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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

a slice of No Bake Cherry Cheesecake on a plate
This no-bake cherry cheesecake is a rich and decadent treat that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  
Prep Time 25 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 418 kcal


  • 9 graham cracker sheets, one sleeve
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounce container Cool Whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling


  • Place graham crackers in the food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.
  • Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Press the graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • In a large bowl, mix softened cream cheese, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, and lemon juice until smooth. Spread into an even layer over the graham cracker crust. Chill for about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon cherry pie filling over the cream cheese layer. Gently spread out the cherries to cover the entire pan.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours. Slice and enjoy!


  • Make sure that your cream cheese is softened before starting this recipe. If your cream cheese is too hard it can result in lumps in your bars.
  • If you’re looking to feed a crowd, this is an easy recipe to make and double. Simply double the ingredients and use a 9 x 13-inch pan. Be sure to line the pan with parchment paper for less mess when removing the bars.
  • Cheesecake can stick to your knife when cutting it. If you’re having trouble, try coating your knife in nonstick cooking spray first.


Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 363mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1036IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg