No Bake Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecakes


Here was my lunch for the day, lucky me :). I don’t eat like that often but when it’s something like this there’s just no way I can resist. Cheesecake is like my ultimate weakness (okay that and chocolate and salted caramel. Oh, and cheese and pizza. Ok my weaknesses are endless but you get the point). But these cheesecakes you simply have to try! Basically your holidays will be like 10 times better if you serve up these decadent, easy to make cheesecakes :).

No Bake Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecakes (with White Chocolate Dipped Mini Oreos) | Cooking Classy

Holidays for me are all about the food and this one is definitely something worthy of serving on Christmas day or at any holiday party. You will love how easy these are to prepare. They require no baking at all, just a good chilling in the refrigerator to get that silky smoothy and dreamy texture.

Everyone is going to go nuts over these! I was telling my mom I was making these today and telling her what was in them, and we were both saying “there’s just no way you can go wrong”. Oreos, cream, cream cheese, white chocolate, sugar and peppermint flavor – see what I mean? Not the healthiest of things by any means but hey, this is the holidays! We go all in… and we also get our stretchy pants out (aren’t leggings just the best? The only thing that was every right about the 80’s).



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No Bake Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecakes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 12 regular size original Oreos
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 8 Tbsp powdered sugar , divided
  • 4 oz white baking chocolate
  • 10 oz cream cheese , softened (1 8oz pkg + 2oz)
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring , optional
  • Mini oreos and more white chocolate (optional)
  • Candy canes , for decoration


  1. In a food processor, pulse Oreos until finely ground (or you can use a large Ziploc bag and rolling pin, then pour into a mixing bowl and toss with butter), with mixer running slowly pour in melted butter and pulse until evenly coated. Pour about 2 1/2 Tbsp of the Oreo mixture into 6 serving cups and level, set aside.
  2. Melt white chocolate according to directions listed on package (I did the microwave directions), then allow to cool until just barely lukewarm (keep if fluid though, you don't want it to set at all or you'll get pieces of white chocolate throughout the cheesecake).
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add 3 Tbsp powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks form, set aside in refrigerator.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, whip cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Mix in remaining 5 Tbsp powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Stir in cooled white chocolate (at this point if you want to tint half with red food coloring then separate half into another bowl and tint then add half of the whipped cream to each) then fold in whipped cream. Spoon mixture into a piping bag (if doing pink and white, follow directions here). Pipe over oreo layer in cups. Chill in refrigerator 2 hours.
  5. Garnish with either crushed candy canes, candy canes sticks (you'll only need bottom half of candy canes), or peppermint white chocolate dipped mini Oreos just before serving.
  6. If doing the peppermint white chocolate dipped Oreos, simply melt some white chocolate or vanila almond bark according to directions on package and dip mini Oreos in melted white chocolate. Transfer to wax paper and sprinkle with crushed candy canes before chocolate sets. Allow to set at room temperature.
  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: You have a new gorgeous dessert WOW!! Can I come eat your leftovers…not that there would be any I bet with how good this looks! And those mini oreos, tooooo cute! :) December 4, 2014 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Sarah @ Bonjoursucre: Yum! They look so good – so festive! Thanks for sharing the recipe, they will make a great addition to Christmas dessert. December 4, 2014 at 6:46pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: So awesome, especially with the Oreos!! December 4, 2014 at 10:21pm Reply

  • Tasbih @ Cleobuttera: This is a beauty queen! Wow your pictures are always so pretty:) You go girl! December 5, 2014 at 1:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Tasbih! December 8, 2014 at 10:21pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: cheesecake is my weakness too – these look out of this world delicious!! December 5, 2014 at 1:29pm Reply

  • Katie @ Beyond the Clothing: These are so adorable. I love the mini oreo garnish. I think my daughter and I will have to try these out for our Holiday Party this year. December 5, 2014 at 1:57pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I am definitely craving the Christmas treats right now! December 5, 2014 at 3:59pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: These are absolutely gorgeous! And I love that they are no bake! Pinned! December 5, 2014 at 4:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Anna! December 6, 2014 at 11:02am Reply

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments: No wonder you can resist Jaclyn! They look amazing. Wondering if I’ll have the time to make them. Mmm… December 6, 2014 at 11:59am Reply

