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Irish Chocolate Cheesecake

These decadent, make-ahead, no-bake Irish Chocolate Cheesecake Jars are perfect for parties, picnics, potlucks - take them anywhere, they're portable!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Chocolate Cheesecake
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 487 kcal
Author Chris Scheuer


  • 1 14- ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies like Oreos
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 16 ounces good quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Irish whiskey


  1. Place chocolate chips in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute and stir. Return to microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until completely smooth. If there are still a few chocolate lumps, return to microwave for 10 seconds and stir again. The mixture should be really smooth. Set aside to cool while preparing the crust and whipped cream.

  2. Place Oreos in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add melted butter and process again until well blended.

  3. Place 16 4-ounce jelly jars or ramekins on a sheet pan. Divide crumb mixture equally, about 2 tablespoons in each jar. Reserve a small amount, if desired for garnish. With the bottom of a small flat bottom glass, gently tamp crumb mixture in the bottom each jar to create a smooth, even crust.

  4. Whip cream until soft peaks form. This can be done with a mixer, a whisk or with this method. Refrigerate whipped cream till ready to use.
  5. Place cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cooled chocolate and beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, stopping once or twice to scrape down sides of the bowl. Add Irish whiskey and beat a little longer till well incorporated.

  6. Remove bowl from mixer. Use a large spatula fold prepared whipped cream into chocolate cream cheese mixture. Continue to fold the whipped cream in until the mixture doesn't have streaks of cream.
  7. Scoop mixture into prepared jars. You can also put the mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a large pastry tip of your choice. I used a 1M. An open star tip would also work well. Be sure your tip has a fairly large opening, otherwise, tiny bits of chocolate might clog it.
  8. Garnish with cookie crumbs, tiny chocolate chips or fresh berries. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Chocolate Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.