Frosted Animal Cookie No Bake-Cheesecake

If you don't have a reason to make a circus-themed dessert, this no-bake cheesecake recipe is reason enough. Frosted animal cookies are crushed to make the sweet crust and line up around the outside of the cheesecake to look like a parade.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 ¼ cup frosted animal cookie crumbs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 8 - 10 whole frosted animal cookies

  • 3 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond exract

  • ½ cup strawberries, hulled and halved

  • ¼ cup strawberry jam

  • Sweetened whipped cream

  • Sprinkles


  1. In a small bowl combine the frosted animal cookie crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan brushed with butter or coated with nonstick cooking spray. Stand some whole animal cookies in the crust mixture around the edge of the pan, with the tops of the cookies facing out. Chill crust while making the filling.

  2. In a large bowl combine cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sour cream and lemon juice; mix thoroughly and set aside. In another large bowl beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extract until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold cream cheese mixture into whipped cream mixture until smooth.

  3. In a blender combine strawberries and jam. Blend until smooth.

  4. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture into the springform pan. Drizzle with half of the strawberry mixture and smooth to an even layer. Repeat with remaining cream cheese mixture and strawberry mixture. Cover and chill overnight.

  5. Top with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkles before serving.

    Frosted Animal Cookie No-Bake Cheesecake
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
41g Fat
41g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5.8mg 29%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 129mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 9.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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