No-Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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January 11, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Get excited because I’m about to show you a no-bake chocolate cheesecake recipe that can be ready in about 10 minutes! I’m not even talking about 10 minutes of prep. I mean you can be EATING PIE in 10 minutes. However, to get it done that quickly, you’ll need to use a store-bought pie graham cracker crust. But, even if you make your own, it’s still a super easy recipe. A delicious treat that your family and friends will enjoy. There will be less trouble making this because of its simplicity. Its ingredients are available wherever stores you have nearby. Probably some of its ingredients are already in your fridge and kitchen.


The Best No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

The season of delightful seasonal treats is in full swing during the summer. For any summer celebration, try this recipe for a no-bake chocolate pudding cheesecake with a gluten-free almond crust. This recipe uniquely uses chocolate pudding. instead of a dessert bowl with layers or a lid. It takes two desserts from childhood, cheesecake, and pudding, and mixes them into one delicious treat.

This has a more dessert consistency than a typical cheesecake. It is very smooth, creamy, and velvety. It doesn’t settle like a cheesecake and instead tastes more like eating a chocolate pudding with cheesecake flavoring. This dish will fill your stomach with delight and is utterly lovely and delicious. A simple and delectable way to celebrate a birthday, holiday, or just a typical Tuesday night is with a no-bake cheesecake. They can be prepared in advance and are quick and simple to make.

This delectable dessert recipe requires no baking, so there’s no need to keep the ingredients on hand outside of your cupboard for the most part. The cream cheese gives it a slight cheesecake-like richness while also preventing the dessert from being overly sugary. It has the appropriate amount of sweetness. Melted chocolate chips are used in this recipe to give the flavor and texture a deep, rich chocolate flavor. Although it isn’t too sweet, a tiny piece is sufficient because it is rich enough.

What do You Need For This Recipe?

So, all you need for this Chocolate Cheesecake Pudding Pie is:

  • Philadelphia whipped cream cheese;
  • A box of instant chocolate pudding;
  • Milk;
  • a 9″ graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade).

The reason it’s important to use whipped cream cheese is that it’s fluffy enough to whisk into the pudding.

Philadelphia whipped cream cheese - NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE

I typically do use pre-made crusts because I’m incredibly lazy they are so easy. However, on this particular occasion, I made my own with graham cracker crumbs, butter, and brown sugar. Also, I have to say that the homemade crust did taste better, probably because of the butter.

homemade crust - NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE
Mmm butter…

How To Make No-Bake Cheesecake With Chocolate Pudding?

  • So, since I baked the crust, I had to let it cool before filling, which did add about a half-hour to the prep time. However, it was worth it if you ask me for this hearty, buttery graham crust.
homemade crust - NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE
  • Once your crust is ready, you just need to whisk together your pudding mix and milk for a minute or two. Then, whisk in the cream cheese until smooth.
whisking together your pudding mix and milk - No-Bake Cheesecake With Chocolate Pudding
  • Finally, spread that gorgeous, fluffy, chocolate pie filling into your crust. (Fortunately, since this is a no-bake recipe, you can lick the spoon with no worry.)
spreading the chocolate pie filling into the crust - No-Bake Cheesecake With Chocolate Pudding
  • Put your pie in the refrigerator for at least five minutes before serving. We enjoyed ours on its own the first night, with no whipped cream. The filling is not too sweet and not too soft (which can be a problem with other pudding pies I’ve tried). Also, the cream cheese makes it a bit firmer, but still melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
CHOCOLATE CHEESCAKE PUDDING PIE - No-Bake Cheesecake With Chocolate Pudding
  • On the second day, I dropped a gigantic dollop of whipped topping on my pudding pie, and that was wonderful too. You can’t go wrong with this dessert! If chocolate is not your thing, try it with vanilla or pistachio pudding!
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You can be eating chocolate pie in 10 MINUTES with this simple delicious recipe!

No-Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This creamy, fluffy pie is ready in just a few minutes!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8


  • 9-inch graham cracker crust see notes for instructions for making your own
  • 3.4 oz. box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 c. cold milk I used 1%
  • 11.5 oz. Philadelphia whipped cream cheese


  1. Whisk pudding mix and milk together for 1-2 minutes until well combined.
  2. Add cream cheese, and whisk until smooth, 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. Evenly spread pudding filling into cooled, prepared crust. Place in refrigerator to set for at least 5 minutes before serving. (Pie will keep in refrigerator for at least three days.)


To make your own crust, stir together 1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 c. sugar, and 5 tbsp. melted butter. Press mixture into 9-inch pie pan, and bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes. Cool completely before filling.

