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no bake smores cheesecake topped with toasted marshmallow meringue

No Bake S’mores Cheesecake


  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes + 5 hours chilling
  • Yield: 10-12 slices 1x

Description

This no bake s’mores cheesecake is made with a graham cracker crust, no bake cheesecake filling, chocolate ganache, and toasted marshmallow meringue.


Ingredients

Scale

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 cups (220g) finely ground graham cracker crumbs (can sub with gluten free graham crackers)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter

No Bake Cheesecake

  • 16 oz full fat cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
  • 4 oz white chocolate, melted 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream

Marshmallow Meringue

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients and press into a 9″ tart pan. Pack it firmly into the bottom and up against the sides.
  2. Freeze the crust while you make the cheesecake filling.

No Bake Cheesecake

  1. Make sure your cream cheese is softened before starting, otherwise you’ll end up with a lumpy filling.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Slowly pour the white chocolate into the cream cheese as the mixer is running. Then add in the vanilla.
  4. Scrape down the bowl and continue to mix until smooth and combined.
  5. Pour into the chilled crust and spread it even. 
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until set. If you plan on chilling it overnight, store it in an air tight container.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Once chilled, make the chocolate topping. 
  2. Add the chopped chocolate to a heat proof bowl and the heavy cream to a glass measuring cup. 
  3. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave for about 1 minute or until bubbling.
  4. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 30 seconds, then whisk to combine.
  5. Remove the cheesecake from the tart pan and place it on your serving tray. Pour the ganache on top and allow it to completely cover the surface and drip down the sides.
  6. Place the cheesecake in the refrigerator while you make the meringue. 

Marshmallow Meringue

  1. Add the egg whites and sugar to the heat safe bowl of a stand mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use use any heat safe bowl. 
  2. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (filling the pot about 1/3 of the way full). Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water and don’t let the water come to a boil. Whisk occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 10 minutes). To test, rub some of the mixture between your fingers. If you still feel sugar granules, keep it over the heat until you can no longer feel those granules. 
  3. Transfer the bowl to the stand mixer with the whisk attachment and whip on high speed. As it turns white and opaque, add in the cream of tartar and vanilla. Keep whisking until it’s thick and glossy. To test, dunk the whisk into the bowl and pull it out. When you turn it right side up, the meringue should stand straight with a slight curl on the end (like a Dairy Queen ice cream cone). 
  4. Dollop the meringue on top of the chilled cheesecake. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the top (if you don’t have one, you can omit this step). 
  5. Now slice and enjoy!

Notes

CHOCOLATE – I recommend using good quality chocolate for both the cheesecake and the meringue. It will give you the best flavor and texture. I use Ghirardelli baking squares for both.

STORAGE – Store the cheesecake in an air tight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 5 days.

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