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Quick and Easy

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake


3 hours 20 minutes
Skill Level
1 cheesecake pie

Imagine a rich chocolate filling inside a sweet graham cracker crust — can you almost taste it? This no bake chocolate cheesecake recipe will be the highlight of every dinner party, birthday celebration, date night or Valentine’s Day holiday. With HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK mildly sweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips as the main ingredient, this quick and easy chocolate cheesecake recipe no bake leaves the creativity in your hands. Choose your favorite HERSHEY’S chocolate chips as the base flavor, then garnish your cheesecake with whatever your heart desires. But don’t forget. If you’re wondering how to make a no bake chocolate cheesecake, refrigerating is essential. Enjoy!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
5 minutes
Chill Time
3 hours


  • 1-1/2 cups
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 11 ounces
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup
    butter or margarine, softened (1/2 stick)
  • 2 cups
    whipped topping non-dairy, thawed
  • 1
    packaged graham cracker crust

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
microwave microwave
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
bowl bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
mixer mixer
refrigerator refrigerator

Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred. Set aside to cool.


Beat cream cheese, sugar and butter in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until creamy. Gradually add melted chips, beating on low speed until blended. Fold in whipped topping until blended; spoon into crust.


Refrigerate until firm. Garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. 


Experiment with other flavored chips for a different twist.

Additional questions?