No-Bake Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheesecake (Dairy-Free Options)

Heat got you down? Miss baking? What’s good about this gluten free peanut butter cheesecake is that it combines the best of two worlds, and you don’t have to bake anything! This recipe¬†is one of those got-milk moments. The richness is out of this world! Feel free to cut the filling in half when you don’t need a huge cheesecake, or you can even use a 6-inch spring-form pan. Enjoy!

No-Bake Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 - 14 servings

No-Bake Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Decadence at richest, this gluten free peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake will send you to the moon and back. You'll only need a thin slice.


    For the Crust:
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Cookie Crust or Super Crunchy Chocolate Cookie Crust, baked or not
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped peanuts, divided
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 8-oz packages gluten-free cream cheese (Philadelphia or for dairy-free, Tofutti or Go Dairy Free), softened
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free sour cream (or Tofutti brand if dairy-free)
  • 1-1/2 cups creamy gluten-free peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 2-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter or gluten-free margarine (Smart Balance or Earth Balance are both dairy-free), melted
  • 1/2 recipe Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1/2 recipe Chocolate Ganache (or Raw Dairy-Free Ganache)
  • Mini Reese's Peanut Cups* (the ones that are individually¬†wrapped or whole 2-packs)


    To Make the Crust:
  1. Make the crust as instructed in your chosen recipe by clicking on one of the above links. Add in 1/2 cup of peanuts to the food processor or fold it in by hand. (However, you don't have to bake it. Because the cookies are already baked,.) Simply oil a 9-inch springform pan and press the cookie dough on the bottom and slightly up the sides, if desired.
  2. To Make the Filling:
  3. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat all of the filling ingredients together until creamy. Spoon it onto the top of the cooled crust and distribute evenly. Cover the top with plastic wrap, directly over the filling. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. To Garnish:
  5. Make the Peanut Butter Frosting recipe as instructed at the above link. Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator. Remove the ring from the springform pan. Top the cheesecake with a thin layer of peanut butter frosting and slightly down the sides. Then pipe some around the outer edge. The edge will hold in the ganache.
  6. Make the Chocolate Ganache recipe and pour as much as you desire into the center of the top of the cheesecake and distribute evenly.
  7. Optionally, lightly pat the remaining finely chopped peanuts on the sides of the cheesecake where it has the peanut butter frosting.
  8. Garnish with broken pieces of gluten free peanut butter cups.


*The mini Reese's that are not individually wrapped are not gluten-free.

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