Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars
No bake cheesecake bars don’t get any better than this! Made with an OREO crust, a creamy no bake cherry cheesecake filling, and topped with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate dipped cherries, these bars are incredible. Easy to make, and completely delicious!
There is something about chocolate covered cherries that makes my heart melt. The sweet, crisp chocolate on the outside of a juicy, delicious cherry is simply the perfect texture and flavor combination. I feel the same way about chocolate covered strawberries. This amazing fruit/chocolate combination inspired me to make these super delicious Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars!
I derived this recipe from my OREO Lovers No Bake Cheesecake Bars. Its a super-simple recipe that layers an OREO cookie crust, a creamy no bake cheesecake filling, all topped with a simple chocolate drizzle and chocolate covered cherries. These cheesecake bars are a fantastic treat for Valentine’s day, a brunch or luncheon dessert, or just hangin’ out with your peeps on a Tuesday night. 🙂
I absolutely love the look of these bars. That pretty chocolate drizzle on top is really easy and effortless. I simply melted chocolate in the microwave, and using a spoon, drizzled the melted chocolate over the top of the bars. I drizzled in one direction, then turned the cheesecake 90 degrees, and drizzled again, thus creating the cool chocolate design.
As to not mess up your cool chocolate design, cut the cooled and set no bake cheesecake bars BEFORE drizzling with chocolate. You’ll likely need to run a knife thought the bars again, but the pretty chocolate design will be less likely to break after serving.
You’ll notice in the recipe that in addition to vanilla extract, I also added almond extract. Any time I’m baking with cherries, almond extract is a natural pairing. It adds a wonderful, yet subtle, flavor that is absolutely perfect with the chocolate and cherries. If you’re not a big almond extract fan (I know some people are not), feel free to omit.
This dessert is a fantastic make-ahead option anytime you want to serve a delicious, no-fuss treat. Your guests will think you picked up this dessert at a fancy bakery, but in reality these no bake cheesecake bars are super simple.
Here’s a quick shopping list of all the ingredients you’ll need in this recipe:
- OREO cookies (regular or double-stuffed)
- Cream Cheese (2, 8 oz. bars)
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Extract
- 1 container (8 oz.) of Frozen Whipped Topping
- 1 jar, Maraschino Cherries, with Stems
- 1 Bittersweet Chocolate 60% Baking Bar (you’ll use about 1/2, or 2 oz.)
Here’s the easy recipe for these fantastic no bake cheesecake bars:
If you loved this recipe, here are a few of my other no bake cheesecake recipes that you are sure to enjoy:
I hope this recipe inspires you to enjoy the classic flavors of chocolate and cherries in an amazing no bake dessert. Enjoy! ~Erin