  • Author: Andi Gleenson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: All Time Favorite Recipes, Desserts

Nutrition Information of No-Bake Cheesecake With Chocolate Pudding

Per serving:

Calories575 kcalcholesterol73 mg
Protein7 gFat37.5 g
Saturated Fat22.4 gPotassium
Iron13 mgSodium255 mg
Sugar41 gFiber2 g
Vitamin C0carbohydrates54 g

Ingredients Of Cheesecake

9-inch graham cracker crust:

Crushed graham crackers are used to make the pie crust known as graham cracker crust. American sweet crackers called graham crackers are manufactured from whole wheat graham flour that has not been breached. Crumbs from graham crackers are a good source of fiber and B vitamins.

Box instant chocolate pudding:

Instant pudding with chocolate contains no fat. Neither high fructose corn syrup nor artificial sweeteners are present. freshness-preserving single packaging in a sealed pouch.

Cold milk :

Drinking cold milk promotes weight loss. Cold milk contains calcium, which enhances your body’s metabolism and increases calorie burning. A glass of milk also helps you stay full for a long time and prevents you from eating unneeded snacks.

Philadelphia whipped cream cheese:

Enjoy a creamy, fluffy texture while adding a layer of taste to your next food. It spreads well with less saturated fat than butter.

What do you love about this recipe?

Easy: It is really simple and packed with flavor and healthy minerals. Each step in the process is quite simple, though.

Flavor profiles: With a cheesecake flavor, it is rich, sweet, and chocolate. This pie is incredibly light and fluffy. It’s not quite a mousse or a cheesecake, but it’s close to both. Rather than cocoa powder, this recipe calls for melted chocolate, which causes the filling to be set up very firmly when cooled.

Texture: a pudding-like texture that is creamy, thick, and smooth, with a crunchy almond crust.

Dietary Options/Substitutions: This dish is both gluten-free and vegan. Add any seasonal fruits you like on top.

Health Benefits of No-Bake Cheesecake With Chocolate Pudding

Food is the basis of our physical and emotional well-being, thus a balanced diet should include a variety of natural, healthful foods to give our bodies the nutrients they require. A balanced diet can include chocolate as a healthy food. This wonderful sweetener contains a lot of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that support the body’s defenses against disease and aging.

1. Heart Healthy

The advantages of chocolate go far beyond feelings of everlasting love. It has been shown that eating about an ounce of food daily improves blood flow to the heart and breaks up white blood cell clots that can narrow arteries. It may lower bad (LDL) cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart problems.

2. Boost Memory

This tasty superfood source in the form of a bite-sized snack immediately starts to reduce inflammation. Our brain’s blood flow improves, which may improve memory, reaction times, mental concentration, and problem-solving abilities.

3. Natural Sunscreen

Its remarkable natural antioxidants might protect the skin from damaging UV rays. You still need to use an elevated sunscreen, but consuming chocolate may also offer you some inside protection.

4. Help Fight Wrinkles

We may get enough antioxidants just by eating a tiny amount of chocolate every day to help prevent wrinkles and UV damage.

5. Chocolate Relieves Stress

Stress can cause our bodies to develop a wide range of diseases. Know that I can calm down with chocolate while knowing that eating chocolate causes a person’s body to release less glucocorticoid and epinephrine during tense periods. its sweet flavor gives you comfort.

How to store:

Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours and a maximum of 2 days with a firmly sealed plastic wrap or aluminum foil cover. The ideal time frame is 12 hours. The no-bake cheesecake will set up more nicely the longer it is chilled.

Final Thoughts

All in all, this was one of the 10-minute recipes that I adore! From my experience, you cannot fail with this chocolate pudding pie when it comes to all sorts of occasions. It looks exquisite enough for a more formal gathering and it is 100% successful when it comes to children.

Finally, it is your time to share your thoughts. Tell us everything about your experience with this recipe! Did you love it as much as my family did? Were your kids delighted? Were you improvise and improve? If so, what did you do more? I am also interested to learn more about you. Also, if you have further questions, the comments section is the place to ask them. I’ll make sure to respond as quickly as possible.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Pudding Pie - NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE

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Andi Gleeson


1 year ago

Instead of milk – can I substitute for whipping cream with the pudding mix and then add the whipped cream cheese.

1 year ago

Hi, Johanne! Indeed! Substitute heavy cream for an equal amount of milk. Please share a photo of your no-bake cheesecake. Let’s see that delicious dessert you made.

Jonni Shouse
4 years ago


6 years ago

I was searching for an easy-peasy pie recipe using instant pudding & cream cheese and “stumbled” upon this one. Awesomeness. Never thought the whipped cream cheese would work/hold up but I was pleasantly surprised. I tried it & it was a big hit.
Thank you for sharing.

Sandy German
6 years ago

This is great with pistachio pudding, too.

Sharon Bienicewicz
7 years ago

ANDI — I also modified your recipe….my husband is diabetic and I am a WEIGHT WATCHER… I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Whipped it with a little 1% milk), sugar free choc instant pudding and I also used 1% milk…..whipped it together and put it in a less fat Keebler graham crust…..looks amazing and I am sure it will taste the same — THANKS!!

