S’mores Christmas Cheesecake – No-Bake

This S’mores Christmas Cheesecake is a delicious twist on a classic favourite. It’s absolutely decadent with a crunchy biscuit base, white chocolate cheesecake filling, then topped with peppermint chocolate fudge sauce, toasted marshmallows and crushed candy canes. It’s the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert!

A slice of S'mores Christmas Cheesecake, decorated with toasted marshmallows and crushed candy canes, on a plate

I absolutely love making gorgeous, festive desserts for the holiday season, like my Chocolate Christmas Puddings, Christmas Mint Slice Balls, or Christmas Ice-Cream Pudding.

This absolutely indulgent Christmas cheesecake is a combination of some of my favourite desserts. White chocolate cheesecake topped with peppermint fudge sauce, toasted marshmallows, and crushed peppermints tastes like s’mores made over a crackling fire and Christmas all in one.

This easy, chocolate-y cheesecake is made without baking and is a beautiful, fun addition to your Christmas party or dinner.

A no-bake S'mores Christmas Cheesecake, decorated with toasted marshmallows, crushed candy canes, chocolate stars and red and green M&M's.

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

  1. No Baking – This cheesecake is made without eggs or other ingredients that need to be baked, making it perfect for popping in the fridge to let it set and going about your day!
  2. Full of Sweet Flavour – The combination of chocolate, cheesecake, and peppermint topped with mini marshmallows makes this dessert extra decadent.
A slice of S'mores Christmas Cheesecake on a plate with a fork taking a bite

What You Need To Make S’mores Christmas Cheesecake

  • plain sweet biscuits – like Arnotts Marie biscuits
  • butter – melted
  • gelatine – also called gelatin. Make sure to get plain and not the flavoured variety.
  • cream cheese – softened to room temperature
  • caster sugar – if you don’t have any or can’t find caster sugar, you can make your own with granulated sugar and a food processor or blender
  • white chocolate – melted
  • cream –  lightly whipped
  • chocolate fudge sauce –  I used a jar of Hershey’s hot fudge sauce from Woolworths
  • peppermint extract – make sure to use peppermint extract and not regular mint
  • mini white marshmallows
  • candy canes – crushed
  • M&Ms, extra candy canes, chocolate stars, optional – for decoration
A slice of s'mores Christmas cheesecake with a forkful on a plate

How To Make A S’mores Christmas Cheesecake with No Baking

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method!

Step 1 – Prep The Pan & Make The Crust

Set your ingredients out and let them reach room temperature before assembling your cheesecake. Crush the biscuits in a food processor and place them in a bowl. Add the melted butter and mix well. Press the mixture firmly into the base of a greased spring-form pan and place it in the fridge to set.

Step 2 – Make The Cheesecake

Dissolve the gelatine in boiling water and put to the side to let it cool. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar, then beat in the cooled gelatine. Fold the melted white chocolate and whipped cream into the mixture. Spoon the mixture over the biscuit crust in the pan and place it in the fridge for about 4 hours.

Step 3 – Assemble The Cheesecake

Once the cheesecake has set, mix together the fudge sauce and peppermint extract, then spoon over the cheesecake. Place the mini marshmallows around the outside of the top of the cheesecake, then toast them lightly with a kitchen torch. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes in the centre of the cheesecake, then let the cheesecake cool in the fridge at least 4 more hours, but preferably overnight.

Step 4 – Decorate & Serve

When you’re ready to serve, gently remove the cheesecake from the spring-form pan and place the cheesecake on a serving plate or cake stand. If you’d like, decorate the cheesecake with M&Ms, extra candy canes and chocolate stars. Serve your s’mores Christmas cheesecake and enjoy!

A S'mores Christmas Cheesecake with Christmas decorations

Recipe Tips & FAQ

How do I store my S’mores Christmas Cheesecake?

Your cheesecake can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also seal it in an airtight container or bag and keep frozen 1-2 months.

What are s’mores?

S’mores first originated in the United States in the 1920s. Their first mention was in a Girl Scouts (the American version of Girl Guides) handbook. They are usually made with a marshmallow toasted over a fire and a slice of chocolate bar between two graham crackers.

What kind of biscuits should I use for the crust?

You can use Arnotts Marie biscuits, as I did, or any other plain biscuit you like. You can also use graham crackers for a more traditional s’mores flavor.

Why do my ingredients need to be room temperature?

The cream cheese, especially, needs to soften a little before mixing, otherwise the mixture can be lumpy and harder to combine well.

