Theresa's Mixed Nuts: No Bake Candy Monster Cheesecake

Sunday, January 7, 2018

No Bake Candy Monster Cheesecake

We celebrated 3/4 of our family birthdays the week of Christmas. Since the girls have gotten older, they are over the pre-made bakery cakes with the cutesy characters decorated on them. Because we are a huge cheesecake loving family, they now request that I make cheesecake for every birthday.

I made a Dulce de Leche Cheesecake for Cinco de Mayo last year that caused a huge fight between the girls. I hardly ever see Mariah mad, but the girl was fuming when she came home from school and realized that Allison ate the last slice. Here's how it went down:

Mariah: What happened to the cheesecake?
Allison: I ate it.
Mariah: I've been wanting that all day. I was going to come home and split it with you!
Allison: I'm so sorry! How about I make you a smoothie? What kind would you like?
Mariah: Cheesecake.

Almost 8 months later, Mariah still hasn't gotten over the incident, so I told Allison to pick a cheesecake recipe from the same cookbook for her birthday this year and make sure that her sister got her fair share of the pie. After much debate, she settled for a Candy Filled Monster Cheesecake.

Candy Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a sweet tooth's dream. It has a peanut butter oatmeal crust, a chocolate chip cheese cake center, and topped off with candy coated chocolates. Totally drool worthy!

Candy Cheesecake

Mariah is still being stubborn, insisting that the Dulce de Leche cake was better, but she sure didn't hold back when it came to serving sizes. I'm pretty sure she made up for the lost cheesecake slice by dipping into this cake every day until it was gone.


 

No Bake Candy Monster Cheesecake

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

 For the Crust: 

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups old-fashioned quick oats
  • 3/4 cup candy coated chocolates (such as M&M's)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips  

 For the Filling

        1½ + 2tbsp heavy whipping cream, divided
        3/4 cup powdered sugar
      •  12 ounces cream cheese, softened
      •  1/4 cup granulated sugar
      •  1 tsp vanilla extract
      •  1 cup mini chocolate chips
 
For The Topping
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup candy coated chocolates (such as M&M's)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. For the crust, line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease the edges of the springform pan with cooking spray, wiping excess off with a paper towel. 
  2. Soften the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the softened butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once combined, add the oats and vanilla extract, mixing until the flour is just incorporated. Slowly add the oats, one cup at a time. The dough will thicken, but continue to mix until combined. Fold in the candy coated chocolates and mini chocolate chips with your hands or spatula so you do not crush the candies. Press the cookie dough mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. For the cheesecake: Place a mixing bowl the the whip attachment in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill. Pour 1/2 cup of the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and beat with the chilled whisk on medium-high speed until the cream starts to turn bubbly. Slowly add in the powder sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside. 
  4. Beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Slowly add the sugar into the cream cheese while beating the mixture. Add the remaining 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Beat until the filling is smooth and creamy, scraping sides of bowls as needed. Fold the mini chocolate chips into the mixture. Slowly add the prepared whip cream to the mixture, folding over and over with a spatula until well combined. Pour the filling into the prepared crust, smoothing the top with a spatula. Run a flat edge knife around the cheesecake to loosen it from the side of the pan before placing into the refrigerator to. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. 
  5. For the topping, combine whipping cream and powder sugar as you did before to form a second batch of whipped cream. Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and using a star tip, pipe on decorative swirls to the top of the cake. Microwave the semi-sweet chocolate in 30 second increments until melted. Drizzle over the top of the cake and swirls. Finish the cake off by pouring the candy coated chocolate over the top of the cheesecake. 
  6. Serve. Store any unused cheesecake in the refrigerator. 
Original Recipe adapted from No-Bake Treats by Julianne Bayer
http://www.theresasmixednuts.com/2018/01/no-bake-candy-monster-cheesecake.html


This monster candy cheesecake will be a hit at any birthday party.  It's colorful, fun, and best of all, delicious!

Candy Cheesecake

What's your favorite kind of cake to have on your birthday?