  • Beth: You just named ALL my favorite foods…especially peppermint and white chocolate and cream cheese! I think I’m in love December 6, 2014 at 3:23pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): So pretty and those chocolate dipped Oreos are the cutest! December 7, 2014 at 11:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! December 8, 2014 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking: So… The next time you make these, may I have lunch with you?? ;) I’ve definitely had my fair share of cookies-for-lunch days, but cheesecake sounds even better. Especially because you’re practically getting a full serving of dairy! That’s healthy, right? Pinned! December 9, 2014 at 5:26pm Reply

  • Deborah: These are simply stunning, Jaclyn!! I cannot even stand it. I’m trying to think of a reason to jump in the kitchen and make them right now! December 13, 2014 at 7:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Deborah! December 13, 2014 at 11:17pm Reply

  • connie Gregory: Do you have a brand of white chocolate that you like the taste of the best? The ones I have tried are chalky tasting and fake tasting. Thank you!!!! Merry Christmas!!! December 19, 2014 at 5:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just used Bakers for this recipe and I thought it tasted great. I also love the Ghirardelli or Gittard if you can find those. Merry Christmas to you! December 21, 2014 at 7:37pm Reply

  • Kylie @immaeatthat: This is currently a top contender for a Christmas dessert spot lol!! Looks so so good!!! December 19, 2014 at 9:57pm Reply

  • Shannon: What size are the cups you’re filling? I’m planning on making these for a Christmas party and will need to quintuple the recipe to have enough for everyone. I have short, clear, 9 oz. plastic cups to fill. My fingers are crossed that your cups are about that size or this is going to get pretty pricey, pretty fast! :) December 23, 2014 at 10:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I was going to mention in this recipe that those would work perfect, the short plastic cups. I actually used them for a couple of these because I only had four glasses that size. December 24, 2014 at 5:03pm Reply

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  • Audrey: This sounds great. I don’t do much baking
    so these will be great to try fo xmas. November 16, 2015 at 10:46pm Reply

  • Kimberley: How long can these say in the fridge and still be good? Could they be made the day before? Two days before? December 8, 2015 at 2:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They can be made a day in advance but I wouldn’t recommend two. I hope you love them! December 9, 2015 at 12:03am Reply

      • Kimberley: Okay, I will try making them the day before then. I was just worried about them going flat or runny.
        Thanks for the quick reply :) December 9, 2015 at 2:06am Reply

  • Shandi: this looks absolutely amazing! I was wondering if I could make this in a spring form round cake pan instead of individual cups? December 13, 2015 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Lovisa: I really wanna make these for me and my boyfriend this Christmas! Do you have any advice on how to cut down the recipe if I just wanna make enough for two servings? December 17, 2015 at 1:30am Reply

  • Lacey: Do you leave the cream in the Oreos when crushing them? December 18, 2015 at 7:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes leave the cream filling. December 18, 2015 at 10:08pm Reply

  • Sam // DIY Just Cuz: Jaclyn, these are SO delicious looking! We could not resist featuring them in our Mega Christmas Guide for making the most of the Holiday. Seriously, I have a Christmas Eve party coming up and I really want to make some of these, mostly because the words “no bake” appeal to a non baker like me, muahaha! Thank you for such amazing content & if you wanted to see the post we featured you in here it is: December 22, 2015 at 4:48pm Reply

  • Jackie: I just made these today for our Christmas Eve dessert. They turned out great!!! We haven’t had them yet, but from what I sampled while making them, I already know they are going to be delicious! It’s the perfect touch of mint. :) Thank you for this recipe! December 24, 2015 at 2:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these Jackie :)! Merry Christmas! December 24, 2015 at 9:19pm Reply

    • Jackie: We all loved them! Next time I might add a little bit more peppermint, or just more crushed candy canes, lol. December 26, 2015 at 7:32pm Reply

  • Cindy Nelson: What a great holiday dessert idea. Can’t wait to try this cheesecake recipe. September 28, 2016 at 10:24pm Reply

  • Melinda Sandifer: How many oz of cheese cake mousse is in each glass or how many fluid oz is the glass? December 2, 2016 at 3:31pm Reply

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