Jo Terry
6 years ago

How much milk and how much cream cheese?

7 years ago

I added Sunbutter(basically allergy free peanut butter) it was so good!

Anna Bukat
8 years ago

Was so excited to find this, but I don’t live in the US and the rest of the world doesn’t have instant pudding mixes. Which isn’t a bad thing really..

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Ha! You are right that it’s not a bad thing! I found this recipe for homemade instant pudding mix that may be a good substitute. I want to try it myself actually, and I’ll report back, maybe do a homemade revamp of this recipe. Thank you!

Anna Bukat
8 years ago

Thanks! Not sure about the cornstarch, but I guess it needs something to thicken it. Will give it a go :) Cheers

Judy Blume
9 years ago

I appreciate her not so pleased comment because I will look to make sure it tastes sweet enough. Don’t delete less than 100% comments — they are helpful if taken as good input to think about.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Judy. I never really delete comments unless they are spam. I figure if someone is being downright rude, other readers will see that and take the comment with a grain of salt. Have a good weekend!

9 years ago

No bake Chocolate cheesecake was awesome.Made it for dinner tonight.
Thanks,And I.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Marsha! Don’t you love how easy it is? Glad you liked it!

Bahieya Abrahams
10 years ago

Just made your cream cheese and chocolate instant pudding pie mmmmm……awesome

10 years ago

So glad you liked it! Thank you!

Spinnin Jenny
10 years ago

I love your recipes, but sometimes I have to put a little different spin on them.

I’m diabetic, but I don’t let that hold back my love of chocolate and cream cheese! I’ve learned to be really creative to stay within the limits of my diet. For this pie, I’d use sugar free pudding, lite cream cheese, and lite whipped topping. Instead of using a crust, I’d crush the graham crackers and sprinkle them on top of my “parfait”. Voila!! A great adaption of your great recipe, AND it’s something I can enjoy without feeling guilty.

10 years ago

Hi, Jenny! Thanks so much for your comment! I love your low-sugar parfait version! You are smart about making modifications to recipes so you can enjoy the dish in a healthier way :)

10 years ago

This looks so delicious, Andi! Chocolate + cheesecake = my favorite:)

10 years ago

Thank you, Ginnie! I’m glad you like it :)

10 years ago

Love no-bake desserts especially when they involve chocolate and cream cheese :) This looks incredible Andi and I love how easy it sounds to whip up – pinning :)

10 years ago

Thank you so much, Kelly! I can’t believe you are still finding time to visit me when you have your hands full with a newborn! I hoep you and the baby are doing well. xo

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
10 years ago

Wow – easy peasy – looks great and perfect when you decide at the last minute you want dessert!

10 years ago

Thank you, Deb!!

10 years ago

This is awesome what other flavors could I do this with? Could I do this with a lemon or lime flavor?

10 years ago

Thanks, Anna. It would work with whatever flavor pudding you like! Lemon or Coconut Cream would be good I bet. Thanks so much for your visit and comment :)

10 years ago

Thank you Andi for the great recipe. Have a Happy Day and Week!

10 years ago

Have a great week, Liz!

Carol at Wild Goose Tea
10 years ago

Andi! Right above this luscious and altogether too easy pie, is an advertisement that says
Overweight & Over 40? Which applies to me. Kind of a downer juxtaposition—-even if it’s true.
BUT thankfully I have a deep and well developed sense of humor, so we are all good here. Laughing.
As a working and sometimes physically weary woman—thank heavens ‘weary’ doesn’t apply to my spirit—-I appreciate this quick recipe—-one that will elicit happy smiles to those I am serving it to. Of course
whip cream has to be judiciously applied.

10 years ago

You are too funny, Carol! That is so sad about the disparaging comment. (That was actually a good reminder for me to disable ads on this post since Markerly so kindly sponsored it.) Now you can come back and drool over pie all you want without feeling an ounce of guilt. Pile on that whipped cream and enjoy!

Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
10 years ago

What a gorgeous pie, Andi! I am a HUGE cream cheese lover so I really must to try this! Your pictures are making me drool!

10 years ago

Thank you, Jen! I think you would love this one :)

10 years ago

I love no-bake cheesecake pies and dishes! Cheesecake and pudding is one of the best combinations ever, and this looks delicious, Andi. :)

10 years ago

Thank you, Marcie! I haven’t combined cream cheese and pudding before, but it worked out great here! Thanks so much for stopping by!

9 years ago

This looked delicious and sounded so easy – HOWEVER – I found it to be absolutely tasteless. I had to add cocoa powder and stevia to give it any flavor at all. I still was not happy with it and will never make it again. I hate wasting food.

9 years ago

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like it, Fran! Since it only has a few ingredients, the taste is pretty predictable. It mostly tastes like chocolate pudding + Cool Whip, and the cream cheese adds a rich, creamy flavor while reducing the sweetness a bit. I loved this pie, but I’m sorry you didn’t feel the same.

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