40 comments:

  1. Sure looks like one to dig into to celebrate away. Lmao, looking forward to it and then finding it gone would leave one to hold a grudge indeed.

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    1. Nothing worse than someone swiping your food craving! In all honesty, I would have been pissed too.

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  2. Oh, I see Mariah is an expert in imposing a feeling of guilt in her sister :) I wanted to split it with you LOL
    My OCD cannot deal with you putting two black M&Ms next to each other :PP

    I like the oats in the crust but if I understood correctly it isn't baked eventhough it has flour in it?
    What did the girls get you for birthday?

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    1. I actually think Mariah would have shared, but she did lay that guilt on really thick :P
      There are also two greens and two oranges side by side too. It's just how they landed out of the bag. I wasn't going to spend time rearranging them lol

      Yes, even with the flour, no baking though I am sure that would be an issue for some. Not for us though because we have no problem eating raw cookie dough (if it doesn't have raw egg in it) anyway.

      Well, you saw the profanity book Mariah got me on Facebook ;) I also got a new sweater and a candle.

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  3. These look sinfully delicious!!! I have such a sweet tooth. I have to watch it because I just start craving more and more when I eat sweets!

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    1. Same here. The more I eat, the more I want.

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  4. I need this cheesecake in mah belly! OMG it looks like heaven!! YUMMM!!!

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  5. AHHH! OMG, I need this in my life! It looks so good, and it's piled sooooo high with deliciousness.

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    1. All those delicious layers look so tempting, right? :)

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  6. Oh my - that is a crazy cheesecake!! Looks so yummy - a dentists nightmare for sure. Haha! ;) Hopefully both girls got their fill of cheesecake, and other yummy goodness.

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    1. The did get their fill. Now it's back to the grind of eating like rabbits, which is most welcome after the sugar filled holidays.

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  7. That cheesecake is my type of dessert and no baking. The crust looks like it is my favorite part and I can understand the arguments for the big pieces.

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    1. I could seriously just whip up the crust part and eat a big bowl of that. It's that good!

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  8. Both my husband and I will be celebrating our birthdays in just a few weeks and I can not think of a more delicious way to celebrate! Love how colorful it is as well.

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  9. You have my undivided attention when it comes to cheesecake. And I don't have to bake it? SOLD!

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    1. That's me when it comes to cheesecake. My full focus zooms right into it!

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  10. This looks really good! I love all of the candy.

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  11. Oh wow, now that is how you fix a sweet tooth! Great recipe!

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  12. Ok, this look so good!! I totally would love a slice or two about now!!

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    1. Me too! I'm holding myself back from whipping up another one already!

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  13. This looks delicious and super decadent. I need to make this as soon as humanly possible.

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  14. This is making my mouth water! I need to make this ASAP!

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  15. Yay. Another no bake delicious cake recipe. The crust itself is to die for, but then these's the cream cheese filling and whipped cream topping. Heaven!

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  16. You got me at "no bake"... but my oh my that sure looks decadent!! How do you and the girls stay so slim?? I would balloon up in no time with all the delicious food you make!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Everything in moderation, plus lots of sessions at the gym ;)

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  17. Wow. That would make a nice birthday cake. All the colors and lots of cream cheese and whipped cream topping would really give me a happy belly! Best of all, it is no bake!

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  18. I LOVE cheesecake, but I don't think I have ever seen it this beautiful before.

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  19. Oh my... seeet tooth heaven indeed :).. if it’s no baking, happy to try it at home :)

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  20. Hokey smokes now that's a cake!! Pinned it!! And happy happy to your birthday family. :) We have 3 of 4 kids with birthdays in March. :)

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  21. That is an amazing cheese cake, Theresa! My mother always made me a chocolate layer cake with strawberry jam between the layers, boiled frosting, and gumdrop balloons with chocolate strings. Kids never forget those special cakes!

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  22. Oh my goodness, that looks like sweet sweet heaven! My birthday's in December *hint, hint*

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