Oreo Crumble Cheesecake

With my birthday this week, I decided to do something a little different for Foodie Friday. Normally, I share recipes that are big enough for one person. However, I am in love with cheesecake and made this fantastic cheesecake for my big day {it's a holiday, really}. The best part about this cheesecake is you don't have to bake!

What you'll need:

  • 3-4 packages of cream cheese
  • 1 package of Oreo cookies
  • 1 tub {8 oz} Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Oreo Crumble Cheesecake:

Step One | Separate your cookies

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Divide your cookies into 3 stacks. 15 to break up for the inside of the cheesecake, 4 to break up for the top of the cheesecake, and the rest to create the crust.

Step Two | Break up your cookies

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With your hands, crumble the 15 Oreos into smaller pieces. You'll be using this to mix with the filling.

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Take the four Oreos you set aside and break into fourths with your hands. You'll be using this to top off your cheesecake.

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With the rest of the Oreos, place inside a gallon Ziploc bag and pound / roll the cookies until they are finely crushed.

Step Three | Create the crust

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Melt the 1/2 stick of butter. I chose to melt the butter in the microwave. As it would be the easiest. Once your butter is melted, mix it with the finely crushed Oreos to create your crust. Once your crust is ready, spread it in your pan. After evening out the crust, refrigerate the crust while you create the filling.

Step Four | Create the filling

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Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Beat until the mixture is well blended.

Side note: I used 4 packages of cream cheese, but I think 3 packages would have been just right.

Pro tip: Make sure the cream cheese is soft. It will be very difficult to mix if the cream cheese is hard.

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Once the filling is well blended, stir in the Cool Whip. Stir in the Cool Whip in small amounts. Add the Oreo chunks little by little. I find it helpful to stir in small amounts to blend the mixture together. I saved some of my Oreo chunks for the top of the cheesecake because it looked as though I had plenty added to the filling. As always, you can add them all or not use all of them - it's your personal preference!

Step Five | Put it all together

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Once your filling is well blended, bring your pan with the crust out of the fridge. Spoon the filling onto the crust. Even out the filling across the pan.

Step Six | Top off with Oreos

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Use the bigger chunks of Oreo to top off your cheesecake. Sprinkle them over the top. Once you have them scattered, gently push them in a little so they stay in place.

Step Seven | Refrigerate

Unfortunately, cheesecake needs some time to set before eating. Refrigerate the completed cheesecake for four hours or until firm.

Step Eight | Enjoy!

Enjoy the delicious Oreo Crumble Cheesecake!

Pro tip: The cheesecake is very rich. You'll want to start out with a very small slice!

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What are your thoughts on the Oreo Crumble Cheesecake? Like it? Love it? Hate it?