No-Bake Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

"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!"
photo by Geraldine LeBlanc photo by Geraldine LeBlanc
photo by Geraldine LeBlanc
Ready In:
4hrs 30mins




  • 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.
  • Beat the cream cheese and brown sugar together until smooth.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the Amaretto, in a small saucepan, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir over low heat until the gelatine dissolves.
  • Blend the warm gelatin into the cheese mixture.
  • Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the gelatin and cheese mixture. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture.
  • Melt the 6 squares of chocolate and let cool. Fold the chocolate into the remaining cheese mixture. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours.
  • Garnish, if desired, with chocolate curls or whole blanched almonds. Let your imagination take you away!

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