Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars
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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!

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

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. 🙂

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

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.

Pro tip:

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.

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

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.

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

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)
  • Butter
  • 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:

Yields 16 squares

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 25 OREO cookies (regular or double-stuffed), crushed
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 16 oz. (2 - 8 oz. blocks) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 (8 oz.) container, frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 c. chopped maraschino cherries
  • Topping:
  • 16 marischino cherries, with stems
  • 2 oz. (1/2 of a 4 oz. baking bar), bittersweet chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x9" square pan with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Crush the 25 OREO cookies in a food processor. Add the melted butter, and pulse in the processor a few more times to combine. Pour the crumb mixture into the lined pan, and press firmly to the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  3. With a hand or stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix until creamy and slightly fluffy. Add the vanilla and almond extract and mix. Gradually add in the thawed whipped topping. Fold in the chopped cherries, and mix together. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the crust, making sure to spread firmly and evenly into corners of the pan. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, or until firmly set.
  4. For the topping: Melt the bittersweet chocolate according to package directions. Dip the marischino cherries into the chocolate and place on to a piece of waxed paper to cool and harden. Refrigerate if you need the chocolate to harden quickly. Lightly drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the top of the chilled cheesecake. (For an even better drizzle, cut the cheesecake into 16 squares before drizzling the chocolate.) Even place the 16 chocolate covered cherries on top of the cheesecake squares. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert

Notes

If you would prefer a more firm, crisp crust, bake the OREO cookie crust at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool completely before adding the cheesecake filling. (Yes, I realize this makes the dessert no longer "no-bake", however, a more firm crust will yield more uniform, square slices. Just an option.

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I hope this recipe inspires you to enjoy the classic flavors of chocolate and cherries in an amazing no bake dessert.  Enjoy! ~Erin

No bake cheesecake bars don't get 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!

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Comments

  1. Hi Erin, This is one of those times when I want to lick my computer screen! This dessert looks incredible! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet
  2. Right now I'm telling myself that I will make this, have a small piece and give the rest away. More than likely when I make it I will eat way more than I should and enjoy every bite!
  3. MMM yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog link Up Party this week!
  4. These look divine! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It :)
  5. Cherries.. these cheesecake bars look so good :)
  6. How delicious! Your Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Bars are mouth watering! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I'll be featuring this at tomorrow's party.
  7. Congratulations! Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back real soon! Miz Helen

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