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This easy no bake, Christmas cheesecake is made with just a few simple ingredients. A light cream cheese filling on a buttery graham cracker crust makes this a fun and festive dessert for the holiday season.


​​We are all about sharing recipes for easy dinner and desserts and this delicious cheesecake idea is one I think you will love.

Christmas Cheesecake

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This cheesecake is a delicious dessert that is easy to make

Everyone loves a reindeer and this decorative cheesecake brings Christmas cheer and whimsy to the dessert table.

This easy Christmas Cheesecake idea is one of my favorite desserts to put on a holiday table at your Christmas celebration. 

This is a delicious dessert that the whole family is sure to love.

Christmas Cheesecake Reindeer

This is also cute for a holiday tea.

Christmas Cheesecake Reindeer

Ingredients For Reindeer Cheesecake

Butter – softened

Graham Crackers

Powdered Sugar – also known as confectioner’s sugar

Heavy cream

Cream Cheese

Vanilla extract

Chocolate-covered pretzels – use the small ones.

Candy eyes

Red candies

Christmas Cheesecake Ingredients

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • large mixing bowl
  • medium bowl
  • electric mixer or stand mixer
  • springform pan
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • parchment paper
  • serving plate

How to Make Reindeer Cheesecake

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Line the bottom of the spring-form pan with parchment paper cut to the size of the pan.
  2. Crush 4-5 graham crackers in a plastic bag. No need for a food processor here.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, measure crumbs and add to melted butter. Mix until all crackers are coated with butter then press into the bottom of a 9-inch prepared pan.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat until smooth.
    Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl or mixer, whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks.
  6. Fold into the cream cheese mixer until all streaks disappear.
  7. Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the crust and smooth on the top with a spatula.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and set in the refrigerator to chill for at least 6-8 hours.
  9. Once the cheesecake is set, remove it from the pan.
  10. Slice into 8 equal slices and decorate the top of the cheesecake.

Cheesecake batter in pan

 

Christmas Cheesecake

 

Christmas Cheesecake

 

Christmas Cheesecake mixture

 

cheesecake batter in pan

Christmas Cheesecake

 

cheesecake cut with pretzels

 

cheesecake with pretzels and eyes and noses.

 

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • You can make this soup and double the recipe so that you can serve it easily in the future.
  • For best results use room temperature cream cheese.
  • Before cutting cheesecake, place in the freezer for a few minutes to help it set.

Variations, Notes, and Substitutions

  • You can use chocolate chips or brown candies if you do not have candy eyes. You can use peppermint candies for the nose. 
  • Only use full-fat cream and cream cheese for the proper consistency for this recipe.
  • For a hint of peppermint flavor, you can add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract in place of the vanilla.

Serving and Storage Suggestions

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Serve this cheesecake by the slice. Surprise your guests by serving these cute reindeers at the end of a meal.

FAQ

Can you freeze this Christmas Cheesecake?

Yes, it can be frozen in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time?

Yes, this cheesecake can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

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More Great Cheesecake Recipes

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Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Mini Cheesecakes

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Christmas Cheesecake

This easy no bake, festive cheesecake is made with just a few simple ingredients. A light cream cheese filling on a buttery graham cracker crust makes this a fun Christmas Cheesecake.
Course Dessert, Dessert Bars
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, christmas, dessert, holiday, holiday dinner, reindeer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Set Time 8 hours
Servings 8
Calories 196kcal

Equipment

  • springform pan
  • Bowl
  • offset spatula
  • mixer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 stick plus, 3 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter
  • 3 8noz blocks regular ream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 16 chocolate covered pretzels
  • 16 candy eyes
  • 8 m&ms

Instructions

Cheesecake

  • Line the bottom of the springform pan with parchment paper cut to the size of the pan.
  • Crush 4-5 graham crackers in a plastic bag.
  • Measure out the desired amount and add to melted butter.
  • Mix until all crackers are coated with butter then press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, whip the heavy cream using medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  •  Add cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
  • Fold into the cream cheese mixer until all streaks disappear.
  • Pour on top of the crust and smooth on the top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and set in fridge to chill for at least 6-8 hours
  • Once the cheesecake is set, remove it from the pan.
  • Slice into 8 equal slices.

Cheesecake Topping

  • Add two chocolate-covered pretzels, 2 candy eyes, and 1 m&m per slice.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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Tamara

Monday 20th of December 2021

Ack, this is awesome! My sister used to bring home a whole cheesecake from her job every Christmas. I'm excited to have cheesecake on Christmas again, so I better make it happen!

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