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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. 

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.}

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


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


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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