No Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe

This No Bake Samoa Cheesecake is the perfect treat to cure your girl scout cookie cravings. It’s full of caramel, cookies, coconut and chocolate – all the wonderful flavors of a Samoa girl scout cookie! And you don’t even need any of the actual cookies – so you can make this all year long!

Need more Samoa treats? Try my Samoa Cookie Bars – you’re welcome!

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe

This really might be my new favorite dessert! It is so good, it was hard to not take a fork to it and eat the whole thing on my own. Pictures were torture.

It’s a good thing I made it a couple days before my parents came into town. We got together with my brother and his family for dinner at home and I brought this out for dessert. It was a massive hit with everyone! Lots of satisfied moaning and groaning was going on. 🙂

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

I mean, would you just look at the delicious caramel on top…I could eat it with a spoon!

And this no bake cheesecake is SO easy to make.

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

How to Make The Best No Bake Caramel Cheesecake

To start, you’re going to toast the coconut. Super easy. Just spread about a cup of coconut flakes out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and toast it in the oven for about 5-10 minutes.

While that cools, mix together the cream cheese, sugars and extracts. I used some brown sugar to add a little bit of that cookie flavor.

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

And you don’t need much of the coconut extract to get a good coconut flavor so I used 1/2 tsp in addition to the vanilla extract. Stir three quarters of the toasted coconut, some caramel and the vanilla wafers into the cheesecake filling.

To add the rest of the caramel to the filling, add the filling to the crust in three parts. Pour some of the caramel on top of the filling after each addition, then swirl it lightly with a knife.

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

The caramel loosens up the cream cheese mixture a bit, making it less thick than some cheesecakes. So if you prefer a thicker cheesecake, you can cut back on the caramel in the filling.

To finish off the cheesecake, add the remaining toasted coconut, mini chocolate chips and caramel and chocolate sauce. Delish!

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

A note about the coconut in this recipe. Sometimes I’m not really a huge fan of using coconut flakes because it can taste kind of like eating paper. In the case of this recipe though, that is not an issue. It adds flavor and texture, but it never seemed paper-y to me. Yay! So if that’s something that bothers you too, have no fear!

This cheesecake really is the bomb. It’s a good thing you don’t need the actual girl scout cookies, because you’ll want to make this all year long.

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake - You don't even need the cookies, so you can make it all year long!

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A No-Bake Samoa Cheesecake Topped with Chocolate and Caramel Sauce
Recipe

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This No Bake Samoa Cheesecake is the perfect treat to cure your girl scout cookie cravings. It’s full of caramel, cookies, coconut and chocolate – all the wonderful flavors of a Samoa girl scout cookie! And you don’t even need any of the actual cookies – so you can make this all year long!


Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs (from about 20 Oreos, leave filling in the Oreos))
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

FILLING AND TOPPING

  • 1 cup coconut flakes, divided
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce, divided (I use Smucker’s Caramel Sundae Syrup)
  • 8 oz cool whip (or homemade whipped cream)
  • 1/4 cup mini chic chips for topping
  • additional caramel sauce for topping
  • chocolate sauce for topping (I use Smucker’s Chocolate Sundae Syrup)

Instructions

1. Spread coconut onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.
2. Combine Oreo crumbs and melted butter and press into the bottom of a greased 9 inch springform pan.
3. Combine cream cheese, sugars and extracts in a large bowl and mix until smooth.
4. Fold in 3/4 cup of coconut flakes, vanilla wafer pieces and 1/4 cup caramel sauce into cream cheese mixture.
5. Add Cool Whip to cream cheese mixture and stir until combined.
6. Add batter to crust in 3 parts, 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. Be careful to not put the knife through the crust.
7. Smooth out the top of the cheesecake.
8. Top cheesecake with remaining 1/4 cup coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, chocolate sauce and caramel sauce.
9. Refrigerate until firm, 4-5 hours.

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Enjoy!

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  3. Erin @ Making Memories

    Oh my heck! This looks heavenly! I just love Samoas. This would be a huge hit with us as well.

