No Bake Chocolate Orange Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices. 

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices.

Sometimes in life you have to deal with things not always turning out the way you envision them. When I made this cheesecake I had a plan all laid out in my head. The beautiful oranges would glisten, I would cut a slice and showcase a little drizzle of sugary orange glaze going down the side. Instead when I set up this scene I hated it. I felt it wasn’t turning out right and I couldn’t capture the mood I wanted. Sometimes I joke that being an artist means you hate everything you do. Now while I don’t really go around calling myself an artist I guess technically taking pictures and setting up food scenes are slightly artistic.

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices. (Pac-Man loves my pie)

So when I set up this cheesecake and noticed a slight crack at the top I was immediately annoyed. Since it’s no-baked it didn’t crack because of over baking it cracked because I was moving it around trying to position it just right. That means if you make this cheesecake I doubt you will have to worry about cracking. Unless you also enjoy taking pictures of your food and trying to set the scene just so. Which I guess is a real possibility since almost no one eats without taking a picture of it first. Am I right?

I posted about my annoying crack issue on my Facebook page and my friend Stephanie totally cheered me up by fixing the problem. It was then I realized I should probably cut myself a little a slack. It’s a crack. It doesn’t take away from the flavor and the cheesecake still looks pretty darn pretty.

Plus PAC-MAN! Isn’t he adorable?

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices.

I have made a lot of different no-bake cheesecakes before this one is showcasing the wonders of adding in Greek yogurt. Not just any Greek yogurt either – The Greek Gods® Greek Style Yogurt. I’ve eaten a lot of yogurt in my life but this by far is one of my favorite brands. The yogurt is thick, creamy and has just the right amount of tang. Plus it comes in tons of different and totally delicious flavors. I used honey vanilla (so delicious!) for this cheesecake but I have my eye on their honey salted caramel flavor. As soon as I can find that in the store I’m going to buy it all.

You think I’m kidding. I’m not.

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices.

Now, this cheesecake is 100% no-bake so if making traditional cheesecake scares you you’re good. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together, pour it into the crust and wait for it to set. Then you can devour it all. Or share a few slices.

I’m guessing since Thanksgiving is coming up you should probably share a few a slices. It’s the nice thing to do.

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices.

Now to top this cheesecake you can do a few different things. I went with candied orange slices and some chocolate shavings BUT if you’re not into fancy toppings it ok. You can serve it plain, you can serve it with just a sprinkling of cocoa powder OR you could even serve with a few scoops of cranberry sauce on top.

However, if you are into fancy decorations you should totally go the candied orange route. They are super pretty and taste pretty darn delicious too.

{Looking for more no-bake cheesecake recipes? Try my cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake, no bake pumpkin cheesecake phyllo bites or my no bake Oreo marshmallow cheesecake.}

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No Bake Chocolate Orange Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

This no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what your holiday needs. A rich chocolate crust filled with an orange filling and topped with candied orange slices.

Yield: 9 inch cheesecake

Prep Time: 12 hours

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 12 hours

Ingredients:

For crust: 

  • 1-1/2 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For cheesecake: 

  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 20 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups Greek Gods honey vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

For candied oranges:

  • 2 cups water 
  • 2 cups white sugar 
  • 2 large oranges, thinly sliced (or 5 clemantines)

For topping: 

  • Shaved bittersweet chocolate

Source: Adapted from Epicurious

Directions:

For crust:
Mix together and press into the bottom of a 9 inch tart pan or 9 inch springform pan. Add crust to the fridge to set up while you prepare the filling.

For cheesecake:
In a small bowl add unflavored gelatin and cold water. Stir to combine and set aside.

In a blender (or food processor) add cream cheese, Greek yogurt, coconut sugar, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla bean paste. Blend until smooth.

In a small pan add water and set over high heat. Set the bowl of gelatin (which will be set up) over the steaming water and stir to dissolve. You want the gelatin to be come liquid again.

Turn the blender or food processor on low and add in the gelatin while it's running. Continue blending for 20 seconds just so the gelatin is thoroughly incorporated.

Pour mixture into the prepared crust.

Cover lightly and let sit in the fridge overnight.

When you're ready to serve top with candied oranges and bittersweet chocolate.

For candied oranges:
Set a large skillet over medium heat and add water and sugar. Let cook just until the sugar dissolves and add in the orange slices. Turn down until it reaches a gentle simmer and cook for about an hour or until the oranges start to soften and the rinds become slightly translucent.

Remove each orange slice from the pan and lay onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Let cool before topping the cheesecake.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Greek Gods Greek Yogurt. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

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46 Responses to “No Bake Chocolate Orange Greek Yogurt Cheesecake”

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    Tori — November 16, 2015 at 6:26 am

    MMMMMmmmm, Yes, yes, YES! I live in the South Hem where it’s getting hot now, so no-bake recipes for the holidays are perfect for me!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — November 16, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Everyone always tells me “who cares if it cracks? It still tastes good!” I agree, but it just does not look as pretty with a crack 🙁 Love how you dealt with that issue and I really need to make no-bake cheesecakes!!

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    Rachel Cooks — November 16, 2015 at 8:01 am

    This is SO gorgeous! I love Greek Gods Greek Yogurt and I love no-bake! I didn’t even notice the crack until you pointed it out 😛

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 16, 2015 at 8:04 am

    This is seriously gorgeous and I’m positive the flavors are incredible! If you hadn’t pointed out the crack, I wouldn’t even have noticed it but now I love that pacman is there 😉

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — November 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Bahah I love that little pacmac on the crack! Seriously, I would have not even noticed it…I would just notice how DELISH this cake is! I love The Greek Gods yogurt, so i need this in my life. Pinned!

