No Bake Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 14 servings

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A chocolate cookie crust topped with creamy mint filling and topped with rich, luscious no bake chocolate cheesecake filling! Top it with whipped cream and chocolate curls for an impressive make ahead holiday dessert!

no bake mint chocolate cheesecake with green mint layer chocolate layer and topped with whipped cream

Did you guys realize that Christmas is my favorite time of year to cook and bake? Maybe something has given it away…. (Brown Sugar Pecan Blondies or White Chocolate Cranberry Sweet Rolls or No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies possibly?)

piece of mint chocolate cheesecake being pulled out on metal cake server

Did you realize that Lindt chocolate is one of the things I look forward to most during the Christmas season? A year hasn’t gone by in quite some time where there was no Lindt chocolate in our stockings, and for good reason. It’s incredible.

So when I got the opportunity to share some incredible chocolate Christmas recipes with you featuring Lindt chocolate, it was a no brainer. There are endless ways to enjoy Lindt, whether it be for holiday treats, gifting, decorating or entertaining! In Lindt’s The Season magazine you can find 24 days of Christmas inspiration to make the season truly magical.

Would you believe I was a little stumped on what to make for you? Sometimes when you’re given an ingredient of the best quality, all you want to do is stuff it in your face. You know?

But since Lindt’s Swiss Maîtres Chocolatiers are passionate about creating unique and delicious chocolate experiences, I wanted to make something that really showcased the chocolate. I had lots of ideas for chocolate Christmas bark or fudge, but I feel like sometimes the few weeks before Christmas are the only times we make some of those treats and I wanted to bring you something you would want to eat on Christmas, and the other 364 days of the year, too!

slice of mint chocolate no bake cheesecake on white plate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

A good (almost!) no bake cheesecake is something you can use all year round. I added a mint filling layer to make this a mint chocolate cheesecake to give it a festive holiday spin, but you can easily omit that or substitute it with another flavour you enjoy to suit whatever day or holiday you’re making it for!

two lindt chocolate bars on white background

There are 3 100g Lindt chocolate bars in the recipe, so this cheesecake is all about the chocolate. The melted chocolate and the gelatin help the cheesecake keep its shape once its cut and gives it an incredibly indulgent, smooth texture. Feel free to use any of the plain Lindt chocolate bars you prefer — dark chocolate and milk chocolate will work equally as well for the cheesecake! I garnished with whipped cream and chocolate curls, but some crushed mint candies would make a great addition as well.

This cheesecake is “Almost No Bake” because the crust is baked for a mere 8-10 minutes. This is completely optional, so you could skip it and make the recipe totally no bake, but I find baking the crust just for a bit helps it to stay together and cut easily.

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No Bake Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

5 from 2 votes
A chocolate cookie crust topped with creamy mint filling and topped with rich, luscious no bake chocolate cheesecake filling! Top it with whipped cream and chocolate curls for an impressive make ahead holiday dessert!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chilling time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 14 servings
Calories 577cal


Chocolate Crust

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 300 grams Oreo cookies with filling 1 regular pack, 25 cookies

Chocolate and Mint Cheesecake layers

  • 100 grams good quality chocolate (or about ¾ cups chocolate chips)
  • 750 grams cream cheese (24 oz or 3 packages), room temperature
  • 180 grams powdered sugar (1½ cups)
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • green food coloring (optional)

Chocolate Ganache

  • 100 grams chopped dark chocolate (¾ cup)
  • cup heavy cream

Garnishes (optional)



  • In a food processor, process the butter and cookies until cookies are fine crumbs and the mixture starts to stick together.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper in between the bottom and the rim of a 9″ springform pan (optional — just helps to remove the cheesecake later).
  • Press the crust mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan and about ½” up the sides. Set aside.

Cheesecake layers

  • Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-30 second intervals on high, stirring well each time, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat on low speed until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cream cheese mixture with a spatula or an electric mixer on low.
  • Separate the cheesecake mixture into two bowls.
  • To one, add the melted chocolate and beat on low speed to combine. Spread into the prepared crust.
  • To the other half, add the mint extract and food coloring if using. Beat on low speed to combine and spread over the chocolate cheesecake mixture.
  • Cover, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.


  • Stir together chocolate and cream and microwave on high in 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before spreading over the cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with whipped cream, mint leaves and chocolate chips as desired.


*You can absolutely do one cheesecake layer, and put the chocolate and mint extract in altogether. I just think the layers look pretty!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 577cal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1381IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg
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Cheesecake recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

*Although this post has been generously sponsored by Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc., the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc. 

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Kelly says

    Christmas is my favorite time to bake too and I would love to add this to my ever growing list 🙂 It’s the prettiest cheesecake ever!!! Chocolate and mint desserts are a big hit around our house!

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! What a light and luscious dessert! I big fan of mint and chocolate so long as the mint is not overpowering and this has the perfect ratio! 🙂

  3. Annie says

    My sister is coming home for the holidays in 15 days! Her favorite things are cheesecake and mint chip so clearly this is a sign I must make this! 🙂

  4. marcie says

    Ashley, this cheesecake is stunning! Lindt chocolate is amazing, and I’m sure it makes this cheesecake just amazing. 🙂 Beautiful layers — this is such a gorgeous holiday dessert!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    I know my husband loves Lindt chocolate, I’m sure I would too if I wasn’t allergic. lol. This (almost) no bake cheesecake is a stunner, girlfriend! Love how easy this is to prepare and who doesn’t love mint and chocolate? So perfect for the holidays! Pinned! Cheers, my dear!

  6. Cakespy says

    Almost no bake…DEFINITELY delicious! This looks completely crave-worthy and a perfect way to wow a crowd at a holiday celebration. 🙂 Cookies would need to be my warmup for this. 🙂

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    This cheesecake is absolutely gorgeous, Ashley! Christmas is my favorite time of the year to bake, too. And I just tell myself that calories don’t count! 🙂 I love how thick and delicious this looks! What a perfect holiday treat!

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