No Bake Cheesecake

This quick and delicious no bake cheesecake is a favorite treat around our house! Thanks to my Mom for the recipe, though I did tweak it a little bit 🙂

Let’s start with the crust:

Cheesecake No Bake Crust Ingredients:

1/2 box of graham crackers
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of melted butter

Crush the graham crackers and mix in the sugar and brown sugar in a large pan. Mix in the melted butter and press into the pan evenly to form the crust.

No Bake Cheesecake Filling:

3x 8oz boxes of Cream Cheese, softened
1x jumbo container of Cool Whip or 2x small containers
2 Cups of sugar
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

Mix cream cheese and Cool Whip until smooth, adding all other ingredients one at a time. It is very hard to mix at first if you do not have a stand-mixer so make sure you don’t burn up your mixer’s motor!

Mix until smooth and creamy, then mix another 2-3 minutes to get it nice and fluffy.

Pour the cream cheese mixture  into your prepared crust and smooth it out.

Add your favorite toppings, if desired. Our favorites are plain cheesecake, or topped with strawberries. The picture shows cheesecake with canned cherry topping.

Cover the cheesecake and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cut, serve and enjoy!

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