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No Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe

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 No-Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe

I’ve been itching to make a Samoa Cheesecake so I finally did!

If you love those Girl Scout Samoa cookies or you love cheesecakes, chocolate, caramel and/or coconut you are going to want to try this Samoa Cheesecake. It’s no secret that I LOVE coconut, chocolate and caramel and combine that all into one cheesecake and this mama is in heaven. Total bonus that you don’t even have to turn the oven on for this delicious Samoa Cheesecake. It takes only 20 minutes (yes only 20) to prepare it, making so tempting to have it all the time. However, you do have to wait for it to chill for 4-5 hours so plan ahead.

Samoa Cheesecake

This is a decadent dessert that is sure to please everyone’s tastebuds even if their waistline doesn’t love them for it. Some things are just worth the indulgence and for me (and I think you’ll agree) this Samoa Cheesecake is totally worth it!

Samoa cheesecake

Now of course if you’re short on time you can take a few shortcuts like with the crust and get pre-made graham crust. I’ve been known to do that with other recipes but for this Samoa Cheesecake I promise the few extra minutes to put this shortbread coconut crust together is worth your time. Oh so worth it. You can also substitute the whipped cream for cool whip but I don’t suggest that only because I’m not a fan at all of the product. Go with the real whipped cream it tastes so much better in my opinion.

samoa cheesecake

Samoa cookie, chocolate lovers, caramel lovers, coconut lovers or in my case all of the above lovers let’s get on to this recipe shall we?

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no bake samoa cheesecake

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe

  • Author: Michelle-Powered by Mom
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert


This No Bake Samoa Cheesecake with its coconut/shortbread crust, chocolate, caramel sauce, toasted coconut & more is a delicious, decadent treat.




  • 1/2 11-ounce package Shortbread Cookies
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling and Topping

  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 11-ounce package Shortbread Cookies, crumbled into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce, divided
  • 3 cups homemade whipped cream
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips for topping
  • ⅓ cup toasted coconut for topping
  • additional caramel sauce for topping
  • chocolate sauce for topping


  1. Place cookies and shredded coconut into a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs are formed. Add in the melted butter and pulse until it is fully incorporated into the cookie crumbs, then press it into the bottom of a parchment-lined 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugars, and extracts on medium speed until combined and smooth. Gently fold in the cookie crumbles and ¼ cup of the caramel sauce. Add the whipped cream and stir gently until fully incorporated.
  3. Add batter to crust in 3 batches, adding a little more of the caramel sauce each time until you’ve used all of the caramel. Use a knife to swirl caramel around between each layer, being careful not to cut into the crust.
  4. Smooth out the top of the cheesecake, then top with the mini chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and hearty drizzles of caramel and chocolate sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 4-5 hours, or until firm.



Keywords: no bake, samoa cheesecake, dessert, no bake samoa cheesecake

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Are you drooling yet, because I am. Unfortunately for my waistline, I LOVE this Samoa Cheesecake a little (a lot) too much. I want another one. Can you blame it it has all of my favourite things. Totally drool worthy but I might be biased. If you’re ready to give it a try or want to soon just PIN the image below and save it for later. Let us know if you do try it we’d love to hear from you!

Samoa Cheesecake

Make sure to check out some of our other decadent treats in our recipe section like our Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake: Sinfully Delicious!


By on September 17th, 2018

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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87 thoughts on “No Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. Hello, this recipe looks absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to try. But I am confused about making it. As I was reading the instructions. The part after you mix the crumbs with the butter then press Into the bottom of the pan. When mixing the cheesecake ingredients.It says to add in crumbs. It does not say to put aside any of the crumb mixture. So where are the extra crumbs coming from?

    • Hi LuAnn,

      It actually is there in the recipe it shows for both the crust and the cheesecake filling to use 1/2 of the 11oz package for the shortbread cookies for each. So 1/2 in the crust and 1/2 (crumbled) in the mix. You can of course forgo adding to the cheesecake portion if you prefer.

  2. I have been looking for a no bake cheesecake.Cheesecake is my favorite deserts and I am going to try to make this (sounds easy & look so delicious) for my birthday in February of maybe for Valentine’s Day!!

  3. So decadent and delicious looking! This Cheesecake is making me drool! I can’t wait to fix it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  4. Why, oh why, did you publish this recipe!? I need to run to the store to get the ingredients to make this — NOW!

  5. I just came across this No Bake Samoa Cheesecake recipe and it truly is calling my name. These are one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies so I know I will love this cheesecake.

  6. I don’t cook and I really don’t bake. BUT my sister in law is the cook of the family and she makes cheesecakes all the time. Going to share this one with her because it looks so good. When I want something special I usually visit with all the stuff to make the product. When I come visiting with a bag her visit question is what am I making now 🙂

  7. That looks and sounds like the most decadent cheesecake ever…yum. I agree, no contest about whipped cream and cool whip…and i also agree it looks like it would be worth it to make your crust.

  8. Oh my gosh, I crazy LOVE ANYYYYYY kind of cheesecake and Samoas are my absolute #1 favorite cookie, both in flavor and texture, and you combined the two! Ohhhh how I wish this was some kind of Keto recipe! haha – wahhhh! Hahaha- Wahhh! Just the photo alone is making me crazy! Haha- wahhh!

  9. Wow! This looks like a cake fit for a special occasion. I may make it for my husband’s birthday next month. I love that it is “no bake” so I can’t mess it up.

  10. This cheesecake recipe looks so delicious. I know you have to wait for it to set up but with just 20 minutes to prepare it, I can wait.

  11. Oh my goodness I think I would love this SO much that I think I am going to save this recipe to make for my next birthday (which is on Christmas day ).
    Samoa cookies are my #1 favorite cookie, both in taste and texture.
    And my entire family crazy loves ALL flavors of any good cheesecake so this would be a major win/win.

  12. You had me at No Bake! What could be better than No Bake Samoa Cheesecake? I’m running for the kitchen as we speak!

  13. I have got to try this soon..like this weekend.. My family loves caramel and I have been into no-bake cheesecakes lately fore the ease…

  14. My family loves cheesecakes. I’ve made original, lemon and strawberry swirl ones. But this Samoa Cheesecake looks so much more delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Hi oh your food looks so good especially that cheese cake …I’ve got to get that recipe thank you so much I thought my butt was big now …..looking at that cheese cake ….Irony know what is better sex or the cheesecake ???…I’m 71yrs old ….Ill take the cheesecake ……tee hee .ha ha

  16. I adore the Samoa girl scout cookies but only get to have them once a year… I’m excited to try this easy recipe to cure that Samoa craving!

  17. I haven’t made a cheesecake in a while and I normally stick to my cherry cheesecake standard. But this makes mine look so plain. I love the idea of shortbread cookies in the crust; a nice switch from graham crackers. Although this is a no-bake recipe it is still rich and indulgent and that is just fine with me.

  18. Samoas cookies have been my favorite since I was a little girl in the Girl Scouts! This recipe sounds absolutely heavenly, I will definitely be making this very soon! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!!

  19. These cheesecake looks absolutely delicious, will definitely be trying this recipe. I know my family would love it.

  20. That cheesecake looks amazing!!! This would be the perfect dessert to bring to a potluck or holiday gathering. Even though it’s non-bake…….it looks like you slaved for hours over the stove to make it.

  21. This cheesecake looks amazing and it looks like it took forever, and knowing that its didn’t hubby is going to want me to make
    this treat for him. yum!!


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