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No-Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

A rich and creamy no-bake caramel cheesecake on a Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ and graham cracker crust. This impressive-looking dessert only takes 20 minutes to prep, but we won’t tell if you don’t. MORE + LESS -

Hungry Happenings Hungry Happenings
December 6, 2016

Ingredients

Crust:

10
squares (5 whole) graham crackers
1 1/2
cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Cereal
5
tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:

2
blocks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
can (14 oz) dulce de leche
2
cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

Toppings:

1/4
cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Cereal
1
cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
2
tablespoons caramel or dulce de leche sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    Place graham crackers and Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Cereal in the bowl of a food processor.
  • 2
    Pulse until you have fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor you can simply place the graham crackers and cereal in a large zip-top bag and smash into crumbs using a rolling pin or the back of a pan.
  • 3
    Add the melted butter to the crumbs and mix until well combined. Using the flat bottom of a drinking glass to form an even layer, press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of an 8-inch springform pan. You'll want the crumbs to go at least an inch up the side so you have a nice edge to your cheesecake. Freeze until the filling is ready.
  • 4
    Beat the cream cheese using an electric mixer until it's light and fluffy. Add the dulce de leche and beat until well combined. Spoon in the whipped topping and beat until smooth and creamy. Spoon the filling over top of the crust.
  • 5
    Spread into an even layer and chill until set. If you are in a hurry, pop the cheesecake into the freezer for 2 hours; otherwise, refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Once the cheesecake is set, remove it from the pan.
  • 6
    Break Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal into small pieces. Spoon whipped topping into a zip-top bag and snip off one corner. Pipe whipped topping in a swirl over the cheesecake, sprinkle on the cereal pieces, and drizzle the caramel or dulce de leche sauce over the top.
  • 7
    If frozen allow the cheesecake to thaw for 30-60minutes before serving. If refrigerated, cut, serve, and enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use a can of thick dulce de leche for the cheesecake and use a thinner sauce to drizzle over top.
  • Sprinkle on a bit of sea salt to give your dessert a salted caramel flavor.
  • The only thing better than Cinnamon Toast Crunch "cereal milk" is Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cheesecake and this one has a twist. This decadent dessert combines caramelized sweetened condensed milk (dulce de leche) with the creamy goodness of cheesecake and a crispy crust made from graham crackers and Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal. To make it even more decadent the whole thing is covered in whipped topping, bits of Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ a drizzle of even more dulce de leche. Caramel, cheesecake and cereal all rank up there on my list of favorite foods so finding a way to combine them all into one amazing dessert was a must. Now this No-Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake has moved onto my list of all-time favorite desserts. I love that it is so quick and easy to make, yet looks so gorgeous. My family thought I spent hours making it and I didn't feel the need to tell them I had it made in about 20 minutes. I just let them be impressed!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
39%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
320mg
14%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
27g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • The only thing better than Cinnamon Toast Crunch "cereal milk" is Cinnamon Toast Crunch cheesecake and this one has a twist. This decadent dessert combines caramelized sweetened condensed milk (dulce de leche) with the creamy goodness of cheesecake and a crispy crust made from graham crackers and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. To make it even more decadent the whole thing is covered in whipped topping, bits of Cinnamon Toast Crunch a drizzle of even more dulce de leche. 

    Caramel, cheesecake and cereal all rank up there on my list of favorite foods so finding a way to combine them all into one amazing dessert was a must. Now this No-Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake has moved onto my list of all-time favorite desserts. 

    I love that it is so quick and easy to make, yet looks so gorgeous. My family thought I spent hours making it and I didn't feel the need to tell them I had it made in about 20 minutes. I just let them be impressed!

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