  4. Foodista

    Saw this on the Monday blog link share and had to check it out! This sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Made From Pinterest

    Umm… PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE THESE AND SEND THEM TO ME NOW! These looks delicious. I just want them immediately.

  6. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Oh my! I want to just lick all that gooey yummy caramel right off the plate! And NO BAKE!! WHAT!!! That is fantastic! I would need to have a crowd to feed with this for fear I would eat the whole thing!! 🙂

    1. Juliette Smith

      You are my dessert twin – when I saw that pic, all I could think of was licking all the caramel and chocolate off the plate before devouring the cake. I ALWAYS say, “eat dessert first” and maybe leave room for dinner!!!!

  7. Abbie @ Needs Salt

    Oh my wow. This cheesecake! it looks so amazing. And super simple. What gorgeous photos!!
    Pinning this.

  8. Bibs @ Tasteometer

    OMG, I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake but this looks amazing and I want it now! Neither am I normally a sweet tooth person but I’ve seen so many desserts on your site I’d like to try. When I get fat just remember it will be all your fault LOL.

  9. Shikha @ Shikha la mode

    Ahhh this look so good! Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, and Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Hmm, I’m not sure how to describe them. Here’s a link to the ones I use. There are usually similar versions. If you have trouble, an kind of shortbread cookie should work fine.

      1. Steue

        Just bought what ingredients I could find at my local superstore and had to make some changes, silly UK.
        Nilla wafers changed for Farley’s Rusks, Coconut flakes for Dessicated coconut and coconut cream for coconut essence(since the cream is 68% coconut essence)
        Making this on Saturday so should be able to say how it went then.

    2. Steue

      Hi Debs,
      I know I’m probably a bit late in replying to this, it being over a year since you asked, but the closest thing I’ve found here in the UK is Savoiardi, or Sponge Fingers.

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  11. Suzan

    I have made a version of this as an ice cream pie instead of cheesecake and it is great also. Gorgeous pictures.

  12. KK

    So, this looks so amazing, I need to go buy the ingredients for it. You just simply write “chocolate sauce” and “caramel sauce”. Did you make your own? Or do you have go2 brands you love? I’d really like to know what you used!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Hi KK! I updated the recipe with links to the ones I use. I like the Smuckers brand Sundae Syrups. I always find them with ice cream toppings and stuff at the grocery store.

  13. Serene@HouseofYumm

    OMGosh!!! This looks like perfection! How did you manage pictures before eating this masterpiece?! I looove samoas and this looks so much better than any cookie I’ve ever seen!

  14. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

    OMG!! Samoas are my absolute favorite GS cookie! I can’t wait to give this cheesecake a try! Pinned! 🙂

  15. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Lindsay, my jaw just dropped looking at this gorgeous thing! What a showstopper–and I bet your family was more than pleased to help you gobble it all up 🙂

  16. Vicki Bensinger

    This looks insanely delicious! You have me drooling at 7:00 in the morning. I will definitely be trying this.

  17. Graham @ Glazed & Confused

    WHY?! I’m supposed to be on a little diet right now and you went ahead and posted this amazing cheesecake with nothing but my favorite thing ever, Samoas! Seriously, this looks TOO good!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thanks Graham! The good news is that you can make this any time because you don’t actually have to have Samoas. Like when your diet is done. As a treat for your hard work 😉

      1. Scott

        I know the Samoa cheesecake is supposed to duplicate the taste of Samoa cookies, but I hate coconut, other than that it looks real good. Can it just be taken out of the recipe completely and still work?

      2. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

        It should be fine to leave it out. Maybe replace the coconut extract with vanilla extract.

  18. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    I’m ohhing and awwing right now! This would definitely be hard to resist while photographing!

  19. Holly Waterfall

    Oh.My.GAH! Seriously yum! Those pictures are stunning, and I’d LOVE to have a slice of this cheesecake. Heck, just hand me a fork!

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