No-Bake Dark Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 10 servings


Easy to make and oh so refreshingly delicious, this decadent cheesecake will make the perfect ending to any holiday meal!


  • 1 prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) chocolate crumb crust
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


SET aside 1/2 cup morsels for ganache topping. From remaining morsels, sort out 1 tablespoon mint morsels and place in small, heavy-duty plastic bag for drizzle; set aside.

MELT remaining morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15- second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool slightly.

BEAT cream cheese, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cream and vanilla extract in medium mixer bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate; continue beating for 1 minute. Spoon into crust and smooth top.

MICROWAVE remaining 2 tablespoons cream in 1-cup glass measure on HIGH (100% power) for 20 seconds or until boiling. Add reserved 1/2 cup morsels to cream; let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Spread ganache over cheesecake to within 1/4-inch of edge.

MICROWAVE reserved mint morsels in bag on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 20 seconds; knead. Microwave at 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag. Drizzle over top of ganache. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


by t. tracie , Ballston Spa on Jun. 2011

Instead of drizzle I used crushed up peppermint patties around the outer edges, delicious! And since mint chips were out of season, I used peppermint extract along with the vanilla.

Dark chocolate mint cheesecake

by N. NANCY , State College, PA on Apr. 2010

This cheesecake is absolutely the best I've had. My family simply loves it. Only one suggestion. Please make the dark chocolate mint morsels available year round. I was lucky to purchase 3 bags at Christmas time. I'm using my last bag this Easter, so we won't be able to have this again until next Christmas.

Minty goodness!

by M. Mandy , Lexington, SC on Jan. 2010

Smooth creamy, minty-chocolate goodness! Very sweet but nothing a glass of milk can't handle. Didn't care for the drizzle - it hardened up too much - could just be personal taste. Will make again if I can find those chips in the store again.

No-Bake Dark Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake

by L. Laura , Kaneohe, HI on Dec. 2009

It was pretty good for a no bake, but it was still a little sour tasting.

Great homemade gift

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Dec. 2009

This is a great dessert and makes such a pretty presentation.

No-Bake Dark Choc & Mint Cheesecake

by J. JANET , Springfield, VA on Dec. 2009

This was so pretty, so delicious, so easy and could be taken anywhere and be a big hit! Simple to make, fancy looking and yummy to the last morsel! I will definitely be making this one again and again. Thanks Nestle:)

easy and impressive

by J. Janice , , on Dec. 2009

I made this for Thanksgiving. It was a very easy cake to make. It was just mixing and melting chocolate. I left off the mint drizzle but it would be a great to use that to write on the cake with. I plan to make it again for Christmas it was such a hit and so good!

Simple and Delicious

by H. HEIDI , Abmps, OR on Nov. 2009

This is a very easy recipe to make that gives a delicious cheesecake that everyone will think was so much more complicated to make!

No Bake Dark Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake

by C. Carole , Harrisville, OH on Nov. 2009

Our Dark chocolate lover's liked this pie, but the rest thought it too rich.

no -bake dark chocolate& mint cheesecake

by k. karen , Flushing, MI on Nov. 2009

i made this for dessert,for the first time and it was gone fast. it was great. and easy to make.