency (unlike whipped topping). I'm not sure what you may have access to that is similar. I'm sorry this uses a product that is hard for you to find!
    Deb – I love that you used the peanut butter chips! I bet that tastes great with this! So happy it was a winner for you. 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    Awe, sounds like you two are still so in love! What a sweet story! I would love this cheesecake filled with chocolate chips, and it looks so easy!! Thanks for giving us this recipe. Also, I'm definitely a dessert girl every night! 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    Lovely recipe and even better story. We got married 12 yrs ago in Vegas at a little chapel that's now out of business! We were going to do what you did and have a 'real' wedding later, but never did…and that's okay. I think it's great this cheesecake takes you back to your early days!