I seriously don’t even know what to say.

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You know how sometimes I make a dessert and freak the heck out over it and deem it the best thing I’ve ever made?

Yeah. This is one of those.

I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a spaz over all things s’mores. I have no idea why I love s’mores so obnoxiously much but I just DO. I LOVE THEM. Maybe it’s because they were such a special treat when I was a kid and they invoke all sorts of fun memories including bonfires and lightening bugs.

Oh, and what do you say? Fireflies? Lightening bugs? I’m certain I ask you this question every summer, but you know… I’m clueless. I don’t remember what the majority voted upon. I say lightening bugs. I’ve said lightening bugs my entire life. BUT. I want to say fireflies. Fireflies just sounds so… pretty. And romantic. And summery. And, like, enchanting warm evenings. I want to be cool and say fireflies but if I say fireflies to anyone within about thirty miles of me, they’ll be all WHAT?

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These are my firefly dessert.

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You know I love me some no-bake cheesecake, especially in little cups or jars. Mainly because I’m lazy. Also because it’s so easy. I don’t have to worry about my cheesecake cracking or some garbage like that. Cheesecakes can be so high maintenance, and I can totally say that because they are my all-time favorite dessert. Sure, things have been a little decadent around these parts lately but I’m just like… ah. I finished a book full of 150 pretty healthy recipes and I just neeeeeed to get this delicious stuff out.

So this is what’s going on.

We have a graham cracker crust. Obviously.

Some crazy rich milk chocolate ganache. It’s dreamy.

This darn marshmallow cheesecake, which makes me want to die. It’s… stupendous.

More crazy rich milk chocolate ganache. Swoon.

Extra graham crumbs. CRUNH CRUNCH.

Fluffy marshmallow cream on top. From a jar. Judge not.

And a toasty little marshmallow on top. Like a freaking cloud.

Is this real? It so is.

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No Bake S'mores Cheesecakes

Yield: makes 6 min (4-ounce) cheesecakes

Total Time: 6 hours

Ingredients:

crust & topping
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff or cream
4 marshmallows, toasted and cut in half

chocolate ganache
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons heavy cream

marshmallow cheesecake
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff or cream
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together butter and graham crumbs until moistened. Press crumbs into the container of your choice (jar, ramekin, etc) with the back of a spoon. Place the chocolate in a bowl. Add the heavy cream to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until warm, just until bubbles appear on the edges. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 30 seconds, then stir constantly until the chocolate is all melted and a smooth ganache comes together. Add about a teaspoon of the ganache on top of each graham crust.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until creamy. Add in the marshmallow fluff and beat until combined, then with the mixer on low speed, pour in the milk and vanilla extract. Beat on high speed until a smooth batter forms. Pour the batter on top of the chocolate ganache, leaving space on top for more chocolate and marshmallow.

Add another teaspoon of ganache on top of the cheesecake and a sprinkle of graham crumbs if you wish, then refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. When ready to serve, add a tablespoon or so of marshmallow fluff on top of the ganache, then top with a toasted marshmallow. Sprinkle extra graham crumbs on top and serve!

[adapted from these goat cheese cheesecakes]

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97 Responses to “No Bake S’mores Cheesecakes.”

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    Jane {In the Pink and Green} — August 2, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    So I need these in my life ASAP, this recipe looks AMAZING! i also die over anything S’mores flavor to these are right up my alley! Idk if they have Tillamook Ice Cream where you are, but they have a new Fireside S’mores flavor that is delicious! xoxo

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 2, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    Gimme the cheesecakes and no one gets hurt! Amazinnngggg.

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — August 2, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    Haha! I love your description of this! And I love me s’mores for all the obvious reasons! : )

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    Sues — August 2, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    These look crazy awesome! Crazy, crazy, crazy awesome.

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    Dominique — August 2, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

    As someone originally from TN, I grew up calling them lightning bugs. But I’ve lived in CA for the last 17 years, so now I’m used to hearing people say “fireflies.”

