Are you guys tired of cooking/baking yet? I feel like some of my friends are still going strong, making homemade noodles and attempting croissants. But most of my texts lately have been more of the, what’s your favorite place for delivery and which of the beloved local restaurants have insane pick up line ups. To be honest, we have been doing a combination of both. Mike’s been making some more time-consuming ￼elaborate dishes, but there has also been a lot of Chinese takeout lately.
If you’re in the no cook/bake category, these small batch no bake Oreo cheesecake bars are just the thing for you. They’re creamy, chocolatey, and just plain good. If you love cookies and cream, you’ll love these bars.￼￼￼ I think I ate the whole batch in just under two days, which kind of defeats the purpose of small batch, but it is what it is.￼ I love that this recipe makes only four bars, because I could totally eat an entire giant pan.￼
Do you love Oreos? I never ate them when I was a kid because￼ my mom never bought us Oreos. Weirdly though, cookies and cream ice cream was a favorite of mine. I think I liked the way the black and white cookies mixed into ice cream. I would always get cookies and cream blizzards at Dairy Queen. Strangely though, it took me a long time to eat an actual Oreo cookie, just on its own.￼
Now though, I am obsessed with Oreos. We even buy the weird flavors, just so I can try them. Mike’s more of a classic Oreo guy, but I love all the seasonal varieties.￼ Anyway, we’ve gone through several bags of Oreos during the pandemic. I kept saying that I wanted to make no bake Oreo cheesecake and earmarked￼ cookies just for that purpose, but always ended up eating them all straight out of the package.￼
Sidenote￼, isn’t it weird that one of America’s most popular cookies is not really makeable at home? I mean I did try to make Oreos once but they didn’t really turn out the same.￼ It’s a good thing that Oreos lend themselves so well to being made into other baked goods. I’ve seen so many TikToks about Oreos being baked into two ingredient cakes, being deep-fried, or made into donuts.￼
This particular recipe is cobbled together from a bunch of random no bake cheesecake recipes￼recipes. It’s a simple no bake cheesecake made from cream cheese and heavy whipping cream. You set it in the freezer and it settles into a creamy kind of ice cream texture. I love it frozen, but you can defrost it in the fridge and it tastes just like regular cheesecake.￼￼
It’s really simple: crush up some Oreos and mix with melted butter for the base of the cheesecake. The cheesecake itself is whipped room temperature cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and crushed Oreos￼. That’s it! The most time you spend on this is waiting for the cheesecake to set. Quick and easy and perfect for quarantine “baking.”
Small Batch No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars
Serves 4 bars
Prep Time 10 mins
Freezing Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
- 10 oreos
- 1 tbsp butter melted
- 100 grams cream cheese room temp, about 1/2 cup
- 100 grams heavy cream about 1/2 cup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla optional
- 2 tbsp sugar
Use a food processor to crush 6 oreos into fine crumbs. Alternatively, use a ziplock bag and crush until fine. Mix together with 1 tablespoon melted butter then press into a small loaf pan (I used a small square pan) and refrigerate for 10 minutes while you make the filling in the next step.
In a small mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add the heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar, beating until well combined. Break up 2-3 oreos into chunks and fold into the cream cheese mix.
Pour the filling over the chilled cookie crust and spread evenly. Add some crushed oreos on top, if desired.
Freeze for 1-2 hours or until set. Cut into squares and enjoy! You can keep these either in the fridge or the freezer once sliced – the freezer version tastes more ice cream-y and the fridge version tastes more creamy and like regular cheese cake.