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    Amy Stafford — November 16, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Your pics are gorgeous as always! This cake looks delicious, I love the orange toppings and the creamy filling.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 16, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I think it turned out gorgeous and I’m sure it tastes even better than it looks!

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — November 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

    This is such a beauty! Those candied oranges on top were inspired. Plus the fact that it’s no bake…this needs to happen in my kitchen! P.S. Love pacman. 🙂

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — November 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Cracks or no cracks, this is one gorgeous looking cheesecake. Love that i’s no bake.

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    naomi — November 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I’m with Heidi, cracks or not, it’s gorgeous and sounds delicious

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    Sarah | Broma Bakery — November 16, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Goooorg! And love those candied oranges.

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — November 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Pac-man to the rescue!!! Ha ha! Love that photo. Love ALL these photos in fact. Crack or no-cracker, it’s gorgeous and I bet super delicious. I can’t wait to try it out. Also, orange + chocolate = the best!

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    heather @french press — November 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    LOVE the pacman 🙂 and I’m pretty sure I never would have noticed the crack with that gorgeous topping!!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — November 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I love all your photos and this one is no exception. Even with the little crack, which I bet no one noticed, it is still beautiful and I bet tastes even better!

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    Julia — November 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This is beautiful and the combination of the orange and chocolate go perfectly together!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — November 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Cheesecake is the magic word for me! I want a huge slice of this beauty!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — November 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    This looks amazing. I’m one of those scardey cats that doesn’t make traditional cheesecake. So this sounds perfect!

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    The Food Hunter — November 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I love everything about this cheesecake! adding to my must try list.

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    Catherine — November 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Dear Brandy, your cheesecake looks absolutely stunning. I love that you madeit with greek yogurt. Save me a slice! xo, Catheirne

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    Stephanie — November 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I love orange and chocolate together. And I also love no bake desserts! Looks beautiful and delicious!

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    Amanda -The Kitcheneer — November 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Lol I totally understand “painting a picture in your head” thing I do it ALL the time! But let me tell you that your photos are ALWAYS gorg. And this no bake cheesecake looks like i want to dive into the screen with fork in hand!

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    Beth — November 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I wouldn’t have even noticed the crack because the candied oranges are just so beautiful!!!

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker — November 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    You had me at chocolate and cheesecake. Mmmm….

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — November 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, this cheesecake is screaming my name! LOVE those candied oranges!

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    Alida — November 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    So incredibly gorgeous!! I bet this cheesecake is equally as delicious too!

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food — November 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I love no-bake cheesecakes, this sounds amazing with the orange and the chocolate!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — November 16, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I’m cracking up over pacman. Crack or no crack, this cheesecake is stunning.

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    Susan | LunaCafe — November 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    So pretty. Love this flavor pairing too. I’m not familiar with coconut sugar, so will have to look for that.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 17, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Aww. Pacman!

    I love that you used coconut sugar here! And awesome that it’s no-bake. I’ve never had Greek Gods yogurt before so I’ll have to look for it!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — November 17, 2015 at 9:55 am

    This is a complete stunner, Brandy. Those orange slices really add to the eye appeal. Just gorgeous!

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    Ginny McMeans — November 17, 2015 at 9:56 am

    You make the most beautiful desserts and this one is too! The yogurt must really balance the flavors perfectly.

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    Joanie@ZagLeft — November 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    This is a gorgeous cake, Brandy. I love the beautiful slices of oranges on top. Crack or no crack, I’m sure it tastes delicious!

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    Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen — November 17, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Chocolate + orange = ALWAYS A KILLER COMBINATION!
    Fantastic photos for a fantastic recipe!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — November 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Oh darn cracks! I know how that feels. It’s so annoying when your creations do not turn out *exactly* how you have pictured them in your head! On the bright side, this is a fabulous looking cake and I love, love, LOVE that it is no-bake!!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — November 17, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I love that you made this no-bake. It looks incredible!!

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    Kim Beaulieu — November 17, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is absolutely beautiful. It may not be exactly what you envisioned but it’s perfection from my perspective. I’d gobble this up in a heart beat. I am like you though, I picture things one way in my head then get wildly disappointed if the reality doesn’t match my vision. Thank goodness for garnishes.
    ps love that you made this with yogurt. I find myself using yogurt a lot in baking. Not a sour cream fan so I sub in yogurt for it often.

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    Michelle @ The Complete Savorist — November 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    It’s ok that this isn’t what you saw in your mind’s eye (that happens to me all the time) but this is stunning.

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    Elio — November 18, 2015 at 4:13 am

    I feel reducing the amount of citrus added will help; since, Greek yogurt is already tangy. Came out really well! My family liked the cheesecake a lot! Will be making this again! Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe. 🙂

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — November 18, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Oh you said it perfectly. There are good days and there are days I would rather just chuck the food out the window than to finish photographing it. But I like your idea…just cut yourself a big ol slice. You deserve it!

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    Nikki @ Nik Snacks — November 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Cook Time: 0. I love it. I will have to try out this new yogurt. I’m not a yogurt fan, but I’m willing to try anything once.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    This is so beautiful! And I love orange with chocolate. YUM.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I hate when there is a rogue crack in the cheesecake. It just means you have to eat that slice first and get rid of the evidence!!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — November 20, 2015 at 9:45 am

    This is such a lovely dessert and would not give that crack a second thought!

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    sue|theviewfromgreatisland — November 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Some of my prettiest desserts are the result of needing to cover up flaws — this one is stunning!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — November 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I think this cheesecake is absolutely beautiful, but I totally feel your pain. I made a baked cheesecake 3 times last week because the most random stuff happened to impact the final result.

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    Susan — November 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I wouldn’t have even noticed the crack. This is just lovely and so are your photos. Greek yogurt is my favorite to use in cheesecake, I love the tang and you can’t beat no-bake.

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