No-Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake


Make slicing cheesecake easier by dipping your knife in water between cuts.

No Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 55 mins


  • ½ cup finely crushed graham crackers

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • ¾ cup fat-free milk

  • 2 8 ounce packages reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened

  • 1 8 ounce package fat-free cream cheese, softened

  • 1 8 ounce carton fat-free sour cream

  • cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 ounce dark chocolate, melted and cooled

  • Fresh blackberries and/or raspberries (optional)


  1. For crust, in a medium bowl stir together finely crushed graham crackers and melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of an 8-inch springform pan (mixture may not completely cover bottom). Cover and chill while preparing filling.

  2. For filling, in a small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Heat and stir over low heat just until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool for 15 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until well mixed; gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Divide mixture in half. Gradually stir melted chocolate into half of the mixture.

  4. Spoon half of the chocolate mixture over chilled crust in pan; spread evenly. Carefully spoon half of the white mixture in small mounds over chocolate mixture. Using a narrow, thin-bladed metal spatula or a table knife, swirl chocolate and white mixtures. Top with the remaining chocolate mixture, spreading evenly; spoon the remaining white mixture in small mounds over chocolate mixture and swirl again. Cover and chill about 6 hours or until set.

  5. To serve, using a small sharp knife, loosen cheesecake from sides of springform pan; remove sides of pan. Cut cheesecake into wedges. If desired, garnish with blackberries and/or raspberries.


Prepare as directed through Step 4, except cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Serve as directed in Step 5.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free graham crackers.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 158mg 3%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg

*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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