No-Bake Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

My mother gave me this recipe several years ago and I have made it many times to rave reviews. I have no idea where she got the recipe; perhaps from an Amaretto pamphlet. It has a wonderful smooth, creamy texture and is very rich and decadent; certainly not for those who are watching their waistlines. Worth every sinful bite! I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you cannot find the waffle cookies already pre-dipped in chocolate, then melt 2 squares of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate with 2 T of butter. Pour the chocolate mixture into a tall thin glass and dip the rolled waffle cookies in the chocolate. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Chill until set.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and brown sugar together until smooth.
  3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the Amaretto, in a small saucepan, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir over low heat until the gelatine dissolves.
  4. Blend the warm gelatin into the cheese mixture.
  5. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the gelatin and cheese mixture. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture.
  6. Melt the 6 squares of chocolate and let cool. Fold the chocolate into the remaining cheese mixture. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture.
  7. Use small dabs of the chocolate cheese mixture to aid in standing the prepared waffle cookies, dipped ends up, in a ring around the rim of a 8 1/2 inch springform pan.
  8. Spread the remaining chocolate cheese mixture into the prepared pan. Spread reserved plain cheese mixture evenly on top. Top with dabs of the reserved 1/2 cup of the chocolate cheese mixture. Swirl with a knife to create marbled effect.
  9. Chill for at least 4 hours.
  10. Garnish, if desired, with chocolate curls or whole blanched almonds. Let your imagination take you away!
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