    And these are like the classy, wealthy, sophisticated big sister of the campfire smores that I loved as a kid. I’m infatuated already.

    Might try making them next month for an autumn party dessert- use an orange-spiced dark chocolate ganache and trash up the cheesecake part with some ginger/nutmeg/something. Am I crazy?

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    • Lindsay — August 3rd, 2013 @ 6:47 am

      Wow that sounds amazing….totally copying that idea

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — August 3, 2013 @ 1:03 am

    I think i’m going to have to make mine in a much gianter glass. Looks awesome.

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — August 3, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    Oh my god that marshmallow cheesecake looks to die for.

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    Olga's Flavor Factory — August 3, 2013 @ 4:48 am

    Creating well-thought ideas can be a chore, but this one has indeed been made with a great effort. I was recommended this website by a friend. I am not sure whether this post would be really interesting, but I’m sure this is really informative to share among my colleagues. You’re amazing! Thanks!

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    Lindsay — August 3, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    I just LOVE the way you write!! How is it that EVERY SINGLE POST you manage to make me smile and laugh out loud?! Even when you’re just talking about…bugs. You’re gifted, my dear!

    And ps…..totally grew up saying lightning bugs too and when I first heard “fireflies” I actually thought they were a completely DIFFERENT bug entirely, for, like….years.

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    Julia — August 3, 2013 @ 7:02 am

    This is perfect.

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    Molly @ Bakelette — August 3, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Wow! That description is totally drool worthy!
    And 150 recipes and healthy ones?! Cannot. Wait.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 3, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I am a lightening bugs kind of gal. Also S’mores. I would take 10. Thank you.

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    Vicki Bensinger — August 3, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I’ve seen so many mo bake cheesecakes lately and they all look wonderful. I’m a huge fan of s’mores and cheesecake so I’m sure this is fantastic. I’ve never heard of using marshmallow fluff to create it. I can’t wait to try this. Pretty photos.

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — August 3, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    Uhhhh, I’ll take 4. No make that 5.

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    Jade Sheldon-Burnsed — August 3, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    This has my husband’s name written all over it…

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    Kelly — August 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    These look and sound amazing!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — August 4, 2013 @ 2:15 am

    Oh, I can’t even handle this recipe. Those photos are ridiculous, the recipe is ridiculous, and I want this in my life ridiculously bad!!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 4, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    R u for real with these? they look amazing!

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    Nicole — August 4, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    I am a fiend for Smore’s anything. This looks, what I like to call, “stupid good”! Such a good idea.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 5, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    I’m a total “Lightening bugs” girl, but anyways.. this looks amazing, swooning at the beauty, need it in my life! The more, the happier I will be!

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    Heather @ French Press — August 5, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

    you had me at no-bake!

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    Kristen — August 6, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    Make it happen, you say? I will indeed. Wow!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 6, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    It’s still pretty hot here so no bake desserts are welcomed! Even if it wasn’t, who can deny s’mores?

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — August 8, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    That marshmallow cheesecake filling sounds heavenly! And we definitely say lightening bugs where I live too, but I agree that fireflies sounds much cooler!

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    Luv What You Do — August 9, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    Wow, that looks incredible! Possibly the BEST s’mores recipe I’ve seen!

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    Tracy — August 10, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    Wait 4 to 6 hours? Impossible for us :) Delicious recipe! I made it in high ball glasses so the layers aren’t as prettily defined or as high, but that didn’t stop us from eating every bit.

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    Emily — August 17, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    These are setting in the fridge right now! But I was wondering if it’s actually supposed to make 6 4oz cheese cakes like the recipe says, because I ended up having to double the cheese cake mixture and I think they were still less than 4 oz.

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — September 4, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    These were sooooo good! You are a genius. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of making a marshmallow cheesecake…my life is complete. Thanks for the recipe! I blogged about it over here: http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2013/09/04/no-bake-smores-cheesecakes/

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