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Make This Decadent No-Bake Cheesecake Your New Guilty Pleasure

If you’re looking for a cheesecake that takes minimal effort but still tastes like you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen for hours, you’ve come to the right place. Forget the long-bake method and embrace the flavor of a no-bake cheesecake. This delicious dessert isn’t just easier to make, it’s tastier, too. Plus, it can be upgraded with extra toppings like chocolate chips or dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

Ingredients

  • 30 chocolate-sandwich cookies (Oreos will work)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups caramel sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin (1 1/4 oz. )
  • 3 packages Neufchâtel cheese (8 oz. per package)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce
  • 2 fun-size Snickers bars, sliced

Instructions

1. In a food processor, pulse cookies until fine crumbs form. Add chocolate; process 30 seconds. Press processed crumbs into the bottom and two inches up the sides of a greased 8-inch springform pan.

2. Drizzle 1/2 cup caramel sauce over your cookie-covered bottom. Sprinkle with peanuts. Chill.

3. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 Tbsp. cold water. Let sit three minutes. Microwave for 15 seconds.

4. Process Neufchâtel cheese, creamy peanut butter, and powdered sugar, 1/2 cup caramel, and gelatin until smooth; pour into crust. Chill for six hours or until set.

5. Top you cheesecake with leftover goodies (such as pieces of fun-size Snickers bars, chocolate sauce, whipped topping, and caramel drizzle) and serve!

Remember: This is an overnight recipe, so the more prep time you have, the better. If you try to throw it together too quickly, your cake will lose its shape.

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