No-bake Snickers cheesecake recipe

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This no-bake Snickers cheesecake is sure to be a big hit with friends and family. This delicious cheesecake is perfect serving taking only 30 mins prep

Preparation Time30 mins plus setting time
Cost RangeCheap

This no-bake Snickers cheesecake is sure to be a big hit with friends and family. It's much easier to make than it looks, layered with crushed peanut cookies, a cream cheese filling bejewelled with more nuts, and a messy but delicious topping of melted chocolate, caramel and plenty of Snickers (of course!). This delicious no-bake cheesecake is perfect for special occasions serving 8-10 people. It'll take you around 30 mins to prepare this cheesecake and then you'll need to give it plenty of time to set in the fridge before decorating. It's great recipe for making in advance too.


For the base:

  • 200g peanut cookies, crushed
  • 50g butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 2 gelatine leaves, soaked in cold water
  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 200g full fat cream cheese
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 100g mixed nuts, crushed (we used peanuts and pistachios)

To decorate:

  • 4 regular Snickers bars, roughly chopped
  • 50g milk chocolate, melted
  • 6tbsp Carnation caramel
  • 1-2tbsp chopped peanuts and pistachios




  1. Line an 18cm loose-base tin with greaseproof paper. In a large mixing bowl crush the peanut cookies using the end of a rolling pin or the base of a wooden spoon. Stir through the butter and press into the tin to form the base of the cheesecake and chill until needed.
  2. Remove the gelatine from the cold water and add to 50ml of water in a small pan to dissolve over a gentle heat.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the mascarpone, cream cheese and icing sugar until well combined. Stir through the dissolved gelatine and the crushed nuts.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto the base and smooth over. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Once set, remove from the tin, spoon over the caramel sauce, top with Snickers, drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle over the nuts.
Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies