No Bake Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies


Christmas is already ringing its bells… And we will be preparing both traditional and innovative favorite treats to celebrate this meaningful holiday!!  I am sharing with you today my new fave American treat: No Bake Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies… Yummmm!!!!

These chocolate candy cane cheesecake cookies are my new favorite because they don’t require baking, the flavors are Christmasy, and they are festive and quick to prepare.  Do you get it?  It is not everyday that you find a treat like this…  Hon, they are the ultimate treat! 😉

Above all,  there is a meaning behind the German candy cane, a red and white cane-shaped hard candy stick flavored with peppermint, and associated with Christmas. Its shape resembles the canes of the shepherds who visited the baby Jesus, while its colors resemble both the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross (red) and his sinless life (white).  The candy cane tradition started in 1672, and then spread from its origins in Germany to other parts of Europe,  and subsequently, to the United States.  

No Bake Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies

Our chocolate candy cane cheesecake cookies are a great holiday cooking project for children! Mine had a lot of fun mixing, rolling into balls, and decorating them while learning about the candy cane tradition.  I am sure that yours will, too.

My children making cookies...

With these chocolate candy cane cheesecake cookies, we are also commemorating Roxana’s Chocolate Party this month. As you can see below this post, our group prepared many fantastic Christmas cookies especially for you.

Later, I also intend to present a typical Brazilian cookie recipe that is a favorite of mine.  I will withhold its name for now because it will be a beautiful surprise for you!

What are your favorite cookies?  I’d love to hear about it…

See ya soon in the kitchen!


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No Bake Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies
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The ultimate Christmas cookies: No bake, scrumptious, and festive!
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20
  • For the Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies:

  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling (such as Oreo) or any other chocolate cookie of your choice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half of an 8-oz. package), softened
  • 3-4 tablespoons finely chopped candy cane
  • 20 Hershey's candy cane flavored kisses

  • For the Dark Chocolate Glaze:

  • 2 cups dark, milk or semisweet chocolate chips (according to your preference)
  • 1-1/4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • For the White Chocolate Glaze:

  • ½ cup white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoon shortening
  • ¼ cup heavy cream, heated

  • To Decorate:

  • Sweetened coconut flakes
  • Candy cane sprinkles (red)
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the cookies until obtaining fine crumbs (texture of flour). Add the cream cheese and continue pulsing until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Using your hands, shape the cookie mixture into 1-inch balls. Then, make a hole in the center of each ball and insert one candy cane kiss into the middle. Roll the cookie again to reshape into balls. Arrange them in rows on the prepared baking pan and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  4. To make the dark chocolate glaze: Place both the chocolate and oil into a medium microwavable bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals (100% power), stirring between each interval, until fully melted. Stir in the vanilla. Using a spoon, dip the cookie balls in the melted chocolate, remove, and let them rest on a baking sheet on a rack in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until dark chocolate glaze solidifies.
  5. After this, prepare the white chocolate glaze: Place white chocolate and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl, heating in 30-second intervals and stirring. Repeat process until chocolate is completely melted. If you want a thinner glaze, stir in ¼ cup of heated heavy cream to thin the mixture.
  6. Using a teaspoon, spoon melted white chocolate glaze on top of each cookie ball, place coconut flakes on top of half of the cookies and decorate the other half with candy cane sprinkles, or any sprinkles of your choice. Let chocolate candy cane cheesecake cookies rest in the freezer for about 20 minutes until white chocolate glaze sets. Place chocolate candy cane cheesecake cookies carefully into bonbon cups and serve.


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Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies
Chocolate candy cane cheesecake cookies
Roxana's Chocolate Party

Roxana’s Chocolate Party
How to participate (the rules):
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page. Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.
-add the linky code at the bottom of your post.

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64 Responses to No Bake Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies

  1. What a great sweet bites, i guess the making process is much more fun then!
    great job!
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  2. Little Cooking Tips 29 November, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Yummy yummy yummy! Thank you Denise, they really look delicious! :)

  3. Sugar et al 29 November, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Totally delicious and such a fun thing to make with kids. Love how pretty they look!
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  4. Daniela 29 November, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Your kids look so cute when preparing the candies.
    Love the sweet treat ,simple and delicious looking!
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  5. Ash-foodfashionparty 2 December, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Lovely my dear. Your little ones are so adorable making these lovely treats. Definitely a must try and I can’t wait for your brazilian cookie.
    I am going to make our traditional butter cookies which I happen to love.
    Happy Monday girl.
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    • Denise Browning 2 December, 2013 at 10:01 am #

      Thanks so much, Ash! Have a lovely week!!!! I am looking forward to see your delish butter cookies!

