Enjoy the delicious taste of hot chocolate all year long in this No Bake Cherry Hot Chocolate Cheesecake. You'll enjoy a chocolate cookie crust, chocolate cheesecake, Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling or Topping, optional marshmallow topping, Cool Whip and chocolate shavings in every bite. Who says you can't have hot chocolate all year long?
Keyword: Cheesecake, Cherry Hot Chocolate Cheesecake, Hot Chocolate Cheesecake, No Bake Cheesecake
Prep Time: 45minutes
Total Time: 8hours45minutes
Author: Lynne Feifer
9-inch pie plate
1 ¾cupchocolate cookie crumbsabout 16 cookies with filling
8ouncescream cheeseroom temperature
¾cupdark hot chocolate mix(3) 1.25-ounce packets
21ouncesLucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling or Topping
Marshmallow Sundae Toppingfor drizzle, if desired
Chocolate Bar for chocolate shavingsif desired
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If using the chocolate bar for shavings to decorate the cheesecake, place it into the freezer, so it's ready when needed.
In a medium microwavable bowl, melt the butter. Place the chocolate cookies with filling into a blender or food processor and blend until they are fine crumbs. Add to the butter and mix until well combined.
Place into a 9-inch pie plate. Spread the mixture evenly across the bottom, pressing it up along the sides. Place into the freezer to chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, Add the hot chocolate mix, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
With a rubber spatula, fold in 2 cups of the Cool Whip until thoroughly combined.
Pour into pie crust, and spread evenly with an offset spatula. Cover the surface with a sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours, but preferably overnight.
Remove the plastic wrap and cover the cheesecake with the Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling or Topping.
Remove chocolate bar from freezer and using a vegetable peeler or grater, shave the chocolate onto a small plate.
Drizzle the cheesecake with optional marshmallow sundae sauce, sprinkle chocolate shavings over the top, and decorate with remaining Cool Whip.