A slice of S'mores Christmas Cheesecake, with a chocolate star and red and green M&M's, on a plate

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A slice of smore's Christmas cheesecake on a plate

No Bake S’mores Christmas Cheesecake

This S'mores Christmas Cheesecake is a delicious twist on a classic favourite. It's absolutely decadent with a crunchy biscuit base, white chocolate cheesecake filling, then topped with peppermint chocolate fudge sauce, toasted marshmallows and crushed candy canes. It's the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecakes
Keyword: Smores Cheesecake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 574kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits like Arnotts Marie biscuits
  • 150 g butter melted
  • 2 1/2 tsp gelatine dissolved in ¼ cup boiling water and then cooled
  • 500 g cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup caster sugar 170g
  • 200 g white chocolate melted
  • 1 cup cream 235g, lightly whipped
  • 1 cup chocolate fudge sauce I used a jar of Hershey’s hot fudge sauce from Woolworths
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 100 g mini white marshmallows
  • 6 candy canes crushed
  • M&Ms extra candy canes, chocolate stars, optional, to decorate

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • To ensure a smooth cheesecake, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting.
  • Grease and line a 20cm spring-form pan with baking paper and set aside.
  • Finely crush biscuits in a food processor and place into a bowl. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the base of the pan and place into the fridge.
  • Pour ¼ cup of boiling water into a cup, sprinkle over the gelatine and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool.
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the cooled, dissolved gelatine to the mix and beat until well combined.
  • Fold through the melted white chocolate and the whipped cream.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Spread out evenly with a spoon.
  • Place the cheesecake into the fridge for 4 hours or until set to the touch.
  • Mix the chocolate fudge sauce and the peppermint extract together and spoon over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Gently place the mini marshmallows around the outside of the top of the cheesecake.
  • Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the marshmallows (if you don’t have a kitchen torch, you can leave them as is).
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes in the centre of the cheesecake.
  • Place the cheesecake back into the fridge for at least another 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  • When you're ready to serve, gently remove the cheesecake from the springform pan (using a knife to loosen the edges) and place on your serving plate.
  • Decorate with M&Ms, extra candy canes and chocolate stars. Serve.

Thermomix Method

  • To ensure a smooth cheesecake, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting. Grease and line a 20cm spring-form pan with baking paper and set aside.
  • Melt butter in the TM bowl for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1. Add the biscuits and crush for 10 seconds, Speed 10. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until well combined. Press the mixture firmly into the base of the pan and place into the fridge.
  • Whip cream in a clean, dry TM bowl on Speed 3.5 until lightly whipped (the time it takes will depend on the freshness of the cream – it can be anywhere between 10 seconds and 2 minutes!!) Set the cream aside in a separate bowl.
  • Place the white chocolate into the TM bowl and melt for 3 minutes, 50 degrees, Speed 2. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Pour ¼ cup of boiling water into a cup, sprinkle over the gelatine and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool.
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a clean and dry TM bowl for 30 seconds, Speed 5. Scrape down the sides with a spatula and repeat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the cooled, dissolved gelatine to the mix and mix for 30 seconds, Speed 5. Fold through the melted white chocolate and the whipped cream with the spatula. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Spread out evenly with a spoon.
  • Place the cheesecake into the fridge for 4 hours or until set to the touch.
  • Mix the chocolate fudge sauce and the peppermint extract together and spoon over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Gently place the mini marshmallows around the outside of the top of the cheesecake.
  • Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the marshmallows (if you don't have a kitchen torch, you can leave them as is).
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes in the centre of the cheesecake.
  • Place the cheesecake back into the fridge for at least another 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  • When you're ready to serve, gently remove the cheesecake from the springform pan (using a knife to loosen the edges) and place on your serving plate.
  • Decorate with M&Ms, extra candy canes and chocolate stars. Serve.

Notes

How do I store my S’mores Christmas Cheesecake?
Your cheesecake can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also seal it in an airtight container or bag and keep frozen 1-2 months.
What are s’mores?
S’mores first originated in the United States in the 1920s. Their first mention was in a Girl Scouts (the American version of Girl Guides) handbook. They are usually made with a marshmallow toasted over a fire and a slice of chocolate bar between two graham crackers.
What kind of biscuits should I use for the crust?
You can use Arnotts Marie biscuits, as I did, or any other plain biscuit you like. You can also use graham crackers for a more traditional s’mores flavor.
Why do my ingredients need to be room temperature?
The cream cheese, especially, needs to soften a little before mixing, otherwise the mixture may be lumpy and harder to combine well.

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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5 Comments
  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says:

    More S’mores! You have totally delivered! This looks epic x

  2. Swah says:

    Oh yum this looks amazing!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!!

  3. Lauren @ Create Bake Make says:

    What a fabulous dessert! You definitely deserved a treat after braving the Christmas chaos at the shops!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha it was crazy!!!

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