Friday, February 14, 2014

No Bake Chocolate Pudding Cheesecake

Happy Valentines Day

The creamy layers in this dessert sit on top of a chocolate crumb crust. Whipped cream, paper thin chocolate chard's and a fresh strawberry add a special finishing touch.


  • 3/4 cup chocolate crumbs
  • 1/4 cup graham crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  1. Stir together crumbs. Add melted butter.
  2. Press mixture into a 10" spring form pan.
  3. Bake in 350ยบ oven for 7 minutes. Cool.
Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups whipped cream, or cool whip
  1. Beat cream cheese till light and fluffy. 
  2. Add sugar and vanilla and beat well. 
  3. Fold in whipped cream or cool whip.
  4. Spread mixture over cooled crust. 
  5. Place in refrigerator. 
Chocolate Pudding Layer:
  • 1 large box chocolate pudding and and pie filling (box calls for 3 cups milk)
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
  1. Cook pudding according to directions on box. 
  2. Cover with wax paper and cool until luke warm. (the wax paper keeps the pudding from forming a 'crust' on top.
  3. Beat cream cheese into luke warm pudding until well blended.
  4. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  5. Place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
Whipping Cream: ( I like to only put this layer on no more than 1 hour before serving so the cream is really fresh tasting)
  • 2 cups whip cream
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant vanilla pudding (this stabilizes the cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Add all ingredients into a cold bowl.
  2. Beat until cream is whipped and soft peaks form. 
  3. Spread whipped cream over chocolate layer. 
Optional: Fill a piping bag with extra whipped cream to decorate the top. Decorate with chocolate and strawberries. 


  1. This looks so good. I would like to try this for my Bible study group.

  2. Oh my that looks good!! Perfect for Valentine's dinner I'd say.......or maybe for any other day too. It looks SO good. Thanks for sharing this recipe Kathy. Can't wait to try this sometime.

  3. How do you make the "paper-thin chocolate shards, please...

    1. Melt chocolate and quickly spread it very thinly over a piece of parchment paper that is placed on the back side of a cookie sheet. Place is freezer until solid. Break apart. Enjoy!

    2. Thanks, Kathy...and once again - I appreciate your recipes very much! They are the best, and many have become "family favorites"...keep it up!

  4. I'm going to trust that changes I want to make for faster, easier prep will work: instant choc pudding rather than the cooked kind, Cool Whip (sugar free or fat free); And instead of trying to make shards of the choc, I'm going to grate some choc - or maybe even use tiny choc chips? Add lots of those strawberries - look wonderful as you picture them, partially (?) sliced through - might even grate some choc over the sliced strawberries. Oh man! Who needs Valentine's Day to make this?!

  5. I think I gained 10 pounds just drooling over your photo !
    I know I'll be making this soon !! (why waste the pounds I've already gained??) :-)