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No Bake Snickers Cheesecake – An Easy Dessert Recipe

When it comes to making dessert, there is no easier one to make than this No Bake Snickers Cheesecake.

Not only is it an easy dessert recipe, but it also takes little time to prepare. In fact, it can be made and put back in the refrigerator in just about 15 minutes!

The only downfall is that you have to let it refrigerate for a few hours before you can eat it. However with a little advance planning, you will able to serve your guests the most delicious and unforgettable cheesecake that they have ever had!

It is a delicious recipe that is perfect for potlucks, picnics and holiday gatherings. But I also love to make this dessert for bridal and baby showers as well. I mean, who can resist the taste of chocolate and peanut butter?

piece of no bake snickers cheesecake

No Bake Snickers Cheesecake Recipe


  • Cream cheese 
  • Chunky peanut butter
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Cool Whip
  • Snickers Bars 
  • Chocolate Cookie pie crust


Before you get started making your No Bake Snickers Cheesecake, there is a little advanced planning that is required.

First you must bring the bar of cream cheese to room temperature. This typically takes about 30 minutes once you take it out of the refrigerator.

Then you must also make sure that your Cool Whip is completely thawed. Ideally this would be done by placing the frozen container in the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight.

measuring peanut butter
Using a push measuring cup is the easiest way to measure anything sticky like peanut butter.

However, if you are like me, sometimes I don’t plan that far in advance. Therefore, I would suggest placing the frozen tub in cool water and let it thaw while the cream cheese comes to room temperature.

As much as you may be tempted, I don’t recommend thawing Cool Whip in the microwave for this recipe.This technique changes the consistency of the whipped topping, and can impact the overall texture of the cheesecake.

While the cream cheese and Cool Whip are thawing, it is a good time to chop the Snickers bars.

Best Way To Chop Snickers Bars

I have tried several methods of chopping the Snickers bars for this no bake cheesecake with varying success.

First, I tried to chop them in my food processor. This did not work well as the caramel stuck to the blades.

chopped snickers bars

Then I attempted to use my Pampered Chef Food Chopper. Again, the candy bars stuck to the blades resulting in a mashed mess.

However when I froze the candy bars, they chopped easily with a sharp knife. Simply slice the the candy bar in pieces in one direction, and then do the same in the opposite direction.

Once the bars are chopped, reserve the equivalent of one half of a candy bar for the topping.

Make The Cheesecake Filling

Now that everything is ready, let’s make the filling your the No Bake Snickers Cheesecake.

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, chunky peanut butter, and powdered sugar. You can do this by hand or use a hand or stand mixer.

Once the mixture is well blended, fold in the Cool Whip.

no bake snickers cheesecake filling

Finally, fold in the chopped Snickers candy bars, being sure that you have reserved some for the topping.

All that is left to do is to spread the filling evenly in a chocolate cookie pie crust and sprinkle the top with the reserved chopped candy bar.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Serving Suggestions

Keep the No Bake Snickers Cheesecake refrigerated until ready to serve. You can slice and serve it immediately or add other toppings of your choice.

Suggested toppings: shaved chocolate, chocolate syrup and/or caramel topping.

**Warning – this cheesecake is very rich. Although a typical pie shaped cheesecake provides 8 servings, you may want to make slices smaller if serving with other desserts.

Enjoy! Mary

snickers on top

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Yield: 8

No Bake Snickers Pie

no bake snickers cheesecake

An easy to make dessert that is filled with chunks of Snicker's candy bars throughout the sweet, creamy filling.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip, thawed
  • 5 Snickers candy bars, chopped
  • 1 chocolate cookie pie crust


  1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, chunky peanut butter, and powdered sugar by hand or with a stand or hand mixer.
  2. Fold in the cool whip until well incorporated.
  3. Add the chopped candy bars and fold until evenly distributed.
  4. Spread evenly in a chocolate cookie pie crust and top with reserved chopped Snickers bars.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.


You can substitute a graham cracker crust in place of chocolate cookie crust.

Drizzle the top with chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup and/or caramel sauce.

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 623Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 374mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 46gProtein: 10g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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