No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Bars start with an Oreo cookie crust that is filled with a chocolate cherry cheesecake filling and topped with more chocolate chips. If you love the combination of chocolate and cherry, be sure to check out my Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake.

Chocolate Cherry Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Bars

These Chocolate Cherry Bars are nothing short of decadent. They are super easy to make and the chocolate and cherry combination just works. I was inspired by Moms Need to Know recipe for No-Bake Easy Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie. (I changed it to bars!) With each bite, you get the creaminess of the chocolate cherry cheesecake filling, including the cherries from the pie filling. And, the bars are topped with more chocolate chips to balance the flavors.

Chocolate Cherry Pie Bars in a Pan with Spatula

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Bars Ingredients

Oreo Cookies: For the crust, crush 24 Oreo cookies, including the filling. I like to use a food processor to get the finest crumb.

Cream Cheese: It’s very important to make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before using. This will give you a smooth and creamy consistency for the perfect cheesecake texture.

Pie Filling: A can of cherry pie filling is all you need for that cherry flavor.

Whipped Topping: Whipped topping, like cool whip, is used to give the cheesecake light and fluffy consistency, so be sure to fold it in gently in the last step. If you don’t have any on hand, make your own homemade whipped topping.

Fork Taking Bite Out of Chocolate Cherry Bar

How to Store Chocolate Cherry Bars

This no-bake dessert will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator if stored in an air-tight container!

Bite taken out of Chocolate Cherry Bar on a white Plate

Creamy No Bake Desserts

5 from 4 votes

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Bars

Prep Time 10 mins
Chill 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Bars start with an Oreo cookie crust that is filled with a chocolate cherry cheesecake filling and topped with more chocolate chips.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 24 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • ¼ cup (½ stick, 57 g) butter, melted

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • cups semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup whipped cream

Instructions

Crust

  • Spray a 7×11-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add Oreo cookies to a food processor and crush until you have a fine crumb and very few larger pieces.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Pour crust into the prepared baking dish and firmly press to the edges.

Filling

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the confectioners' sugar and cherry pie filling. Beat until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving ¼ cup for the topping.
  • Gently fold in the whipped topping. Pour the filling mixture into the prepared cookie crust, spreading it out to form an even layer.
  • Top with the remaining mini chocolate chips and refrigerate for 4 hours, or until the filling is firm and cold.

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Reader Comments

  1. One of the last pics looks like maraschino cherries in the cream cheese (which I would prefer)

  2. Amanda, I just made this recipe. It tasted delicious but did not harden up like the picture even though I refrigerated it for a full day…….what do you think?

    1. HI Michelle – What do you mean by “didn’t harden up”? The consistency is never going to be hard… it’s cream cheese and cherry pie filling so will be very creamy and similar to a no-bake cheesecake. I’m so sorry if the images gave the impression it was something it is not. I pulled it right out of the fridge to photograph – and that was after 4 hours of chilling.

  3. Mine was more like pudding on top of the Oreo crust. Your picture shows cheesecake form like you said,

  4. It would be more helpful to give the amounts for a 9×13 dish which is a standard size that most people have . Making it thinner with the ingredients as written would not be as attractive.

  5. Tasty, especially the crust, but mine was also like pudding. I followed the recipe exactly but it did not firm up at all. I had to spoon it out into a bowl to eat with a spoon. Would try again if I knew what went wrong.

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