  6. Shashi @ 2 December, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Oh wow – these are gorgeous and they look totally delicious!
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    • Denise Browning 2 December, 2013 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks, dear! My afamily and I love these cookies… :)

  7. Deb 2 December, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    I’m gearing up for holiday baking and finding a simple yet scrumptious cookie recipe is just what this busy baker needs! A splendid holiday treat!
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    • Denise Browning 2 December, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

      Thanks, Deb! No bake treats are my kind of treat…:)

  8. Coffee and Crumpets 2 December, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    You had me at no bake! These are so cute Denise! I love seeing the girls helping. Give them my love xx
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  9. Raymund 2 December, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    This is a really good giveaway idea this Christmas, thanks for sharing.
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    • Denise Browning 2 December, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Thanks, Raymund! This is a great holiday gift indeed…

  10. Mi Vida en un Dulce 2 December, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    This is a great idea Denise, so easy to make, and we can do it our kids. By the way your girls are lovely.
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    • Denise Browning 2 December, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      Thanks, Nydia! They had a great time helping me to make these cookies (and eating them too)… :)

  11. The Café Sucre Farine 2 December, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Your girls are so precious Denise and they look like they’re taking their work very seriously :) These cheesecake cookies sound amazing, I’m crazy for chocolate and peppermint!

    • Denise Browning 2 December, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

      Thanks, Chris! They love to cook with me…We made a lot of cookies together this past holiday.

  12. Dionne Baldwin 2 December, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Hooray for no bake! These look like they would satisfy my sweet tooth! I’m excited to give these a try. I don’t really have a favorite but I am a big fan of cookies! This is definitely my time of year.

    I hope you are having a good week!
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    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 7:12 am #

      Thanks, Dionne! As you, I also love many types of cookies too.

  13. Cindys Recipes and Writings 2 December, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    I love chocolate and peppermint, a definite winner!
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    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 7:12 am #

      Me too, Cyndy! Thanks for stopping by. See ya soon.

  14. Juliana 2 December, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    There chocolate cookies look fabulous, and yes, they are perfect for the season…
    I love the picture of the girls helping you…so cute.
    Have a beautiful week Denise 😀

    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks, my dear! Wishing you a wonderful week as well… xx

  15. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories 3 December, 2013 at 1:39 am #

    Oh my goodness so seriously decadent and festive. Perfection.
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  16. Love those aprons and such deep concentration! And this cookie sounds great, too!
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    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      Thanks, Abbe! In general, they are very focused when cooking… :)

  17. cquek 3 December, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    lovely sweet treats. i love to have all of them
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    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

      Thank you so much, Cquek! I wish I could send them to you…

  18. Abbe @ Abbe's Cooking Antics 3 December, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Ah, I always get so jealous when I pop in here, Denise. You have such wonderful recipes and photographs. Chocolate, Candy Canes, Cheesecake… Cookies… gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous, and so inventive :) I love your girls faces – rolling cookies looks like serious business 😉
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    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      Thanks a lot, Abbe! I get jealous of your pasta recipes which are the best! They love to cook so they get very focused!

  19. Emily @ Life on Food 3 December, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    These are so festive for the holidays.
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  20. Suzanne 3 December, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    What a great idea to put the candy cane kiss inside these little truffles and I’m sure the kids had a great time making them.
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    • Denise Browning 3 December, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne! Yes, they did have a great time…

  21. These look so flavorful! And pretty easy, too. What a fun recipe – thanks so much!
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  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook 5 December, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Ohhhhh so cute! I love that your girls are making together. I can imagine the lovely time mommy and daughters have. :) I haven’t tried candy cane kiss, and it’s great that you showed us this wonderful holiday treat!
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    • Denise Browning 5 December, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Thanks, Nami! My children and I always have a great time cooking together and bonding…

  23. Karen (Back Road Journal) 5 December, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    I’m so happy that I stopped by today. These little cookies would be perfect to serve at one of my Christmas parties…I think everyone would love them.
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    • Denise Browning 6 December, 2013 at 7:22 am #

      Thanks, Karen! I am happy that you have stopped by…

  24. Sarah & Arkadi 5 December, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    These cookies look so cool! Thank you!
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  25. Julia | 5 December, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Love these cute little bites! I am sure it was so much fun for your kids to make these cookies! You’re a great mom in addition to being a very talented chef!
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  26. Gintare @Gourmantine 9 December, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    Such cute cookies for Christmas and seriously perfect for getting children involved! I bet they’d make great favors too!

    • Denise Browning 9 December, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks, Anna!!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  27. Lail | With A Spin 11 December, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    How fun to get the kids involved in making these scrumptious cookies. I glad to able to see the post. For some reason, the last three times I tried, the post wasn’t loading for me to comment :(
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    • Denise Browning 11 December, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      Thanks for your persistence, Lail! I do apologize for the inconvinience…

  28. Liz 11 December, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I think I have those candy cane Kisses in my pantry!!! My kids would be thrilled with these cookie balls! So festive…and delicious!

  29. sowmya 15 December, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Fun Holiday Treats…. I love all the ingredients :) Looks delicious
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